After a very smooth first week, this week has definitely been trickier (I knew I was jinxing myself blogging about it lol!). It hasn’t been terrible bit it is very true when they say that the first days of a baby’s life are not a good indication of how well they will sleep later on!
We are still fairly lucky but aren’t getting 4-5 hour stretches of sleep at night, 3 hour stretches are v much appreciated now as it is often only a couple of hours at a time. So the sleep deprivation is hitting a bit now!
We also seem to have to face up to the reality of possible having another baby with the dreaded C word. Colic. Poor Little Miss has horrible crying jags in the evenings (and sometimes early hours of the morning) where she seems to be in quite a bit of tummy pain. We shall see how things go and are looking at whether anything in my diet may be affecting her… But it feels very reminiscent of Monkey’s colicky days, which really sucks! To he quite honest with you.
Hubs has started his gradual return to work this week too. We are lucky that he can be quite flexible with this and be around to help a bit while I am still recovering… But I am having to face the reality of looking after 2 children on my own for at least a portion of the day. Yesterday was the first day of this and lets just say I was in bed by 8.30 last night while hubs soothed Little Miss. It was tiring!!
Little Miss is doing well, putting on weight and growing really well. Her cord stump finally came off and is healing nicely now. She’s awake a bit more during the day which is lovely.
Monkey is doing ok though he had quite a few tantrums yesterday, he has been loving having his Daddy around all the time (Daddy has become quite the favourite parent) and I’m not sure he liked the reality of him going back to work yesterday. Poor thing but I am sure he will adjust soon enough!
So thats our word of the week, what’s yours?