Brinley Summary: Week 29

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This is a summary for Brinley’s 29th week; she was 28 weeks old.

NURSING

Nursing continued on as usual.

PLAYING

Brinley has no interest in sitting up to play right now. She wants to be on her feet, back, or tummy. I did trick her into sitting, though. I found that if I set toys up just right by her, she will sit, and she can sit for a short time. Her balance is not great, obviously, because she doesn’t practice, but she is strong enough to do it.

TEETHING

Brinley has been having teething pain for what seems like forever. I started to think maybe I was a bit crazy and really didn’t know what teething looked like because the teething has been forever. At the end of this week, however, we got a little hole for the tooth. I still don’t know for sure if it will come through (teeth can come and go, which is very annoying), but it is there. I partially hope it goes away because I don’t love nursing babies with teeth. But I also partially hope it breaks through because it seems like the first tooth breaking through is one of the most painful, so I don’t want her teething pains to have been for naught. 

She was a bit grumpy in association with her teeth. If she had pain reliever in her system, she was pretty okay, but when it had worn off, she was grumpy. Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets were very helpful when I wanted to take the edge off but didn’t want to pump her body with meds.

SOLIDS

I tried avocado this week. She absolutely does not like avocado. That was a no go. I don’t understand it!

SWADDLE

During the night one night this week, Brinley broke out of her swaddle blanket completely (reminder she has been sleeping with one arm in and one arm out). She slept through the night, but woke every 45 minutes noisy, then went back to sleep. 

I got thinking maybe I should buy a bigger swaddle blanket. She is too tall for the ones I am using. But at the same time, I don’t want to spend money on one if I don’t need to. The HALO SleepSack seemed like the perfect option, and a bonus is you can use it when you are done swaddling. It makes it easy to swaddle both arms, one arm, or no arms and it is still usable as a blanket. BUT I already have several sleep sacks for sleeping in, so I was still hesitant to buy it. 

I decided to use my sewing picker to just unstitch the thread at the bottom so her feet could hang out without pulling the blanket down. You could also cut it open, but I wanted to pick the seam so I could sew it back to together so I can give the blanket to someone to use later. That worked!

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

9:15–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

5:30–nap 

6:15–solids–half a banana mixed with 2 T oatmeal OR 3-4 T applesauce mixed with 2 T oatmeal and sweet potatoes (1-2 T) OR butternut squash (1-2 T) and some fruit

7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

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