I can't believe it, but it has been 3 weeks since Alex was born!! Time is flying by so quickly.
In the last week, Alex has gotten even better at sleeping. For the last two nights, she has only woken up once to eat, and then immediately went back to sleep again! Are we lucky, blessed, or is it going to be short-lived? Who knows, but we are loving it while it lasts!
During the day, we have had a little bit more of a challenge though. We aren't sure if she is having tummy troubles or just typical baby fussiness, but she is crying almost all the time when she isn't sleeping or eating. I am still nursing her, but she also gets supplemented with bottles, so we switched formulas to see if that would help and have gotten some medicine drops for gas. It seems to have helped a little, but the poor thing is still not the happy contented baby that we had for the first 2 weeks. It is so sad to hear her crying, escalating into full screams, and not knowing why she is so upset! Rich and I have both found ways to console her (bouncing and swaying her seems to help) but it is tough to keep bouncing a baby for hours just to keep the screams at bay. Any parents with advice??
On Tuesday this week, Rich and I went on our first post-baby date night. My mom came over to babysit, and we left the house around 5 pm to go to dinner. Then we went to see the play "Wicked". It started at 7:30, and I absolutely loved the first half! But at 9:00, during intermission, I couldn't handle it anymore and asked Rich to take me home. I missed Alex so much!!! I knew she was in great hands with my mom, but it was just too long to be away from her so soon. We'll have to go see the play again someday, because the part we saw was just awesome! I think for the next date night that we plan, we'll stick to something a little shorter and closer to home. I need to ease my way into it. It's hard to believe that our life has changed so much in just 3 short weeks!