Dec 30, 2009

Its Getting Better All The Time

Well, I still can't say that I am over the baby blues, but its still getting better each day. I did have a little mini melt down yesterday about MC's sleeping, but I just decided after much advice, reading, and research to chill out until she is 6 weeks old. According to Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, babies dont really develop a sleep pattern until they are about 6 weeks old. Apparently until then I just need to kick back, relax, and let her sleep when she wants. (Of course this is much more easily said than done... I am an organizational freak as we all know. I need a schedule. I need a play by play of how the day is going to go. MC doesnt exactly allow for that at this point. She doesnt have a particular time she naps during the day. She is still kinda all over the place - this doesnt allow me to make a schedule -this drives me crazy.) I am really hoping that in two weeks or so she'll settle into her little pattern and I can develop a schedule for us! Speaking of, what time should she be put to bed? When I go to bed (9 or 10), or earlier at like 7 or something? Or do you wait for the super early bedtime when they get older?? Suggestions?

Adam is also doing fine. We are still able to talk on the computer and see each other on the webcam. I usually end up showing MC to him each day. Poor baby girl is going to spend the first 3 months of her life with a webcam shoved in her face... oh well. Daddy has to see her. Maybe I am conditioning the world's next oscar winner ;)

I was watching videos of her birth and time and the hospital this evening. Its crazy how much she has changed since then. I have a feeling these next few months are going to fly by (which is JUST fine with me! The sooner time goes by, the quicker I get to be with Adam for good!) I can't wait until our little family is back together!

MC and I are taking our first big outing tomorrow. My mom is driving us to Starkville to meet Adam's mom who will then take us to Jackson. We will be staying there for the weekend so "nanna" and "poppy" can get some much needed time with Maggie Claire. Should be interesting to see how she reacts to the different environment! I also can't wait for our dog Indy to meet her!! She's been living with Adam's parents while he's been gone so he has yet to meet our new addition! I'll be sure to post pics when we get back! Until then, take a look at our beautiful little girl! She was one month old on Monday :)


6 comments:

Hope said...

She is sooooo cute! You both are very lucky to have such a sweet, pretty girl! :)

ashia said...

When my baby was MC's age, we gave her a bath around 10 and she would be asleep by 11, then would have a little stretch before waking up. The older she's getting, the earlier she's getting fussy and tired so we keep moving it up. Now she's usually asleep by 9. I hope y'all can get on a good schedule soon. It helps so much! We didn't really get on a good one until 10 weeks, but I've heard of some doing it by 6. She's beautiful!

Katie said...

MC is so cute! You lucked out with a precious little one :)

LT (and Max) said...

oh she's just so so beautiful!!!

Tassie said...

hey jess! Maggie Claire is beautiful. Raelynn said to tell you that she's as beautiful as a rose. As for sleeping, in the beginning, I slept when she did. I was having a time getting the nursing thing down. I was either pumping or feeding every 2 hours, 24 hours a day. When they are little, keeping them up till 10 or 11 is fine, because that means that she'll sleep later. If you put her to bed at 7 she'll be up at 2 or 3. Not fun. Things will turn into a more regular schedule soon. Raelynn took a morning nap and an afternoon nap. When she was around 18 months or so, she took one longer nap in the afternoon. Don't worry....you'll figure it out! I can't wait to meet little Miss Maggie!

The Sweet Life said...

She is so pretty!!

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