Tuesday, January 6, 2009

6 Days Old

I can't believe it has been 6 days all ready. We are definitely in baby heaven and I'm not biased at all when I say that she is the sweetest, most beautiful and best tempered baby ever:) I'm sure that since I have written this that she will suddenly decide not to be so good, though. But seriously she never cries, she sleeps wonderfully at night in her basinet, wakes up to eat and goes right back to sleep! I'm used to being up all night rocking a baby and not having them want to sleep in a basinet or crib for a month.
She had her Dr. appointment yesterday and she weighed 7lbs 9oz, most babies lose weight and don't get back to their birth weight until 2 weeks so she is obviously eating well as she was a couple of ounces above her birth weight at 5 days! She must be absorbing all of her food as she has not pooped in 3 days. The Dr. said some babies only poop once every 7 days so he is not worried at all. It would make me feel a little better if she would just go ahead and poop every day, though!You forget how much a baby sleeps, at times it seems she is never awake. With her loud brothers it is amazing she can sleep at all, but hopefully learning to sleep through the noise now will help her to be a good sleeper later.
She loves her brother all ready! The boys are still enthralled with her as well. They appear to have adjusted well to the baby but there have been a few more tears and tantrums than normal since she has been born. I'm hopeful that in another week or so everything will be back to normal with them. Today the hubby started his one month paternity leave (yes, I know I'm spoiled!!) so we will have lots of time to spend with the boys and are planning on doing some fun stuff so that they don't feel resentful of the baby at all!

They are still finding ways to be adventurous. They were both on this one swing and were trying so hard to flip the swing set over by swinging as high as they could.

1 comment:

Emily said...

What a cutie! I can NOT BELIEVE Farank gets a month of leave. Tim is getting three days and that will all be spent in the hospital with me. I am GREEN with envy:). I am glad that things are going so well and hope that she continues to behave so well through the night:) You deserve one that does.