This subject line will test your knowledge of the shows on Noggin, Ivie's favorite channel... Generally in the morning we see Blue's Clues and Franklin. But, on the weekends, we get to see Jack's Big Music Show, too...
Last night, I nursed Mac at 7:30 pm, and she was asleep in her crib by 8:00 pm. I was worried going into bedtime, as she had been especially sleepy all day, so I was not optimistic about another record-setting night of sleep...
I shouldn't have worried or doubted her for a second! I didn't hear a peep from her until 1:20 am, nearly 6 hours later (since the official counting begins at the start of the previous feeding, for those of you not up-to-speed with how you time feedings for infants). 6 hours! Macie's a rock star.
Following the 1:30 am feeding, Macie woke up again at 4:45 am. A more predictable 3 hours and 15 minutes between feedings.
It was after THIS feeding that Jack's Big Music Show hit Dale and my bedroom... Macie started the now-nightly grunting, and Ivie was chiming in with coughing (over HER monitor - is it strange that we still have a monitor in our 2-year-old's room?). It seems that everyone in Ivie's class at school has a cough, and Ivie is right there with them.
So from 5:30 am until 7:30 am, Dale and I chilled to a chorus of infant grunting and toddler coughing. GREAT. It's a good thing Mac let us get 5 hours of sleep earlier in the night, or we might have been more grumpy!
An update on Macie's weight. I had to take her to the doctor today to get medicine for thrush, as she has developed the typical white patches on her tongue. Ivie had this, too, so it appears as though I can't nurse a baby without them acquiring the infection. Bummer! Anyway, at the doctor's office, Mac weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds, 15 ounces! 31 ounces more than she weighed exactly 14 days ago. Let's just say that she doesn't have a problem eating...!