It's funny how different two kids can be. Same parents, same gender, born pretty close together. Boy, I thought both my kids would be "easy."
Olivia slept through the night at about 6 weeks old. She was a great sleeper, a great eater, and super laid back. She would hang out wherever, whenever, and always be smiling. Deanna? Not so much.
We're coming up on 4 months already, and she still doesn't sleep through the night. Each night is pretty different also; she has no schedule at all! Some nights, she'll wake once, some night twice, some night more than that. She might sleep a 6 hour stretch followed by a 3 hour one.. maybe a 4 hour stretch then up every 2 hours. We've gotten lucky a couple times with an 8 hour (!!) stretch, but those are few and far between. Naps? Fighting them every second of the way. Today, she screamed non-stop for about 30 minutes before she passed out on the floor on her belly. (2 hours and counting!)
She also hates to eat. She'd much rather be sitting up watching Olivia run around on play on the floor. She is still only eating about 4 ounces at a time, every 3-4 hours. She also makes the biggest mess, and probably only ends up actually drinking about 3/4 of what is in her bottle. We go through bibs like crazy! I'm hoping to move her up to 5 ounces soon, but who knows. She also takes forever to eat! That's definitely no fun for a middle-of-the-night 30 minute feeding. I have a feeling that we'll be on slow nipples for awhile at this rate, too.
And of course, she's a diva already. She loves being the center of attention, and don't you even think about being in a room with her without holding her. Deanna gets so frustrated that she can't sit on her own yet, that she wants to be held upright all.the.time. Thank goodness for the Bumbo! I can't count how many meals that has gotten me through during the days at home! She doesn't mind tummy time, but she only holds her head up for so long before she uses it to push herself forward. (Honey, you have to keep your head up before you can learn to crawl!)
The differences are like night and day to me. Sometimes I feel like she should be able to do some of the things Olivia did at this age, that I'm not doing enough with her, etc, but I know she will on her own time. She can do more than she lets on, but she just have to have everything her way.. Boy, are we in trouble in about 15 years. ;)
She's lucky she's so cute! haha. As much as I love her and being a mommy, I can't wait to get past this newborn stage! Sleeping a full 8+ hours is sounding pretty good right about now.