Wednesday, 25 February 2009

6 Week Checkup

It was a bit early, but because my Doctor is going on holidays, Mayana and I had our 6 week checkup yesterday. Everything is going really well.

Mayana has put weight on brilliantly. She's now 6lbs, 10oz (just over 3kg). She's still below the 3rd percentile for her age, but percentage-wise is putting on weight at the right rate. She's 50cm, and head circumference is 36cm. Everything that the doc checked was perfect, and she was particularly impressed with Mayana's strength. She even scored a smile or two!

I'm also going well.. less than a kg till I'm at my pre-preg weight, though still need to work on my tummy as I had a nearly 4cm abdominal separation when pregnant, so the tummy muscles are going to take some time. My blood pressure was amazing... 112/75!!! That's unheard of for me, and my doctor nearly fell over. She took it a couple of times to make sure. I'm really glad, because if it had still been up, she was going to put me on medication for it.

Other than that...
We had a week away last week, starting in Brisbane on Valentines day for Pete's brother's wedding. Then on Sunday we had Mayana dedicated at the Cooroy church, it was very lovely, except that she got a bit upset up on the stage with the lights because it was so hot up there! We were in Noosa for a couple of days, and Mayana got to meet both of Pete's grandmas, as well as quite a few of our friends.
On Wednesday, we went out to Mundubbera to stay with Nanna and Pop. Mayana also got to meet Great Aunt Nelly, and a few of her second cousins. Home on Sunday afternoon!

We had a great little getaway, and now ready to get back to real life. Uni starts back next week. Pete only has 3 mornings a week, and I'm doing my courses web-bassed, so it will be interesting to see what kind of routine we can get ourselves into.

While we were in Mundubbera, Mayana nearly slept through the night! She went from 8.30pm to 5am, at which point I woke up with a mini-panic attack and jumped out of bed to make sure she was still breathing! Then I had to wake her up and feed her, or I was afraid I might explode! Wish I could have waited it out though to see how far through she would have gone. After her feed she went back to sleep until nearly 9am!!! Hasn't happened again though.

Since we've been home, she's also been putting herself to sleep at night. We used to nurse her to sleep, but we've started wrapping her, and putting her in her bassinette at 8pm, fed, with a clean nappy, and her Celtic Lullabye CD playing. Tonight is the 4th night she has self-settled! She hardly makes a peep. We have to go in once, maybe twice to pop her dummy back in, but every night she has been asleep within 15-20 minutes! We're very proud of our little girl.

We have been so blessed with such a good baby. She has her days of course, but at least 90% of the time she is a little gem. She really only cries when she's got a good reason, hasn't had any problems with colic, and we haven't been puked on once!

I'm really excited at the moment, because I have ordered my cloth nappies! I'm going to use 'prefolds' which are along the lines of terry flats, but smaller and will actually fit my girl's little bottom! You use them with nappy covers, and later, when she's bigger I'll buy pocket nappies, and use the pre-folds to stuff them as the absorbing part of the nappy.
I went to Bunnings today and bought 2 big red nappy buckets, and now I'm just awaiting my parcel to arrive! I've also bought a stack of second hand baby clothes, pretty dresses and Pumpkin Patch stuff, for $1 a piece from a girl who uses a forum that I also use. So I will be hanging out for the post in the next few weeks that's for sure!!!

That's all of my news for now... sorry for being so slack lately!

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely blog entry. So nice to hear that everything is going great for you and PJ and Mayana. Especially happy that your BP is reacting well to motherhood and that Mayana is growing so well.
    You aren't the first mother to wake up with a jolt wondering about your baby who's still sleeping!
    Hope your routine is successful with uni and looking after bubby. We will be praying for you. I'm sure if anyone can do it, then you two can. Love you and miss you. XXXX NanAnn and PopEv


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