Ohhhhhhhhhhhh grrrrrrrrrr I just lost a massive post. So annoying.
Didn't want to jinx it before Erin went down to bed but her sleeping is AMAZING since the CC. The last 3 nights (only 8 in), she hasn't cried, just a couple of small moans when I left, rolled over and went to sleep!!! She's like a different child. Naptimes she'll cry for anything up to 15 minutes, sometimes less but will then have a great nap.
I've attached the xmas pics from her shoot. So pleased, we've made some xmas cards, just waiting for them to arrive so I can write them. Getting the tree and decs up on Sunday, can't wait! Going to have a family day and watch some xmas movies, followed by takeaway in the evening and some Walking Dead 3!
I'm going to my works xmas party on the 14th, OH is on nights, so my best friend is coming to babysit. I think she's disappointed Erin will be in bed now she's sleeping well, but it's much better for me. This is the first time I've left her at night (except for an hour here and there to pop to friends houses for a coffee) because she was so unpredictable and would just scream for my OH if she woke, he could never settle her, and I'm the only one who can BF. Looking forward to it. We're also having a date night on the 17th while another friend babysits. We haven't done that since my mum was over when Erin was nearly 4 weeks.
Hope everyone who hasn't posted in a few days is ok.
Congratulations Hispirits...you can be let loose in the january sales now
Dreamer, what lovely pictures. So so cute! Im also pleased to here Erin is sleeping better. Enjoy your night out!
Thanks for asking about hubby and I, things are going well. OH is REALLY trying hard and made some massive changes which is good I still have my guard up but things get better every day...long may it continue.
Beautiful pics dreamer!!!!! Dh and I keep saying we have to get them done. I am afraid giada won't smile for any of them as she is always very serious when strangers are around! So glad erin is sleeping well!! It's amazing how much better we feel with a good night's sleep!
Thank you for the input and reassurance trixie - it gives me some hope! I know giada is meeting most of her milestones but I can't help not obsess about it because she is not doing well in the joint attention area which is a red flag. I noticed today that she does not follow my gaze at all. Another joint attention red flag issue I found out from MIL that dh was VERY delayed and she was worried sick about him. Hit all of his milestones very late and wouldn't interact with people very much. He would fixate on things. Even at 5 years old he was walking into walls. They said he was delayed but never gave a diagnosis (he's 37 so I feel they weren't as quick with diagnosing back then) Somehow he totally grew out of it and is a very bright, successful and social person with no noticeable issues at all. Not sure why he was so delayed..if he does have something that disappeared, or if he never had anything and babies truly develop at their own pace. I'm going to ask on baby club if any other babies have issues in this area, although I usually regret asking anything on baby club lol. Is conor still taking steps??? I can imagine that Christmas time must be a bittersweet time for you It's bad enough to have a tragedy but when it is at holiday time it just makes it that much worse. I almost lost my dad at Christmas time and sometimes I get so annoyed at Christmas because it is so hectic and busy and I just want to stay home, and then I think of that and realize how lucky I am. I hope it goes more smoothly than expected for you this Christmas
Claire so happy to hear things are good with hubby! What great news!! Sometimes these bumps can really get things back on track!!!
Yay for boy hispirits!!!!! You must be ecstatic!!!!!
So we actually got our tree and decorations up! Yay! It's still a bit of a mess as we moved things around, but so glad to have that part done. I was worried we were not going to get around to it! Giada has shown zero interest in the tree???? She is the most curious little terror and for some reason she has no interest at all. I had read posts about baby proofing the tree with a gate and a few people said that surprisingly the baby left the tree alone and I thought I'd try it without the gate. She didn't seem to care at all when we were putting it up and she has only gone up to it a couple times and touched it and then crawled away. Anyone else experience this? I wish I could say the same for the irobot vacuum. She won't stop turning it on and chasing after it. I have to hide it during the day. Anyone here not celebrate Christmas and celebrate something else?
Cute avatar babies!!! How are you??
Giada is starting to wave a tiny bit more. Sometimes she just puts her hand up like she is reaching out to the person, so not sure if that is also a wave but I will take it!!!!
I'm sure it's all ok. It seems all of our little ones are doing things at different times. What fib you mean by dual attention?
Darcey doesn't show any interest in the tree. The only time she goes near it is when the cat is underneath it and she try's to lie on her and chase her, lol x
Never heard of joint attention either! Conor is walking a little more and will walk wobbly if you hold his hand .... He seems to be very keen to try it anyway and falls all the time! I wish I had carpets now instead of the wooden floors!!!
Need to ask a weird question!!! Those with wee boys.... Conor's willy is red at the tip! I wasn't sure if you could pull the foreskin back to wash it and to be honest never really wanted to!! But OH did tonite and showed me that he has little bumps there and thinks its not normal, so I have to take him to drs to check.... Anyone know wat I mean??
Anywho!!! Claire glad you and hubby are doing well!
His your pics are so cute, another wee boy to add to the mix!!
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