Ella is still sleeping in her crib but she isn't sleeping as much as she was last week. Also sometimes she sleeps in my arms. There are times this week that after a feeding she stays up until the next feeding. Last week it was always back to bed. I still set my alarm for every 3 hours to feed her but she's actually been waking up a couple minutes before my alarm goes off or right after it goes off and I hit snooze. I enjoy not forcing her to wake up to eat a lot more than last week. Last week I was so tired and so was she and yet we were there nursing in the middle of the night. There have been a few nighttime feedings where she didn't fall asleep right away after nursing and so I held her for a bit before returning to bed. The pictures are the day she was born, a week later, and today. I've taken nicer ones of her sleeping than a week ago but I wanted pictures on the specific days to see if you can see a difference in her. BTW those socks are so cute. I love them. They are cute and stay on her feet so it's a win. Dave was doing laundry and as soon as they were dried, I put them on her feet. I wonder if Target has other cute socks like this.
Ella seems to love tummy time. She loves holding her head up. She also likes to be held in a standing position. At first it looked like she was doing a jig but now she stands there pushing off. While doing tummy time she moves her head and lifts it up and gets tired and rests but then she goes back at it again. I got some video of her too.
I filed her nails for the first time this week. I was too afraid to use the clippers.
Her umbilical cord stump fell off.
She hates her arms being swaddled but we do it anyway. If we leave her hands out of the mits at the end of shirts she scratches her face. This is something I would do too. I mean I did as a baby while in line to get my photo professionally taken.
|my face scratched when I was a baby|
In the past week, Ella has decided she likes to eat a ton. She eats often. She also makes little piggy noises while eating because she wants more food.
So I hear you are supposed to put one additional layer on a baby than you wear. But I wear more layers than Dave and I'm cold and he's not. I think this baby is more like him. At the doctors Ella was crying until we unzipped her outfit and took her legs out. Dave's face was dripping sweat. I was only a tiny bit warm. She fights her swaddle until she gets her legs out. I don't tuck the bottom anymore so that her legs aren't as warm.