So… Since the last post I’ve been busy schedule training my baby. It was really tough at the beginning to follow strictly to the book. It was especially tough especially the day routine i.e. The nap times, to keep her awake and not allowing her to fall asleep as and when she wants to. There were several cries that were heartbreaking and made me want to just give up. I’m thankful for having a husband who works from home and has been helping me manage my expectations.
There were some disagreements like how flexible we should be. For example, my husband thinks that we shouldn’t follow strictly to the book because the baby can’t adjust just yet or the baby is too young (I started the training at 6weeks old). I, on the other hand, believe that we just follow by the rules and adjust later if it doesn’t work. It took us Abt 2-3 days to come to terms and I am fortunate that he gave in to my stubborn way to follow strictly first. In my opinion, if I don’t follow strictly, I wouldn’t know what to adjust if I were to start off with flexibility first. So, you can imagine, the baby was extremely irritable and unhappy due to strict sleeping and drinking time.
Now, after close to 2 weeks, standing at 7weeks and 4days old (and oh my gosh, she is turning 8weeks soon), I must say, our routine isn’t exactly like the book’s but at least the major drinking and sleeping time is really predictable. Now, I am able to say I can prepare milk in time for her and I know when I can rest because she sleeps at specific time now. I can eat my meals in peace without having to suddenly stop to feed her or coax her to sleep. She could also be left to sleep on her own after we burped her well. She would fall asleep on her own.
So, I am here, finally updating this blog on how the scheduling is. My only problem now is, she isn’t pooping and it has been 4 days. None of my friends experienced this and she isn’t constipating because she is on total breast milk. I’ve called the clinic and the nurse assured me as long as she has farts and it’s smelly, it is ok. Also, her stomach is not hard. So for now, I will learn to relax and take a step back to see over the next few days how it goes with her poop. For those mothers who are worried and in the same situation as me, at least this was what the pd’s nurse has shared. Will see how it goes and update.