Thursday, July 25, 2013

2 months!

I can't believe what a dream baby Madelyn has been so far. 3 kids is definitely not easy, but she fit right in the family without tripling the chaos.

Her loves continue to be chowing and snoozing and growing. She's already outgrown some her 6 month clothes! Yikes! I decided to stop worrying about her love for sleep and just enjoy it.

We're not exactly on a schedule, especially during the day, but I put her down around 11 pm and she sleeps until anytime between 6 and 8 the next morning. She'll wake for a feeding and then go back to sleep for awhile. She still sleeps quite a bit during the day. If she doesn't wake up, I'll wake her every two to three hours to eat. Sometimes when I go wake her up, she's already awake. Just laying there and smiling.

Often I miss her because she's always sleeping so I'll pick her up and she'll just keep sleeping while I hold her. Or she'll wake up for a few minutes and then go back to sleep. She's very soothed by motion. She likes her swing and being in her car seat (as long as it is moving). She tags along on errands just fine! Since she's so easy, and since we've had a fairly cool season, we've had quite a fun summer going out and about with 3 kids in tow. Here are some of our adventures:

Festival of the arts:
This is one of my favorite summertime activities and was counting on not being able to go since I was due May 30 and festival is always first weekend in June. My early induction combined with mild weather and a good 2-week old baby made it possible.

Whitecaps game:
I got a couple of dirty (or maybe curious) looks from people for bringing such a tiny baby. But we were in the lawn section at 5 pm on a cool, cloudy day, so what is the big deal?

Kyla decided to make friends with the people in front of us so she could steal their nice chair!

The jungle bus driver said she was one of her youngest passengers!

Grand Haven State Park:
This may have been more trouble than what it was worth but I think I'm glad we attempted it. Again, it was in the evening on a cool, cloudy, night. I think Ellie and Kyla had fun! They made us buy a season pass so maybe we'll try it again!

We also take lots of walks and visit my parents to swim in their pool. When Scott isn't around on the weekends, my mom usually helps if I need to go anywhere with all 3 of them. I don't see trying this alone anytime soon if I can help it!!!

I have 3 weeks and 6 days left of maternity leave, so I'm trying to make the most of it! Dreading bringing her to daycare soon! The other two I don't mind -ha! Also wondering how to fit work into an extremely chaotic tired life! We'll figure it out! Lots of exclamation marks!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

1 month and counting

Here are Madelyn's 1 month stats:

23" (96%)
11lbs 8oz (86%)

She apparently loves to eat! She came into this world weighing 1 lb less than her sisters, and she already has them beat by 1 lb in only a month!

As of today, she is 6 weeks old! I don't know how the time passed so quickly yet it feels like she's been part of the family forever!

Everyone continues to adjust well.  Ellie absolutely adores her. Kyla likes to steal her pacifiers and body slam her, but she's getting better. Sometimes she help me burp her by lightly patting on her back. Then the next minute she slams her head into the baby's head.

She still sleeps all the time. It was continuous through 4 weeks and now she's up maybe an hour or less two or three times a day.

Rock and Play is the best thing ever!

Wont stay awake for tummy time

Still sleeping!

The sleep schedule is also getting better. She takes a feeding around 10:30 or 11 and will sleep until 4 or 5 for another feeding and go back to sleep until 7 or 8. Not too shabby!