Week 3 Postpartum

baby sleep

Just like that another week has flown by. I cannot believe we are about to enter into week 4 postpartum already.

Overall, nothing major has changed.

baby sleep

Jolee still isn’t sleeping more than 3 hours a night, which is expected.

I would like to tell you that it’s starting to wear on me, but I feel okay overall. But I also have not returned to work yet. I’m sure when I add work into the mix, I will be dead.

Since we have brought her home, she has been sleeping in the bed with us.

This was the plan all along and neither Scott or I have an issue with it. I never feel scared with her being the bed with us. I feel like Scott and I are both super aware of her. Plus, we co-slept in the early days with Raelynn and Briar, so this isn’t our first rodeo.

For us, it just works. It makes my life easier for middle of the night feeds. The majority of the time, I just sit up and feed her and lay her back down. Sometimes, if I’m really tired then we just nurse laying down. For me, personally, I think this is a huge factor as to why I don’t feel completely terrible every morning. Don’t get me wrong, on the nights where she feeds all night, I’m exhausted, but when we both get 3 hours stretches each night then I feel okay.

Even though the co-sleeping is working for us for now, I am slowly getting ready for her to be in her own sleeping area, where ever that may be.

We transitioned Raelynn and Briar straight from our bed into their crib and they did good. I borrowed a bassinet from a friend and now I don’t even know if we will use it. I tried the bassinet a couple of times with Jolee, but she went to sleep much faster in the bed with us. And when all I get is 3 hours of sleep at a time, I will do whatever I can for the time being to get her to sleep for those 3 hours.

Breastfeeding is going really well.

I am hoping it still goes well whenever I go back to work. Feeding her is just so easy right now. She eats mostly every 3 hours, but sometimes every 2 hours. And it takes about 20 minutes total.

I am still only pumping after her morning feed to start building up some stock for when I go back to work. In my last post, I was getting anywhere from 3-5 ounces when I pumped, but now I’m averaging anywhere from 4-6 ounces, sometimes more. This is definitely the best that I have ever pumped with a baby. I will have plenty of milk for her when I go back to work which takes a ton of stress off me.

3 weeks old

I know she is getting plenty to eat because we have completely graduated out of newborn clothes and moved onto 0-3 months and 3 months clothes. I packed up her newborn items during week 3 because they were no longer fitting. I’ve never had a baby grow out of newborn clothes so quick.

I also know she is getting plenty to eat because we just had her 1 month check up. She was 8 pound 6 ounces when she was born, at her 2 week check up she was 8 pounds 13 ounces, and then at her 1 month checkup, she was 9 pounds 13 ounces!

She gained a whole pound in 2 weeks!!

I have never had a baby do so well on the growth charts! Raelynn and Briar weren’t even on the growth charts for a long time.

I am hoping all of these positive vibes keeps trekking forward for us!!