Wednesday, June 03, 2015

4 Weeks of Miss Maysi Paige

It's hard to believe that it's been almost 4 weeks since we met our sweet Maysi Paige. I remember saying it when Kai was born and the same holds true this time around, as well: I didn't know we were missing anything until she arrived. Most days it feels like I've known my little Maysen forever. Her squishy face, pouty lips, long feet, and fuzzy ears just feel so familiar. And yet? I find that we are still fumbling awkwardly through this newborn stage...again. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This girl is making me feel like a rookie mom! The different cries, feeding schedules, sleeping patterns, and logistical juggling -- it all seems so foreign. And somehow I'm trying to love it just a little more than I did before. There is a hyper-awareness of the "lasts" this time around (even though we were sure last time was the last...) and we are doing our best to soak them up.

So. Here's {more than} just a little about our little Miss Maysen Paige at 4 weeks and a LOT of "first few weeks" photos:

Nicknames: Maysi, Maysi Paige, Mays Face, MP, Pee Wee

Weight: Maysen tipped the scales last Wednesday at a whopping 9 lbs 3 oz. That's my growing girl!

Sleep Habits: Eh. There's been some rough nights, but we seem to be falling into a routine of 4 hour stretches at night. Napping during the day has been inconsistent. Some days she doesn't sleep AT ALL and others she seems to sleep the day away -- in our arms (or wrap!), of course -- because putting her down would, apparently, be torture. I'm not complaining, though. If mommy-hood has taught me anything, it's that the moments are fleeting and I'll take baby cuddles while I can!

Eating Habits: Nursing every 2.5-3 hours during the day and 3-4 at night. She really is a champion nurser and for that, I am thankful!

General disposition: Getting better. I was convinced that Maysi hated us/life for the first 3 weeks, BUT I'm holding out hope that we've turned a corner. The last couple of days have been better and we're buying stock in reflux medication. :)

Likes: Brother & sisters in her face (see also: Dislikes); being held upright, against your chest; sitting up; nursing; big burps; a pacifier sometimes; ceiling fans; and ball games.

Dislikes: Brother & sisters in her face, being alone, having an upset tummy, diaper changes, baths, taking time away from nursing to burp, being in her carseat and NOT moving, and the hiccups.

Adventures: 2 softball tournaments, 1 baseball tournament, preschool graduation, lots of walks, several park stops, practices galore, a couple graduation parties, doctor appointments, Target, Sams Club, Buffalo Wild Wings, 2 meetings, and visits with friends.

On to the good stuff...cute baby pics!




























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1 comment:

Molly said...

Oh miss maysi! you are lovely! i love the up close sad face! so pitiful yet so sweet!

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