Ruby is growing so fast I can't take it!
She has outgrown a lot of newborn outfits that were big on her just two weeks ago. I'm afraid she won't be able to wear all of her gifted outfits that are newborn size. 😩
As a new mom, we think we need so many clothes, and we stock up and register for tons! The truth is, you just don't need a lot at this stage. Maybe she's a little lady, but she's not messy. So far everything stays contained in the diaper (knock on wood) and we haven't had to change outfits multiple times a day (this comes later). While dress up sounds fun, she hates being naked and makes enough fuss when I change her in the mornings to remind me not to do that again until bath time!
I'm nursing, and that's a story on its own, but when she lays across my body horizontally, her legs and feet no longer tuck into my stomach. She stretches out long and her feet dangle off my side. I can't help but tickle her feet and admire the rolls forming on her thighs. I see some ankle and wrist rolls starting to take shape (as my cousin likes to call them "bracelets") and I find myself just admiring her for awkwardly long moments of time 😍.
She is delicious. The chunkier she gets the more I love her. She makes cute sounds when she's awake and is interacting more and more. She makes weird sounds all night and has bad dreams about monsters that make her cry in her sleep ☹️.
I'm learning to differentiate between "nightmares" and "feed me" cries and knowing the difference can be an extra 30-45 minutes of sleep. We are getting 3-3.5 hour stretches at night. I still won't let her nap longer than 2.5 hours during the day. Her sleeping arrangements are.... (guilty 😬) accommodating (cough cough rock and play). Don't judge me, it works! I promise to be tougher when I can sleep train her... but for now we both just need sleep. J and I have already established our roles as good cop and bad cop. Guess who I am? 🙈 😂.
She has a pitiful cry that always makes me laugh / give her whatever she wants and there's something that makes me want to melt when she sticks out her bottom lip when she's relaxing. She has a very strong neck and is constantly surprising me with her ability to move.
She doesn't scream with diaper changes any more, and she is getting used to bath time. She naps and eats the majority of my day and I try and do some tasks and cook in those short intervals. Surprisingly, I have been cooking a lot. And even more shocking I really enjoy being home all day with her. I thought I'd go crazy after a week, but I'm enjoying and savoring all my time with her now.
We usually don't leave the bedroom until after 10. Sometimes later. I stayed in my pj's and robe the other day, all day. I had never done that before. Today, I threw on a tank top and lulu leggings and J asked me why I was dressed up 🙈. We have a routine, and as much as I didn't want to be a schedule fanatic, it works and keeps everyone sane.
This is life at three weeks, and it has changed my soul. ❤️