A little bit about our girl...
She is beautiful and has such a beautiful olive complexion.
We still cannot decide what color her eyes are.
They change with the lighting.
Her hair is filling in on the top,
and falling out in the back.
Madison and mommy are figuring out this breastfeeding thing.
Especially now that my incision is completely healed.
She has a very hearty appetite,
and consumes about 4 oz at her last feeding.
Most nights Daddy and I are able to turn in at 11.
Then I get up with her once more.
Sometimes at 3:00, sometimes at 4:00, and sometimes at 5:00.
I broke my own rule a few times.
I put her in the bed with me for snuggles.
Only for about an hour or two...
So I can get a few more minutes of shut eye.
Madison has a phase each day were she's fussy and inconsolable.
It's unpredictable and heartbreaking.
It only lasts about two hours, but it's miserable.
She sleeps afterwards, and all is well.
Madison is having a hard time figuring out the pacifier.
She shakes her head, roots at it, but has difficulty holding on.
Once she gets it, sometimes she doesn't hold on to it.
She spits it out, and gets extremely mad.
She has 4 different types of pacifiers,
we haven't found one that works consistently.
If it were safe, I would totally create a pacifier headband...
that made it stay in her mouth.
Madison sneezes a lot.
She even fake sneezes, too.
I must get that on video!
She is often very alert during the day with one solid nap.
She smiles a good bit,
and loves to watch the TV.
Madison sleeps at night in her swing
with her mommy sounds bear, hot water bottle, and pacifier.
She loves being swaddled and cuddled,
and she loves her vibrating bouncy seat.
She went to church for the first time last Sunday.
She stayed close to mommy's chest in a baby sling.
She did very good and did not cry during the service.
Yesterday Madison went on her first shopping trip, too!
The first week of Madison's life was very hard for me.
I cried often, and mourned my life before her.
I suffered from what's called "Baby Blues,"
...more about that later, this is a positive post.
We're doing great, feeling good, and sleeping well!!
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