Friday, January 21, 2011

Eat, Sleep, Poop

Besides being the title of a great book which I definitely recommend reading (by Scott W. Cohen), this is pretty much our daily routine... lets break it down!

Eat:  So Alli has been exclusively breastfed, and growing, so I must be doing something right! We introduced bottles of breast milk when she was around 4 weeks old, and it took us awhile to figure out which bottle type she preferred, but now she is a champ! The past week I have been doing bottles all day to see how much and how often she takes them so we'll know what to pack for daycare. Talk about exhausting! Feeding her, pumping, washing bottles, feeding again, writing it all down... whew. Right now, she's taking about 3 or so oz. every 2 hours still... unless she naps then she can go 3 hours, but she eats quite often. Except at night! Thank goodness :o) Which leads us to...

Sleep: I saw on Dr. Oz yesterday that he had a woman from the audience come up and talk about why she was exhausted all the time. Dr. Oz asked, when was the last time you had a good night's sleep? And she replied, well, I have a four year old, so, it's been about four years. I laughed out loud =) Things have been getting a lot better around here... we have a bedtime routine and she seems to "get it" that it's time to wind down and sleep. Bath around 7:30, PJ's on, read a book, eat, and put in her crib while she's still drowsy but not totally asleep, so she knows how to fall asleep on her own. It's definitely working well... stay tuned to see if it remains this way!!

Poop: Blowouts. That's all I have to comment on the poop department. When she changes outfits 3-4 times a day already, and she's not a teenager who can't decide what to wear to school or to go out in, we're talking blowouts getting outfits verrry dirty. But she smiles and giggles through the whole cleaning up process & the changing of clothes, so she must feel better to have gotten it all out. Good for her, not for mommy who ends up wearing half the poop too.


  1. Is it bad that the only dreams I have about the baby, are nightmares about diaper blowouts? That has to be a sign of things to come...

  2. Sounds like you all have a great routine! We are just go hour by hour right now, ha! Lucy loves to eat and I doing the whole bottle, pumping, etc...I agree it's exhausting and my hands are so dry from washing bottles :)