Friday, May 22, 2009

Two weeks old already

I can't believe she's been here for two weeks already. She's such a good baby, doesn't fuss much and when she does it's really easy to calm her. She loves being held, and will go to sleep on your chest/in your arms easily. She's a grunter though, so no light sleepers are safe in our house.

Cloth diapering is going well. We do diaper laundry about every other day. We also sun out any stains after the diapers get washed. It's so cool how the sun just bleaches the stains away by itself. Lizzy hates diaper changes. If it was up to her, she'd stay in a dirty diaper forever. It's great at waking her up to eat though.

Breastfeeding is going really well also. The first day after she was born was really easy, then we hit a rough patch. I had to start using a nipple shield to help her latch on. Once she got used to latching, I was able to get rid of the shield. We probably used it maybe four days total. Now she latches on like a champ. It's funny, the other day I was taking a nap and Steve tried to give her a bottle of pumped milk. She wouldn't take it. Seems like she's spoiled on the boob :)

I've used my Moby Wrap a couple times now. Lizzy really seems to like it. She goes right to sleep as soon as we put her in it. I need to wear it more around the house, but never think about it until the day is gone and it's bedtime. After she gets her shots (or starts them) I'll be wearing her more, since it's easier than bringing the stroller in the car.

Mom O'Donnell is having lots of fun with her. She keeps suggesting that Steve and I have a date night again (we had one last weekend) so she can babysit. I have a feeling she'll go through withdrawal when she heads back to Houston next week.

Everything is going well otherwise. Hopefully I can get an update in here every week if not more. This way everyone can know how everything is going.

Time to get back to my baby girl!