We've made it through Baby Boot Camp and I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I felt exactly the same way with Molly so I feel extra confident that we're heading around the bend. That is not to say that Maggie doesn't have her own special set of challenges. She is still not nursing very much and this week ended up getting thrush along with her first wee cold. Molly had croup last week and I think poor little Maggie caught a bit of those germs even though we were trying hard to keep the girls separated. Maggie is still going to PT on Mondays to work on her alignment issues.
Maggie has been sleeping most nights in her co-sleeper and is slowly becoming less of a Sleeping Beauty and more of an alert little baby. Maggie is a good little sleeper who gives me a nice 5 hour stretch most nights. It is what keeps me human. She started smiling this week and has just the sweetest smile around. The LC weighed Maggie on Friday and she is an astounding 11 lbs, 1 oz! Molly didn't hit the 11 lb mark until after her 2 month check-up. This makes me feel good because even though Maggie isn't nursing a ton, she is getting quite a good amount of breast milk which appears to be helping her grow big and strong. It makes all my hours with the pump worth it.
We are so blessed that you decided to join our family. Your big sister loves you so much. In fact, sometimes I think she loves you more than we do which is saying a lot because we love you more than words can say.
You are a pretty chill little girl. You do go from happy to angry in seconds flat though, especially if presented with the boob when you are not interested. You may not be a very good breast feeder but you are world class snuggler and your smile lights up the room.
We are looking forward to getting to know you more. We suspect that you will be full of many surprises, challenges and wonders as time goes on.
Mom and Dad