Monday, January 21, 2008

Sleeping with a case of the Grumpies

The nights have been going well. But her days? Well, yesterday at least she was awake all day long. And angry. I have a feeling something wasn't right inside the tummy. Finally last night there was a good explosion and she was much happier. Today she seems to be a bit sleepier. Sometimes.

Today is "learning to eat" day. Her two-week doctor's appointment showed that she gained plenty of weight over the last week so we know she's been getting enough, now I just want to teach her to eat more, um, naturally. Patience, lots of advice from friends and La Leche and lots of snuggle time and I'm hoping we'll make some progress today.

Last night we had friends bring us dinner. People always ask what we'd like and on Sunday when they asked, Andy had answered jokingly, "filet mignon and creme brulee." Well, that's what we had for dinner last night!

Fabulous juicy steaks, lobster tail, green beans & mashed potatoes with creme brulee ice cream for dessert! We have gotten so many amazing dinners and have been so blessed by people taking care of us it's been fantastic.

I seem to have a hard time remembering what day it is. I usually have to look at the date on my watch or the calendar several times a day. Yesterday we got out of the house and did a little shopping and also picked up a glider that a friend gave to us. We have already decided that rocking makes such a difference in the night feedings. She goes back to sleep much easier.

Also!? Our pack & play has a music & vibrating element to it for soothing that I discovered also fits perfectly on the bassinet. Randall officially has a snooze button now. At least at night.






In grownup news, our kitchen is at a standstill. Our tiler has several other jobs ahead of us so the back splash is just bare drywall and leftover chunks of old tile. Maybe for Valentine's my kitchen will get finished? Ah well, it's amazing what you get used to.

7 comments:

heather said...

she looks just adorable! it's about time i see her again. :)

glad to hear things are trucking along in the b-feeding area. i've heard it takes practice - and alot of patience from mom. you seem to have a good attitude about it.

Jessica said...

She is so cute! Our Bouncie seat has a vibrating feature which Olivia loves. However, if I put her in to play she falls asleep every time and if I don't turn the vibration on she gets mad and doesn't want to be in it. They learn so quickly how to get what they want from us! :)

Jean said...

heart squeezing...SO cute...

Dawn said...

She's beautiful, Annie...

Kris said...

So cute and sweet and pink :)
Awake all day? wow, that's not easy for you!
Praying that the feeding starts to improve!

Stacey said...

Wow! Great friends, indeed!!
Glad she's feeling better! She's too cute to feel bad!

kerrianne.org said...

I love all the pictures! And that she's sleeping (mostly!), and that you have awesome friends who bring you filet mignon and creme brulee!