I remember bringing Berlyn home from the hospital like it was yesterday and now my little girl is already two months old. Time has gone by extremely fast but I have been enjoying our mommy-daughter time so much! To see her little milestones is really crazy! I remember when all she would do is sleep, eat, and poop. Now she's acting so much different: smiling, cooing, and staying awake during the day. Oh and she sleeps throught the night, THROUGH THE NIGHT! This started when she was just about 7 weeks old and we've been very lucky!
Although we didn't necessarily put Berlyn on any sort of "schedule", her days are all pretty much the same and she lets us know whenever she needs something. We start our day with her any time between 5 and 6 am. She will wake me up (by grunting and kicking her legs) and that's when I'll feed her her first bottle. After that, she will be awake for about an hour to an hour and a half and we'll play and talk to each other until she needs her first nap. I'll swaddle her then put her in her crib for her morning nap, usually for about an hour. She will wake up, I'll feed her, then lay her on her activity mat that she LOVES and I'll relax while she coos and plays by herself. Her feedings, naps, and play times are pretty much the same throughout the entire day, and before her last feeding we have bathies! She loves getting a bath! After she's bathed and lotioned up I read a couple books to her, feed her a bottle then put her to bed usually between 8 and 9.
One of the best things about being Berlyn's mommy is how excited she gets when she sees me. When B was first born my mom would tell me, "just wait til she sees you coming towards her and starts getting excited." And that's exactly what she does. When she sees me her legs start kicking out of control and she has a grin on her face from ear to ear. It is the best thing ever!
I also now understand how moms sometimes forget about buying things for themselves when they have babies. Shoot, sometimes I forget to eat! It's all about B, though. I will spend hours online or at the store looking for cute clothes and accessories for her. Every once in a while I'll treat myself to something and I'll almost feel guilty!
I go back to work in about 7 weeks and it's something I can't even THINK about right now. How can a mommy just leave her baby for 8 hours every day?! I'm sure I'll get used to it but it will take some time. Luckily, my work is only a 15 minute drive away and I can come home and see her on my lunch. As for now, I just spend every second I can with her. We play, read books, sing, and watch tv together. Watching tv is one thing she does that reminds me of her daddy. When they are watching tv it is very hard to get their attention. She is definitely her father's daughter!
I haven't posted here for a few weeks- things have been a little crazy being a mama and all but I'll be sure to post more because I know one day she'll look back on this and be happy I did!