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This is a summary for Brinley’s 10th week; she was nine weeks old.
EATING: GROWTH SPURT
Brinley had a growth spurt this week. This was her first growth spurt of her life that made for shorter naps all around. I had a couple of days where it felt like all I did was sit on the couch and feed her. Feeding every two hour will do that.
Growth spurts can last from a few days to a week or so. Brinley’s was about four days. And by the end, she was very noticeably bigger.
I like to give Brinley a bottle once a week. I did this with Brayden and Kaitlyn. I switched bottle brands with McKenna to a brand that leaked like crazy. It drove me crazy so I didn’t use the bottle and she eventually just wouldn’t take it (I know! I didn’t follow my own advice!). I want to avoid repeating that mistake.
We had parent/teacher conferences during this week. My mom came over and stayed with Brinley and McKenna while the rest of us went. Now, on Brinley’s normal schedule, she would have been asleep the whole time I was gone. But I made the appointment two weeks ago, and this day happened to land on the last day of the growth spurt. So she was way off.
My mom got her up. Four days earlier, my mom had given her a bottle with no problem. Well, this time she refused. Absolutely refused. My mom tried and tried. Brinley just cried and then fell asleep in her arms. When I got home, she was sleeping still.
Oh! And when we left the school, our battery was dead. So we had to jump it and were home about 30 minutes later than we would have been.
We got home 30 minutes after she woke up initially. That battery! It’s okay–she survived just fine.
This week, I started wondering if I should change waketime length. I tried going longer and it was a no go. I read through McKenna’s summary for this age and saw I did the same thing with her at this age! There must be something about the age–must be a bit fitful or something.
She woke a couple of nights in the night during the growth spurt. After her growth spurt, she went back to sleeping through the night again.
Am I not funny? Brinley laughed this week for the first time–but for my mom. Not for me. She will smile at me like crazy. She is a little chatterbox who stops nursing to tell me stories. But I am apparently not funny to her :). I tried. I guess I am not comedian. I know, I know. My sense of humor is dry. At least Brayden finds me very funny–now that he is seven and can understand my sense of humor. I can have him rolling. Some day Brinley, some day.
AS FOR ME
I am losing my brain. I am forgetting everything. I gave my husband a haircut…I cut it at a half inch instead of one inch. Woops. I did the same thing–same thing–when McKenna was this age. I was helping in Kaitlyn’s class. I totally read the instructions wrong and had them do the activity wrong (but what I had them do was super fun!). I had Brinley’s baby quilt at a quilter’s house. I brought it to her before Brinley was born, but she had a million orders. She called to tell me it was done. I told her I would go pick it up that day. Four days later I remembered that…oh my! My brain is gone. It will come back.
This is our daily schedule.
7-7:30 (time varies here)–feed, then bedtime
- Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child’s Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
- On Becoming Baby Wise
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
- What to Expect the First Year
- The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior–Beyond the Basics from Infancy ThroughToddlerhood
- The Wonder Weeks
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