Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last night I was able to dream feed her some what before we went to bed but unfortunately she STILL woke up in the middle of the night to eat. It was almost 4am though so it was better then the last few nights. She of course fell asleep nursing but woke right up when I tried putting her into the cradle. This time however I just gave her her soother, tucked her blankets around her really well and then held her hand with some of my arm weight on her chest and she fell asleep within 5-10 mins. Way better then previous when we had a hard time getting her to go back to sleep. I did that earlier when I was trying to get her back to sleep at 9pm when she woke up, that one took longer but it's nice to know that I don't have to rock her, cuddle her or nurse her to sleep. Before it wasn't bad but now that she is getting to be older I really don't want her to associate that with sleep nor do I want to have to do one of those things just to get her to sleep at night. So now my plan is to keep doing what I was doing at "bedtime" and then hopefully in a few weeks or whatever she will just pass out quicker and not need me sitting beside her. I read an article that said you could try progressively getting farther and farther away from her and out of the room and then eventually you will just have to put her to bed and not worry. I'm hoping this gets easier. It was nice last night to have a few hours to ourselves where we didn't have to constantly talk to the baby or play with her or keep her happy.

Again right now she is in her swing for "nap" time. She isn't crying or thrashing around and a few times I glanced over at her her eyes were beginning to droop. So being boring mommy at nap and bedtime really helps/works to make her sleepy. The only concern that I am having now is that she seems to be pooping a lot, although it's never in huge quantities and it's not more then 4 or 5 a day so far so I don't know what to think. I guess it's more because they have been greener and mucas filled again although not as much as when we took her to the doctor before. Sometimes they are watery to. Although this mucas could be because of her drooling so I don't know. She isn't showing any other symptoms so I can just mention my concern to the doctor when we go for her four months shots.

I can't wait to go see Heidi again next week. We were out last night for a bit and instead of breastfeeding her when we got home Chris fed her the bottle of expressed milk since I didn't want to put it back into the fridge after it was out for a few hours. I did feed her soon after though so I thought I was safe ( I was to lazy to pump - I loathe pumping) but I still got a huge plugged duct on the top of my right side AGAIN. I swear I go from not having enough milk to having toooo much again. Talking to Heidi she can tell me if I should start to ween down to 3 pills of domperdone or if I should stay at this level. I should have gave having only 3 a few more days. Gah although if I want to have a freezer stash of milk then well this might not be a bad thing. I've been thinking about that the last few days. I think having a small stash isn't a bad thing anyways.

Aww monkey is sleeping in her swing now. Yeah for me getting her to sleep for a nap two days in a row. The next step after she gets used to sleeping at this time is to put her in her crib to sleep instead. I might have to do the same thing as with bed time put her in there then stay in the room but be boring mommy and see what happens. Might be something to try this weekend.

I have also noticed that I need to add more pictures to my blog since walls of text all the time aren't really that interesting sometimes, even to me. :)


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