McKenna Baby Summary: Week 32

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Schedule and routine for a 31-32 week old baby. Get info on this baby’s daily schedule and routine for each day and know how to structure your day.

32 week old McKenna

BREASTFEEDING

This week was good again, although McKenna is having a learning curve of figuring out how to move about her crib without getting wedged in a corner.

We are still nursing and everything is still going well.

PUMPING

The wind was taken from my sails with my bad milk experience last week. I just stopped pumping. So I have stopped doing it. If I decide I want to/need to in the future, I can start up again. For now, I just don’t want to have to go to the work that it might take to keep it fresh and good at 10:30 PM every night. I want to go to bed!

SLEEPING

McKenna slept well all week except that every so often she wedges herself into a corner and just hasn’t quite figured out how to work her way out of it. I have decided at night I will put her in footed PJs instead of the sleep sack. I think it will be easier for her to move around in footed PJs than a sack.

McKenna now prefers sleeping on her tummy. Her only disruption with this is when she somehow works her way into a corner without being able to get back out yet.

SOLIDS

Nothing new to report.

FINGER FOODS

I gave McKenna some puffs this week. She did very well with them. She chewed and never gagged. Many babies do gag their first time or two. She just chewed them up and swallowed them. She is having a hard time getting them into her mouth, which I find amusing 🙂 It is fun to watch them learn these new skills.


Read: Finger Food Basics


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COLD

The cold is still here. I hate colds. This is what I do for her. I use Baby Vick’s. I will suction her nose once in the morning since it is so stuffed and once at night before bed so she can be as clear as can be, but that is it. I also use the saline drops in her nose if it is stuffy in the day. A great thing with babies is they sneeze a lot when they have colds, so if you can be there when the sneeze happens, you can use a rag to get the snot that shoots out. The joys of motherhood 😉

Read: Surviving When Baby Has a Cold

TIME CHANGE

McKenna did great with the time change. On day one, she was on her normal schedule. I did notice that she was tired often. This is likely a combination of the cold and the time change. The fall time change just throws people off. You have to expect that it will take time for your body to adjust to the new time.


Read: Tips for Shifting You Schedule (Time Change, Time Zones, etc.)


OUR SCHEDULE

8:05 AM–wake, nurse, eat (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:30 AM–nap
12:00 PM–wake, nurse, eat (green veggie and applesauce)
1:45ish PM–nap (sometimes this is at 2:00)
4:15 PM–wake, nurse, eat (yellow veggie and pears or bananas)
6:00 PM–nap
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

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