the fourth day
Every single day something new changes with Hunter.
I love waiting to see what he’ll do next or how he’ll react to something like his vibrating bouncer chair. He was unhappy getting put in it while awake, but if asleep he’s a happy camper.
Love how his lips pursed out with the vibrations.
My milk came in on the fourth night, which is helping him sleep in longer stretches. During the day he’ll nap for a solid 3 hours. At night? Still lucky if I get 30 minutes out of him.
It’s kind of a bummer that he isn’t sleeping very well in the pack n play set up in our bedroom. But after he ate I got him to sleep for 30 minutes in there before waking up. 30 minutes is a huge win… the winning number before that was 3.
He got his first bath on the fourth day. Typically they bathe babies shortly after being born in the hospital, but I didn’t want him bathed right then. It was supposed to be postponed until the next day, then it never happened and we were home so Jacob and I tag teamed his first bath.
Of course he cried. His cries are so cute though it kinda made it worth it.
He’s now in cloth diapers. The tar poop is just about all gone now and we used all the disposable diapers the hospital gave us, so we really had to make the switch or go to the store.
In one of my less smart decisions I decided to make the switch at night instead of the day time. I put him in a newborn all in one diaper, which he was NOT happy about, so I ended up changing him back into a disposable for the night. Since we’re out of disposables, for his first morning change he went into a fitted cloth diapers + cover. The fitted diapers are so much softer than the all in ones (it’s much stiffer). So far he hasn’t been fighting them which is a huge plus.
Today he has an appointment just to make sure everything is still going good with him and his weight loss is still in a good range.
And I’m hoping the nighttime sleep gets better soon. I was hopeful the cluster feeding would stop with my milk coming in but it didn’t. What gives?!
Is there a certain time when babies begin to sleep a bit better at night?