Thursday, November 19, 2009

4 weeks..

Yesterday was Lauren's 4 week birthday.
It's amazing how time is flying by.
I feel like it was just yesterday that we were in the car on the way to the hospital when I told Chris I wasn't ready to go through the pain of childbirth. Again.
But here we are.
Our beautiful family is together...
Lauren is such a great baby.
She's really patient and has been a peach with the exception of some gas and constipation issues... which *knock on wood* appear to have been resolved by putting her on formula that is gentler on her stomach.
I was reading through blog entries from when Chloe was around this age and it makes me laugh to see how sleep deprived I was.
This time around isn't too much better but (knock on wood. again.) I feel like I'm handling it better maybe.

Hopefully I'm teaching her to be an independent sleeper like Chloe is now. Until a couple days ago, Lauren was sleeping unswaddled. She hated the swaddle. But it turns out she actually likes it now and I'm hoping it keeps her asleep for longer periods of time at night. After her feedings at night, I just swaddle her and lay her in the pack and play.

Last night I think she actually only woke up to eat at 10:30 and 4:00. Although when I woke up at 4:00 to her lip smacking I wasn't sure if I had actually fed her again between then or not. I'm still not sure but I don't think I could actually sleep through an entire feeding. Then again, maybe I'm just that good!

Lauren is still in newborn clothes, wears a size 1 diaper and is awake a lot more during the day now. I'm still waiting for that elusive first smile!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a sweet note. I am sure you realize these are love letters to your girls. They will read them throughout their lives and realize how much time, thought and love went into each posting. You are a master at getting to the heart of your feelings. We love you...and your girls. They are what makes life so fabulous! We are blessed. xoxooxMOM/GIGI