Saturday, September 6, 2008

It's A Tough Job Looking After Your Sister

Drew has been his normal self with Kayley around the house. He still plays hard and sleeps well. However, I guess those extra trips over to make sure Kayley is still in her pack 'n' play has taken their toll on him. He ended up sleeping this morning until 9:15 am! And that's not the end of it. He went down for a nap at 11:30 am and got up at about 2:45 pm. That's a 3 hour and 15 minute nap. It's a tough job looking after your sister.

Kayley has been doing great. Her eating has been relatively consistent. Sometimes she doesn't seem to care to eat so it's harder to get her to take a good amount. But, she's averaging about 2 1/4 oz per feeding which is easily above 60 cc's. Tonight she took 90 cc's from me so that should up her average. Breast feeding isn't going too well though. Megan usually has to give Kayley a full feeding from the bottle afterwards. Hopefully Kayley starts to grasp that concept so Megan doesn't have double duty with feeding and pumping.

Kayley picks one time during the day to be her awake period. The first couple days it was during the night. These last couple of days it was in the afternoon. Kayley requires a lot more attention at that time. She likes to have her pacifier and we don't dare let it fall out of her mouth. Megan put her in her swing today and she seemed to like that. We're determined to get use out of it since Drew spent maybe a whole 3 hours in it.

Megan gave Kayley a massage last night and she really seemed to enjoy it. So, Megan attempted again today. I guess it didn't go well. Kayley let Megan know how much she didn't enjoy it. When Drew and I got in from the pool, Megan even asked if I could hear Kayley out there. She must have been really mad. The nurse that taught us the massage did say it would take a while for Kayley to get used to it. So, I don't think today will stop us. We'll definitely try again.

All in all everything is going very well. We're starting to get our schedule straightened out. Things are getting a little easier and we're getting less and less paranoid. Kayley is a very strong girl and we're realizing that more and more.

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