Mar 25, 2007
So you know, I hate clutter - especially the extraneous plastic kind that seem to dominate the homes of people with kids. but yesterday, our new friend and the owner of our local coffee shop, Andrew, gave us his son Emerson's papasan baby swing. Two words: It rocks. Charlotte slept in it this morning and it may just replace the co-sleeper as her napping spot!
Some other things that we like and use regularly:
The Graco travel bouncy seat. It's quiet but effective, and best of all, it folds up into a bag so you arent tripping over a big seat when you aren't using it.
The Moby Wrap -- Charlotte doesnt like the sling yet(she doesn't like to lie down at all, maybe due to a bit of reflux...) and the moby wrap has been a godsend. I take her everyhere in it.
The Soothie Pacifier: awesome. nipple like pacifier. essential for calm car rides.
Gerber Organic Onesies: Soft, big enough for cloth diapered butts!
My Brest Friend: Awesome support!
more to come...
Mar 21, 2007
Today, Charlotte is One month and One week old. I can hardly believe how fast the first month went. We're really having fun with our new "toy". Charlotte is a super laid back baby, and she is an excellent eater... She has grown from 7 lbs 10oz ( at birth) to 9 lbs 13 oz (yesterday).
She's currently experiencing a bit of baby acne, but otherwise, she is doing absolutely great.
Its funny, everyone I encounter seems to ask -- "is she sleeping through the night?" -- and the asnwer is always, No. Is she supposed to sleep through the nght at 5 weeks old? No! Do I mind? No! She wakes up 2-3 times a night to nurse and then goes right back to sleep. I have no complaints...I get up at least that much to go to the bathroom anyhow!
She is starting to smile a bit, and interact with us more and more. She loves to look at the mobile over her co-sleeper, and she hates to have her diaper changed on the changing table (she prefers the soft bed). We are in love!