Thursday, July 23, 2015

Healey 5:52

Mean ol' Mommy has decided that this is the week we are going to try to get Healey to sleep outside of someone's arms. I got with one of my good friends about something called "Moms on Call" that provides a schedule of eating/sleeping/bathing that is supposed to get babies as young as 4 weeks to sleep through the night with only one feeding. While I love me a good schedule, I am not quite ready, nor comfortable, with something quite that rigid. (As evidenced by the fact that we still lay with Bimmer each night for her to fall asleep.) I was, however, interested in some of the logic and the recommendations for crying it out, etc. We aren't following any of it to a "T" but we are working in baby steps toward Healy being a more independent sleeper. She has done stretches in her swing, in her Boppy next to me on the couch, and yes, even here and there in her bed. Baby steps are fine by me... she is still a baby!!!
She has increased her feedings to 4 ounces with every feeding now. She's doing better with holding her head up. I'm still bad about actual tummy time. Thankfully time on our shoulder is something she enjoys and she likes to practice lifting her head when she's up there. I keep wondering at what age I need to give her some sort of toy to hold and play with. I am really having the worst amnesia when it comes to this baby stage. Yes, I'm a second time parent, but no, that doesn't mean I know what I'm doing! She did much better in her car seat this past week, which is a positive for us!
Healey had her one month check-up and she is a growing girl! She has gained 2 inches in length and is now 11 lbs. 7.5 ounces. That puts here in the 90% for weight and she is in the 95th for height. The doc said she's the size of an average 2 1/2 month old. Yup - I still grow chunky babies!!! The doc also said she was pretty strong and that she has good head control and she expects her to be able to roll over if her arms are in the right spot. (Yup - she was totally right. She's done it a few times!) She did still hear her heart murmur and is glad we are checking it out next month with the pediatric cardiologist. Otherwise. she's great!
I realized today that I only have 6 more weeks of maternity leave. It seems like forever, yet not, at the same time. Just 6 more weeks to snuggle this sweet growing girl!

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