Posts Tagged ‘newborn’

As I sit here typing this, I am listening to Miss Vee — 9 days old — snoring away in squeaks and snorts on my lap. She is a wonderful sleeper, as long as she is held. As she is Baby#4, I feel no resentment at being trapped on a bed, cuddling her while she sleeps — these days will pass all too fast.

Miss Vee

Yesterday was the last day I snuggled an 8 day old.

Tomorrow will be the last day I will cuddle a 10 day old.

I am counting down these precious “lasts” one moment at a time, filing them away in my memory to savour when she is older.

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All I can say, in hindsight, is that I should have changed the diaper as soon as I woke up.

He was still sleeping, little monkey who kept me up all night, looking sweet and peaceful — but I knew his diaper was saturated and instead chose to curl up next to him on the bed and watch him dream. A wet pocket diaper just doesn’t fit as well as a fluffy clean diaper with a separate cover and, as adorable as he looked lying there lost in dreamland, I knew this. Still, I chose to put it off for a few minutes and enjoy my sleeping monkey.

His eyes were moving back and forth under his lids, sweet little sighs emitted as he smiled fleeting grins, and then…

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#3 is 8 days old today. Thus far, he’s the “easiest” baby we’ve had yet. He doesn’t sleep as long at night as #2 did, but his sleep is much more organized. He has regular 3.5hr stretches at night and a super alert period in the evening. He’s still teeny (to me) — weighing in at his birth weight on his Day 5 home visit from our midwife. The boys are still thrilled with him — #1 showing more PDA for him than I expected. #2 has to be cautioned about loving on him too much!

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