Saturday, March 14, 2009
O.k, I don't want to focus on the time thing but really, it is going sooo fast. Each week brings new adventures with Rosa and new little things she does and I can't believe that shes now almost 4 months old. I sometimes still feel like it was yesterday that I was pregnant and anticipating the birth. Maybe its because she'll be our last baby that I feel so sentimental and am in no rush to have her grow up.
Anyway, enough hormonal rambling... Rosa is just awesome. She is feeding around 7.30/8am most mornings and feeds pretty much 3 hourly throughout the day. She is still exclusively breastfed but I will probably start to give her the odd bottle of formula in the next month or so as I'm returning to work in May. I thought about expressing full time but with two kids and a full time job to juggle I just don't think I'll be able to express at work. So she'll have one bottle of BM and one of formula each day when I go back.
Rosa is making loads of noise now, she chats away and responds with big squeals all the time. She also has started rolling all the time now but gets a little frustrated at the process of it. Finally yesterday she took a bottle for the first time! Yippee! That was really starting to worry us. She also took another one today so fingers crossed if we give her a bottle a day she'll get used to it real soon.
She wakes twice in the night again now. Not sure why but I'm just hoping its a growth spurt. Its not too bad really as she feeds and 10 mins later shes back in bed asleep. I try not to get grumpy at the wake ups as they won't last for long (ummmm, maybe!) and soon she'll be a big girl and I'll miss those snuggly nighttime cuddles and feeds.
She has a cat nap in the mornings of about an hour or two half hour naps if we are on the move doing stuff. Then she goes down with George around 12.30/1pm and sleeps for 3 hours usually which is great. It means she doesn't have those arsenic hours before bed and come 6.30pm she is ready for her bath and then bed between 7.30-8pm after big feeds.