THE REAL SIDE OF PARENTING, AS TOLD BY MAMA SAIGH: FORMER TV REPORTER + PRODUCER, TURNED FULL-TIME MOM + WIFE... JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE MOTHERHOOD. WE'RE A MINNESOTA FAMILY THAT LIVED AS EXPATS IN SINGAPORE FOR THREE YEARS. PAPA SAIGH, MAMA SAIGH, BIG SISTER LINNA, AND BABY JIMMY ARE BACK IN MINNESOTA, AND EXPECTING BABY SAIGH #3 IN MARCH 2018. FOLLOW THE EVERYDAY REALITY SHOW THAT HAS BECOME OUR CRAZY LIFE, ON INSTASTORY (@MELISSASAIGH). IS IT WINE O'CLOCK YET?!
Holy cow, my little baby girl is already 6 weeks old! This weekend, I packed away her newborn onesies because they're too small. It seems like just yesterday, her newborn clothes were too big for her! It's so fun though to watch her grow. She's starting to just stare at AJ and I when we talk to her, and it's almost like she wants to talk, but nothing comes out. I can't wait until she starts smiling and coo-ing:)
Linna's photo session at Flash Photography
I've had so much fun staying home with her every day. I have about a month and a half left of maternity leave, so I'm cherishing every minute I have with her. We started sleeping her in her crib at night and it's going pretty well. We feed her about 4.5 oz. at 8 p.m., change her and put her in a sleep sack, and she'll sleep until about 1 or 2 a.m. We feed her about 4 - 4.5 oz. at that point and then she sleeps until about 6 or 7 a.m. During the day she eats about 4 oz. every 3-4 hours. I'm still pumping and bottle feeding. The first night that she started sleeping in the other room was rough on me because I worried the whole night. I maybe got an hour of sleep. Whenever I hear her make a peep on the monitor, I wake up. Since her room is right next to ours, we're thinking about not using the monitor. Last night, I forgot to turn the monitor on, and I slept until I heard her cry, which was a pretty good stretch of time!
Breakin' out the fall coat from Aunt Pulie
Linna can hold her head up, and sometimes I think she's ready to roll over... but we're still waiting on that one:) She's starting to lose some of the hair on the top of her head, but not her side hair. She looks like a balding little old man, but I had the same thing when I was her age. I can't wait to bring her in for her next doctor appointment so we can see how much she weighs. She is getting SO Big!