Today is day 2 of Brielle being more fussy. Still nothing like Raya was, but we're having about 3 fussy periods a day now, lasting maybe an hour each. I can get her to stop fussing by swaddling her and walking/bouncing and using the paci--so it doesn't seem at all like colic as of now, just general fussiness. My pediatrician said fussiness usually peaks around 6 weeks old, so here's to hoping these next few weeks aren't horrible! :-P I think some of the fussiness at least is related to stomach issues. She's a spitty baby like Raya was (we're going through 3+ outfits a day!) and lately she's having a couple times a day where the spit up comes out her nose! I'm going to call the pediatrican about that I think, just to make sure it's normal. I've also started (as of today) more of a loose "schedule" for feeding and napping--tried the s ame schedule (from "Babywise" book) with Raya and it didn't really work lol...she outsmarted it :-P ...but the book claims that more than 80% of babies will sleep through the night by 7 weeks old if you follow their guidelines. We're going to give it a shot with Brielle!
Ok, now onto the pictures...
If you wonder why Miss Raya lately has been looking dissheveled in her photos, as opposed to the dressed up and accessorized fashionista of the past, it's b/c most mornings I'm dressing Raya while Brielle cries and I've started telling Raya "hurry! hurry! Sissy's crying!!!" and we try to get dressed as a race :-P ...hence lots of thrown together looks and crazy hair
Today Brielle's first outfit was a little jumper that Raya also wore as a baby. I believe Bridgett gave us this jumper?? Anyways, I threw on a headband just for Grandma F.!
Not so cooperative for pictures lol
Still a cutie though :-)
Our second outfit of the day was one of my favorites with Raya...faithful blog readers will remember this from many of Raya's baby pictures :-)
Here is a comparison...Raya on the left, Brielle on the right ....still looking very much alike, although Brielle insisted on doing a half cry for pictures so I couldn't get an exact comparison!
And then of course Miss Raya today had to get her sissy cuddles in. She was "writing her shopping list", which is a favorite activity of hers, but she insisted on holding Brielle at the same time. Apparently she can multitask even better than Mama! :-)
I've determined that Brielle has an "ugly cry" haha
But in her defense, it's hard to look cute and maintain composure when you're being squeezed out of your ever loving mind!!! ;-P