Update: 5 weeks
June 22, 2011 in Uncategorized
Yesterday our little Madam was 5 weeks old already!
Since my last blogpost, we’ve had bad days and really good days. We took Little Madam Jessica to the pediatrician 2 weeks ago. She was very difficult and the spitting was a bit much for this Mom – of course being a newby at all this – we worried, so off to the Dr we went. She’s got a bit of a reflux going (call it baby heartburn) so now we are feeding, burping and sleeping at an angle. It makes a huge difference. She still has days that she drives me almost insane, but think those are the ‘growth spurts’. She’s probably weighing close to 4kgs. Some of the newborn clothes are already too small!
But the ups, she’s been smiling and coo-ing since last week, which is totally adorable. If only she would smile when the camera is close! J
She’s already got her sleeping pattern established. And No, she has not read any of the books I have, because she’s not doing much of what they say the baby should be doing! According to the books, new borns should be sleeping at least 18 – 20 hours and only be awake for 45-60min at a time. She likes being awake 1 – 2 hrs at a time, and probably only sleeps about 16 – 18hrs! Our evenings are ruled by her bathtime – she doesn’t settle for the night without her bath. But then when she sleeps, she sleeps at least 5 to 6 hrs before feeding time. Only getting up once in the night, and then early in the mornings (from around 5am or 6am). Giving us a well deserved rest too!
She’s met all the milestones for the first 4-6weeks, its going very well! Cant wait for the burping/winding to stop though – she hates it just as much!
Food wise nothing much exciting has been happening in my kitchen! Im allowed dairy again, but still limited quantities sugar. Still sucks, but its better for Jessica for the time being. I was so looking forward to baking all things nice and sweet, making delish food – but hardly have the time. Oh and the cupcake challenge…darnit!!! The past weekend it took me 2 days to make simple meatballs. Just when I start with it, Madam wakes. So of course you leave the food and tend to her. She also doesn’t want me to watch MasterChef or take a shower. Just when I think I can do either of those, she’ll be calling! J Getting use to that now, nothing like spending your day in PJ’s! LOL’s
On the job front, seems the whole company is fighting since I went on leave. Last week my direct boss was in a car accident, so now they only have the receptionist in the office alone. She cant do everything by herself… Feel sorry for her. If I got paid, I might have offered to help them out from home, but since the Maternity Payment issue, they can suck it up… I’ve adjusted my loyalties accordingly. (Vat so flaffie).
Apologies for being scare on the blogs, we have limited cap at home and some days its just down right impossible to connect or its so slow you might as well be using smoke signals…
Do Keep well and look after yourselves!
And what would this post be without pics??!
Will be doing our own home babyshoot this coming weekend if it all works out!