The weeks are flying by! This week baby girl turned 2 months old and time for the dreaded immunisations. It’s all that’s been on my mind all week. I’ve been thinking silly things like what if she gets a temperature? Will she have a fever with them? Or worse what if they make her really ill?
So my Word for this Week is Immunisations.
Wednesday night, the night before her immunisations baby girl slept for 6 and 1/2 hours. Her longest night time sleep yet! It didn’t stop me waking up numerous times throughout the night checking on her though. I kept thinking is she OK? Is she hungry? Is this normal? It’s really unlike me to be so on edge, but since I’ve had baby girl I have turned quite neurotic. I used to be really laid back- isn’t it funny how motherhood changes you?
Well going back to the immunisations, I woke up yesterday morning really nervous, especially as I was going on my own as my husband was at work. Her appointment was at 9:50 so plenty of time I thought to get ourselves up, get ready and give baby girl a feed. It would be this morning that baby girl wanted a really long feed after her really long sleep. She was still feeding at 9:00 so I had to quickly dash around when she had finished and put her coat on, hat, booties and into the car seat which she hates! Then run around putting the bins out as Thursday’s are bin days!
I am someone who likes to be early for appointments so hate being behind (before I had baby girl I was out the house in no time, now it feels as if it takes forever!). Anyway we finally got in the car to head to our local doctors surgery, with it being still the school holidays the traffic was very light, and we were there in no time at all. I was also lucky to grab the last parking space available.
We arrived a few minutes early so saw a couple with their baby go in first. OMG the crys that came from the baby that I heard in the waiting room was piercing and totally heartbreaking. Not something a new mummy wants to hear, when you are next in line!
Anyway we were next up.
I was sensible enough to put little trousers on baby girl today so all I had to do was pull them down for the nurse to jab the injections one in each chubby thigh. I have never heard baby girl scream like that before it was a painful cry that made me well up and nearly burst into tears myself. I just managed to hold it together for her and tried my hardest to calm her down by talking and cuddling her tight. Bless her chubby cheeks with tears rolling down her face.
As soon as I put her back into the car seat she fell asleep. We went straight home afterwards and I was advised by the nurse to give her 2.5ml of Calpol to stop a high temp/fever from coming on as she had the new Meningitis B vaccination which can cause these. It’s the first time baby girl has had Calpol and it was a huge mission to get it down her throat! She was a little grumpy for the rest of the day and slept loads more than usual only waking up to feed. Just before bedtime she seemed back to her normal self and slept again for 6 1/2 hours. – Mummy getting a good nights sleep!
So there you have it my Word for The week is Immunisations.
I hope you have all had a great week!
This week my Word for the Week is Night-Time.
Before I had baby girl, sleep was very sacred to me. 8 or 9 hours sleep a night was completely normal to me. I was also a very heavy sleeper and nothing would wake me.
Isn’t it funny how your body changes to accomodate a new little person in your life?
Now my sleep cycle is completely out of wack. Night-Time is not the same anymore! The first few weeks baby girl was actually a very good sleeper, I was getting 3/4 hour blocks of sleep. Then the dreaded reflux kicked in! Poor baby girl, she could not get comfortable lying on her back. We rose her mattress slightly at one end but that did not help at all. The only way she would get comfortable and able to sleep was lying upright on my chest. I have spent a few weeks sleeping upright. She loved the skin to skin contact as well, its very soothing and calming to her.
The past week her reflux is much better, hopefully she is growing out of it, fingers crossed. In fact lst night she slept for nearly four hours. Then we did a nappy change and a sleepy feed and then she was back to sleep again. She is much comfortable lying on her back agin now as well.
There is something very special about Night-Time feeds. It’s that magical 2/3am time when all is quiet. I would not change my previous sleep life for anything. To see baby girl’s sleepy smile at night is worth all those glorious undisturbed sleeps. (New mummy – sleep deprived, still basking in new baby arrival, opinions my change after months of sleep deprivation!)
I hope you have all had a really good Easter!
Well this week has been a very busy one! It’s been fantastic to have my husband at home for the week to help me with baby girl. He’s been such a great help at night getting out to change her, little things like that mean the world to me at the moment as I am so tired! I don’t expect him to do it when he’s back to work.
On Monday it was my husbands birthday – his first as a daddy! I thoroughly enjoyed picking a card for him from baby girl! So we went to our local Brewers Fayre for lunch. It was the first time since we had baby girl that we have been out for lunch so I was feeling anxious as I’m exclusively breastfeeding and kept thinking what if she wants a feed? Well that is exactly what she wanted while we were out! They had a baby changing room there that was also the disabled toilet. I thought well that’s OK, so I changed baby girl and began to feed her.
Next thing I knew there was someone banging on the door and lifting the handle trying to get in! I said sorry there is someone in here, well I ended up with the most rudest reply! Basically saying that there is people out here needing the toilet and to hurry up! I got really upset and went back to where my husband was sitting and said I’m going to have to go to the car to finish feeding her as there was rude people knocking at the door. I was really upset and not a very pleasant experience for the first time out with her.
The rest of the week has been great! Since baby girl was born nearly 6 weeks ago I haven’t really left the house much, especially as I haven’t been able to drive so have been making the most of my husband being at home to not only get out everyday but to also catch up on a few jobs around the house and garden. This week was the first week I have been properly out in the garden since October when I nearly slipped down so haven’t risked it since then. The patio has been cleaned and I have started on making up my tubs and doing a bit of weeding.
So my week has been a really busy one.
Its been a few weeks since I have joined in with Word of the Week, because I have been a very busy mummy, with the arrival at last of baby girl. She was 14 days late in the end, so kept us waiting a long time! You can read how she arrived in My Birth Story
Its funny because while waiting for her to arrive the time went very slow, now here I am 5 weeks later and time is flying by. Baby girl is changing every day. I’m surviving on very little sleep! I now know how to change a nappy really quickly, and nappies and wipes seem to be first on the shopping list before anything else!
Becoming a mum to a very special baby is an amazing experience that my husband and I have waited for nearly 3 years. We enjoy every moment with her.
Therefore my Word of the Week is Baby
Another Friday is here and still no baby!
This week I have been taking it easy and resting up ready for the big day tomorrow. The day I’m going into hospital to be induced. I have never had to stay in hospital before so it’s going to be an experience for me. I have packed and repacked my bags in preparation to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything. It’s been really nice relaxing and resting in the evenings with my husband knowing our exciting journey we have ahead for us.
I have had lots of time this week to reflect back over the past couple of years and our struggle to have a baby and I still find it hard to believe we are nearly there.
Today is going to be a restful day with plenty of sleep because I am sure I won’t be having much over the weekend!
So my one word that sums up my week is Resting.
I hope you have all had a lovely week.