This is my ode to Mila's Daydreams. See here for the original and far superior version.
I call this one: Reaching Out for Andrew. =)
Esther is definitely more wakeful now. But she's also still rather sleepy! Here's her "pattern". Her first feed of the day is when she's the hungriest! Then, she'll stay awake for between 40-45mins batting her toys in the playgym or being carried around by myself, daddy, her brothers, etc., Her second feed of the day is her SLEEPIEST. For some reason, she feeds badly during this feed, which occurs between 10 and 11am. And she promptly returns to daydreamland after feeding. This is usually the more frustrating feed, where most of the threats about giving up breastfeeding & giving her up for adoption are muttered under my breath!
Thankfully, there is the third feed--where once again, she is wakeful and happy. She'll stay awake for another 40-45mins in the playgym. At this time, both her brothers are back home from school & so it's quite lively. Then, finally, there's the fourth feed, which is around 5.30-6pmish. Once again, she'll stay awake after the feed and I'll take the opportunity to bathe her to kind of keep her awake... she starts nodding off around 7+, so I feed her again and send her off to sleep for the evening.
We have a fifth feed at 10.30/11pm... and then it's "pray that she doesn't wake up till morning" time! She has been sleeping 6-7 hours through the night, BUT, it's not stable and sometimes, she'll still wake in the middle of the night.
Yesterday, Esther was 5 weeks old! It seems like a lifetime, really!!