Remember the Baby Connect app? It was SO helpful for the first few weeks when my brain was mush and we were nursing, napping and changing diapers nonstop.
I quickly stopped tracking diapers (there were plenty!) and slowly stopped tracking his sleep.
There are two things I still keep track of: nursing and nighttime sleep.
Nighttime sleep because it’s helpful for me to keep the timer going and know exactly how long I’ve been asleep when I wake up again (30 minutes and 4 hours sometimes feel the same!)
And nursing because I find this data to be important for M’s health – to note trends. But also so I can better predict my schedule and feeding times throughout the day. He continues to nurse for 20+ minutes at each feeding, although I think we may be turning a corner just this week to more like 15 minutes. I’m not sure if we’re on the road to 5 minute feedings, but for the most part it’s OK because we enjoy the time together.
The app has some pretty cool charts, and when I was playing with it recently I saw how cool it is to see his trends over the past 3 months all in a row:
Total Hours Spent Nursing
Look at that clear drop!
Nursing Session Count
Definitely a big drop after a month!
Average Session Time
This has stayed pretty consistent…hmmm. But from the first graph we can tell that while he’s nursing roughly the same amount of time, his feedings are spacing out because the overall time is less.
Interval Between Nursing
Which brings us to interval – clearly he is going longer between feedings!
And finally – tiny 1-month old Maze! I miss that little snuggler!