Real Mum Baby Diary
Mother of four Laura Doyle has been updating us on her baby daughter Milla’s progress on a weekly basis. Find out how Milla is doing at 19 weeks.
Milla - Week 19
Milla is feeding about every two to three hours during the day and is back to every four hours at night, thankfully.
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I spoke last week about Milla waking hourly, but I am relieved to say she is not as bad this week. Last week, she had a blocked nose and it was waking her on the hour but she is back in her routine this week.
She is going down for the evening at about 7.30pm, waking about midnight for a feed and again about 4.30am and up about 8am. I am realising that the better she sleeps during the day for her naps, the better her night will be.
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Milla is taking a bottle. Okay, I won’t get carried away. She took one 3oz bottle of expressed breast milk. But, I couldn’t be happier. As baby number four, it is important for me to spend one on one time with my other little ones, so this week while communion clothes shopping I left Milla at home and she took a bottle! She took a bottle of expressed milk about a month ago too, but had refused one since. I am thrilled, as it takes some pressure off for me.
Milla is starting to lift her head. If she is sitting in her bouncer or on my lap she is lifting her head and sitting upright. She is not sitting unassisted or anything like that, but she is starting to learn. She is also using this new found skill to find her soother if it has fallen by her legs and pop it into her mouth.