Time is flying. Seriously. I guess never getting more than three hours of sleep at a time will do that.
We’ve been very blessed in that Bella is a fantastic sleeper. The problem is, she is such a good sleeper that she won’t wake up to eat. Don’t get me wrong, it is nice to have a baby that doesn’t cry much (unless she is getting her diaper or clothing changed), but instead we’re waking up by an alarm clock and trying to coax her awake so that she’ll nurse.
She is struggling to gain weight, and she probably won’t get close to her birth weight until three weeks. We have another pediatrician appointment tomorrow and I’m hoping for some good news. Her doctor describes her as a “content” baby and says that usually they outgrow the sleepiness and get better at eating between 3 and 6 weeks.
Other than those issues, she is wonderful, and it is still hard for me to believe she is actually here. I love our snuggles and that I can soothe her cries by simply picking her up and holding her close.
I realize that she is two weeks old now, but here is a photo of her at one week!
We also took a bunch of photos last week for her little DIY newborn photo shoot, and I will try and post some of those tomorrow!