7 weeks and 7.3 pounds! She feels so heavy now after starting at 5 pounds and being even lower than that for 2 weeks.
We are getting some social smiles down. Sooooo rewarding! It makes such a difference! Valentina got both her Mexican and American passports in the past two weeks. Little dual citizen! Taking newborn passport photos is a special kind of hell.
Sleep has been better. Only one night waking per night, admittedly a really long one. I feel so lucky my partner has been getting up with her! Sleeping mostly through the night is a total game changer for my mood and energy! I had my first two on my own so this feels truly miraculous.
But then the last few nights we are back to two night wakings again. Long ones, mostly. So my partner was up with her intermittently 12:30-30 and then I had her 3:30-4:30 and 6 am onwards.
I don't feel ready for any kind of sleep training yet and she is no longer eating every 3-4 hours — it’s half as much and twice as often, it seems. But maybe we will try again with that soon.
Abby Wolfson is a pediatric nurse practitioner, certified child sleep consultant and certified life coach for parents. She divides her time between Brooklyn, NY and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.