Yesterday Husband and I were giving Bella her bath (she gets a daily bath in the evening as part of her bedtime routine just because she loves bath time so very much) and I discovered something rather...unsavory, shall we say. There was quite a bit of dried, old milk behind Bella's ears.
I know! Unsavory, right? And how unfit-to-be-parents of us, letting our child accumulate milk behind her ears. It could have turned into cheese or something, just hanging out back there. We have been so conscientious to clean carefully in all her chubby rolls - even taking care to lift her chubby cheeks (of the face variety) up in order to clean her neck. But the ears. The ears were missed. So let that be a lesson to all you other new parents.
Hmmm...what else is new? Let's talk about sleep, shall we? Bella was doing great with sleep around 8 weeks - sleeping up to 8 hours a night. It was awesome. Then we told the pediatrician about how great she was doing and the 7-8 hours stretches promptly stopped. I can count on one hand the number of 6 hour stretches she has had in the past several weeks. She tends to have one 4-5 hour stretch after we put her down at 8 pm and then is up every 2-3 hours, for a total of 2-4 times each night. I don't know the reason for the change. Being scientific-like, Husband and I exhaust ourselves with the theorizing (It's because she napped longer today! It's because she didn't nap long enough today! It's because she's about to start teething! She's too cold! She's too hot! The cat looked at her funny and her feelings are hurt!), but we can't reach any conclusion. Darn those babies with their resistance to us doing controlled experiments. Why must they insist on constantly changing thereby preventing proper data collection?
So, that's what's new at the Mothership. A little bit of sleep deprivation and a little bit of crusty, old milk. Now I must be off to clean carefully behind my own ears, in fear that there will be a frightening accumulation of a lifetime of debris back there. I'll let you know how it all turns out.