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Travelling with a baby, especially your first, can be one of the most daunting tasks as a parent. I envisioned angry passengers glaring at our screaming baby and explosive diapers stinking up the entire plane. Not to mention embarrassing experiences with public breastfeeding and selecting the ideal baby friendly restaurants. We went through all of this and more on our recent three week excursion to Europe and although it wasn’t as bad as we had feared we managed to learn a few invaluable lessons along the way.
It’s hard to believe Ever has already been in our lives for three months. Seems like only yesterday, our tiny fragile little girl was riding home with us from the hospital. Her delicate limbs have transformed into chubby, kicking legs and she’s discovering her hands and smiles more and more each day. This month was the month where we’ve started to notice a strong personality form between all the feeding and sleeping. Ever is determined, sweet, funny, and happy. She enjoys music, funny faces, and loves having conversations. She’s incredibly vocal and observes our lips closely when we speak, responding with her own sounds and tones. We are absorbing every laugh and sparkling smile with awe and amazement.
“Is she sleeping at night?” or “How many times does she wake up at night?” is one of the main questions we are always asked since having Ever. Lucky for us, Ever is an amazing sleeper. I’m not entirely sure if it’s genetics or just all the great advice I received before her arrival but apart from a few bad weeks in the beginning she is more or less snoozing through the night at less than 12 weeks. Yay!
She then will wake up to feed at around 4am and 8am and can sleep in with me until about 11am. This schedule works for my routine as I come home late and love to sleep in, but can definitely be moved earlier for different habits. The most useful part has been to make sure she doesn’t open her eyes when she wakes up to feed. I get the milk to her before she cries so she’s dream feeding. Then she is happy to stay cozily in bed until my wake-up call.