daphne {week 2}


{letterboard: Letter Folk (Poet) // onesie: Gerber // pants & bib: Etsy // booties: June and January // quilt: made by Amanda (Rifle Paper Co. fabric here)}

{week 2} This was our first (half) week solo since my mom went home and Aaron headed back to work (he delayed his leave for later in the year), so I have been easing into daily life with the two girls. Most of the change will be in coordinating Daphne’s ever-changing feeding schedule and Eloise’s daily schedule!

Since Daphne’s next peds appointment is not until later in the week, we are still supplementing her regular nursing sessions with three (or four) 1 ounce bottles throughout the day to help get her up to her birth weight faster. Even though I still hate to pump, I have been fitting in three sessions a day which allows us to give Daphne pumped milk and put a few ounces in the freezer to build up a stash.

On Saturday morning Daphne and I had an appointment at the hospital with a lactation consultant to follow-up on Daphne’s tongue-tie. We got the A-Okay on the healing of Daphne’s tongue (sometimes ties can grow back!) and an A+ on nursing (she had a big feeding at the appointment)! Daphne is just a few ounces short of her birth weight.

From day one, we have noticed that Daphne sometimes shakes her head (and fusses) when there is a nipple of any kind nearby and she is hungry. It can be frustrating when it takes 5 minutes in the middle of the night to latch-on, but mostly it is pretty funny. We have started referring to it as “the Daphne” and even Eloise will shake her head if we say do “the Daphne!”

Another big thing this week was that Daphne lost her umbilical cord and now has a belly button! We have been waiting and waiting for it to finally fall off because diapers and clothes are so ill-fitting when the cord is still on… Aaron was changing Daphne’s diaper and noticed it was gone, and I ended up finding it on the couch!

And because of the cord being gone, we started cloth diapering Daphne. I mentioned before that we were given two small stashes of newborn cloth diapers from friends – one set of gDiapers that have disposable inserts and one set of all-in-ones. We are excited to be cloth diapering again, especially since Daphne goes thru so many diapers each day and there is no need to spray poopy diapers since breastmilk poop is water-soluble. Now I just have to remember my wash routine for cloth diapers!

Daphne continues to be such a sweet little baby and pretty laid-back. She tends to be fussy in the evening, but has been making up for it by sleeping 4 to 6 hour stretches at night! (Knock on wood.)

Happy Two Weeks Daphne!


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