I decided to try something new--put drowsy DD down for a nap. So far she's wide awake. Content though, which is something. Day time naps lying down never seem to last more than 10-40 min, whereas she'll sleep for hours in the sling and sometimes in the carseat/stroller. Still haven't figured out whether I should encourage the short naps or the long ones. Eyes are closed now--that's a good sign. Anyon's lo settled into somewhat of a routine yet? I thought iy was a bit early for that (1 mo.) but am wondering ... hoping ... there might be a day on the horizon when I can ahve some expectation aboutr whether bedtime is 9:30 p.m. or 1 a.m., or whether she'll stay sleeping long enough for me to take a shower. But maybe these are just my new mother fantasies
Dozed off w/ the paci but of course was awake again immediately b/c it fell out. We've been at this for at least 20 min ... must be about time to get the moby out. I think she's tired enough to tolerate it. Tried it yesterday whhen she wasn't ready for a nap and that wasn't pretty. Hmm ... she let me stop rocking her ... good sign. But she's still going on the reinserted paci.
9 lbs 15 oz at her 1 mo. appt. She was in 75th percentile instead of her usual 55th or so, but I think she went through a growth spurt the day before since she insisted on eating every two hours for almost 24 hours--not typical for her at all.
I'm back on dairy now and have decided eliminating it made no difference at all. The good news is, her mood seems to improve with age. Far fewer random screaming fits these days.
DH and I are definitely going to need to discuss parenting theories w/ each other one of these days. I'm trying to put it off until I can handle the conversation (ie not burst out crying for no good reason, as I'm much more prone to do when I'm exhausted)
Update: wide awake 20 min later ...