Ive been going back and looking over my blogs from when Lexie was Max’s age.  Turns out they are so much alike it’s unreal.  On my Nov 12th post, when Lexie was 2.5 months old, she was sleeping exactly as long as Max is, about the same size as Max, and eating about the same amount.  The biggest difference is with her, I didn’t start meds for her reflux, and I didn’t have her napping quite as we’ll as Max does.  I think that just has to do with A) him being no meds and B) me knowing what to look for as far as him being sleepy.

However, I’m worried his Zantac isn’t working anymore … The last two days have been horrible.  He’s been in a lot of pain and only naps well in his swing. I’m not sure exactly what’s going on but I’m going to give it the weekend before I call the dr about upping dosage (for weight increase) or changing meds; he has started pulling off while nursing again, and after eating he will cry out and then gulp/choke/gasp for breath.  So I know the reflux is hurting him; and I don’t think the rice is helping.  I can’t make it any thicker and it go through the nipple, so I’d have to spoon feed it to him, and I think he’s just too young for all that.  Anyway, after the weekend we will see.  The Coliccalm doesn’t seem to be doing anything for the reflux, not sure about his gas?

Anyway, back to my blog posts about lexie.  Here is a schedule I wrote out for our day in November:

  • 5:30 am- woke up, Lexie ready to eat
  • 5:45- change Lexie’s diaper and nurse
  • 6:15- Lexie and I fall asleep in the big chair
  • 9:00- We wake up, time (for Lexie) to eat again.  turn on Regis and Kelly
  • 9:02- nurse Lexie
  • 9:45- make coffee and toast whole wheat english muffin
  • 9:48- put Lexie in pack n play to watch her turtles (mobile) and I play on computer/drink my coffee
  • 10:00-10:15 Put Lexie on the Yoga mat with her wrist rattles and we played
  • 10:15-11:00- Lexie played in the bouncer (more like vibrator) while I cleaned up the bathroom.
  • 11:05- turned on Rachael Ray, Lexie down for nap, I picked up living room, drink more coffee
  • 1200 pm- fed lexie
  • 1230 resumed cleaning: dusting, baseboards, laundry
  • 130- called mom and sat down at computer
  • 200-Lexie down for a nap, I shopped online
  • 230- Lexie up from nap
  • honestly, I lost track from here, but I am sure it included nursing Lexie while watching Dr. Oz
  • 4:00 watching Oprah
  • 5:00 dropping Lexie off at her Sue-Sue’s
  • 5:45 trying to run
  • 6:30 picking up Lexie
  • The rest of the night would consist of nursing, shopping online for Christmas gifts, and going to be at about 9:00  It was not a very adventurous day.  We would usually go shopping or go downtown and walk, or walk the neighborhood.  Today we just cleaned!”

    So, that was what a typical day for us looked like.  My days now are a bit more structured, mainly because I understand what baby whisperer and baby wise are saying and also because I have a 2 year old smack dab in the middle of her terrible-ness.  At that time, I had Lexie on a great routine, but looking back she was definitely way over tired by the time I was putting her down for naps, and therefore wasn’t napping well.  But she always had good night time sleep (thank goodness!). So that was an okay trade off!  🙂

    But, at almost 8 weeks old, here is what Max’s routine looks like:

    • 5:00-6:00- Wakes, Zantac, small feed, goe back to sleep (either in crib or with Mama in chair)
    • 7:00- wake for the day, regular feeding, nurse then 3-4oz bottle
    • 8:05- Down for nap- rests on and off depending on gas/reflux until
    • 10:00- Eat, nurse 3-4 oz
    • 11:05- down for nap- rests on and off depending on gas/reflux until
    • 1:00pm- Eat
    • 2:05- down for nap (however he usually has not slept well at this mid morning nap, and therefore goes to sleep closer to 1:30pm, sleeping until about 3:30 in the swing if necessary)
    • 4:00 Eat
    • 5:30pm Cluster feed
    • 7:00pm last feeding of day
    • 7:35 asleep in crib
    SO, that is typically what our routine looks like, but with him being so young and having the reflux and gas, it tends to be more flexible in the naps department.  Eating, however is always the same.  After his 10:00 feeding, we usually go for a walk and/or play outside.  If it is a day we plan to go grocery shopping or run errands, we do this about 8:30, home by 10:00 for him to eat and Lexie to have a snack.  At 25 months, her routine looks like this:

    • 6:40-7:00- wake, daddy gets her from crib, she demands milk
    • then snuggle time with Mommy and “my Max” while mommy nurses and daddy gets ready for work
    • 7:30-  breakfast (yogurt, toast, oatmeal, fruit, etc)
    • play time
    • 11:30-12:00- lunch depending on am wake time
    • 12:00-12:30- down for nap depending on am wake time  (here is when she usually poopies in her pullup (this whole potty training thing has us all out of whack), I have to go change her, then put her back down for nap… but because this interrupts her getting ready for sleep, I’ve been going back in at the hour mark and rocking her to sleep.)
    • 2:30- if she didn’t nap I get her out of bed at the 2 hour mark
    • 3:00- if he napped, she is awake by 3:00
    • play outside, crafts, etc if napped… relax and keep it low key if she didn’t
    • 5:45pm- dinner
    • 6:30-7:00- bedtime depending on morning wake time
    Right now, Lexie needs a total of about 12 hours of sleep.  Her naps are usually 1.5 hours, which leaves 11.5 hours of night sleep on days she naps.  If she does’t nap, she has a very early bed time to prevent over tiredness the next day.  It’s all a numbers game..

    So, big plans for the next few weeks.  This weekend we are going to a family reunion in LA.  Then next weekend my dad comes to visit, the next weekend my mom comes, then a few weeks later we have Thanksgiving!  ALREADY!  That’s insane.  I think we are going to Memphis for Thanksgiving… that should be a fun challenge.  Our first overnight trip wrangling two!  Fun Fun!  Of course halloween is this coming week.  Ew.  I’m not a fan of halloween, and until my kids are old enough to stay up late enough, we aren’t celebrating.  And yes, I will be one of the moms that takes the candy and exchanges it for something cool, a toy or new clothes, etc… like the tooth fairy only for crappy, overpriced junk food.  =)
    OK, well I am going to bed now.  It;s 9:17pm, that’s about 20 minutes past my bed time!

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