daphne {week 4}

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{letterboard: Letter Folk (Poet) // dress & sweater: Target (old)}

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{And some outtakes with Eloise! Yep, that’s a (temporary) tattoo on E’s belly – she’s obsessed!}

{week 4} I will keep this post pretty short since Daphne’s one month birthday is coming up this weekend, what?!

Daphne is really starting to smile and even laugh a little (in her sleep which is impossibly cute, like the tiniest little chuckle), and Aaron and I both swear she smiled at both of us this week! You can see her smiling in that first photo with Eloise; Daphne is in awe of Eloise and if she is upset, Eloise will start singing to her and 90% of the time the crying will stop. Seriously.

In terms of eating and sleeping, Daphne has been preferring eating every 2.5 hours (rather than 3) that past few days which makes me think she might be going thru a small growth spurt, and about 50% of nights she will sleep for 5 or 6 hours. On the nights Daphne wakes up, she mostly just wants to be rocked and have her paci, and she will go back to sleep! We really don’t do middle-of-the-night feedings which is really bizarre since I feel like Eloise ate all night long!

And since I don’t really think newborns should be on schedules per se, I have sort of had to “schedule” a bit in terms of timing because of Eloise, but it is pretty much in line with what Daphne is naturally doing! Daphne and I start our day around 6 or 6:30 am with a feeding and then I pump, and generally she starts her morning nap to the sound of the pump (great white noise!). By the time I am cleaning up my pumping stuff, Eloise is up for the day (between 7:30 and 8 am). And then we proceed to a 2.5 or 3 hour feeding schedule thru-out the day, and on Mondays and Wednesdays when we have to pick up Eloise from school at 1 pm, I try to get in a feeding either right before we have to leave or after Eloise is down for a nap (which sometimes means I am shortening or lengthening the feeding times a bit). And recently I have been aiming for 7 pm and 10 pm feedings to end the day so that I am not nursing thru dinnertime and I can feed and pump right before bed and not be up past midnight!

And see Eloise’s week four since she, again, is also wearing the same outfit! It’s mostly been a coincidence that in the past two weeks the girls have been wearing the same weekly photo outfit; this weekend I was looking for something white (for the baby shower) and this little bird dress was perfect! Aaron and I joked that we should do the exact same outfits each week for Daphne as we did for Eloise, and while I briefly considered it, it seems like WAY too much work! Plus, as we get into bigger sizes, we will run into seasonal clothing issues as these girls were born at exact opposite times of the year!

Happy Four Weeks Daphne!

M

Also, I updated the Project Baby #2 page so it is fully up-to-date with all of my weekly bump pictures with Daphne, and I also started the Daphne Lucille page which will be a quick link to all of Daphne’s weekly birthday posts!

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