Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brinley Summary: 32 Weeks Old

This is a summary for Brinley's 32nd week; she was 31 weeks old.

NURSING
At the end of this week, I got the 24 hour puke thing--fun right? For some reason I get this every time I am nursing and in March. Maybe with McKenna it was late February? Anyway, I got it and couldn't keep anything down for a day. This obviously hits your milk supply. But it didn't really show an impact until later in the next week, so stay tuned for that. 

Luckily, Brinley didn't get sick. Hurray!

PLAYING
Brinley continued with her super-duper happiness. So much fun!

Brinley is just getting better and better at sitting. Her balance still needs work, but improvements are being made.

INDEPENDENT PLAYTIME
I am trying to be more consistent with Independent playtime. I need to sit and think about when we can do it. It is a bit tricky because I like to do it with the first waketime, but on weeks we drive to school, it is hard to work it in at that time slot because a lot of it is taken up with going to school and back. I do make sure she plays independently each day, but I think she is getting to the age where I need to be more consistent about the time of day and the place it is happening as well as calling it what it is.

SLEEPING
This week, there were several days where we had something going on and I needed Brinley to have good naps, so we did some days with the sleep positioner during naps.

Then she started getting super strong and could roll over the sleep position, then she would play with it. She also started rolling off of her tummy again.

Her evening nap moved back to 6 PM.

SOLIDS
Brinley had mango this week. She liked it fine. There wasn't really strong emotions in either direction.

TIME CHANGE
The time change was this week. I really was dreading it because we had a really consistent schedule where she was getting up from naps and going down for naps at the same times each day. I knew the time change would throw us off.

This is the first time I have ever done a time change with a baby and didn't do it in my "15 minutes" change each week way. It was so much harder for me not doing it that way! The problem was, though, that to change it slowly, I would have had to have started waking her earlier each day, and because of school, I couldn't do that. I needed her to be on the schedule we had. So we did it cold turkey initially, but that messed with her too much, so we went 30 minutes. It still took several days for her to get used to it, but it was easier for her than a full hour difference. 

The time change really throws me off, too. My sleep gets off, my metabolism gets off...I seriously, seriously, want there to be no time change. Why do we do that to ourselves? I mean, I know the listed reasons we do it, but really WHY?!?!?

SCHEDULE
8:00--feed with solids--2-4 T prunes and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in--a few days we did 2 T yogurt here
9:30--nap
12:00--feed with solids--4 T of pears OR peaches and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in and 2 T of green beans OR peas with 1 T oatmeal mixed in and some fruit
1:30--nap
4:00--feed with solids half a banana mixed with 2 T oatmeal OR 3-4 T applesauce mixed with 2 T oatmeal and sweet potatoes (2 T) OR butternut squash (2 T) and some fruit OR 2 T carrots
6:00--nap 
7:30--feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

11 comments:

Tyler and Shea Moses said...

I totally agree about the time change! Doesn't The state of Arizona choose not to participate in DST? That would be so nice!

D & H said...

Move to Arizona! We don't have daylight savings time here. :)

Valerie Plowman said...

I know! Arizona is so smart. How can we get on board? Really. Can we start a movement?

Michael and Yvonne said...

I SO agree about time change. I hate it and i would like to know the real point we have it? I never liked it before kids (well i liked the fall!) but definitely not postkids. It just throws us all off. BUT i will say this one wasn't too bad surprisingly. I did not really do much prep as DD1 is in kinder and DD2 in preschool so we have settimes...i can't really get them up and not the baby as when they're up we are all up even if they try to be quiet. So i did a crash and phased it in a bit on Saturday and that was pretty much it. THe older 2 did really well thankfully! But yes, it is a headache i could do without!!!:)

Jenna said...

I have an 8 month old baby girl. Her schedule has been working great, but all of the sudden she is pooping during her first nap. This has been happening consistantly. Why do you think this is happening? Should we adjust her schedule or will it work itself out? She will poop and thennot want to go back to sleep. That in turn kind of messes up the rest of the day. Looking for some advice on what to do. Thanks!

The Lommori Family said...

Jenna--
We had this issue too. What helped us was to have consistent independent play that first wake time. Seemed DS just wanted a time he knew he would be uninterrupted to poop. I think he was pooping during his nap because he knew he had "privacy" of sorts and would be uninterrupted. Once we had done consistent independent play time during the first wake time for a week or so he started pooping during that time, we also got very consistent on solids. Fruit and yogurt in the morning (fiber) and starcher foods for lunch and dinner like sweet potatoes. Seemed to fix the problem.

Dana said...

Completely agree with the time change! I'll sign a petition if we start one! I heard that billions of dollars are lost with each time change because people's productivity at work goes down so much. Instead of working, they search the Internet and try not to fall asleep. It seems like it makes sense just to throw in the towel on dst

Valerie Plowman said...

That is nice Yvonne! The older three were fine--it definitely made it so they had a hard time falling asleep at night, but not a huge deal. It threw me off! No fun.

Valerie Plowman said...

Jenna this is a hard challenge. Really the only thing you can do is try to feed her strategically. So have you changed what she gets at breakfast lately? If so, that might be speeding up the bowel movement. But it kind of seems like most if not all babies do this at some point, so it might just take some "waiting" for it to fix itself. Another idea is to try some independent play in the first playtime--kids seem to poop when they are alone.

Valerie Plowman said...

Oh HaHa! The Lommori Family and I were on the same page with independent play.

Valerie Plowman said...

Dana I heard that, too. I wonder how that compares to the supposed savings we have with energy costs with changing the time.

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