Friday, July 6, 2012

Miss AR is 7 Weeks!!!

...my sweet baby is 7 weeks old today! This past week FLEW by because I was at my mom's. AR did great on her first road trip. We got back to eating every 3 hours, she stayed on schedule and was a sweetheart to everyone she met. The first day we were there, she slept all day and I thought she wouldn't sleep at night but she did pretty well. The next two days, she never took any really good naps. She'd doze off then be wide awake, poor girl, I think she's still catching up on sleep. This was the first time that she slept in the same room as us and it wasn't as bad as I'd heard (baby constantly making noise) or maybe I was just really tired too. It was great to have help so I was able to pump in peace and read my book. My mom got to give her a bath and bottle so she was happy.

Poor Matt though, he left for work Monday morning and when he got to my mom's late Tuesday night, both AR and I were already asleep. Wednesday morning I got up and nursed her then he wanted her to snuggle with. I left the room and when I came back, she was fussing. Matt had his shirt off and she was trying to root on him. Matt said she was hungry. I took her in the other room and she was fine. I think she just saw nipple and thought, "Mmm...FOOD!" When he held her again, she was fussy and crying. Matt got upset and said, "I don't think she remembers me." It was funny and sad at the same time. Of course she remembered her daddy, he just happened to get her at all the fussy times.

One thing I learned on the car ride to Cape was that we really need to plan the trip a bit more carefully. Since she's eating every2.5-3 hours and the car ride being 2.5 hours, we had to stop to feed her. Luckily, we were able to stop at my mom's friend's house on the way there and then on the way back, we were able to stop at my sister's. So next time, we need to time it to stop somewhere we know we can stop.

Now random thoughts...

*Last Saturday, she went swimming for the first time. She did a pretty good job considering it was 100+ degrees. It was a short trip but it was her first!

*HUGE growth spurt!!! Girl was eating every 2 hours and wearing this momma out. Luckily, I think the car ride put us back to the 2.5-3 hours of eating.

*AR didn't see any fireworks since our bedtime is 8pm and luckily, she slept through all of them too.

Now on to cute baby pictures...

Love her hair and shoes in the picture!
She's started wiggling more in her bouncer. Guess it wears her out, huh?

 AR met a new friend, Owen, on the Fourth of July. Owen is my good friend Jess' son. I haven't seen her in forever so it was nice to catch up. Owen is my birthday twin-March 13 rocks! One of the babies spit up on my dad's recliner. I laughed and said, "How funny, we used to be trying to hide beer stains on our parents furniture, now it's baby spit-up." Hopefully we'll get to see them more!
So happy 7 weeks Baby Girl! Momma loves you and can't wait to watch you keep growing.

2 comments :

Jenni-Bee said...

That little star dress is so darling!!!

I kept wondering how the car ride went, so I'm glad to see it went well.

8pm bedtime??? haha

Mary said...

We have total hair envy! Is that the MoBap t-shirt? I just pulled that thing out today and it is soooo tiny. She looks so pretty in her stars dress.