Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Day Nine: Doin' Just Fine

Okay, so these pictures are from her 9th day of life, but the following commentary relates to her first 12 days of life thus far...

I wouldn't dare call it a routine just yet, but over the last several nights in a row a definite pattern has developed ~ Our baby sweet potato girl has her final din-din of the night between 10 and 11 pm, and then she wakes for her middle-of-the-night snacktime between 3 and 4 am, after which she sleeps some more, usually until 7 am, but she could be up anytime between 6 and 8 am, ready and raring to go, ravenous for breakfast. She's become predictable enough that I can set an alarm for her feedings on my Itzbeen, so I can prepare myself and be all right and ready to meet her needs well before she has to get upset and cry. [SEMI-RELATED TANGENT: Do you know what an Itzbeen is? Oh. My. Goodness. Can I tell you just how much I AM SOOOOO IN LOVE WITH MY ITZBEEN!?! For an uber organization nerd like me, the Itzbeen sings to my heart! I can track how long ago we changed her last diaper; I can clock the duration of her feedings and the time since her last feeding came to an end; I can keep track of which side -as in right or left- I last fed her on; I can also track when I'm to take my meds; I can set either audible or silent visual alarms to go off whenever something is due to happen; I can read it in the dark; and I can actually use it like a quick flashlight, like when I'm trying to locate a misplaced breastfeeding bra pad in the middle of the night. I could go on and on... but I won't. I can't say enough about the Itzbeen - - although, I'm certain I could write an entire lengthy post about nothing but the Itzbeen, but I won't (I've come close enough to it anyhow). END OF TANGENT.] So yeah, so far she's been really easy. I'd expected things to be more difficult than they've been, honestly... oh yes, breastfeeding details to come later! Oh and I'm sure you're just dying to hear all about that!

I took this picture at nearly three in the morning, just before waking her to eat...
She slept in past 7:30 am
I love it when she yawns -- ya may have noticed this ain't the first pic to feature my baby yawning!
My lil' pixie
About to head off to her first social gathering in order to meet several visiting members of my mum's extended family, all staying at Aunt Radeane's


Poppstarr said...

she is absolutely adorable!!!

take those mittens off!!!
I still owe you dinner!!


Emmett and Ashlee said...

I can't wait to hold that girl. She is beautiful. Teage is going to die when he sees her. So cute!!!!

sue said...

She is so damn cute! I wanna eat her!