Happy 3 weeks old darling! Wow! Can't believe you're 1 more week to being 1 full month old!
This week saw you having a growth spurt in which you woke up every 2 hours to feed over a period of 2 days.
We know that its impossible to "analyse" and evaluate your sleeping and feeding patterns at such a tender age, but Daddy and I were thrown off course because we had so gotten used to your 3-4hrs feeding pattern.
Thank God that last night, you settled back into your 3-4 hrs sleep / feeding pattern so we both could get some eyeshut.
We're very thankful that you hardly ever have your evening crankiness anymore. You've been having naps in the late evening, such that all we have to do is to wake you up for a feed, change your diaper, interact with you a little bit, before swaddling you up and you fall asleep on your own.
You're a very good baby in that you save your loud cries for food and the other "noises" do not usually escalate to wails. Daddy said that when he unwrapped the Swaddleme today, you automatically dropped your arms such that Daddy could easily wrap you up. Perhaps you're beginning to realize that Swaddleme = sleeping time?
We know that things change so quickly with a newborn, so we're very thankful for each good day with you.
Mummy's just tired most of the time and wonders if this constant fatigue will ever leave. I hope to be able to take you out for long walks in your stroller but at this moment, I can only walk short distances because of my physical constraints.
There's got to be a reason why the learning curve of Motherhood is so steep at the beginning. Perhaps its just God's design to make man more dependant on Him. I find myself praying for strength, grace and perserverance to look after you on a daily basis.
We also started allowing you to sleep with us for short stretches on our bed. You sleep sooo well with us! I think you actually enjoy smelling your Mommy when you sleep. Usually you drink your milk really quickly - about 10 to 15 mins. But as of this week, you've been taking long, casual drink marathons of up to 30mins!
I think this is your way of combining your nursing time and cuddling time because you tend to fall asleep for long stretches after that. I hope this method will continue to work when Daddy goes back to work next week.
We love you so much little one. You're growing so strong! And have a mind of your own. Mummy can't "force" you to drink longer or shorter if you have set your mind on how long you want to be in my arms.
Have I mentioned that you recognize your name? You would be falling asleep while nursing and all I have to do is to call your name, "Sammy" before you continue sucking again. Once, you even suddenly opened your eyes as if you were startled out of your sleeply state!
May you continue to enjoy being our baby as we grow into our roles of being your parents.
Hugs & kisses
Mummy and Daddy
Enjoying my sushi with you. You fussed only when you were hungry and stopped after I fed you.
Gosh, you look like a little man here!
That's you taking your afternoon nap on my side of the bed. You slept a full 3 hours!
Looove this "paparazzi" photo of you!
Daddy playing with your feet