Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Things and Pics

Or, even more snippets and pictures. It's cracking me up that all my posts lately are basically "snippets and photos"--I guess it's pretty indicative of my life the last few weeks, which sometimes feels like a wonderful, crazy, fragmented blur.

-I tried a new drink on Friday night (Dark & Stormy--Dark rum, Ginger Ale, and Lime), which helped me make some progress on number 86 of my 101 in 1001 list. Woo!  Also, I very much liked the drink...though dark rum and I don't always get along so well.

-I took Lizzy to the doctor yesterday for her two week check up. She has surpassed her birth weight by 5 ounces! Woop woop! Still, she's only in the 10th percentile for height and weight. The doctor said that I still have to wake her up to feed at least every 5 hours at night, and every 3-4 hours during the day. I thought feeding was supposed to be baby directed? For you moms reading, did you wake up your little ones to feed, or did you let them wake themselves up when they were hungry?

-Justin and I watched The Hangover over the weekend...definitely a pretty crude movie, but also SO FUNNY if you're in the mood for that sort of movie.

-Sunday night, Justin and I got to go to bed at the same time. I think this is the first time this has happened since Lizzy was born. And it was just so stinking nice to be able to lay next to my husband while I was sleeping! It totally made me all swoon-y.

-I am ready for some sunshine. I am freaking freezing all the dang time! However, it hasn't even snowed this year, which means that winter will probably take forever, and it will snow in March. But not until I *think* we're in the clear and bust out my flip flops. Who am I kidding...I never actually put them away!

-I realized while reading Kristal's birth story that I never actually posted Lizzy's full birth story. I posted an abridged version of one, but I'm trying to decide whether or not to post one with all the nitty gritty details. I might, if only for my own records.






  1. She's lovely! Re: Feeding: My SIL's dr told them that they needed to direct her feedings and wake her until she was a certain amount over her birth weight throughout the day, but at night she could go longer.

  2. Love that hat!!! I agree the Hangover was hilarious but made me blush a little bit! I'd love to hear your birth story...it gives us non-mothers a wake up call for what we think we want to get into to.

  3. We were told to wake our daughter up, only because she slept all day and night for the first couple months! The dr. said that if it had been 5 hours since her last feeding to go ahead and wake her up, but we still let her sleep through at night.

  4. I love her hat! The Hangover is pretty much my favorite movie right now, I just can't tired of it lol
    I think the scene right after they get out of the church and get attacked is my favorite.

  5. That hat is adorable! I loved The Hangover. Seriously funny. Post the birth story! I love stuff like that!

  6. Oh there is no denying that she is your child! Tongue sticking out and all ;)

    Also, the picture that's in color where she's wearing the little hat, she looks JUST LIKE Payton to me!

    I really cannot wait to come home and snuggle her!

    We can always swap and just buy clothes for each others kids because I *love* all the little girl stuff ;)

  7. She is ADORABLE! Your bullet points kind of remind me of the "theme" of the first month of a new baby. Try to keep it SIMPLE! It will save you your sanity, I promise!

    I just posted my birth story after reading Kristal's because I realized I never posted it. So it's a year and a half late! But I think you should post it. Not only for your records but it might help someone else, ya know?

  8. I had heard the lore of waking babies to feed them, I guess from friends in the US (I'm in England). When I asked my midwife about it she burst out laughing and told me that you never wake a sleeping baby! Too true. They are amazing little creatures with in-built survival instincts that will not allow them to starve to death. When they are hungry, they'll let you know! Enjoy your sleep.

    Oh, and she is just PRECIOUS!

  9. aww i love the pictures - don't feel bad about posting them!! :)

  10. Gorgeous pictures! In regards to feeding, while we were in the hospital they woke Brayden a couple of times to try to help me nurse him. Once we got home, I never woke him to eat- not once. He settled into a fantastic routine, and starting STTN at 5 weeks and hasn't looked back. I am not against waking them either, I can understand why your dr. would want that, I just had really good luck letting Brayden tell me when he was hungry. Trust me, they let you know!

  11. Regarding feeding, I wake Isaac to feed during the day and let him wake me at night. His doctor was happy with that.

  12. She is just beautiful. I can't get over it lady!

    Re: feeding. For the first month I never let Isaac go more than 3-4 hours and after that followed a baby led feeding schedule.

  13. I had a tiny baby too. She's currently 8th percentile and always hovered in the teens as an infant.

    I never woke her in the night, despite doctor's recommendations(not orders mind you), because he also said as long as she is healthy for her size and doesn't lose weight and progresses on the growth chart, let her determine how much she needs herself.

    I agree with the waking in the day, but if she's not losing weight let her determine her own night schedule. Learning sleep patterns is just as important as eating.

  14. P.S.: Different doctors had different opinions on the waking up in the night thing, and when there wasn't concensus I took it was permission to do what I thought best in my own circumstance. So far so good.

  15. I can't get over how much she looks like you!! And I love her little hat!!

    As for feeding, while yes, I dont have one of my own, but I was a nanny for 7 years, and took several courses, and did several night jobs.
    Generally throughout the night for a newborn I wont let them go more then 6 hours. Until they are around 3 months, and then they can decide.During the day it should be between 2 and 4 hours.

    And since we're both in the same state, I also agree with the cold, rainy weather. If it's gonna be this cold...SNOW!! :)

  16. I cannot get over how cute she is!

    I would definitely be interested in reading your birth story! As far as feeding goes, when I was in Africa, we had certain babies we had to wake to feed because they would never eat if we didn't. However, those babies were also pretty sick, so I don't really know how that changed verses what you would do with a normal baby that simply slept all the time.

  17. OMG can I HAVE that hat?!?!? I'm in LOVE!

  18. Um that is one of the cutest hates I have ever seen on one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! :)

    And I love reading birth stories! :)

  19. I had to wake my second to eat at night, but only for the first three or four weeks. He was a lazy eater, and wasn't gaining weight..so I went with my gut. After a few weeks he started eating much better, and I stopped waking him.

    But I never woke my first to eat, because she was gaining weight at a good rate.

    I think it's all about what you as the mom feels is best for your little one.

  20. She is so adorable Meredith!!! I can see you in several of those pictures, just precious!!!


  21. She is so beautiful!
    Just a head's up. I got you response. I'm going to feature you nursery tomorrow. :)

    Have a great weekend!


  22. Such a sweet little baby you have!!!


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