Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sylvia is 6 Weeks!

My sweet Sylvia girl is growing and growing, and changing right along with the growing!

Happy in the bathtub on her 1 month birthday.
I don't think she has cried for one bath yet!

This past Monday she turned 6 weeks old. Six whole weeks! With her 6 week birthday, she decided to give herself and her mama the gift of SLEEP. :-) Yes, she is sleeping through the nights! I feed her between 10 and 10:30pm and then she wakes up usually between 6:30 and 7:00am. I was wondering if she was gearing up for sleeping all night, but I wasn't counting on it being this soon in her life. We are all enjoying it, though. Now if I could get myself in bed before midnight so I could actually sleep more hours...

My oldest sister, Gail, and her 2 boys, Bobby and Sam,
came to visit this past Saturday.

She is much more alert during her wake times lately, and more quick to return a smile. She still takes about 45 min. to eat and sometimes it's a struggle to keep her awake enough to remember to eat. She also rarely eats all that there is to eat, and it's not unusual for her to only nurse from 1 side and be finished. I guess I would rather have too much than not enough! :-)

I haven't weighed her lately, but my guess is that she is around 11 lbs. She doesn't always like going to sleep in her bed. Sometimes she has to fuss a little, and occasionally she needs a pacifier to go to sleep. Most of the time, though, she is NOT a pacifier baby! So different from Susannah who had such a large need to suck and suck! It is pretty easy for her to go to sleep if she's being held, but sometimes she won't go to sleep and will just be awake to see what all is going on.

6 weeks and 2 days

She is overall a VERY content baby. Many people predicted that our 2nd baby would not be another laid back, easy going, happy baby. So far she is proving them wrong. :-)


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

I think Sylvia looks a lot like you in the first picture. I'm glad Gail and Bobby and Sam got to come see her. I know she's been wanting to come for a while.

I can hardly believe how soon she started sleeping through the night! What a blessing! I'm guessing that those extra weeks on the inside (compared to my babies) make the difference (in when they sleep through the night).

In some ways, I can hardly believe you have 2 easy-going children (I guess you'll never have discipline issues!), but then, in other ways, knowing you and Daniel, I can believe it.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

What a precious baby! I am so thrilled that things are going so great with your new baby! Gives me hope that I might also have another easy-going one! :)