I can see why the midwives, docs, books, etc. say to stay very home bound in the first week, at least, if not more. We're just now getting stabilized a little.
Yesterday I was reminded by skimming the Happiest Baby on the Block book, about two fascinating things we've learned about babies in the last few million years.
1. You can't spoil a baby in the first four or so months. Toughening them up by letting them cry it out, in the first few months, is a fallacy, proven by study and data. Respond to crying. Hold them. Take them for adventures around the house and property.
Ivy is continuing her job of sleeping all day, except to cry, poop, eat and occasionally look around like a deranged person while her limbs move around on a program she is not the master of. Then she passes out again.
Shaw passed out again, around 5:14pm this time. We elected to let him sleep, and he did, until 5:30am. He woke a few times and we gave him a bottle of milk quickly and he was back down. He seems much better today.
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