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This was a pretty uneventful week overall.
Things are still going well and we are nursing 4 times a day.
Still great. She still loves to eat all foods.
Her skin is still doing really well. Mid-way through this week, her scalp really started to look better. I have dry scalp, and I remembered something my mom did when I was little. She would use a bristle brush and brush my scalp before I took a bath. I did that to her one day this week. Her head looked like it was covered in snow! But after I washed it, it looked so much better. So I am guessing the Burt’s Bees is helping to prevent buildup, then brushing her head helps remove the buildup.
DROPPING THIRD NAP
She had some days this week without the third nap, but the majority of days she had it.
We went to a party at some friend’s house, which meant we needed someone to watch the kids. My parents are always happy to do so. This time we had them all sleep at their house. This was McKenna’s first night sleeping somewhere without me! I had some anxiety of course, but she slept perfectly! My parents had Brayden sleep on the couch–his first time doing that. He slept great, too. I just can’t imagine the kid sleeping when he was on a couch, but he did.
I thought I would post how we are handling our new chruch time. Church is now from 1-4. This is actually much better for McKenna because she can take a full nap. What we do is follow our schedule as usual up until just before 1 when we go to church. Then she stays up through all of church. We get home at about 4:15. I then nurse McKenna, feed her dinner, and put her down for a nap. She naps until 7:30 (it ends up being about a 2.5 hour nap which is what she lost while we were at church. Then I do her bedtime routine as usual. It works out well.
8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal)
12:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries or cherries).
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears).
5:30ish PM–dinner with family. Finger foods and what we are having.
6:45 PM–nap. Some nights, she stays up until 7:00. Since most of this week included this nap, I am including it in our schedule.
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed
On nights we dropped the third nap, we did:
7:15-7:30 PM–nurse, PJs, story, bed.
- Super Baby Food
- On Becoming Baby Wise
- On Becoming Baby Wise: Book II (take note that this is a link to the 2001 printing; there is a 2008 printing, but Amazon doesn’t have it).
- What to Expect the First Year
- The Wonder Weeks. (and a link to their site: http://livingcontrolsystems.com/)
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
- The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior–Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood
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