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So Far

So far Lily is an awesome sleeper! I know things could very well go downhill still, but for now I’m savoring how awesome she is. Last night I only had to get up once to feed her. Well, it felt like twice though because it was still dark at 6:30am, but that’s my own issue. Anyway, I’m thrilled to have an 11 day old that sleeps so well! In fact, I usually have to set my alarm and wake her up to feed her. Once she’s above her birth weight I plan to see just how long she can go at night (right now I give her 4-5 hours before waking her up).

So far, all three boys adore their baby sister. They’re constantly asking if they can pat her head or kiss her. On Saturday Jackson finally asked if he could hold her! He held her for all of 30 seconds before saying he was done, but that’s ok… as Nick told Lily “Don’t be offended, he has a short attention span.”

So far, Lily has had a foam bowling pin and an empty apple juice bottle land on her head. I’m sure those are just the first of many things to fly her way in the coming years. It’s alright though – she’s such an awesome sleeper that she slept right through the stuff landing on her.

So far, we’ve had to do very little cooking which has been awesome. Friends I’ve made through my mom’s group have rallied and been dropping meals off at our home, and everything has been so delicious!

So far, things have definitely been a breeze around here compared to when the boys were babies. People told us it would be, but you never know if you’ll give birth to a high maintenance baby so we were taking those comments with a grain of salt. I think Nick is especially enjoying how much easier things are this time around. Instead of having to get up for every middle of the night feeding, he gets to stay in bed. He’s always ready and willing to get up and help Lily get back to sleep after she eats, or if she just wakes up crying, but he’s only had to do that 2 or 3 times so far. He loves being able to just carry her all over the house with him too.

Friday night, our family doctor called to tell us Lily’s bilirubin level was down to 11 so we could stop using the bili-light pad! Woohoo! I’ve had a ball dressing her up in all her cute outfits now… while she was using the bili-light she had to be dressed in just gowns so that the light could be touching her back. Wednesday (if we’re not totally snowed in), she’ll have one more weight check and at the rate she’s eating I bet she’ll be back at her birth weight. On Friday she was only 4 ounces away from it!

  • January 31, 2011 - 10:54 am

    pam - gaah, she’s so cute! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2011 - 10:58 am

    Sarah - That’s great that she has been sleeping well!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2011 - 11:02 am

    Jen - All wonderful news! I giggled at the “Jackson has a short attention span” part; boy, do I know how that is around here. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    Sarah - Glad everything is going so well. These photos are so cute.ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2011 - 1:28 pm

    RoseAnne (mom and grandma) - Thank you for the window into your world, Helen. It makes being so far away a LITTLE easier (not easy but a tad easier). 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Nicky - My daughter was born at 37 weeks and weighed 5 lbs and she too was a good sleeper. We had to wake her up for feedings but by 3 months she was sleeping from 8 pm until 8 in the morning. Our eldest who is a boy was a terrible sleeper and did not sleep through the night until he was 3 years old. Enjoy her.ReplyCancel

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