Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Regurgitator

As I slowly get used to sleeping in three-hour installments, unannounced visits from my mum bearing unusual medicinal foods, being a one-woman Dairy Queen and planning short walks around the block as though they were expeditions...we now have to contend with Baby's little foibles.

I'm starting to recognise when she's crying because she needs a nappy change or help with burping, rather than food. It's a mystery though, why she sometimes regurgitates her food and then demands more milk. It's also a little frustrating because when she offers back portions of her meal, it means yet another change of clothes. Now I understand why a drawer full of bodysuits and babygrows does not constitute an excess of baby clothing.

We're still working out Baby's sleeping arrangements. Despite having the nursery all set up and ready well before Baby's arrival home, we ended up not using it at all (except as a place to store her things). The boy wanted her to sleep in our bedroom , so we moved her cot in there. But she has hardly slept in it, because her hammock is so comfy - and the hammock is hung up in the lounge because it's a much warmer room. And now I'm sleeping in the lounge too, because it's easier for me to be in the same room with Baby when it's time to feed her, change her nappy and wash my hands afterwards. So much for expectations.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Make Tea Not War said...

The first 6 weeks I think everyone just survives and makes it up as they go along. We were constantly at the Baby Factory as I recall buying things we hadn't thought of. We really hadn't given a lot of thought to the logistics of nappy changing and so forth. And oh the endless, endless washing...But things settled down in the end.

glomgold said...

Yay, Dairy Queen! I know you're not making those Blizzards and hot fudge sundaes but I just love those ice cream shops. It would be quite a feat if you were though.

Jon said...

What is mom making you eat? Herb and root teas? Congee with special stuff in it?

Kazzer said...

aah Violet - guess who rules the roost? I must say your house did look a little taken over. How can such a small scrap make such a big impression?

EB said...

I'm assuming that regurgitation is the same as possetting. This is normal because of the developing digestive system. It used to annoy me when JJT did it because I still wasn't confident about him getting enough and it seemed like such a waste of my life force as it were that I used to sit him up to burp more frequently during feeds and this seemed to help.

Violet said...

mtnw:I think we may have gone to the other extreme, buying stuff just in case we needed it - nipple shields, a night light, an ear thermometer etc.

glomgold: I'm a primitive version of Dairy Queen of course...just milk.

jon: lots and lots and lots of ginger, in soup, as pickles, or julienned with black beans to have with rice.

kazzer: She hasn't taken over the study yet, where our computers are. Maybe that's why the boy's been spending so much time in there lately...

eb: yeah it's the same thing. Apparently it's caused by overfeeding, meaning that you had plenty of milk for JJT.