This month has been eventful. Baby has started crawling, still only really using her left leg, but she is really getting around quickly now. She has also learned to clap all by herself and can clap when we ask her to, very cute. She waved for the first time on boxing day, but I am yet to capture it on film. Her appetite continues to improve, which I am pleased and relieved about. She is now eating three meals regularly and we are increasing the amount and the flavours.
The challenge has been getting her to settle at night. She seems to want to cluster feed before bed and will often wake up as soon as she is put down. It regularly takes 2 hours and three attempts to get her to go down. This has been a shock to the system, as she has always gone to sleep very well. We also have suspicions that she is a little unwell, as she seems to have a very upset tummy and it has been on and off since September (we have had various visits to the Doctors since then). She also has a red patch of skin on her shoulder. She has been tested for lactose intolerance and a virus, however, both tests were negative. The next step is to change her milk and get her weighed. If things don’t improve she will be referred to a Pediatrician.
She has continued to develop rapidly this month. Her personality is shining through. She loves to be thrown about and weirdly loves being upside down. She laughs so heartily, really cracks up, it’s so lovely and you can’t help but to laugh along with her.
We have had lots of fun playing together this month. Super Baby, Spying and practicing for Strictly are still high on her list of favourites. As well as hiding each other under a cloth and other simple, but lovely things we do together every day. I love these simple moments.
Motherhood is definitely the hardest thing I have ever done, but I can’t imagine my life any other way. The rewards are boundless. All she has to do is look at me with her big blue eyes and I would give her the world if I could.