Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Picture Time!...

Well, last night wasn't much better than the night before. Although Lucy woke up only four times as opposed to six (ONLY 4? Ugh!). I haven't been feeding her in the middle of the night since she was about 6 weeks old, which is when she started sleeping through the night, but Tuesday night and last night she wanted to eat three times in the middle of the night! It is really messing with my daytime supply. So here I am, blogging while drinking my Nursing Mom's Tea from Yogi Teas. I'm not crazy about the taste, it is very licorice-shy and I much prefer PG Tips with milk and sugar. However, whenever I've felt like my supply was getting low, especially from pumping at work, I start trying to drink it 2-3 times per day and it does really help (in case anyone is wondering I get it at Whole Foods and New Seasons). My guess as to what is going on is either:

1. A growth spurt
2. Teething
3. Lucy knows that I wrote an entire blog entry dedicated to her wonderful sleeping habits and decided to keep me on my toes, just to show me who is boss. Little bugger!

Right now she's napping peacefully on my bed so thought I would jump on and share some of her latest photos before I go join her and conk out until Rob gets home from work.
















"There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it."
-Irena Chalmers

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

If she's 4 months old then it may be the dreaded "4 month wakeful period" that she's experiencing.

http://www.kellymom.com/parenting/sleep/4mo-sleep.html

Anonymous said...

My daughter (who is 6 months old now) began sleeping through the night early on at 9 weeks. Around 4 months babies begin to be really aware of their surroundings and, when they wake up during the night as we all do, if things are not just as they were when fell asleep, may become confused and agitated. This is what happened with my daughter. I recommend reading up on infant sleep as you may eventually have to do some sleep training! Does she spit out her pacifier or do you rock her to sleep and then stick her in her crib? (Both things we did with our daughter.) Although I was skeptical at first, we ended up using the Ferber method (which is NOT just crying it out) and it has worked for us. I think the biggest gift is allowing your child to learn how to fall asleep on his or her own. Good luck!

teacheroftwos said...

Probably a growth spurt!

soxchamps said...

I'd say either of the three is just as likely! Remember, all the bad times will pass. So do the good ones, but everything seems to go in cycles!

Max's Mommy said...

I was also going to suggest it was the 4-month sleep regression.

Good Luck!!

Elizabeth said...

What a sweet little girl! Love the pictures, especially the one of you and her in your backyard/garden with the white flowers. Pretty!

Hope the sleep schedule improves shortly.

goodheartedmommy said...

Sounds like the 4 month wakeful period! She may not sleep through the night again for awhile (like until 9-12 months), but it will get better. Remember that she's constantly learning something new. Kids tend to lose sleep when they're practicing new things (even if the new things seem small, like making spit bubbles). Try not to worry. While it's nice to get all that uninterrupted sleep, it's 100% normal for a baby to not STTN (most do not STTN until 9-12 months, and many don't until later).

Kris Norman said...

She is so adorable! And that little white sweater is just too sweet =]

Brooke said...

She is too cute! I'd say growth spurt, though, if it matters :)

Marcy said...

I feel for you. The ugly truth no one wants to tell you is, babies just don't sleep through the night. Or if they do, it's only for a few days/weeks/months at a time before they start waking at night again. We even have done "sleep training" a few times and it would always work... until the next time we traveled, or he got another tooth, etc. He's now 15 months old and is sleeping 7pm til 6am MOST nights...

So whenever she does start sleeping better again, cherish it while it lasts! She's such a cutie, btw. =)

Jennifer said...

I hope little Lucy returns to her old sleeping pattern for you soon :-) The pictures are adorable -- she's such a cutie!

kennedyeatworld said...

I think she really looks like your husband in that tracksuit photo! Too cute. :)

CheekyMonkey said...

Awww.. I just love that one of her sleeping with her arm up above her. So precious! She's beautiful Bev! (big surprise, mommy and daddy are pretty people too. :)

Amy said...

PG Tips!!!! Ah, you are the daughter of a Brit. My step mother-in-law is from Britain and she drinks PG Tips. It's the best and every now and again I get a craving for it. We're Tetley drinkers in this house for everyday. But when we stay with her we soak up the PG Tips. Great taste, Bev!

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