Weellll.... I have a baby!
Of course, I've had three other babies before and she's already one year old... so how come I feel like a new mom?!
For five weeks I have had everything in it's place. This is where my clothes go, this is where her clothes go, the groceries, the dishes, the electronics... that lasted for about 30 minutes after she got here. Suddenly, there are blankets and toys and diapers and bottles and pacis and bibs EVERYWHERE. Ha! Just drop and go, I'll get to it later! When I ate, I ate like I was about to lose a race and I didn't get a shower until 5pm. Yep... NEW MOM.
She slept for 12 hours last night! She woke up once around 5am and I was fully prepared to get up and feed her after a few minutes of cuddling... nope, back to sleep. Until 10am!
The rest of our day went like this:
Eat for 20 minutes. Play for 20 minutes. Scream for 20 minutes. Sleep two hours.
She had a bath :)
She didn't love it, didn't hate it. I fully expected her to yell at me so that's good.
Of course, that came about 10 minutes later.
Poor cold naked baby!
That's better. Sweet girl.
And 10 minutes after that:
This is my other creative/UA parenting invention:
A suitcase bassinet.
There are times when she wants to be upright, but not held. Plus, when I do shower or need to leave the room or whatever, this is the only way I can safely keep her in one place :)
We had better success with the other bottle today. The first one just chokes her :/ They look the same, but for some reason she can only use the pink one. Other than that, she's eating baby cereal, with some fruits and veggies mixed in. They told me she eats soups, eggs, yogurt... but I'm sticking with the safe stuff to avoid any tummy troubles or potential allergies until we get home, just incase.
One minor concern is her diapers. She has barely been wet and hasn't been dirty yet. I expect it's a combination of the change in her routine plus the bottle issue. I kept clean water in her bottle today and offered it regularly, just incase she's a little dehydrated. Hopefully, I'll see a change soon.
It was kind of a wild day, but I'm loving it. I'm SO glad I went ahead and took her out so we can work all this stuff out now instead of on a 6-hour train ride.
I'm looking forward to getting even more acquainted tomorrow :)