|Wearing her Old Navy jeans & Strawberry Shortcake onsie.|
They say that it takes twenty-one days or three weeks to form a habit. I guess that's true, because after three weeks, living with Firecracker is seeming more natural and common rather than this new, novel thing. Even the new has worn off on the dogs. Dory only checks on Firecracker almost every time she comes into the same room with her now, instead of every single time. What have we learned in three weeks?
- We are finally establishing at least a bit of a routine. Every morning we wake up around seven for a bottle, then we're ready to be either bathed or sponged off, and changed into our clean clothes for the day and a fresh diaper. After that, she likes to hang out in her crib for a while, listening to the radio or iPod, talking to Stuffed Lucy and Dory until she falls asleep again, while I shower. We read books and just hang out in our room until our next bottle around ten. We eventually come downstairs and hang out off and on in between bottles, naps, tummy time, etc. I do housework when I can too. We have a tendency to get fussy in the evening when it gets close to bedtime, but usually after our 10-11 pm bottle, we're out for the night.
- She's a very good girl for the most part, but she has a tendency to only poop every four or so days, and by the last day she can be a nightmare, so her pediatrician has her taking an ounce of pear juice every other day. She LOVES it, and it makes her much more pleasant.
- Her hair sticks straight up after it's been washed. I love it that way right now, though it tickles when she's cuddled up against me.
- B and I have decided that we need a baby carrier. I think I'll be heading to Target this week to buy a Baby Bjorn. We don't mind holding her a lot, but it would be nice to be able to do other things as well.