Monday, October 22, 2012

5 Weeks Old

Our girl is getting so big! (Or so it seems to her mom and dad.) Whenever anyone else sees our girl they comment on how tiny she is. :)

Eliza continues to be a very happy and healthy baby. Her sleep patterns have been pretty sporadic this week. I love the 3 1/2 hour stretches of sleep during the night, not the 2 - 2 1/2 hour ones (those make for a very tired momma in the morning). She is on a good 3 hour routine during the day-- it takes her about 15-20 minutes to eat, 45-70 minutes of wake time and then 1 - 1 1/2 hours of sleep. We are continuing to put Eliza in her crib for all naps and nighttime sleep, she has learned to expect this. Occasionally she will fall asleep in her bouncy seat but will wake herself up after a few minutes ready to move to her crib. :)

Eating is mostly going well. We have had a few fussy feedings this week. Fussy feedings during the night are one of the hardest aspects of motherhood so far. :) I'm not really sure what is causing this but it hasn't been consistent so I'm not too concerned. Even during the fussy times, Eliza still gets a full feeding so she is growing and putting on weight (my guess is that she weighs around 8 pounds).

I'm happy to say that Eliza is actually starting to enjoy bath time! This used to be a stressful time for all of us but it seems to be much more relaxing for Eliza now.

Here's Eliza enjoying her new favorite spot in the house (in the guest room looking out the window).

Eliza has a very fun week ahead as my college roommate of 3 years and very good friend Jamie comes to visit! We are so excited that Jamie is spending her fall break with us in Kansas.

Jamie's Rehearsal Dinner (August 2009)

Happy 5 Weeks Miss Eliza! We can't imagine life without you!

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