Ok so I am a bit inconsistent with postpartum or baby updates but that’s okay because I am going to give you one right now!
Miss Evangeline is 4 months old today! I have been beyond blessed- she is such an easy child! Yes, my other 3 were also really good babies, but she wins the prize. Perhaps it’s because she is a 4th child….or maybe it’s just her personality.
She doesn’t cry a whole lot- just for usual baby stuff like when she is getting tired. Even when she has a dirty diaper she just kind of does this baby talk/yell sort of thing where it sounds like she is complaining, not crying. Hard to explain, but it’s her “I’ve got a dirty diaper” sound.
Like my other 3 babies, I feed her on a schedule. Some people say babies at this young of an age shouldn’t be on a schedule, but I’ve been doing it since about 2 months and it works for us. Same feeding times everyday and somewhat of a nap schedule. With my other babies, around 3-4 months I made sure all naps were taken in the crib, I haven’t started this with her. Usually if she is comfy in the baby chair or swing I will just let her sleep. Her long afternoon nap is always in my bed after I’ve fed her. Honestly with being a fourth child I am just happy she gets to sleep at all during the day!
Weight – I will fill this in tomorrow when she has her Doctor’s appointment
Sleep – used to be great; Starting around 6-7 weeks I’d put her down by 8pm and wake her to “dreamfeed” her at 11pm then she wouldn’t wake to eat until 4 or 5am and then fall back asleep until 7 or 8, BUT around 3 1/2 months she started waking at 2 or 3 am and then again at 5 or 6am and unfortunately is still on that pattern. Sleep regression stinks!
New developments- chewing on her hands nonstop, working on rolling over as she throws her head back when she is laying down, also feeling pretty strong when I sit her up (I am sure we still have a few months on this one though)
the iPhone sitting version
the iPhone laying version
What have I been up to postpartum?
Weight- still 8-10 pounds above my usual weight. Apparently my body wants to hang onto those pounds. I don’t mind the weight too much other than wishing I could fit into more of my pants but whatever, I’m not going to stress about it.
Exercise- 5 days a week- running, TRX or HIIT workouts
Sleep- Talked about this above, but I don’t go to bed until 11:30pm after I feed her for the last time. Then I wake whenever she wakes and sleep as long as I can in the morning before everyone is up (which is getting earlier and earlier with the 5:59am sunrise). I don’t do well when I am not rested. I keep saying her new crappy schedule must be due to a growth spurt or teething but I am waiting for it to pass. Mama needs more sleep!
Breastfeeding- exclusively (she eats like a champ)
Us on Easter day with the iPhone (wearing my Stitch Fix blouse by the way)
So there- the girl got her own post. She might be a 4th kid with no baby book but at least she still has a few pictures taken of her!
Questions: if you’re a mom, did you lose baby weight right away or hang on to it? Do you make baby books for your kids (my other 3 children’s books are only about 1/4 of the way through)?