July has also brought a little bit of stir crazy for me as I work on a better napping schedule for Audrey. (I'm trying to make sure she's not awake for more than 2 hours at a time and I think it's important for her to sleep in her crib, as opposed to the carseat.) It's brought a couple of anxiety-ridden nights of power outages and the fear of losing the "liquid gold" I have stored in our freezer. It's brought mild panic attacks as I start to think about returning to work in just two weeks! It's also brought better night sleeping for all of us, as Audrey is now sleeping in her own room and waking up around 3am and then again around 6:30am to nurse. She's much more efficient now and falls right back to sleep after both. This means at least 8 hours of sleep for mommy! Plus, she's been taking long afternoon naps!
In addition to the great sleeping, we have other reasons to celebrate this month! Our tiny baby is gaining weight (though she's a little low on the percentage chart) and growing! She was 11lbs at her last appointment (11lbs 3oz at the beginning of my breastfeeding support group on Friday and 11lbs 7oz at the end) and 24 inches long! TWO FEET!
Every day, Audrey does something new! While it's hard to keep track, I know that every little thing is really a big thing at her age! I hate to see her grow up and become less of a newborn every day, but I'm also excited for what tomorrow holds! Hopefully a laugh!