Sunday, December 31, 2006

Catherine (5)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

A Beginning Schedule for Your Baby Two Weeks Old (1943)

6:00 a.m. Nursing (or bottle feeding) 10 to 12 minutes at first, but increasing as your nipples toughen and Baby gets stronger. After the feeding, make bed and Baby dry and clean, then put him back to bed.

9:30 a.m. Bath.

10:00 a.m. Nursing or bottle feeding, same as above.

10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Nap in his own room, with door shut and window open. The temperature shouldn't be below 60° F.

2:00 p.m. Nursing or bottle feeding, as above.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Airing, out of doors when the baby is past 3 weeks of age and the weather isn't stormy or too cold. Otherwise, in the bedroom.

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Exercise period. Fun for all! Put Baby on your big bed with all his clothing but the diaper removed. (Have a large thick pad over the bed to protect it.) The room temperature should be 75° F. Let Baby kick freely. It's a fine idea to massage his back and hold him during the last half hour of this period. Visit with him, love him, carry him about the house. This will rest him for the night. Don't bounce or throw him around, however. That comes under the head of over-stimulation and interferes with the sleep and digestion of most babies.

6:00 p.m. Nursing or bottle feeding. Put on his nightgown, and return him to bed in a room by himself with the door closed, light out, and window open. Have the temperature not lower than 60° F.

10:00 p.m. Nursing or bottle feeding.

2:00 a.m. Nursing or bottle feeding when the Baby wakens. Don't wake him for it. This feeding is usually eliminated when he's 6 to 7 weeks old.

Friday, December 29, 2006

O, she is my dear my darlin' one my smilin' and beguilin' one.

Can y'all just tell I'm far too smitten to have time to blog? :D

Friday, December 22, 2006

Seven Weeks!

"Here is a little mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery.
Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worth all it will cost, since it is abode of a kingly tenant.
I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all.
Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, to her most tender cares, to her life-long prayers!
Oh how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blessed!"
- Elizabeth Prentiss, Stepping Heavenward
Please keep Melissa and her family in your prayers. Things have worsened since her last Caring Bridge entry and they would really like the girls & little Isaac to have one more Christmas with their mama. Hospice is now involved.

Pray for Melissa Snow

The Death of Motherhood

In the London Daily Mail, forensic child psychologist, Melanie Gill, explains that the true reason for teenage deliquency is the devaluation of parenthood.... Click here for article