Saturday, March 28, 2009

4 Weeks

Mr. Orin is 5 weeks old, and this mama is really loving every minute with him!

During week 4, we worked hard to get a consistent night time schedule by starting the day at 8:30am and ending the day at 8:30 pm. That really paid off, because everything seemed to finally click in week 5.

I’m sure now that we feel we have a schedule in place, he will change things up on us, but here is his current schedule:

8:30AM- Eat
9:30/10:00-11:30AM- Nap
11:30AM- Eat
12:30/1:00-2:30PM- Nap
2:30PM- Eat
3:30/4:00-5:30PM- Nap
5:30PM- Eat
6:30/7:00-8:30PM- Nap (This naptime tends to vary)
8:30PM- Eat
9:00PM- Bedtime
3:30-4:30AM- Somewhere in here he wakes up for his middle of the night feeding. And then we start over.

For the last week, Orin has only been getting up once in the night. Huge success! He has also been consistently taking 4 ounces for each feeding. He does a great job putting himself to sleep for his naps and at bedtime. We are so thankful he is a good sleeper!

He has really started to smile this week. It is so fun to talk to him as he coos and smiles back at you. We love seeing his personality come out.

This week, after all that has happened with Baby Stellan and his heart condition, I have been reminded of how blessed we are to have a healthy baby boy that we get to rock and cuddle…even if it is in the middle of the night.

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