Oh, my little Ivy is so much fun! She was 11 weeks on Monday, and she's very easy going. As long as she's being held she's happy! (My son and foster DD were very high-needs babies, so I really do deserve a calm one this time around...) She smiles and coos all the time, and she's starting to blow raspberries and blow spit bubbles- it's too cute! She's already started to get a little bald spot on the back of her head from all her action. She's learned to eat her fists, and I can hear her sucking and smacking on them sometimes when she's riding in the car. She generally hates her carseat, but she'll fall asleep after a few fit-full minutes
- unlike her brother who would scream the entire car ride. Ivy sleeps really well at night, usually eating at 1am and 4am, but she mostly just catnaps during the daytime so it's kinda hard to get stuff done 'cause she likes being held. Thank GOODNESS for slings!
I'm kind of getting irked by people's comments on her size, though. She was only 6lbs 1oz at birth and she's probably only about 11 or 12 pounds right now. She nurses exclusively- she's not very good with a bottle, and the one time I let her have formula (milk based) she screamed and screamed because it hurt her poor little tummy.
People are always commenting on how tiny she is, and today I even got asked if I'm "letting" her have one bottle a day to increase her calories!!!
: My son wasn't very big either (7lbs 3oz at birth), and my husband is of thin build, so why would my DD be chubby??? She nurses whenever she wants, and still eats at night, so why am I worried?
I guess I just don't like hearing people's comments on my parenting.
Gonna go snuggle up in bed with her right now.