Everyone Should Have A Baby Like This!

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Don’t hate me… but Hannah is seriously the EASIEST baby ever! I see how my friends look at me with a mixture of envy and loathing each time I describe an average day with her and to be honest, I don’t blame them, I know how tough a baby can be. Ava was not the easiest of baby’s. She got easier as she matured, but I put a lot of hard work and effort into establishing a workable routine, sleep training her and finding the right remedies that worked best for her with her colic, cramps and constipation.  It was exhausting and it was hard and to be honest, I was a little scared prior to Hannah’s placement that I’d have to face and deal with all those things again.

Enter Hannah Faith and no lies, she is every parents dream, she is every child rearing specialists book subject. She is easy! She is chilled! She does EXACTLY what every parenting book tells you your baby should be doing but never does. She does have a very bad temper and will have no problem telling me how much I am pissing her off whenever we get dressed or undressed but the rest of the time, she’s all smiles & baby gurgles.

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At night, she sleeps from 18h30 to between 6 – 7am! She does not wake up… she usually gets a bit niggly at around 1am, I go in her room & pop in her dummy, she doesn’t even open her eyes and just settles right down and continues sleeping. During the day she sleeps for between 2 – 2 & a half hours between feeds. She does not need to be rocked, lulled or patted to sleep… ever. As soon as I see her signals that she’s getting sleepy, I pop in her dummy, put her dudu blankie next to her face and she is lights out…. I put her down in her cot and leave her and she does not wake up.

She is drinking 125ml bottles every 4 hours during the day and it literally takes her 10 – 15 minutes to finish a bottle, no fussing, no fighting. We also have not had to use Telemant drops or any other winding aids, once she’s finished her bottle, she releases a huge burp as soon as I sit her up, or pat her on the back for a few seconds.

All of her teeth are in their sockets and the one tooth, bottom, front, has been teasing us, with that gum swelling and getting angry and red and then subsiding again. Hannah is also physically very strong. I took her for vaccinations last week and even the clinic sister commented on her physical strength. She has been holding up her own head since she was placed with us, so at 8 weeks. She is constantly strengthing her stomach muscles and trying to pull herself into a sitting position when she’s awake, when she holds my fingers, she goes from lying down to a standing position and does not want to sit back down, this little girl wants to stand all the time.

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I had her weighted at the clinic last week and she has doubled her birth weight and is now weighing in at 6.2kg’s at just 10 weeks, she has also grown in length and is now 61cm’s tall.

She is doing very well and has settled in perfectly. She is also very attached to me and will constantly look for me or stare at me whenever anyone else holds her.

I am just loving this time with her, it’s so much easier second time around and because I’m calmer and feeling more confident, I’m really able to treasure this special time with her.

May 16, 2013
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10 Comments

  • Reply CharlieW

    She is SO cute! Daai bos hare! xx

    May 16, 2013 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Pamela

    lucky mummy! She is gorgeous.

    May 16, 2013 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Robyn

    Shari – you sound so proud. Just love it! Enjoy every second. xxx

    May 16, 2013 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Vanessa

    I am not broody…I am not broody…..I am not broody…. this is what I repeat to myself each time I read your posts. So happy for you and for her….babies really do find their way to the right parent at the right time.

    May 16, 2013 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Reluctant Mom

    Such a joy to know it is easier this time around. It is probably 50% Hannah and 50% you guys who are just more comfortable, at ease this time around.

    Love the new header banner ….

    May 16, 2013 at 9:37 am
  • Reply jenny

    Evan was exactly the same – I kept expecting her to get difficult but to this day she sleeps on cue, feeds like a dream. Now she is difficult in other ways because she is two. I do wish all babies could be like this – I have now come to believe it’s just a matter of personality. Dyl still difficult, still hates change and kicks against authority.

    May 16, 2013 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Laura

    She is too cute Sharon. Babies like this make you believe you can easily have a rugby team 🙂

    May 16, 2013 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Anita Boxoza (@anitaboxoza)

    Awww! Love. She is so cute

    P.s you just described Lee!

    May 16, 2013 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Pandora

    I had a baby like that too. Not so easy now at 4, too strong willed, but she still eats well and sleeps through.
    Hannah is just too cute.

    May 16, 2013 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Panjels

    What grace… just when we need it 🙂 I am bursting with excitement for you & your gorgeous family. It was your story which first impacted me as we ventured into our unchartered adoption territory. Bless you Sharon!

    May 16, 2013 at 8:06 pm
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