This was my first week to be on my own with Orin. It was great having the moms here to help out the first 2 weeks, but I was ready to do it on my own with just my husband.
Feeding- He is still eating 3 ounces during the day and 4 ounces before bed and during the night. On Wednesday, he switched to Carnation Good Start. He did great! He didn't seem to notice the difference at all. I'm so glad he doesn't spit up or struggle digesting the formula.
Sleeping- He did three six hour chunks at night, and he even did one seven hour chunk on Thursday night! He has been doing great at putting himself to sleep at night. After his last feeding around 8:30, we swaddle him and lay him in the cradle. He has no problem putting himself right to sleep. He still fusses after his middle of the night feedings because he wants to be awake, but we let him cry it out, and he eventually goes to sleep within 20 minutes. I'm still confused and frustrated with his schedule. We have started doing his last feeding at 8:30. But if he wakes up at different times during the night, then we might not get started at 8:30 every morning. Our goal is for him to eat at 8:30, 11:30, 2:30, 5:30, and 8:30. But if he wakes up at 7:30, there is no way to hold him off for an hour, and if I feed him, then it throws off the whole day. We are still trying to figure this out. I guess we are learning as we go.
Waketime- Orin loves to lay or sit and just look around. He likes to be sung to and talked to. He is looking around a lot more, and he really studies our faces when we feed him or talk to him. Sometimes he enjoys tummy time, other times he cries through it. But his little neck is getting stronger! He is now in size 1 diapers full time. We gave up on the newborn diapers after he was peeing through all the time.
Orin went to the doctor Friday, March 13, and he weighed 8 lbs, 6 oz. and was 22 inches long.