I Need a Nap

Somehow Mildred manages to sleep all the time, but I still don’t manage to get a nap, or any sleep at all, unless someone else is here to watch her.  

It’s like she knows that I have laid down and she doesn’t like it. Fortunately, there are lots of people who want to hang out with Mildred, and most days I am able to take a nap while her guests distract her.

Other than my lack of sleep, things seem to be settling into a nice regular pattern.  Mildred and I hang out most of the night while dad sleeps, and if Mildred is awake between 4:00 AM and when dad leaves for work, they spend time together.  After that, I’m back on duty until one of her visitors comes by or Matt gets home from work.  The schedule seems to be working fairly well, but I’m a grouch if I don’t get long periods of sleep.

Mildred seems to be doing well on short periods of sleep though. At her latest doctor’s appointment she weighed in at 5 lbs and 14 oz. That’s more than 1 lb of weight gain since birth!  Granted a 6 lb child is small by any measure, but it’s nice that she has been able to gain so much, especially since we had to go off breast milk and switch to soy formula.  I wanted to be able to breast feed Mil, but between not producing enough milk on my own, and her having stomach problems that seemed to be associated with dairy, it just made sense to switch her to a full soy diet.

And that soy diet has gotten her completely out of preemie clothes. The newborn clothes are still too big, but Mildred can stretch her legs out in them, which is something she was starting to have problems with in the preemies.  I am hoping she will be able to wear her newborn clothes for a while, because we have quite a few cute outfits to wear.  

If I’m not too tired to put them on her….

One thought on “I Need a Nap

  1. You might consider goat’s milk if it’s available in your area. I was lactose intolerant (also a preemie, I weighed about a kilo at birth) and after experimenting with the (horrendous) soy formulas and Milnot, my parents finally found goat’s milk. Much easier to digest than cows’ milk and I still like it.

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