Wednesday, 14 December 2011

My newborn is still in there.

Baby A is now 8, nearly 9 months old. Often I'm surprised by how grown up she is. She doesn't crawl, but she does pull herself to standing. She has strong likes such as pictures of cats, or the sound of musical boxes, and dislikes, such as nappy changes.

Sometimes though, I get a glimpse of my newborn baby still inside, such as when she's drifting off to sleep and I remove my breast too soon and her little mouth roots about like a newborn, or when she startles at some noise while in my arms and she clings on for a tiny hug for reassurance.

My little girl is getting big, but she's still my baby.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Sleep and other mystical creatures.

My wonderful baby A is now 6 months old, and she's certainly in the over 50% of babies who don't sleep through the night at this age. In fact, she wakes almost every sleep cycle to see where Mum and Dad are. If she's laying next to us she might fancy a quick bit of milk, or she may only awaken enough to place a hand or mouth on my breast, and then fall back to sleep. Occasionally she will only awaken enough to see where we are then back to sleep.

Yes, this is a bit of a pain in the ass some nights. If me and DH are watching a movie or something it can take three or four shifts, but eventually it will sort itself out. When she grows up and leaves home I'll remember laying in bed hugging my daughter, not watching 'I Am Legend' without any breaks.