Saturday, October 27, 2012

3 Months Old

Each and every day I look at my little bug and she keeps changing and even getting bigger.  Everything is going way too fast and needs to slow down!

This past Monday, October 22, was my first day back at work.  It was rough for me, but the week got better since I got busier.  I have Amaya in a home daycare by my house and she loves it.  It did start out a bit rough with her naps and eating.  It wasn't until Friday that she finally ate 3- 3 ounce bottles and it all came down to the bottle.  At home we have been using Playtex Ventaire bottles since that is what seemed to work best for her.  But now, she likes the breastflow bottles which she didn't like before.  Today I continued with giving her the bottle, since I didn't want her to regress with her progress, and she fought me with the breastflow bottle.  So now I had to order new bottles for her while she is at daycare.  I have been having trouble finding them around so I had to go with Amazon.  So hopefully they will be here soon.  She's a strange little thing....Her naps got a lot better.  At the beginning, she would take small cat naps.  Her "report card" said 20 minutes here and 40 minutes there.  On Friday, she actually got a good solid 2.5 hours in with some small fussing.  And the best part of all is that she is taking to the pack n play which she hates at home.  On another plus side...she is back to sleeping through the night!!  Which I totally didn't think would happen with her poor eating habits the first half of the week.  She's down for the count at about 8:00/8:35 and then I get her up at 6:15 am for changing and her 6:30 am feeding.

What She Likes:
-Bath Time:  She absolutely loves it now.  She sits in her tub and kicks her feet around.
-Swing/Bouncy Chair:  Still loves them.  Passes out in her swing and just loves sitting in her chair bouncing and looking around.
-Playmat:  She loves looking at the animals above her.  She bats them around and even "talks" to them.
-Sitting/Standing:  She loves sitting up and looking around.  It also gives her a chance to try and grab her feet.  She also love to stand so she can be at eye level.  We get the biggest smiles out of her when she stands.
-Eating:  still loves to eat.  She's becoming a faster eater now which is starting to become a problem.  Sometimes she eats fast and doesn't realize she is full.  She then spits up all over.  We had at least 2 days of 2-3 outfit changes.
-Tummy Time:  She is actually starting to like this now.  She'll get frustrated after 10 minutes, but she's really getting the hang of keeping her head up and looking around.
-Attention:  Still loves her attention.  I don't think this is going to go away.
-Kids:  She loves watching the other kids in daycare play.

What She Hates:
-Bottles:  Only when mom gives them.
-Aspirator:  She really hates that nose sucker.

-We're getting a bit of a laugh from her.  It's not constant and sometimes it could be a half a laugh or a squeak.
-She has rolled over from front to back 2 times.  I'm not counting it as rolling over yet, because she is not  consistently doing it.  She is on her way though...
-She made it through her first week of daycare with minimal problems.  She absolutely loves being there.

Monday, October 22, 2012

We Survived!!

Today was my first day back at work.  It went well, I was very busy getting caught up on charts and changes.  My drive to work was horrible.  Once I dropped Amaya off at day care, I cried the whole way to work.  I also really don't like pumping at work...I feel like a cow.  AND to make matters worse, one of the bottles spilled after I filled it for day care tomorrow.  ughh...  The week will get better for a way.  I will get very busy the rest of the week which will make the day go by fast.

Amaya did well herself.  She adjusted fairly well for her first full day, a bit fussy, but did well.  My only concern is that she didn't eat much.  Total she took just over 2 ounces.  I hope that will change as she gets more accustomed to day care.  But all throughout the day, she took to the other kids and played on the floor.

I did miss my bug terribly, but it made my reunion with her that much better at the end of the day

Friday, October 19, 2012

Day Care Dry Run

Today Amaya did a trial couple of hours with day care since I start back with work on Monday.  She did pretty good for the most part.  She did get kind of cranky and didn't want to be put down.  She did enjoy the other kids and was really interested in what they were doing.  The only downside is that she only took 1 ounce from her bottle which concerns me.  It is normal for her to do that at times, but at least when we are at home it's an easy fix and she'll be fed.  I guess it will take some time, but at least I'm more comfortable with leaving her.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Birthday/You Know You're a Mom When...

Happy Birthday to me!!  Today I'm 31 years old.  Ughh, it's going way too fast.  J got me out of the house Saturday to treat me for my birthday.  We left Amaya with my MIL and took a small trip to Hershey.  We had dinner, went shopping at the outlet, and stopped at Troeg Brewery.  It was nice to get out of the house.  I admit, I did have some separation anxiety for about a hour and a half (mostly when I was still home with her).  Let's just say Amaya didn't do too well being separated from us for 6 hours and my MIL got a work out.  If she stopped moving, the baby would scream.  So for 6 hours, my MIL had to walk around the house.  Now J and MIL know how my days are when I can't get her settled.  So after being separated from each other most of Saturday, I'm fearful for daycare.  I'm nervous that she'll do the same exact thing and not adjust.  

You Know You're a Mom go shopping for your birthday and buy nothing for yourself, but buy a ton of stuff for your child.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Oh What a Night!

My little bug has just become a little monster last night.  The past couple of nights she was up a couple of times for feedings.  Last night was a whole other story...I felt like I was back at the hospital or just brought her home.  She did not want to be put down to sleep, she wanted to constantly nurse.  After a day of barely napping and being very active, I thought I'd have a blissful/peaceful night.  I'd get to clean up, watch the debate, and relax.  Little did I know that she would fight me the minute I put her in her crib.  After rocking and feeding her for a few hours, I tried putting her down at 1 am.  I FINALLY changed, brushed my teeth, realized that I didn't bathe (oh well), and climbed into bed.  That was when my monster sounded her alarm.  At that point, I made the executive decision to go downstairs with her.  If I'm going to be up all night, I might as well be comfortable and have entertainment.  Amaya at least got a few hours of sleep.  Once J got up and left for work a little after 5 and I attempted one last time to put her to bed so I can at least get a few hours of sleep.  It finally worked and I successfully got a few hours of sleep.  I think she's going through a growth spurt, from what I read she is.  Today, she goes to the pedi for 2 month check and shots.  So we'll discuss when to start introduction of solids.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Survived Our First Fair

Saturday we took a trip to the Bloomsburg Fair for their last day that they  were open.  Amaya was great!  She slept for the 40 minute drive there and was awake the 4 1/2 hours we were there.  She got fussy towards the end and wanted to be carried.  She got sick of being in the carrier and stroller.  She loved looking around at all the people and the sights.  I packed 2 bottles for the trip and she did ok with them.  Total she drank 7 ounces from the bottle.  The first bottle was 3.5 ounces and she drank 2.5 ounces when we all stop an ate.  The car ride home she had around 3.5/4 ounces.  When we got home and she was changed, she cluster fed like crazy then zonked out for the night.  She slept from about 8:45 pm to 6:00 am.  This weekend she should be tuckered out again.  My niece's birthday party is Saturday and some family members have not met Amaya yet.  So she will be getting a lot of attention and stimulation.  Hopefully she will be in a good mood because Friday she goes for her 2 month immunizations.