April 25, 2013

Parenting 101: Our First Question to You

**I know - epic fail on my part for not posting anything yet about the birth or photos of our little girl...it's coming, but just when I've actually gotten enough sleep and have time to do so. Thanks for understanding!

QUESTION: What are simple things we can incorporate into our little routine to help Kaylee start to differentiate between day feedings and night feedings?

So Kaylee is a champ. She eats great(well, now she does...that's another story) and sleeps all the time. We are very blessed. However, the past few days after her feedings at night she is wide awake. And it takes about 30-45 minutes for her to fall asleep. That's not so bad, but it means less sleep for all of us in between feedings. During the day she will fall asleep almost immediately after a feeding. Both day and night we have the same routine...wake her up gently, change diaper, try to wake her up a little more (stretching), feed her (I'm pumping and we bottle feed, so it takes about 15 minutes to actually feed her), burp her, hold her for a few minutes upright to prevent spit up, and then she's typically out by then - drowsy and we just put her down and she falls asleep on her own (gotta love the food coma!). But at night now she is just wide awake and it takes rocking her to get her drowsy again.

We'd love for her to be awake during the day and then sleepy at night, so again, any tips about little things we can do to make night and day different (besides bath time?)


April 5, 2013

I Suck at Blogging

I think everyone has a blog post somewhere in their history that starts out, "Okay, I realize that I don't blog very often." It just happens. We get caught up in life or we feel too much pressure to write the perfect post that nothing gets written. Me personally, I think that in order to blog I have to justify it with having actual events happen in my life. I have a very boring life. Thus, lack of blogging.

But I'm trying to redeem myself. I actually like writing - it helps me clear my head and organize my thoughts and so I'm going to try again to blog more regularly. Not about what is necessarily going on in my life, but more about the thoughts going on in my head. So sorry if you ever get bored (hey, you don't have to read this) or if you're offended by my opinions and thoughts (again, you don't have to read this). But thanks for listening...er, reading.