We are following the sleep method outlined in On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep. If you have never heard of Babywise you can read more about our experience in my post On Becoming Baby Wise where I break down how we used this method for our son Caden.
Here is a recap of Maisie’s feeding schedule over the past eight months:
Birth: Every 2-3 hours for the first two weeks until we were given the go ahead from her pediatrician to allow her to sleep during the night without needing to wake her to eat.
1 Month: 4:30am, 7am, 9:30am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, and 12:30am. Bedtime at 7pm followed by the last two feedings.
Week 7: 5am, 7am, 9:30am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 9:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm followed by a dream feed.
2 Months: 6am, 9:30am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 9:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm followed by a dream feed.
3 Months: 6:30am, 9:45am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 9:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm followed by a dream feed.
4 Months: 5:30am*, 7am, 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm. *I tried to drop the dream feed which didn’t work.
7 Months: 7am, 10am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 6:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm.
Currently her 8 Month schedule looks like this…
- 7am: Waketime & Eat
- 9am: Nap
- 10am: Eat
- 12:30pm: Nap
- 1:30pm: Eat
- 2:30pm: Nap
- 3:30pm: Eat
- 6:30pm: Eat
- 7pm: Bedtime
Maisie enjoys sucking on her fingers, eating, cuddling, watching Caden, playing with her Playskool Busy Poppin’ Pals, bath/shower time, and sitting up.
She has now tried oatmeal, sweet potato, banana, avocado, apple, mango, pears, and peas in addition to breastmilk.
Maisie has her two bottom teeth and also her two top teeth. Tummy time has turned into scooting backwards time and just the other day she pushed off on her arms and rocked herself back onto her knees. It was only for a brief moment and while 99% of me is super excited to see her start crawling and experience life from a new perspective a small portion of my heart is sad because this means my baby is growing and moving on towards a new phase.
Nursing this past month has been fairly painful. I can’t tell you the number of times I have been bit or been used as a chew toy. Thankfully this seems to have ended for the time being. I would literally break out into a cold sweat when she would start to nurse.
Life lately has been good. I have so much more to say but it will have to wait until later because I am going to go spend time with Josh.
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