Long time no blog! I’ve been super busy since my last post… Creighton (CW) turned one month old, I’ve gone back to work, kickball season has begun, and we are spending most weekends hanging out with our family or going on little outings just us three. I haven’t decided if life with a six week old goes by fast or slow. CW is growing and progressing so quickly and he’s not our tiny little baby anymore. On the other hand, I spend my days staring at the clock wondering if it’s ever going to be bedtime, #longdays #tiredmama. Minus the exhaustion and lack of sleep (not trying to terrify you preggo mamas out there), life with a 6 week old has been the greatest blessing of my life. God created the most perfect little boy for us. I could literally stare at him all day. In fact, I do. Luckily, I get to bring CW to work with me so I am with him literally 24/7. I mentioned before that he has progressed so quickly. He’s been eating 4-4.5 oz every 2 hours since he was almost 2 weeks old. He weighs one ounce shy of 12 lbs (although that was over a week ago so I’m sure he has passed that now). He reacts to mine and daddy’s voice now, and oh boy that smile of his when he hears us! It melts my heart every time! He loves to grab things, esp my hair. And the biggest progress, he rolled over last week and now does it almost every we lay him on his belly! You would think I have a 3-4 month old!! Time slow down!
I have a lot of mommy friends and preggo friends and I thought I’d share my two cents on what has worked and what has not worked for life with a 6 week old.
-First of all, Creighton has been spitting up since birth. Our doctor told
us it was just reflux and normal, but it is so annoying. We don’t even use
burp cloths anymore, we literally use old rags during each feeding because
they soak up better. We have tried Gerber, Infamil, Soy Milk, and just
recently switched to Similac Advance in the liquid ready-to-go bottles and
so far he hasn’t spit up like he used to! We are still in the trial run of
the new formula but I would definitely recommend this brand! BTW, CW is not
a fan of powder formula! (Side not for those wondering, I still breastfeed,
I’m just supplementing with formula)
-Wrap it up! I can’t say this enough, invest in a baby wrap or two!
Creighton can be fussy as can be and once I put him in his wrap, he’s done
for! It’s an instant soother! Your baby may react differently, but most of
the mamas I know would agree that they are a miracle! I have 2 Solly Baby
wraps and they are my fave!
–4moms… My favorite company ever. We have the bounceRoo, the mamaRoo,
the breeze pack-n-play, and the infant tub. I don’t have one negative thing to
say about either product! The bounceRoo is so lightweight and convenient.
I keep it at work or take it when we go somewhere since it’s so light and
it runs on batteries! The mamaRoo keeps CW content during the day (while he
is watching tv, yes my kid loves the tv). The breeze isn’t anything special,
it’s just a normal pack-n-play but it’s so modern and unlike some of
those hideous ones lol. CW sleeps in the bassinet part a few hours a night.
And finally the infant tub. The tub fits over your kitchen sink and it
tells you the temperature of the water. I mean come on, how genius! Esp.
for us parents who have no clue what’s too hot for a newborn! Well done,
-Gripe Water… these drops are a life saver! Creighton gets a tummy ache
often and has the hiccups at least twice a day. (Is my baby the only one
who becomes the biggest brat when he has the hiccups?! Holy fussy baby!)
Gripe water drops help with gas, hiccups, colic babies, & general fussiness!
And it’s usually instant! We also use Mylicon & Little Remedies gas relief
-Invest in a swing! We are using my nephews old swing and it is probably
my favorite baby product we own. I can put CW in his swing and he will be
content for at least an hour. At night it rocks him to sleep in no time!
That thing is the only reason my house and myself are somewhat put together!
There are plenty of other things that help me get through life with a 6 week old, but these definitely help the most with keeping me sane! Hope this helps you mamas and mamas-to-be!
Until next time!