Still having a problem with Natali and her schedule. If I take her out during the day, it means hours without sleep for her and a cranky baby later.
I schedule our outings to begin after she wakes up, eats and gets a new diaper. This way I have 2-3 hours till she gets tired/hungry again.
Doesn't help. She just wants to look around and...see. I like it as she is interactive and happy....at first.
Yesterday we went to a mall in Arlington. We walked around Sears, and baby stores and Macy's. I found a really pretty Christmas outfit for her at Macy's for just $12....it even had built in footies! I picked it up and looked at it...which meant I stopped walking. Natali began throwing a fit. I then began walking in circles looking out the outfit. I wanted it. Problem....cashier line was long. I began looking for another line. Natali didn't care for moving now...or sitting still. "It" was on.
She was on a level 9 screaming/crying fit. It had only been 90 minutes since she last ate....but it was a hungry mixed with a tired cry.
I put the outfit back on the rack and headed out of the store. After making a bottle I fed her. She was happy and took two ounces. Time for a diaper.
The first "Family" bathroom I found was locked...must have been in use. We waited for 3-4 minutes. Nothing. Time to find a new one.
Natali was fine....until we got in the bathroom. She then started again.
Her crying doesn't bother me/stress me out much. Not at all when we are in our own room (the family restroom I found was private). I changed her diaper and then we headed to the food court.
Holding her in my arms and letting her stand made her happy. She watched a Merry-Go-Round for a few minutes.
She took another ounce and was ready to leave.
I had hoped to find a pillow of some type to help her balding. The "Summer Baby Positioner" has been recalled due to a SIDS risk. Nothing out there. Boo.
Once home I got to thinking. She used to sleep in her basinette on top of a really soft blanket. She was swaddled up so only her head/sides of her face rested on the blanket.
In her crib there was no blanket, just a bare mattress with a sheet.
Last night I laid her (swaddled up of course) on top of a similar soft blanket. Much better night.
I turned on the movement monitor in case she rolled over. No problems. Better night.
Natali didn't wake up until 5:15AM. I think it might have been the sound of Kelli in the shower. Either way, a better night.
This time next week Natali will spend the weekend in Sacramento being adored by family.