|Sleeping baby, and happy mommy!|
|One baby burrito, no onions.|
|At least she wakes up in a good mood!|
As far as sleeping goes, she's actually been really good. She generally eats around 9:30 or so, and then we swaddle her and she sleeps a good 4-6 hours. She'll wake up between 2 and 4:00, eat again, and then go down until about 7:00. If I feed and re-swaddle her at 7:00, she'll sleep until 9:30 or so, allowing me to get up, eat breakfast and shower. She generally stays awake with a short catnap through the morning, and then falls asleep for a few hours after lunch in the Moby or swaddled. After that, she catnaps and eats the rest of the day. The times do vary depending on how she and I feel that day, and if I drag her out on a walk or to the store, but overall, she's pretty good about keeping her schedule.
|What she really thinks about going outside|
|Sleeping off of me during the day for a bit!|
|My big girl!|
Since my last post, we also had a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Pechenino and Auntie Amy. They flew in from IL on March 7, and stayed until March 11. They actually slept at the condo that Brian's parents rent here in Sac, and it worked out really well. While they were here at the house, Gabby didn't get put down once! Between Grandma and Amy, the only time I actually held Gabby was when I was feeding her. It was very cool to see my parents interacting with Gabby, and Amy really amazed me by being all about holding Gabby. Amy was really good at soothing her, too. The only downside (for Amy anyway) was that it seemed Gabby pooped every time Amy was holding her. It got to be pretty funny! We all had a good time together--we went out to lunch every day, we also went shopping and took Gabby out to a park in Sac. It was really nice to have help while they were here (they cleaned the entire house one afternoon), and it definitely made me more confident taking Gabby places.
|Post-lunch. It was kind of chilly, so this is the best picture of Gabby from that day|
|I do like the blanket.|
|With the proud grandparents and auntie|
|Family photo. I promise Gabby's in there!|
|Daddy's little girl|
|We did have to correct him when he tried to eat her one night. A squirt of water did the trick!|
As for me, I still love being a mom. Breastfeeding was quite a challenge (and sometimes still is), but I seem to have a pretty good handle on it now. It's cool to think that I'm still solely responsible for providing her the nutrition she needs to get big and strong. I'm trying to pump some milk to store in the freezer, but it's really hard to do when I'm home alone with her all day. Plus, I have trouble getting the timing down--it seems like I just finish pumping and she wants to eat again. Then she gets all frustrated and head butts the crap out of my boob to get more milk out. My diaper changing time has gotten much better, and I can (mostly) do it without getting peed or pooed on. Overall, I really enjoy this time I have with Gabby--even on the days when she won't let me put her down, and during that weekend when Brian wasn't allowed near her due to his mild bronchitis and I had 7 straight days with no break. She is such a joy and a huge blessing!
|I just love this little girl!|