Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cuddle bug

We love miss Mia so much that I think we have created a monster. We read that kids should be able to fall asleep on their own and "self soothe". Mia does not do this. She does not fall asleep or stay asleep unless she is being cuddled. She is a cuddle bug! (which, by the way, I love. But, we need to do what is in her best interest. So, this week we are working on self soothing. It is not easy for mommy.

Mia also has eye infections. It was just in one eye and we thought it was a clogged tear duct but then it spread to the other eye. So we are not sure. We are putting antibiotic ointment on them. They were pretty goopy for a couple of days. It didn't seem to bother Mia but it bothered us!

Another note: I got a baby K tan. It is a baby holder that has lots of different positions you can hold your baby in. I LOVE it! It is very handy.

More pics (of course)!
Mia-Daddy cuddle/nap time

I love this headband

I can whistle! :)

Bath time

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter

Thanks to everyone for your comments. It helps so much to see what other people have done with their kids. I just want to make things as easy on us and her as possible. I will take ANY suggestions, ANY time, from ANY one!

We were not going to go to Easter dinner because Mia is only 3 weeks old, but Jaden had an uncle in town who probably won't get another chance to see her for at least 6 months. So, we went. I cried on the way there. I was so nervous. We got there and there were a TON of people! I was watching all of these kids run around with runny noses. At one point, Jaden's cousin said I wasn't being myself and I ran out of the living room crying! We all laughed about it later. I always thought I would be a really easy going mom. I hope I will get better! I feel like a mother bear who could rip anyone apart that comes near my baby! Overall though, we had a really good Easter. How amazing that God gave his son and let him go through the cross for US! I can't imagine. Thank you Lord.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another Dr's appointment and lots of questions

Mia had her 2nd Dr's appointment yesterday. She has grown an inch and weighs 9 lbs now! She is doing so great. The Dr ask me how we were sleeping, my response was-"umm, ok". As of now, Mia sleeps in her swing next to our bed. She is not a big crier (more of a grunter) so when she starts to wake up and grunt, I feed her. Sometime in the middle of the night, she usually ends up in bed cuddling with me the rest of the night. The Dr told me to wait to feed her until she really starts to cry. She said to feed her, burp her and put her back down. No talking, cuddling, or playing. She said this will help her start to sleep through the night. I hate it. I cried more than she did last night. I am afraid I am going to teach her that she needs to cry to get things. She is such a good baby and I don't want to change that.

Any advise from any moms would be greatly appriciated.
Did you let your baby cry before you fed them?
Did they sleep in your room or in your bed? If so, for how long?
When did they get on a regular nighttime schedule?
Did you swaddle them at night?
Please Help!