Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BG is developing opinions.

BG is 4 months, 2 weeks and 5 days old.
I leaked through my nightgown again. BG went to bed at 8pm, woke up at 10pm, fell asleep again at 11pm, woke up at 6am and is currently being fed and lulled back to sleep by DH. I haven’t fed or pumped since 8pm.
I fell asleep hard and woke up to a wet mess and very engorged breasts.
I don’t know what’s up with BG’s schedule. I know I shouldn’t complain as she’s sleeping nice long stretches but they are at the oddest times.
I’ve cut down her daytime naps to two to see if that helps. I’ve even cut her afternoon nap short so she’s not sleeping at 5pm.
I guess she’s heading to a new sleep routine. I guess I just go with the flow for now.
BG is expressing her desires more and more these days. I’m slowly getting to understand her likes and dislikes. For example, today while she was sitting on my lap, she decided that mirror time was not what she wanted to do so she turned away. When that didn’t stop me, she pushed the mirror away. I’m fairly certain it was an intentional push away. I guess this is the beginning of her developing opinions. Oh boy. Lol
I put on her fleece bear footie pants today for our walk. They are still too big for her but I thought it would be a nice change to the fleece coverall. She looked hysterical with these large dangling bear print footies dangling but she was nice and toasty.
We also upgraded from the infant car seat to the convertible car seat. She hit the 27” threshold on the infant car seat. DH went to the Department of Transportation to get the seat inspected and installed appropriately. We’ll get to use it for the first time tomorrow on our way to Thanksgiving eats.
Yes, this year, as promised, I am not having a Thanksgiving get together. DH had asked me during my first trimester to not have one our first year so we could acclimate to parenthood. I obliged. I knew he was right but I do feel bad I’m not volunteering this year. Next year, I would like to volunteer again and maybe, just maybe DH and BG will accompany me. We’ll see.
To everyone, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to think of one thing to be thankful for before you dive into the feast.
For me, I’m thankful for my husband, my daughter, my family, my friends and Fisher Price for making an awesome swing for BG.