Monday, June 14, 2010

Update and pics (almost 6 weeks old!)

Visiting with Nana

Peacefully sleeping in her own bed in her own room.

Tummy Time!! She's never far from that pacifier.

Abigail and paw paw Ronn. For some reason I didn't get a picture of her with my mom (Granny).

Abigail and grandma

Abigail and Paw Paw Larry

GEAUX TIGERS!!! We have many more LSU outfits to come.

All decked out in her UL gear.

I've been enjoying my last few weeks home with Abigail. We seem to be getting out more and more. I haven't quite gotten her on a schedule yet. It's hard to get the schedule consistent when she wakes up at different times each day. Most days she eats around 7-8pm, then around 12:30am, then 3:30, then 6:30 or 7. But each day is a little different. Like last night she ate around 8:30 pm then didn't wake up until 3:30 am to eat, then she slept again until 8:00. So we got some GOOD sleep last night.
I go back to work on July 1st and I'm not ready to leave my little girl. But I'm ready to get some adult interactions and start challenging my brain a little. We visited her daycare the other day and I got to spend some talking to the lady that will be watching her. It definitely helped me feel a little a better. I know she's in good hands.
Abigail has been eating 4-5 ounces (usually 5 ounces) ever 3 - 3.5 hours. I had to stop nursing her about 2 weeks ago because my let down coming too quickly and causing her to choke and spit up. So now I pump and feed her with a bottle. It's more convenient when were out running errands but I'm already getting tired of feeding her, then pumping, then washing bottles and pump gear, then going to bed. But I'm going to try to keep this up until she's 6 months. Hopefully it's easier once i go back to work and i only have to pump and the daycare will feed her.

Here's a few more updates:
-Abigail has started to smile more and more each day, mostly in the morning. She has the cutest little gummy smile.
-She recently broke out with baby acne and a little eczema on her face. We started putting aquaphor and hydrocortisone twice a day and it's already looking much better.
-We started putting her in her crib in her nursery when she was 4 weeks. I cried the first night like a little baby but she did great!
-Tummy time seems to be working and she can hold her head up more and more each day.
-I'm on day 6 of the Jillian Micheal's 30 day shred. I'm trying to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. i have about 12 lbs to go.
-Tommy has been busy working and keeping up with yard work. Last weekend we cleaned up our backyard landscaping and he cleaned out the waterfall/pond. It looks great!
-Tommy and I are going for our first night out without Abigail next weekend. She's staying with my mom and dad. I'm a little nervous but I know she will be fine. I'm sure I'll cry when we leave her, it's just a mother thing I guess. But the night out will certainly be appreciated. I can't wait to relax and drink a few adult beverages!


Vanessa said...

My little girl has baby acne and eczema on her face too. I had no idea what to put on her, but I'll definitely try the aquaphor and hydrocortisone!

Mama Laughlin said...

she is too precious!!! congrats on your beautiful baby girl!

Susan said...

Is Tommy back to his pre-baby weight? Love the photos, especially those in the Cajuns gear!