It’s Easter Sunday and I am working today. It’s a great day at work. I love the little babies. It’s so fun when we are able to cuddle them. Poor little things have had such a rough start to life. It’s hard to leave my baby and go to work but I’m so glad that I am able to help the families who have babies in the NICU. I try to take care of each baby as I would my own. It’s a special privilege to be a NICU nurse. I’m grateful to have such a rewarding job and a job that has helped me to become a better person.
Lilah has started sucking her thumb. It’s so cute but I try to give her the binky instead. She also has been sleeping 11 hours straight at night. It’s awesome! It’s so cute when she wakes up. She always gives us a great big smile right when she wakes up. She started sleeping 8 hours through the night around 7 weeks and has never stopped. My friend lent us the book, “On Becoming Babywise” when she was 5 weeks and it’s been great for us. I definately recommend it. I don’t have her on a set schedule but we have a flexible general schedule of feedings, playtime and naptimes (in that order) according to her cues. I really have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to being a mom. Being a NICU nurse has been great practice but most of the knowledge doesn’t transfer over to babies who aren’t critically ill. So I’m just learning as I go. Haha. I measured her length this week and she was 25 inches. She’s grown 6 inches in 3 and a half months! Is that a lot? It’s seems like a lot to me. She weighs around 11 pounds. Everyone says that she’s so little but I think that she’s doing just fine. We have our 4 month appointment soon so we’ll see if we are on track. I stress out about stuff way too much. Being a NICU nurse is a curse when you are a new mom. Haha.
Here are some pics from the past couple of weeks. She’s 3 and 1/2 months old.
Lilah is great at helping me fold laundry. She’s also great at making lots of laundry for me to wash. 🙂 She has the funniest hair. It’s super long in the back and bald on top except for some Homer Simpson hairs. Baby mullet. 🙂 That’s why we love headbands. I still think she’s adorable despite the male pattern baldness. Haha.
We love to go on walks and runs. I love my new jogging stroller. I’m so excited that the weather is finally warming up! It’s nice to get out of quarantine. She had a little cold this winter but it wasn’t too bad.
She will play on her exercise mat forever. She loves batting at the toys and she is now starting to grab them. Notice how her shirt is soaking wet. She goes through at least 3 outfits per day. And so do I for that matter. She spits up so much.
Hanging out with Daddy. Dad loves to cuddle her.
I love to carry her in the MOBY. She doesn’t look very happy in this picture but she usually loves to ride in the MOBY.
Lilah loves her Grandma Great! She watches her once a week when I work.
Out on a walk around the neighborhood with Mom and Dad. Matt loves to carry her in the Baby Bjorn.
We went on a walk with Angie and Lilah’s cousins. He looks so big next to her! It was so cute. When we were walking, I was looking down into the stroller through the little window and Justin was holding Lilah’s hand. 🙂 So sweet.
She did not enjoy this photo shoot. I couldn’t get one smile out of her. Haha. I love that she’s starting to look chubbier. 🙂
This is Lilah’s passport photo. I can’t wait for Mexico with the family!!!