I am starting to get the hang of her cues and getting to know her better. She's different than Kaylee as a baby. If she stirs or fusses at night, she will settle herself and go back to sleep. At first, I'd jump up and pick her up, only to have her pass back out in my arms. She's a good sleeper, she slept from 10pm to 8am last night, waking to nurse 3 times and going right back to sleep.
She's had a stuffy nose this week, I guess Kaylee brought home a cold from school. I have to suction her nose, which she hates, but if I don't do it she can't breathe through her nose so she can't nurse.
She's a quiet baby, she really never cries. She doesn't like getting her diaper changed or being in the car seat unless it's in motion. We have had people staring at us because we rock the car at red lights to keep her quiet, lol!
She's still nursing well and starting to get chubby. She's making eye contact more and she turns her head to voices she recognizes. She's will happily hang out in the baby swing or vibrating seat for a while. She takes a pacifier sometimes, but usually just when she's sleepy now.
Kaylee's doing better, although she's still waking up insanely early for some reason, which is so unlike her. She's still misbehaving but we're giving her more attention and humoring her for the most part. More discipline wasn't helping, I think she just needs extra love to get through this huge change. She's not a spoiled kid and I don't think a babying her right now will hurt her. If I have to read and cuddle her to sleep every night, so be it, I don't mind.
It is a little bit of a stressful time right now since Steven is job searching and we don't know when he will have a job. But we are both staying positive, and trying to focus on enjoying the newborn stage and paying extra attention to Kaylee. We've been spending a lot of time together as a family. I really love being a family of 4. I do hope Steven finds a job asap but at the same time I wish he never had to go back to work because it's been so nice having him home all the time.
PS I feel like I have recovered faster, have been less moody, and have a lot more milk after this birth than when I had Kaylee because of my placenta pills. I'm not positive how much of it is because of them but I do think placenta encapsulation is worth looking into if you're pregnant. I know it seems gross but most mammals do consume their placenta so it makes sense that we are meant to, too. The pills aren't as icky as I thought they would be either, they look like regular vitamins, almost exactly like my iron supplements.