Every so often I like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!
This week I have chosen the word Sleepless
There was no other word suitable to represent the last seven days…well, month if I’m being honest actually. Blogging, housework and many cups of tea have been forgotten about and I am shattered.
Baby Charlotte is both teething and going through a sleep regression at the moment. An average night has seen her waking four or five times, sometimes more, and I’m struggling. At around 13 weeks she began sleeping through the night, the odd bad sleep aside, and it definitely spoiled me.
Of course at the very same time baby girl has also decided that she doesn’t love naps anymore either. I was warned that babies have a habit of switching up their routines just as you’re getting settled in to them. We’ve gone from two 2-3 hour naps each day to cat naps instead. What an adjustment!
Ironically she is asleep on me now, which is why I’m able to write my first blog post in about four or five weeks. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to catch up with you and have a little mental rest too.
I really want to stress though that it isn’t all negative. Of course it isn’t. I have a beautiful baby girl here after all.
With sleep regression and teething come some really exciting new developments. Charlotte has been coming on leaps and bounds with her chattering and motor skills. She’s found her feet, can roll over by herself and has even shown signs of beginning to want to crawl during tummy time. She holds onto things well and even has a really good throwing technique. Anyone else have three back up teethers to replace the ones that get launched across the room?
Dare I say, I think we might even be making our way out of this hard phase now. The last night or two have been a bit more settled and lots of chomping on teethers (and my fingers) seem to help her through most of the day. Proper naps haven’t returned, but I’m getting used to our new routine slowly.
Each day is filled with smiles and my fingers are crossed that we all start to feel a little more rested as we move towards the six month milestone!
You can read my last word of the week post here.
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