The Baby Diaries- Week Twenty Four.
Last Weeks News.
I think Miss LL is teething. She has always been a dribbly baby but the last week or so she seems to have got worse and she has a few moments of being quite unsettled. She is also grabbing anything and everything she possibly can and putting everything in her mouth. The other day she nearly gave her Daddy a love bit on his arm because she was chewing him so much.
If she is anything like Mads though, it will be ages until the first toothy peg makes its appearance.
I took LL to the doctors last week because of her dribbling. She had developed quite a red sore on her chin and neck because of allk the wetness and although it didn't seem to be bothering her, Sudocream wasn't clearing it up. She was prescribed some mild hydrocortizone and it seems to have done wonders already.
I asked the doctor about the dribbling and she said she was sure all was normal and that she just was a dribbly baby, but she did say to keep an eye that she was developing and hitting all her milestones as normal. Which she most certainly is at the moment!
LL is becoming more and more obsessed with her big sister. The last week or so their relationship has developed even further and now Mads can't even go near her without LL beaming or laughing at her. Mr E took the most wonderful video of them in the bath last week, Mads was splashing her, and both of them were hysterically laughing. I will treasure it forever and must have played it about 100 times!
She is getting really strong at pushing herself up on her arms when she is on her tummy, and she manages to turn herself round by rolling or shuffling about. She is just growing up far too quickly!
Our evenings have taken a turn for the worst again. I don't know if it is because of the heat, or because she is getting too small for her crib, but she has started waking in the night a couple of times again. I also don't think it helps that we are in there because I think we wake her up as well.
I don't actually think she needs feeding but I have got into a pattern of feeding her to get her back to sleep and now I think she has started to rely on it to soothe her back down.
Both myself and Mr E have agreed that sometime in the next couple of weeks we need to put her into her new room, but I feel really sad about leaving that part of our journey together behind. I will miss her lying next to me at night so I just want to relish it for a few more days! However I think it is better for both of us in the long run if she goes in her own room as I think she will sleep better.
Day time sleeps are in something resembling a pattern. She generally drops off for about half an hour to forty minutes in the morning, any time from around 10am, either in her bouncy chair or out and about in her pushchair or car seat. Then in the afternoon she will sleep snuggled up under a blanket on the sofa. I know I should probably try and put her up in her cot as the longer I leave it the longer we will struggle, but I am worried she will wake her sister up, and to be honest I like her being down her with me. It works for us at the moment so we will cross the other bridge when we come to it.
Nothing new to report here. Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience and so easy to do. I am not looking forward to weaning her, I find it so easy and convenient to feed her and I am a little sad that our exclusive breastfeeding experience is coming to an end. I will continue to breast feed her but will be starting introducing her to solid foods in the next couple of weeks.