Thursday, November 3, 2011

6 Weeks

Avery is doing so great, here are some new things she is doing . .
she is really enjoying her play mat, she is swatting at things now
she is starting to smile on purpose, it makes my day, she has the most adorable dimples
she loves to be carried facing forward so she can take everything in
she loves to be talked to, when you are talking to her it looks like she is listening, because she makes eye contact
she loves the TV, the colors and everything that changes just amaze her
Avery's firsts . . . .
social smile
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Lessons learned
she can put herself to sleep better than I can.  When we put her down at night she will put herself to sleep within about 20 minutes (note- she is not crying during this time, sometimes she fusses and we put her paci back in, but mostly she puts herself to sleep and just coos).
Size
My Mommy intuition is right, she is 10 pounds 3 ounces and 22 inches long.  She is 50% for both and her head is 35%. 

She is wearing size one diapers and 0-3 months outfits.
Eating
She is eating 5-6 times a day and 4 ounces during the day and 5 ounces at her two night time feedings.

She spits up about 30 minutes to one hour after eating, the doctor said that isn't abnormal, but it does mean she is wearing a bib all day long!
Sleep
She is now on a routine.  We keep her up from about 7 on.  She has a bath at 9:30, a massage, diaper change, and then a bottle.  I put her down around 10:15.  She will fuss a little and I go in a put her paci back in once or twice.  She is usually out by 10:45.  She wakes up around 12:30 and I comfort her and put her paci back in.  She sleeps until her 2:00 feeding.  She is back asleep by 2:45 and wakes up at 5.  Ray rocks her until 6 when it is time to eat and then she is asleep by6:45.  She will sleep until 8 or 9.

So not bad, but it will be nice when she only wakes up to eat.
Random
We bought her more new books this week and Goodnight Moon is her favorite.
I go back to work on Monday :(. 
Questions
How do you balance getting things done and spending time with baby once you go back to work?
Pictures

4 comments:

  1. WOW that is awesome Avery is into a routine! I wish Aiden would get that way soon! He still won't sleep in his crib OR fall asleep without me rocking him and holding him... :( Hopefully soon he will! I'm not sure how to balance going back to work, but I hope that you have an easy transition! I bet you will miss little Avery so much!

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  2. Wow time has flown!! You are doing so great!

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  3. I can't believe she's that old already! Good luck with work. If you figure out how to do it, let us know!

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  4. Aw yay! She's doing great :) Sorry you have to go back to work :( I hope everything goes smoothly for you guys.

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