Has a month really gone by?! Only 4 weeks ago (ok, I am writing this a week later so technically 5 weeks ago) Emma Lynne was all tucked up inside me. An amazing thought.
I cannot say these 5 weeks have been easy. Balancing a house of four girls in Arizona in the summer can be a challenge. We are stuck inside most of the time, which is difficult for kids who love running around outside. Emma has had her challenges too. I have too much milk and had to do block feeding to be able to stabilize my supply. Thanks to a dear high school friend who is a "pro" breast feeder in my opinion I have learned something new about nursing and milk supply. Who would have thought too much milk can cause so many problems.
Emma is still an infant so lots of sleeping during the day and up at night-anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. There are nights when she sleeps a 6 or 7 hour stretch, and those are the nights she is up for about 2 hours after. She has a fussy time between 7 pm and 9pm. She only wants me to hold her, does not want to nurse, but likes to be "bopped" and walked around.
Just last week she started making some baby noises and a couple facial expressions. A sign of things to come. I do not want time to go faster, though I am certainly looking forward to a little bit better sleep.
All three girls are still head over heels in love. Chiara and Mayah are always asking to hold Emma and Leah comes to rub her a few times a day. Chiara was so excited that I let her change Emma's diaper the other day-it was just wet. I think it really made her day. She is very motherly and loving. Even at 5 weeks old I can tell that Emma knows her sisters. The way she looks at them is amazing.
I did take her on the scale with me since we will not have her weighed for another month and
it was a 10 pound difference!!!!! Ten pounds already?!?!? Wow! No wonder I am so tired and hungry-this girl eats!
So, here's to another 4 weeks.....