Dec 26, 2018

Emma Lynn: Two Weeks


Dear Emma:

It’s hard to believe that you are already two weeks old. These last two weeks have really flown by. And it hasn’t actually been a miserable, sleep-deprived two weeks either. You have been just as easy this second week as you were your first week. I don’t know how I got so lucky. You are a pretty chill kid as it turns out.

The biggest thing this week was that we went back in for another weight check. I was a bit nervous but of course you are awesome and you passed your birth weight. You were at 7 pounds 1.5 ounces which is big for many reasons. It means you did a great job eating and you are getting all you need. It also means we can let you go longer between feedings at night which means more sleep.

Going longer between feedings means more sleep and when it comes to you it actually means more sleep. You are an amazing sleeper. You will actually sleep for about four hours at night; sometimes even longer. And even better is that you sleep in your port-a-crib like a pro at night. You are also great at napping. It’s a bit harder during the day and sometimes you want to cuddle more but for at least a couple naps we can get you to nap in your port-a-crib or your swing. I know this amazing sleeping you are doing won’t last forever but I’m loving it while it does.

As far as food is concerned we are still doing a mix. You are still getting some breastmilk but mostly we are moving on to formula. I just can’t keep up with my supply. You don’t seem to mind. I am mostly just nursing you when I feel full and letting my milk dry up slowly and having a bit more time with you nursing.  I didn’t expect to feel so emotional about the end of breastfeeding but I do. But the biggest thing is definitely that you are getting what you need.

You are pretty chill. You don’t react much when your brother and sister start screaming around the house. You don’t cry unless you want something. However you did hate your bath we gave you. You are just relaxed and go with the flow. You mostly just sleep and eat and be amazing and beautiful. I love you so much.

Love, Mama

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