November 28, 2009

We've Created a Monster!

Rachel was still struggling with bottle feedings. Either the milk came out too fast and she choked or it came out too slow and she got frustrated and didn't get enough to eat before becoming tired. We took her to Babies R Us and got 4 different kinds of bottles for her to try, kind of like Goldie Locks and the Three Bears. The last bottle we tried was Dr. Browns and they are our savior! She loves these bottles and now drinks like a champ. In fact, since we got those bottles, we've had to get larger sized ones because she has started drinking so much more! She isn't afraid to tell you that you are too slow in getting her the milk either. She lets out a little cry of annoyance if we are and it's still funny to hear her make noise - even at 3 in the morning.

Rachel is staying awake for longer periods of time, even skipping over her normal in between feeding naps sometimes. It's amazing but scary at the same time. She is starting to be a little person and I am now starting to feel unsure with what I'm supposed to be doing with her. How do you play with a baby? I've been singing to her and talking to her and putting her on her play mat. She does like to kick and has really strong legs. We are working on her head strength too. I put her on her play mat or Boppy pillow once a day. I can't tell if she likes it or hates it but she doesn't cry and she works really hard. She is my little tough cookie. :)


  1. She'll love anything you do to "play" with her!! They love the singing and playing on the mat!! You are doing great Mommy!

  2. Maggie, so glad to hear things are going so well. I was wondering if you have contacted the "Birth to Three" program in your area? Or has the hospital or anyone mentioned it to you? It is a wonderful program that offers support to families of children with disabilities. they do assessments and then will provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc. as needed. It is a wonderful program and it can really help the little ones to make great gains, especially at this time when they are learning so much so quickly. You can call your local school district for information and for contact phone numbers. Good Luck

  3. Aww! that's what being a "mommy" is all about.. You learn as you go.. and it's the most amazing learning experience of all!


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