March 20, 1921
Miss Anderson, a nurse who has helped to bring seven thousand babies into the world, called today, and her sensible talk did much to restore my blessed mother’s tranquillity. Undoubtedly, also, I am generating less gas inside me and so am much more comfortable and quiet. Generally I sleep quite peacefully between feedings.
My little playful habit of biting Mother when I begin to nurse has rather developed into a bad habit, I fear. Today I have been hurting Mother during the whole of each nursing period. — This will never do.
Had my second “walk out” today. The air was very warm — a summer day.
I have gained only 3 ounces in weight during the last week. The first week at home I gained not at all, probably due to the change in my surroundings and the development of my colicky condition. I now weigh 9 lb., 3 oz., but I hope to gain more rapidly hereafter.