I've been putting off updating about Mae because I still don't have any pictures uploaded. We're having camera problems. =( Since I do have one to steal from thatpatti
, I thought I'd make a post. Mae had her one month doctor's visit a week ago and is very healthy. She's a little over 10 lbs and 20 inches long! Here's my chubbster: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thatpatti/316118692/
Mae has been smiling a bit lately, mostly at Ben or Sage. I was holding her while we ate breakfast this morning and she gave Sage a huge grin! He got in her face and made some baby talk, which really got her smiling. Then he looked at me and said, "Mae loves me." So cute!
She's probably the easiest baby on the face of the planet, I swear. She prefers being put down in her bassinet with a pacifier than being lulled to sleep... she pants rather than cries when she gets hungry (at first, anyway)... she sleeps between five and eight hours at night... and now that I've said so, she's going to turn into Colic Baby from Hell, I'm sure. =)
She does have a little acid reflux problem that causes her to spit up a lot, but it's mostly been solved by some changes in routine. I feed her less formula more often and sit her in a carseat or bouncy chair after she's eaten. It's really helped with her spitting up and she's much less fussy in the evening. She is still clusterfeeding, though yesterday she did that all afternoon and then slept from 9pm to 5am. There's still no rhyme or reason to her schedule, however. Some nights she'll clusterfeed and sleep forever. Other nights she'll wake at midnight, 3am, and 7am. It's unpredictable, but it doesn't really matter. I'm getting enough sleep that I'm not miserable and a cup of coffee in the afternoon takes care of the rest of the day.
Sage is another matter entirely. I won't get into a rant about his toddlerness today, but damn... what a temper!
I thought I'd reminisce a bit about Mae's birth in the form of a birth story- ( Mae's BirthCollapse )