Before I recap yesterday, I NEED to tell you what happened this morning. I was sitting on the couch in the nursery reading something while Sofia was sleeping. It was 6:45 am and the sky was getting brighter. I took a look at the crib and Sofia had her eyes wide open!!! And she wasn’t making any noise!!! 😯 So I approached to her and said good morning. She Smiled back!!!!! woooo!!!!!!!!!!! She smiled at me!!!! She woke up WITHOUT CRYING AND SMILED TO ME!!!! This is something glorious!!!!!!! And then I was super excited, so I talked to her more, smiled to her, and she smiled back again and again!!! I was ALL OVER THE TOP!!!!!
What a WONDERFUL way to start the day!!!! 😆
Oh.. one more thing. I got almost 10 oz. this morning (4 am. last feeding was 7pm the night before)! 😯
My supply has definitely increased. Before every morning I’d get 3 oz., sometimes 4-5, but for the last couple of days, I’d get anywhere from 6-8 and today 10!!! Wooo!!! Am I preparing for the 6 weeks growth spurt? Isn’t it the case the your supply goes up when baby is going through a growth spurt but not the reverse? anyway… I’m glad supply isn’t an issue for us! 😉
Okay. Back to yesterday, which I also started with great mood. I had plans to do some baking, but that didn’t happen. Time just flies when you have a baby. After breakfast
I blogged and took care of some house keeping business while S took her naps (her morning naps are getting more consistent these days. Sometimes 1 or 2 naps of an hour, sometimes few of 30-45 min ones. YEY!) It was almost noon already. Then I nursed her
kisses her thousands of times
and lunch time: leftover turkey spinach frittata and Brussels sprouts tofu sautee, and a corn
Afternoon naps are harder to get. She wouldn’t sleep longer than 20 min although she’s tired and wants to sleep. Yesterday I tried something new to get some sleep when the baby didn’t want to sleep. I nursed her on the bed while I took a nap. 😯 Yes.. you wonder how? I lied on one side, lied S on the opposite side, positioned her into my right breast, obviously she’d suck (no matter if she is hungry or not). And then I just napped. Maybe it was just 30 min, but I felt great!!! S didn’t nursed all that time, she’d suck few times, sleep a bit, suck again, sleep, repeat. And then my mom came to wake me up because there was something at the door to deliver a package that needed my signature. Look what a beautiful surprise I got
A coworker sent us an eatable arrangement in such a cute vase!! 😀
Nurse, workout happened next. And then the fuss time begins. Apparently Sofia fuss the most around 5:30-6:30pm, just when we’re about to have dinner. We used to carry her around to calm her down, yesterday we decided to let her fuss. I was sure she wasn’t uncomfortable nor hungry, so the fuss was just fuss.
Although dinner is not so enjoyable with a fuss baby… we managed to eat it with the background noise
A sautee napa cabbage with black fungus and dry shrimp
1/3 baked acorn squash + corn
Fussy S calmed down when I undressed her preparing to take the bath, which I think has became her favorite activity! No matter how much she’s been crying, whenever we bath her, she’s happy! 🙂
Night routine followed by a long nursing session (I’ve been trying to feed her less in the afternoon so she gets a full meal at dinner), hold her up for 15 min, wrap her in the new miracle blanket, turn on the white noise, even sing a lullaby to her which magically closed her eyes within 2 min. Put her down at 8pm and she slept until 10:45pm (with a minor interruption once at 9). Then my mom feed her at 11 and she went back to sleep until 3am. I gave her a snack around 5am after fussing for 5 min, and she slept until 6:45 this morning. I’m sure it’s the good night sleep that made her a happy baby in the morning!
I’m feeling more confident as a mom each day. I don’t stress out about S not sleeping at night when she doesn’t get good naps. I can “read’ her cries better. I know how to comfort her when she’s fussy. I feel I’m getting to know better and better what she needs. It really takes 6 weeks… it’s magical that after this period, things begin to make sense. So happy to be where I am now and I’m sure my confidence will build up even more as we spend more time together. And we will have more interaction with S other than crying for food/poop/sleep. YEY!!! The best is yet to come! :)
Plan for the day: 6 weeks postpartum appointment and meet with few coworkers.