Anyway, Bubs is three and a half months. A few weeks ago she made it to 7lbs. Not sure what she would be now, but more than that. She is quickly outgrowing her new born sizes, and is mostly fitting 0-3 months. Carters fit her best, because she is long and skinny, and lots of other brands seem to be shorter in the torso or legs, and wider. Anyway, turns out I only have a few things in this size range that fit her well. Bugger.
I buried her in her toys...I love this photo, it looks like she is pretending to be a hairdresser and having a good gossip with teddy.
We set up a "photo shoot" when my mom was here...this one is a bit blurry, but I like how peaceful she looks!
From the photo shoot. This one is my favorite!
A sleepy smile (sleeping on her grandma).
This is the expression we refer to as "bath eyes", because when you put her in a bath, her face freezes this way and she goes still (well, used to, she has discovered wiggling but the face stays the same). She makes this face at things that surprise her, or that she just can't figure out.
Cleo trying to teach Bubs to roll over.
I have to admit, I am slack on tummy time because she hates it so much. She loves to be held upright though, I at least that is something. She has good control of her neck and head then. But we are making an effort now to spend more time on the dreaded tummy. She has rolled from tummy to back about half a dozen times, but she easily gets frustrated and forgets how. She can roll easily in my arms though.
Her head is a bit flattened on the right, and has been since she left the NICU. She strongly prefers that side and it doesn't really matter what you do, she will go back to it. But she is starting to sleep more and more on the left, so I am not too worried. One of the NICU docs who came up this way to see NICU grads that live afar said I should put a wedge on the right to prevent her from lying on that side, but I am choosing to ignore him based on the fact that I don't want her to suffocate! SIDS, SUDI, whichever you call it, I am not about to risk it. The well child nurse agreed with me. Anyway, working on that tummy time now.
As far as my postpartum fun time goes...my parents being here naturally meant that we ate only junk food for 10 whole days. So I am up a few pounds now. Definitely more than I weighed during pregnancy. And now I am used to indulging, so it is going to be even harder to loose. Arg. But the weather is getting nicer so Bubs and I are getting out for walks more now.
My tummy still has some impressive nerve damage that prevents me from wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans for more than a few hours. The fact that the jeans are too tight in the waist wouldn't be too much of an issue otherwise (they have some stretch to them), but the pressure just kills the nerves.
I am still taking the mini pill, and my period has been awol. It had shown up something like 7 or 8 weeks postpartum (grr), but hasn't returned. I am on CD51 I guess, but I am not pregnant, so I will blame the pills and secretly be thankful!
My hair is falling out. More noticeably because it is long enough to be worn in a messy bun, which holds all the hair up there until I take it down to wash it, and then heaps of it comb/wash out. I don't know how different this is to during pregnancy, because my hair during pregnancy was too short to tie back. It is annoying though- I will have to clean the shower drain more often, and I HATE cleaning the shower drain!!
I'll try to write a post about NICU again soon, but not sure when I will get around to it. Bubs keeps me busy. Like me she doesn't like to sleep much during the day. I've been trying to wear her out with play though, and it seems to be working. She actually napped a bit yesterday.
But she is waking up now, and since I should have gone back to bed instead of blogging and internet-ing, I guess I had best skul this cup of coffee!