With all the Christmassy business I missed a 2 month update about our gorgeous girl, but she is changing so much all of the time that I didn’t want to wait until she is 3 months before doing another update, so here she is at 10 weeks!
We are now exclusively bottle feeding, using a lactose free formula. Its been a big change and it took me a while to come to terms with stopping breastfeeding so early but it has been the right decision for all of us. I will go into that more in another post. She is doing really well though, her colic is almost completely gone now and the Gaviscon is still managing the reflux. Feeds themselves are so much calmer now than they were and she is having lovely bonding time during daddy feeds too.
The combination of LF formula and Gaviscon did seem to make her poos quite solid so she has some sugar water a couple of times of day at the moment to keep her moving, and it has really really helped. We’re hoping we can move on to normal formula at some point when she grows out of the temporary lactose intolerance, and that should make things even easier :).
Sleep has been one of LM’s biggest problems, or rather one of our biggest problems. She sleeps so well when she is on one of us, but not at all well lying down. It’s not exactly unusual but it is exhausting. Our Beco Gemini carrier has been a godsend but neither hubs or I have the strongest backs so after a while it starts to really hurt, and having a baby attached to you is just really draining. Yes you have your hands free but you have a baby attached to you so you are still limited in your movements. She is a light sleeper too so noise affects her a lot and so a white noise machine is almost constantly on to help her stay asleep. Sounds like a right rigmarole and it is. We are working on ways to change this and I will write more about that in another post.
We have now moved her from her Moses basket at night into her cot in her bedroom, mainly because we realised that she was bashing her arms on the sides and waking herself up! It was hard at first and she seems so tiny in her cot.. But actually it is nice having our room back again and had to happen one day.
We now have a little bedtime routine in place which includes a lovely warm bath which she loves, it such such a happy time as she loves kicking her legs around in the warm water.
LM is now spending more time awake and happy now which is lovely. The screaming isn’t quite so endless and we have some lovely calm awake time. This was really nice at Christmas as she got to have some cuddles with family and give them some smiles. She even met her Great Grandpa for the first time just before Christmas. She isn’t the smiliest of babies but hopefully this will change and when we do see a smile it lights up our day!
She loves sitting up. When I have her resting on my knees, if I give her my fingers to hold and straighten her arms gently, she will pull forward and try to sit up, which is so cute! She has always had quite a strong neck and her control is definitely getting better which is lovely!
Because of the reflux and lack of happy time she doesn’t get much tummy time but we are trying to give her a bit more time on her tummy so she can get those muscles built up ready for rolling 🙂
She looks so much more solid now and has lost the really frail newborn look. Though it is amusing as everyone keeps telling us how tiny she is when she looks so much bigger to us now! She now weighs 10lb 13 and has dropped down a little on the centile lines, she was on the 50th though now is a little below, but she was poorly for a few days and lost her appetite so hopefully she is putting weight back on now. By this age Monkey had shot up to the 98th centile! She is still in 0-3mth clothes though it wont be long before she needs some bigger ones as she is quite long.
She did lose quite a lot of hair, and is still losing some, though it is also growing back. She has never had the really baldy look Monkey had when he was tiny, but she does have a bit of a friar tuck ring around the back of her head which we will need to trim at some point to even her up. I just love her little fuzzy head though where the new hair is growing in :). She has such gorgeous big eyes, long eyelashes and of course I am biased but I think she has such a pretty face!
Oh she is so scrummy I just want to pick her up and have a cuddle. Can’t wait to meet my own new bundle each time I read an update on Little Miss. I am really glad that you have found some relief from the lactose, reflux and feeding issues and things seem to be settling down for you all. x
Thank you, she really is gorgeous! Your lively little one will be here before you know it too! Xx
She is so cute – great to hear an update.
Ahh she is so cute! It’s amazing how quick the time goes by. X
Thanks lively, your little one will be here before you know it! Xx
She really is a delicious wee toot! Sounds like she is doing just great x
Thank you! 🙂 xx
Oh what a sweetheart, a really lovely post and so great she is better with the LF formula. Love her eyes, so big. #magicmoments
Thank you she is a cutie 🙂 xx
Sounds like you are well on your way to having a brilliant routine here hon. Don’t beat yourself up over the breastfeeding hon, your sanity is the top of the list and if it wasn’t working then at least you gave it your best shot. Glad the LF formula has been a success. Look forward to more installments of seeing your gorgeous girl xxx #magicmoments
Thanks lovely, I did beat myself up at first but she is doing so much better on the formula so now just feel rlieved that we made the right choice for her as well as for me! xx
awww she is certainly making me broody, she is such a cutie!!
Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments … and I am wishing you and yours a wonderful new year honey x
thanks Jaime and same to you! xx
Ohhhh what a cute little girl, she is adorable really she is. I have a post all about my babies today but mine are rather older lol. So loved seeing your pictures she is super cute. Happy new year
Thank you and same to you! 🙂 xx
She’s very cute. I can remember seeing all these people with monster babies when my son was new born, but it wasn’t long before he was as big as them.
What a cutie pie! I am so glad you’ve managed to find a solution that works for her colic. It can be so tough when you’re sleep deprived, with a baby screaming and a toddler needing love and attention as well. It sounds like you’re doing a brilliant job as a mum of two! Lovely update, hun, x
ah thanks lovely that’s so kind, it really can be so hard but do feel like I am coping better now we are getting a bit more sleep! xx
She looks like such a delight, I love the way you are capturing her moments. Happy New Year to you #MagicMoments
thanks Fiona, someone said to me I wouldn;t take as many pictures of baby no,2 – definitely not true in my case though! xx
Oh I love her. She is so gorgeous and those eyes!!
I love the bath pic and she looks so cute in the sleeping bag xx
I’m envious that you’ve got your room back – at 14 months we’re still sharing with our Bo!
Yeah it felt a little early but it is so lovely having our space back, our room rally isn;t big enough for 3 of us! xx
She is gorgeous, her big eyes make her look very similar to her big brother x
aw thank you yeah they do look alike bless them! xx
Lovely update, she looks like her brother, and so big! I have decided that girls don’t smile that often, Little E really makes us work for them. Is that a good thing?!?!? I’m glad the crying has eased for you now, we could set a clock to Little E’s moments! I’m glad feeding is getting better and you can now have some help. Don’t tell anyone Little E is still in her moses basket in our room. She fills it up!
Thanks lovely, she definitely still has her moments but thankfully not as bad as it used to be! Aww blss her I don’t blame you, was hard moving her out of it, was just out of desperation for more sleep! xx
LM looks so little in that cot but its probably for the best. Our 2 were in their own rooms/cots within 3 months. Im not sure what was worse, us waking her moving around or them snoring! lol
Gotta love those sleeping bags. (I think we had the same one!)
Thank you and good to hear we aren’t the only ones who moved them early, just means better sleep all round in our case! 🙂 xx
She’s gorgeous – and looks like she’s developing really well. Fantastic that she’s able to meet her great-grandpa – sadly none of ours ever had the opportunity to meet their great-grandparents.
Thanks Tim, I know she is so lucky, I never evn met all of my grandparents let alone grandparents! It si lovely for him to have been able to meet them both too xx
Hello there, o she is just so lovely. I remembering feeling a bit adrift when our little man went to his cot from his Moses basket-he looked so tiny! She is adorable x #magicmoments
She is adorable and so pleased she got to meet Great Grandad – that’s a lovely picture xx #magicmoments
thanks lovely! xx
She is so lovely! Love the photo of her with Great Grandpa! x