Showing posts from November, 2014

What All Mothers Have in Common

Before I had my daughter, I assumed that mothers were mostly defined by whatever method of parenting they adopted.

The breastfeeding mom.
The formula mom.
The attachment parenting mom.
The Baby Wise mom.
The scheduling mom.
The free-spirited mom.

You get the idea.

I know I have so much to learn as a new mom, but I could not have been more wrong about my assumption.

I was advised to join a new moms group at our church when Daphne was about 4 weeks old (which I 100% recommend to new moms, if nothing else, it gets you out of the house once a week). I didn't really know what to expect, since Daphne and I weren't exactly pros at going out. I walked in and was met with cheery smiles and breakfast goodies.

It didn't take long after sharing our stories and spending some time together every week to find the nursing moms, formula moms, scheduling moms, attachment moms and so on.

And I thought that the whole time would be spent with each mother defending her personal opinion about mo…

Daphne Anne: Three Months

Weight: I haven't weighed her in a while but the last time I believe it was somewhere around 12 lbs. 
Height: Haven't measured her...bad Mom? 
Sleep: After her 7:00 pm feeding, she would go to sleep until about 3:00 or 5:00 am. I would feed her again and then put her back in her bassinet and then she would wake again around 7:00-9:00 am. But for the past week its been pretty rough (I'm assuming growth spurt). She has been having a pretty hard time going to sleep after a 7:00 pm feeding, she would usually FINALLY be asleep by 9:00. And then she's been waking up around 12:00-1:00 am wanting to nurse and then again around 4:00 am. then she would wake up for the day around 6:00 am. I'm really hoping she gets back to her old routine soon! 
Eating: She goes about 2 1/2 - 3 hours between feedings and feeds for about 10-20 minutes on one side per feeding. 
Diapers: She's still in size 1 diapers!
Clothing: She fits best in most 0-3 months clothes but we have a few 3-6 m…