Sunday, May 23, 2010

Still....

Jeremy went on a bike ride down near Lancaster with his friend Mike on Saturday.  They had a great time, even with some rain/drizzle.  This was a test of the route for next week's Revenge ride organized by Mike (and Jeremy).   If you are interested in biking 40-ish miles next Saturday, let us know and we will hook you up with the Revenge details.  There is also a photo scavenger hunt tied into it for those more interested in rides with "fun" attached - besides the pure fun of biking, of course!

Madison and I had a day (or most of it) to ourselves.  She, of course, was not predictable.  Her normally predictable 2 hour nap was a little over an hour.  This was extremely disappointing to me since I have not been feeling well and went back to bed to get some extra sleep, only to be awakened by crying!  She made up for the missed time in the afternoon sleeping from 11:30 - 2:15.  She took a very short evening nap tonight too.  Unfortunately, she is becoming a nighttime eater!  I feel like we have tried a number of things to get her tanked up before bed - feeding a bottle right before bed (usually about 4 oz), giving her more at each feeding (7 oz instead of 6 oz), introducing rice cereal in the evening (doing better, kinda opening her mouth) - none of these things to have any effect in regards to night eating..  Last night she ate at 1am.  We gave her 4 oz, and she cried like she wanted more, but had soothed herself to sleep in a few minutes, so we left it at that.  At 4:45am she woke up AGAIN.  We gave her 4 oz and she wanted more - no effort to soothe this time!  In the end, she had a total of 6 oz.  We are open to any suggestions.  We would like our sleep back.  Otherwise she is great - she plays fairly well, learning to eat, goes to sleep without much complaint, enjoys the outdoors when it is nice enough, likes to sit at the table and watch us eat, etc.

In other news, my brother and his wife had their baby on Friday.  He was 18 inches long, 8 lbs, 13 oz.  (Same length as Madison, 2 lbs more - he looks like a chunk!).  His name is Landen Silas.  I have posted a pic (I hope this is okay with them).  He looks like a cutie.  We'll get to meet him next weekend when we head home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Erin,
I can see that your nighttime feedings continue. Is she only taking 4oz from the bottle because that's all the doctor told you to give, or because that's all she'll take? I'm just wondering. Teagan did the same thing - we were LUCKY to get her to take 3 or 4 ounces at a sitting for months. Everett, on the other hand, is taking at least 8 ounces in the evening, and sometimes in the span of 1 hour he'll have more like 15 ounces. Seems like a lot, huh?

My only suggestion would be offer more formula/breast milk. Of course, every baby is different. :( Are you using the Dr. Brown's bottles at feeding time? This help IMMENSELY with Teagan, and she would drink more to fill her up.

One more thought. If you're using cloth diapers at night, she could be waking up because she's wet, and now that she's awake, she wants to eat, too. Maybe try a disposable at night and see if that helps any.

Maybe you've tried all this and I've typed it for no reason. Hopefully your nighttime feeds will end soon. Remember that everything's a phase...this too shall pass. Thinking of you! Laura