So Katrina the past few days has been acting awful. She'll nurse and nurse and still be hungry at the end. Or if she's not she'll be hungry less than an hour later. She's fussy and won't stay asleep for naps. I think she's tired and that's part of the reason she thinks she's so hungry. She's seven weeks today and I don't think this is a growth spurt. Last weekend she was nursing a lot too but that seemed to be a growth spurt. I'm wondering if she is having problems because all of last week she spent in the car during the day and took her naps that way. Occasionally when this happens I end up giving her a bottle of formula and that satiates her. But the last two times that it's happened she's ended up not having any dirty diapers for over 24 hours. Last time she got this way I think it was because I ate some Chinese food and that bothered her stomach. I've decided that I really want to avoid giving her formula again, even occasionally, because last night her gas and constipation kept waking her up, and then today she had a "blowout" that was the most disgusting thing she'll probably ever do again! Gross, I know.
So if any of you have any ideas, let me know. I'm worried that I'm not producing enough milk. Adam kind of wants to give up on breastfeeding because I'm really sore and it's super energy-consuming, but I'm determined to keep it up. I know that she's super young, but this is a little out of the norm for her. She has, up to this point, been gradually putting herself on a schedule. Is it just because she's tired and can't take naps without the car? She falls asleep at night just fine and is even pretty good about falling back asleep after her night feedings. I just hate taking steps backward like this. Plus, it means our apartment is super messy and largely unpacked. I really need to be able to step away from her for longer than, oh, three minutes. When Adam's family was visiting on Saturday, his fourteen-month-old nephew was in everything. That's going to be really stressful on me if I can't get things toddler-proofed before they visit again, which I hope to be soon.
Well, here's my obligatory cute baby picture:
And here's a kind of funny one. I bought material so that I could make my own "Moby" wrap. You may have heard of those. Unfortunately, Katrina doesn't like it very much. She hates her movements being constrained. She likes the sling though, which is a little weird. I tried the other day putting her in the wrap again, and she hated it, until I turned her around so she could see things. You're not supposed to carry a child that way until they can hold their head up on their own, which won't be for a couple of months, I think. However, she loved it! So I snapped a picture and took her out.