Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tummy Time With Vi

Violet loves laying on her tummy. She also has a crazy strong neck. She picks up her head and looks around all the time and has been doing it since the hospital. Here are a few more tidbits about our girl. She is an amazing sleeper. She sleeps for one 4 hour stretch and then a 3-3.5 hour stretch at night. She has been doing that since the second day we brought her home. It has been so great for me with sleep. I felt like my recovery went so much better because I was actually getting a good amount of sleep. She is a good eater. She weighed in at 9 pounds this week. The doctor says she is gaining weight beautifully. Don't we wish that was how everyone looked at getting fatter. The only time that Vi is really unhappy is when she has gas and the poor girl gets it really bad. We are trying to figure out if it is certain things I'm eating or something else. We just started gas drops so I am hoping that will help. Overall she is such a good good baby. I feel like I am always telling Mike how sweet of a baby we have. Life has been great and this week aunt Kate is here to visit for Thanksgiving so we will be having lots of fun!!

1 comment:

Anja Hoffstrom said...

Hi Lauren,

My name is Anja, I am a classmate of Mikes and I also just had a baby in August.

First off your baby is absolutely beautiful!! The pictures are stunning, you are so blessed!

Second, in reading your blog I noticed you mentioned the gas issue. My daughter Aela had/has the same issues! They say this is common as babies GI systems are still developing. I just wanted to let you know that we did the gas drops, which seemed to help some. We also give her Gripe Water, which is a herbal supplement that is suppose to help with gas and fussiness. We use the brand Mommy's Bliss which you can get at Whole Foods, we order it online cuz its cheaper! When we stay pretty regular with the Gripe Water it seems to help. Also, I cut way down on consuming dairy myself as this is one of the most common reasons why babies get gas. Not sure why but that seems to help too! If you have any other questions please feel free to let me know! Hope this helps:)