Sunday, December 28, 2008

unpredictable baby

We're in the midst of a long, middle-of-the-night feeding right now. These used to be standard. Used to be... the child has been on earth for 3 weeks and I'm talking used to be. She's been relatively calm since waking up at 2:30, just a few moments of frustration or bleating, but she slept three hours prior, and she's been busy eating for nearly a full hour now. Not last night, but several nights before we had long stretches where she was inconsolable. She'd eat a bit, but then get all cranked up and daddy would have to take her and try to calm her, or I'd have to get out of bed and into the glider and run through a battery of songs. Friday she was awake most of the day (unusual) and slept through virtually the whole night. She was grumpy before bed and ended up falling asleep with daddy on the couch. I woke up four hours after having fallen asleep in a pool of breast milk, went and found my little girl who was sound asleep in the crook of daddy's arm. She ate, but she did so sleepily, or rather, while sleeping. Her next feeding three hours later she basically slept through as well. And then... she slept almost all day. Her abuelita, Kev's mom, was concerned that she'd be awake all night after sleeping all day and periodically tried to sing or dance her awake, but... save for a few stretches for eating or interacting... she was out for the day.

So have we been up all night? No... she let us sleep for about 3 hours and then whimpered a bit... and now we're on to the home stretch of an hour long feeding. Daddy changed her when she woke up. So I can just put her back in the co-sleeper when she seems sound asleep.

Her baptism is later this morning. I'm hoping she's cool, calm, and collected... but my girl is totally unpredictable... so... we shall see.


Magdalene6127 said...

I wish I could be there, more than you know. Blessings to all of you, including Auntie Mieke!

Shifting Gears said...

T says "that unpredictable baby"

Yes, babies don't come with standard instructions and they make us think on our feet...I am still doing that with 2 teens and 1 tween!

Congratulations on the baptism...Welcome to your church family Caroline Grace!

April said...

Sounds like she's growth-spurting, building up milk supply, etc. -- being a typical atypical baby. :) Congratulations on the baptism! I hope it went well.