Ellie is now 5 and a bit weeks old and I figured we’d share a bit about how her personality has developed since birth.
The first few weeks were, to put it bluntly, hard. Ellie was not a terribly difficult baby, but she also was not an “easy” baby. She could be quite fussy much of her waking hours and wouldn’t hesitate to cry if there was anything slightly not right, and at times, we both found it to be a little overwhelming.
On the positive side, she would go 2-2.5 hours between feedings most of the time, and at night, she would just wake up once and that was usually because we were waking her, so that she wasn’t going too long without a feeding, so we get about as much rest as we could hope for (though that doesn’t stop me from drifting off at 9.30!).
In the past week or so, she has started to become more aware of her environment, staring at our faces, lights and bold patterns and colors. She has also started smiling and being attentive to sounds.
She definitely likes to be held and cuddled by us, but she’ll fall asleep by herself and be perfectly happy while we’re in another room.
The last week has been a better week and hopefully is a sign of things to come. All told though, fussy or not, she’s our princess and we just love her to bits.