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Hart Meet Sol, Sol Meet Hart

While in the hospital we have been video chatting through Google Hangout, awesome, and Hart has gotten to see Baby Sol.  She hadn’t made the connection until she saw her in person.  Hart handled it well, not so much jealousy but I assume that will come, more of curiosity and exploration.  Sol was peaking out of one of her eyes checking out Hart.

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Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Baby, Hart

 

Project: Achieve Sleep Day 5

Data Collection Day 5 (3/14/2011)

Hypothesis: After 10 consecutive days, Hart will anticipate her feeding times by waking up, on her own, without parent assistance at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm.  She will also sleep 5 consecutive hours or more between 10pm and 7am.

Data Collection:

Nighttime Feeding- there wasn’t one, Hart didn’t wake up.

7AM- Hart woke up at 6:30AM.

10AM- Hart woke up on her own at 9:30

1PM- Hart needed to be woken up.

4PM- Woke Hart up.

7PM- Woke Hart up.

11PM- the “dream feed”– Hart woke up at 10:30

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Baby, Feeding, Hart

 

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Science Experiment Chapter 1, I’m the Next Jane Goodall!

As a new mother I realize that I am more than just a mother.  I am a Behavioral scientist focusing in operant conditioning, anthropologist, sociologist, pseudo pediatrician, and this is just the early stages of motherhood.  Later down the road I will add teacher, coach, disciplinarian to just name a few.

So to get a hold of what is going on and apply a “science” self, I must make some adjustments to the current way of life.  I can control that, right?

The thoughts that keep swimming around in my head (and need to disappear):

  • Inadequate plan- As Sudesh and Chandra say, “fail to plan, plan to fail” or my personal favorite, “plan for the worst and hope for the best”.
  • We are on the feed every three hours plan- no more, no less
  • Get a daily wake-up time and consistent feeding schedule down!
  • Why has she digressed at her noon feeding- wants to sleep through it.
  • Does she think it is night? Why isn’t she sleeping longer at night? See the one above.
  • Can babies really confuse day and night when they don’t have a concept of day and night?  See the two above.
  • Is she hungry, need to be changed, have gas, over stimulated, over tired?
  • Why are her feeding times decreasing?
  • Is she still gaining weight?
  • Why doesn’t she wake her self up to eat during the day if she has been on a 3 hour plan for the past 4 plus weeks?

So to get rid of the voices in my head, the second guessing, the phone calls to trusted peers, the consulting of books (Baby Whisper, Baby Wise) and the internet, I am going to go “hard-core”, it’s Baby Whisper plus Science Fair time!

Hart is not taking longer sleep time at night, but seems to think the middle of the afternoon is for that time. Therefore a new plan of attack must be established! Taking us back to Junior High and general science class.

Hypothesis: After 10 consecutive days, Hart will anticipate her feeding times by waking up, on her own, without parent assistance at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm.  She will also sleep 5 consecutive hours or more between 10pm and 7am.

Steps/ Procedures:

  1. Wake Hart up at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm daily.
  2. Play until signs of tiredness (about 1 hour from wake-up time)- yawing, slow blinking, moving head away from toy, crying, etc.  When she is tired, take her to her room and read quietly, quiet down time- about 15 minutes. Put her in her crib to put herself to sleep- about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Daytime naps will be approximately an 1 1/2 hours in length.
  4. Cluster feed at 6pm and 8pm daily.

Experiment starts Thursday, March 10th and continues for the next 10 consecutive days.

Stayed tuned for each days data collection!


 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Baby, Feeding, Hart

 

Inside Sudesh’s Head: Breastfeeding Theme Music

For those of you old enough to remember the great show “Herman’s Head” this post is in honor of it.

Inside Sudesh’s Head

When Hart starts to breastfeed she is often either so hungry for food or excited that she “plays” instead of appropriately latching on…. when she does this, I tell her ‘to do it right’.  Sudesh has taken the ‘do it right’ back to his roots of high school and Bubba Sparks.  One night when I was telling Hart ‘to do it right’ Sudesh puts on the theme music from his head- “Miss New Booty”.  All I could do is laugh and now, every time I tell Hart ‘to do it right’ I can only think of booty.  Gotta love our background knowledge and how we apply it daily to our lives.  Marzano knows what he’s talking about (inside joke for educators).

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Baby, Feeding, Hart

 

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Hart Leaving the Hospital

We left the hospital on Thursday, February 3, 2011 around 1:30 PM.  It was the first time that Sudesh and I had to deal with putting our “little being” into a big car seat.  I thought I would have been harder than it was.  Hart doesn’t like getting into it, but once in, doesn’t mind it a bit.  Easy going girl! (As you can tell I am behind with my posts, more back dated posts to follow.)image

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Posted by on February 11, 2011 in Baby, Hart

 

Sleeping After A Feeding

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Hart and me after feeding and burping. She’s a fantastic baby, she’s easy going like her dad.  This is when I should be getting the much need rest too.

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2011 in Baby, Feeding, Hart

 

Feeding Time?

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“I don’t wanna eat. I just want to sleep next to mommy,” stated Hartison. Around 12:30 am 2/2/2011

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2011 in Baby, Feeding, Hart

 

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