I commented to her daddy last night that I can already tell the difference between the sturdy baby she's becoming and the frail little thing she was at birth!
Over the past week, we've learned a few important lessons.
- Side feeding works wonders! She latches on easier and mom is comfier.
- Mom has to STAY AWAKE during side feedings so she can transfer baby to her crib afterwards and baby doesn't end up spending all night in mommy and daddy's bed!
- A little baby can pee an awfully big puddle. Yipes.
- It really is possible to poop, pee, puke and sneeze all at the same time without exploding. I've seen her do it!
- Spit up that comes up curdled means that it's already hit her stomach and mixed with acid. This happens, it seems, when she isn't burped enough.
- Spit up that comes up as smooth milk means that she's eaten too much and it doesn't get a chance to hit her stomach because her stomach is full. She's a beast sometimes and just eats and eats and eats and eats.
- Swaddlers are the best inventions ever and thank you to Chris' coworker for passing a few along to us!
- Pacifiers are evil. I wasn't even going to try them (despite the fact that we were given like a dozen) but after a particularly hard crying spell, I decided to try. She hates 'em. No milk, no suck.
- Tummy time is hard to achieve. She doesn't like being on her tummy. Back, ok. Side, ok. Tummy = screaming.
- Reasoning with an infant is, um, silly. But I still try!
Hope everyone is well!