Abby Update at 6 Weeks

So the magical six weeks has arrived…

In her sixth week Abby got chicken pox and her first lot of jabs – what a lucky girl! She also found out her hands are super tasty and has gone through yet another growth spurt. She is now 5.5 kilos and managed to grow two centimeters in a week – imagine the growing pains!

Abby finds her thumb

Abby finds her thumb

My weekly email from Kidspot tells me about a thing called the Arsenic Hour, where young babies are extra fussy in the early evening and only having light sleeps (usually in your arms). Abby had one of those evenings yesterday keeping mummy and daddy busy for about four hours. It didn’t help that she was probably in pain from her immunisation. I tried giving her Pamol and she threw up all over herself. I tried giving her Pamol again after her next feed and she threw up all over herself, me and the bed. I don’t think she likes Pamol.

Were off to get your jabbed!

Getting big and cuddly

Expressing milk is becoming harder as I have to keep adjusting to the increasing volumes that we should be feeding her. I’m going to make an appointment to see a lactation consultant to see why breastfeeding is so traumatic for Abby (she screams as soon as you hold her close to try and breast feed). Sometimes she latches and suckles and I think “Yuss!” but after a few sucks she pulls away and the screaming fit starts. Breastfeeding would be better for the both of us as she’ll get what she needs as soon as she needs it and I save hours each day, and have more sleep, if I don’t have to express.

Abby sleeps as Fez looks on

Abby sleeps as Fez looks on

Fez is extremely good with Abby, as he is with all kids. He’s however beginning to show signs of jealousy such as snuggling up close and getting his face in the action too when we are playing with Abby. At the same time he also seems protective of her and sleeps next to her when she’s on her bouncer, and sometimes sits at the bedroom door when she’s crying as if to say “Do you know she’s crying??”.

This is the last week that the hubby is on holiday. It’s back to work for him next week so I’m not looking forward to being on my own during the day again.

Fingers crossed that by the end of this week she’ll be right as rain and be a good settled baby with a firm routine – yeah right!

Abby about to go to the doctors

Abby at 6 weeks 4 days

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12 thoughts on “Abby Update at 6 Weeks

  1. if you’re interested, there’s this book called The Wonder Weeks that i really loved to look at now and then. it explains alot about milestones and fussy periods – http://sh1ft.org/blog/?p=1093

    Abby looks SO CUTE in her little hat! i love how their hands clench like that :)

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    Chickie Little

    Yeah she looks like a marshmallow in a hat and romper :)

    Will have to check out that book. Maybe the library will have it…

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  2. gorgeous pics, Benhi. I hope you can sort out the breastfeeding issue! I hear it’s often hard with the first one. No first hand experience yet though! xx (Happy New Year)

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    Chickie Little

    Not “yet” huh.. I’ll be awaiting more from you!

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  3. Lovely update! I recommend the book Save our Sleep – lots of good routines and tips for babies of all ages, I found it wonderful and plan to use the advice again this time round.

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    Chickie Little

    Another one to hunt for when I’m game enough to take a baby to the library!

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  4. Hey,
    The magic 6 week mark. Has she started smiling yet – it’s awesome when they do that. I was thinking of popping round soon anyway but wasn’t sure whether you were on your own or not, but now I know next week you will be, I’ll pop round when I’m that side of town!

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    Chickie Little

    Lotsa smiles! And not just milk-drunk or got-wind smiles either.

    Would be nice to catch up again so come over whenever. You’ll have to remind me to return your jacket because I keep forgetting!

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  5. She is so lovely. Nice to know Fez is being a good doggy too.
    Not so good that the breast feeding isn’t going so well, hopefully the specialist can help you out with your darling girl. Hope your first week alone goes well too!

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