We’re currently in a growth spurt fog and I’m trying to hang on to my sanity. Evelyn now weighs 10+ lbs and her 0-3 month clothes are starting to look a little tight. I can’t believe how quickly she’s changing. She’s focusing more on her surroundings, is awake more often and prefers to be held. We’re transitioning from the newborn stage to having a baby – less sleep, more crying and a whole lot of eating. Her constant feeding has upped my already large supply which means I’m leaking everywhere. Between her spit ups and my leaking the amount of laundry I’m having to do has tripled. She’s refusing a bottle now which means all feedings have to be given by mom (any tips on how to get your baby to take a bottle would be appreciated!!!). I’m trying to embrace the quiet moments with her when nursing and memorize her little features as they keep changing so rapidly!
Today, I showered for the first time in days and actually put on some clothes to feel a little more human. I’ve been living in this Pinkblush Maternity dress. It’s comfortable, forgiving and I currently hate wearing pants. These days, anything flowy with an easy-access neckline is my style. I’ve also found this comfy cardigan doubles as a great nursing cover when you’re in a pinch.
I’m adjusting to her new sleeping schedule. We’re now getting a good 4 hour stretch at night around 12am – 4am. But the cost is cluster feeding which we call the “Witching Hour” usually between 9pm & 12am – Both Mom and Baby are very fussy during that time. Also, now she’ll wake up again around 5-6am for a diaper change and be up for the whole morning. Yes, it’s nice to sleep for 4 hours but in the newborn stage it was just – eat, sleep, poop & we both were getting several naps a day. Now I’m getting maybe a 1.5 hour nap if i’m lucky. I miss my newborn naps!!!
Xo, from a sleep deprived momma to a very alert baby.