Squishy has learned to use her legs  

Sunday, December 21, 2008

December 2008: 0 months old

Things have been easier since the previous post. We have batteries in all of our cool baby gear, and she seems to appreciate that. I have learned that she likes noise when she sleeps like music or white noise. She likes soothing vibration and rocking and she likes to be swaddled and in her fleece. She likes to be held and cuddled and she likes skin to skin time. She likes to lay on her rug in her nursery and to stare at the black and white star patterns I put on one of her walls. What she doesn't like is to go to bed when I want to, and she doesn't like diaper changes but hates dirty diapers even worse. She doesn't like her arms to be pinned, but she doesn't like it when they try to help during feeding time either. She doesn't like her back to be rubbed only patted. And she is not a fan of bath time either. She doesn't like lotion at first because it's cold, but warms up to the idea half way through it. And still hates wardrobe changes. We're figuring it out LOL.

Bailey has learned to use her legs and I find it to be a combination of frustrating and really funny all at the same time. When she is frustrated or overly hungry she takes her little legs and pushes off of me with them while frantically snorting. She looks like a little frog when she does it which is the funny part. The frustrating part is that she is usually a little worked up when doing this maneuver and it makes it hard for her to latch when she is kicking off of me... She is also working on gaining control of her head. Makes her less floppy so I like this trick. My favorite part of her is all of her funny noises she makes, from the squeaks to the snorts, they all crack me up. Bailey now fits perfectly in all of her size newborn clothes that once swallowed her just a few weeks ago. On Christmas she will officially be one month old ... time is already flying by. Apparently when you have a baby you are not aloud to blink or you might miss something, which is why I am happy to be able to stay at home with her for now.

I am also pleased to report that I have lost all 30 pounds of pregnancy weight already. I am not finished because I was not a healthy weight to begin with, but the rapid loss is encouraging. No, I have not been starving myself or really doing anything to deserve that weight loss, I am guessing a lot of it was water weight because it sure felt like I sweat out 30 pounds of water in the hospital after her birth. In three weeks I should be able to start exercising without having to worry about my c-section stitches busting, so that will be when my new year's resolution officially begins. Until then breast feeding is my exercise, they say it's equivalent to running 5 miles a day which is way more than I ever do.

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3 comments: to “ Squishy has learned to use her legs

  • Kailing Krew
    December 22, 2008 at 7:11 AM  

    WOW!! Sounds like you are doing AWESOME! I'm so glad, I was a little worried because you haven't posted in awhile ( for good reason ). Wishing you and your beautiful family a VERY Merry Christmas! Hope your weather is better than ours 19 and a foot of snow!

  • Candi
    December 22, 2008 at 12:45 PM  

    wow what great pictures you have heehee

    I love my bailey boo!!!!!!!!
    aunt candi

  • alyak23
    December 23, 2008 at 10:12 AM  

    Did I mention she is not a fan of coffee either LOL. I was so excited to finally be able to drink coffee again now that I am not pregnant that I didn't think about how much of that caffiene gets into the breast milk. I couldn't figure out why randomly she would have these crazy crying fits after she's eaten... then it dawned on me that it was the caffiene and she was wired not knowing how to get rid of the energy. I had two options let her suck vigorously on my pinky until it wore off or cry. Guess it's back to decaff for a while.

    We are doing well! I am not as familiar with new newborns. I have lots of baby experience but not much under 3 months of age and they are really different by the time they are 3 months. So needless to say it's taking John and I a bit to get familiar with her signals, likes, and dislikes. I think we are getting into a rhythem now though. I know they constantly change, but we're both gaining more confidence in our abilities as parents. I have to admit it was pretty intimidating at first.

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