Well well well, I can’t believe we are here! 2 months with our sweet Georgie Jo and she is the perfect addition to our family. Out of all three of our kids, she has been the hardest baby due to severe colic. Eloise had a little bit of colic, so we were familiar with it beforehand, but poor girl has just been miserable since the start of week 6. We know that it will pass (most babies get over it around week 12), so we are hopeful!
I’ve done these types of blog posts for my other two kids and honestly it’s so fun for me to look back at the pictures and read what we were experiencing that month so I thought I’d do it again for Georgie! I know a lot of you also like to get ideas for your little one or compare notes, so let’s get to it!
We are starting to get on a schedule but there are still some days that we are just winging it and doing the best we can! Below is her schedule on a good day:
5-8 am – wakes up and eats for about 10 minutes then goes back down for sleep – this timing is still up in the air. Sometimes she sleeps till 7, sometimes she’s up at 5:50.
8 am – 10 am – eats again and will hang out with us for a little bit, then back down in her swaddle to sleep
10 am – 11:30 am – up to eat again (she’s eating every 2-3 hours during the day) and then will play on her little piano or sit in her bouncy chair – this is on a good day…..on a bad colic day she needs to be held and is pretty uncomfortable.
12:30 – 1 – eats again (I’m exclusively breastfeeding)
1:30 – 3:30 – naps
3ish – 5ish – eats again, plays, hangs with us
5pm – 6:30 pm – naps – usually this nap is in the baby carrier – if we put her down to sleep, she will sleep for 10-15 minutes. If she is in the carrier, she sleeps for hours LOL
7-8pm – eats again
8 pm – 9pm – plays, bath and gets ready for bed
9pm-9:30pm – final feeding and then down in her bassinet for the night – she started sleeping through the night at week 8 and it’s been great ever since! (knock on wood LOL).
If anyone else has a baby and are experiencing colic, these are the things we have done that have made it a little bit more tolerable for both her and us:
- Mylicon drops
- Gripe water
- Windi pipes
- warm baths
- baby wearing in her carrier
- Bio Gaia daily drops
- walks outside in the stroller
I’ll be doing these posts every 2 months so stay tuned for month 4 that I’m sure will be here before I know it!