A round of applause for Mia. She is clapping!
Mia is eating every two hours throughout the day, but feedings are starting to gradually space further and further apart. This wouldn’t be a problem if Mia continued to sleep for long stretches throughout the night, but she still chooses to wake up every two hours during the night for feedings. Needless to say… this mama ain’t getting much sleep.
Speaking of sleep. I think the reason Mia isn’t sleeping well is because we still share the same room. She wakes up when her daddy comes in at night, when we move around in bed, and again when her daddy’s alarm goes off for work. She also knows I’m right beside her and she wants milk every couple hours. Despite the precious snuggles and quality time I get with her, we are preparing to move her into her own room. I pray that this mama has enough energy to get out of bed during the night and give Mia the proper care, milk, love, diaper changes, and patience she deserves, all while using my super powers to get her back to sleep quickly.
On a more positive note, Mia has started to develope a nap routine during the day that seems to work wonders (if we are home): 9:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm-ish.
At the seven and a half month mark, she weighed 19 pounds and 14 ounces. My girls take after me when it comes to weight distribution… thunder thighs for days. It could be all the nighttime feedings or it could simply be those good genes. Either way, I’ve loved every squishy moment of it.
Other moments in the life of Mia
During this month, daddy really stepped up and became a super hero. The day that Piper got her cast off, she also got really sick. The sickness lead to high fevers, bronchitis, croup, and pneumonia. We took Piper to the urgent care and doctors appointments multiple times, and she was finally admitted to the hospital. During that time, Piper needed her mama, and Mia was able to bond with daddy.
Her scrunchy nose smile gets me every time.
XO, KATLIN LINDSEY