Saturday, May 31, 2014

5 Months

  • At the doctor for her ears she was 15.9 lbs. w/ clothes.
  • 3-6 and 6 month clothes.
  • Size 2 diaper

  • 5 oz/6 bottles per day.  Hannah moved up at daycare and they are working on a 4 hour schedule but it is not consistent.  I will have to up the ounces if she does this schedule but I liked 3 hrs. b/c now her bedtime bottle is too early. 
  • Has had oatmeal, sweet potato, green beans, banana, and squash.  Green beans are not a fav and bananas possibly gave her an extreme tummy ache.  Hannah is becoming very interested in food so I know she is ready for solids.
  • Sleep has not been great this month...  She had a stomach virus where she vomited for about 6 hours.  The very next weekend she was diagnosed with an ear infection then we flew to Maine.  While there she developed an all over rash and the dr. took her off the antibiotic (ominicef).  Hannah's rash went away but she still was not herself.  After taking her to the pediatrician when we got home and put on augmentin she is sleeping from about 8-5ish.

  • Naps are still inconsistent.  We are on the go every weekend with William so she sleeps in the car seat.  Hannah is somewhat of a cat napper and also a super light sleeper.  I'm hoping after we get her ears re checked we can train her to nap in the crib.
  • I have learned that Hannah doesn't like being held to sleep.  She will scream like crazy so I put her in the bouncy seat and soothe her til she falls asleep.  
  • She gets a bath every night due to excessive drool and spit up under her chin. Yuck!  Luckily the bath calms her down and she'll usually take a nap afterwards. 
  • William still loves her but must be reminded to be gentle.  Also he has issues w sharing: mommy, daddy, or any toy even if it's a baby toy.  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

4 Months-Hannah

  It seems like Hannah is getting bigger by the day.  She went from size 1 to 2 diapers literally overnight!  Mostly wearing 3 to 6 months clothing.  Hannah is still on 5 oz. bottles 6x a day; sometimes gets 6 oz. at bedtime.  
  Speaking of bedtime that's hit or miss.  She will sleep from around 8 to 5ish several nights then gets restless.  I honestly don't think it's hunger; I think she just wants to get up.  No mam!  Hannah is no longer sleeping completely swaddled but I have kept her tummy wrapped with her feet in the sack.
  Naps are horrible!!! Bless her heart!  Hannah cat naps all day at school then maybe a short one at night.  I think this may be part of her bedtime issues.  She is so exhausted and has trouble relaxing. There isn't really much I can do because she is at daycare all week.  I plan on putting her in the crib at nap time on weekends but we are always on the go!
  We went for her checkup and I asked tons of questions.  Her doctor doesn't promote cry it out until at least 6 months which I agreed with.  She suggested soothing, paci, etc. but don't jump right to a bottle.  Dr. Stewart said solid foods are fine and that we can skip oatmeal.  Her formula has added rice starch so I'm probably going to finish the oatmeal I bought then start purées!  She took her shots like a champ; didn't cry barely at all. 
  Hannah is developmentally on track...  Once we can get the nap thing figured out we will be golden!! 
  Hannah is the perfect piece to complete our family puzzle.  She is laid back most of the time (esp. for not napping like she should) and a complete blessing.          Hannah still searches for William and watches him while he plays.