Both my boys had a dummy but Ellie flatly refused, so after trying to soothe herself to sleep, (with a lot of crying), she found her thumb a few weeks ago – what a godsend! Touch wood, she’s only waking once between 4am and 5am for a feed (after the 11pm dream feed), then back off again til about 6.30am. I can’t wait til she sleeps through, though I know I’m lucky with only getting up once – I have complete sympathy to all those sleep-deprived Mums out there, it really is torture, having gone through it with both the boys. (I guess I shouldn’t speak too soon..)
On the feeding front, Ellie is more and more fascinated and puzzled when we eat or drink, so I don’t think the next stage will be far off! Bit sad really, as there’s no going back then. The boys started on that revolting baby rice, carrot etc, but nowadays I hear it’s all about baby-led weaning – anyone tried this method? Sounds a bit scarey to me..I’d love to hear any feedback from other Mums out there.
Bathtime is still a favourite and we now use a towelling bath support so that she can sit up slightly and be supported whilst having a good splash. I’ve found that big hooded towels are a must for catching slippery babies out of the bath too!
Ellie seems to like her cot now, as in the daytimes I’ve been putting her in there surrounded by cuddlies for a play. But as the temperature keeps changing, so does the sleepwear! With the warmer weather two weeks ago she was in a 1.0 tog Grobag for daytime naps, with a 2.5 tog Grobag at night with a lightweight sleepsuit. Now it’s still a 2.5 tog Grobag at night but with two layers underneath.
With her ever-increasing dribble, the pile of muslins for the wash is ever-growing! I like the Aden and Anais muslins due to their generous size (and also used by many a celeb!) Maybe on my next update there might be a first tooth to report! Not sure how I’ll feel about breastfeeding then..?
Our next challenge is planning what to pack for our summer holiday abroad; I don’t want to even think about excess baggage allowances!!