Overall things were okay. She doesn't sleep well during the day anymore. She pretty much slept the first 4 weeks of her life so now she is making up for lost time. She is up all day long - unless I read her cues and put her in the moby wrap and bounce. She LOVES to bounce. However, this saves me from having her pacify on my boobs all day! At Christmas she was a bit fussy and so I had to put her in the wrap - she didn't get to play "pass the baby" for very long...oh well. I don't mind...but I do feel a bit bad for family who wanted to hold and meet her. I'm sure they are all saying I'm a hovering mom who is spoiling her baby wearing her all the time....
On that note - tricks for putting your baby to sleep during the day?!? She wont lie on her own at all. She will wake up during the night around 3-4, nurse then go back to sleep and wake up 3 hours later....nurse and go back to sleep for 2-3 hours (usually). So nights are good. However days, she will fall asleep on the boob or in the wrap but as SOON as I try to put her down..she is awake and not interested in sleep. So I wear her...at least she gets her nap and I can do work around the house...it is just the relaxing part that is hard...right now to write this post I'm bouncing on my exercise ball and she is asleep. What I wouldn't give to be able to relax on the couch! LOL! Any tricks would be appreciated.
Breast feeding has been going much better now that I'm not stressed and willing to supplement during the day. Overall she gets about 2-4 oz of either formula or pumped milk. I still pump after my morning feeds but it is a bit harder during the day. Now that the holidays are winding down, I can nurse her/let her pacify on my for longer if she wants....either way I think my milk is starting to become a bit more reliable. My friend is a herbologist and she made me a nursing tea that I've been taking. I'm not sure if it is because I'm more relaxed or if the tea is helping but I definitely feel less anxious when it comes to nursing her once again. Now I know this can all change tomorrow.
Overall I think things are improving. I'm getting regular smiles and giggles from her which make my heart sing. I don't have any time for myself and I feel like my husband and I are roomates and nothing more...but I keep telling myself that those things will come with time right?