DD seems to be a tad high needs. There are times durin the day where she is so upset...doesn't want to eat but wants the comfort, doesn't want held but needs the contact. It's getting frustrating to say the least. There have been days where I am stuck on the couch bouncing her (while she lays on my chest) and patting her back for HOURS. Yes I have slings and yes I wear her as much as I can and it works but it gets old taking her in and out (we use ring slings) so often during the day. She can be so passed out in it that I could jump off the bed and wouldn't wake her. I lay her down though (still wrapped in the sling) and she's awake in mere minutes. It takes me an hour to get dishes done these days. I'm getting a pouch though to see if that makes things a tad easier. I sewed one up the other day to see (very temporary
) and it works great....it's a stretchy material so taking her off and laying her down the fabric still hugs to her so she stays asleep longer.
Nursing is going fine but I think I have an overactive letdown or something. I have to burp her a couple tmes mid feeding and then there are times she gets so upset and uncomfortable. I don't know what it is! She starts gulping the milk and crying and trying to get away from me while still eating. It's sad to watch and all I can do is unlatch her and hope that burping works. I don't think it's an allergy since we have been vegetarian with little to no dairy (I haven't had any milk since she was about 1 week old) since she was born (since before then actually) and recently made the switch to raw. At first I thought it was maybe a detox bugging her but I added in some cooked foods there for a day or two and there was no change.
We are getting smiles and giggles now! The other morning I wiggled my eyebrows at her and she just giggled at me for a couple minutes. Yesterday my FIL stopped by and DD1 was showing off and talking to the baby and what not and something she did elicited a little squeal of giggles from DD2. Dh is feeling left out since he can't seem to gte that or a smile from her.
I weighed her last Sunday at my inlaws (keeping in mind my FIL is one vain man so the scale could easily have some vanity settings going on
) and at 5 weeks she weighs 9.5 pounds! This is up from 6 13. DD1 took a month to get to 8 pounds and she was 6 10 at birth. DD2 is getting chunky so much faster and its nice to see.
She's got little rolls up on her thighs. They are so big they touch together!
Sleeping is great. I am blessed with good sleepers. I will admit that right now because I know my luck is just that and by no means normal.
I have had to wake her up at night this past week to get her to eat. Otherwise she just fusses a bit and I can change her position to get her settled again. She does need her diaper changed early in the morning though which is irritating to me.
Once it's changed though she'll go back to sleep. We (both DD's and I) don't get up until about 10:30 most days. DD1 always sleeps that late and sometimes I get to. DD2 and I are usually up by 8:30-9 though.
To those worried about the lack of poop. It's not constipation UNLESS it's hard and difficult to pass. Some babies just don't need to go every day. I always figured they were aborsobing so many of the nutrients they didn't have as much waste they needed to get out.
Regardless, they start slowing down by now, especially breastfed babes.