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There were 10 in the bed…. January 21, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — ryangrace11q @ 3:11 pm

… and the little one said “Roll over, Roll over”!  Ryan’s been spending a lot of time on her belly and side lately and this morning she rolled over!  She was on her belly and got her arm underneath her and voila, she was on her back!  Not sure if it was just a fluke or not because she actually rolled over twice when she was just a few weeks old and that was a complete fluke!  We’ll try to get some action shots or video to post if she keeps it up.

Ryan’s also been eating more this past week.  She’s taking about 4 oz. every 4 hours on a good day.  She still is having some struggles but she seems to be getting herself on a schedule.  Our childcare provider keeps her on a really tight schedule too so that has helped.  She has only had 1 day in the past couple of weeks where she hasn’t met her feeding goal.  She usually exceeds it by a couple of ounces so we’re really curious how much she has gained.  We go in for her 4 month appointment with her regular ped on Wednesday and on Thursday we see the original feeding team at Children’s for a follow-up.  I’ll post an update after those appointments.

Her sleep schedule is pretty interesting.  Unlike her big sister who LOVES to sleep and has always been a very scheduled sleeper, Ryan struggles with napping for long periods of time during the day.  I have to admit that she’s probably spoiled because she usually slept on someone (OK, me) for the first 3 months of her life.  We would call it “mama-baby naps” and we’d cuddle up on the couch and both sleep… it was heavenly.  We’re trying to get her to sleep in her crib (or pack and play at the sitter) during the day.  She does OK but sometimes she’s hard to get to fall asleep even though she is clearly exhausted.  She likes her paci but has a hard time keeping it in her mouth because of her hypotonia.  With Charlie, we’d pop her paci in and she’d be off to dreamland.  Ryan can make up for it at night though.  She’ll sleep anywhere from 6 to 8 hours at a time at night.  The only problem with her sleeping longer at night is that we have to make sure she gets enough to eat during the day.


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