On Saturday night Nick and I went out to dinner at a local pub with Nick’s family. We put Rosalie to bed at my mum’s house as we were staying there anyway. This meant we could have a relaxing evening. I even had a little Bellini!
On Sunday morning we woke up at my mum’s house. We had a nice breakfast with the family and leisurely made our way over to Nick’s Mum’s for the afternoon as it was the last day Auntie Lucy and Uncle Terry were spending here before going back to London.
On Monday, my mum came over to watch Rosalie as I had some work to do. Grandma and Grampa took Rosalie and Ralph for a nice long walk.
On Tuesday Rosalie had the last of her injections. That’s it now until she is 1. Yey!
Wednesday was New Year’s Eve. Nick’s Mum and Dad came round for dinner and then we watched the fireworks on the telly with a glass of champs.
On Thursday we all went round to my Mum’s for a Roast Dinner.
On Friday we went shopping in the morning and then went for drinks at our neighbours house in the evening.
On the following Saturday we went to Nick’s Mum’s house for takeaway.
On the Sunday we just had a chill out day at home, I even got to give myself a little bit of a pamper. Well I at least got to wash my hair. That’s a treat these days.
On Monday I tackled the weaning head on and started to make some purees. I made sweet potato and pear.
On Tuesday our normal swimming lessons resumed. Rosalie and I went swimming in the morning and then popped into town with Nanny Tracy in the Afternoon.
On Wednesday I took down the christmas decorations and in the afternoon I took Rosalie to be weighed. She weighed 16 lbs 4 oz.
On Thursday I popped in to town to do some food shopping and to pay the next instalment of our holiday. Exciting!
On Friday all the NCT Mum’s met for a catch up. It was really nice to see everyone after the christmas break.
The Weaning has well and truly started. Here is what Rosalie had to eat over her 19th and 20th weeks.27th Dec – Baby porridge – A few spoonfuls
28th Dec – Baby rice – Again, a few spoonfuls
29th Dec – Sweet Potato – 2 tablespoons of puree
30th Dec – Pear – 2 tablespoons of puree
31st Dec – Pear 2 tablespoons of puree
1st Jan – Farley’s Rusk – 1 rusk mixed with a a little breast milk
2nd Jan – Banana – 2 tablespoons of puree
3rd Jan – Pear – 2 tablespoons of puree
4th Jan – Sweet Potato – 2 tablespoons of pureeOn the 5th I started to give Rosalie lunch and dinner.
5th Jan – Lunch – Pear – 2 tablespoons of puree
– Dinner – Sweet Potato – 2 tablespoons of puree
6th Jan – Lunch – Banana – 2 tablespoons of puree
– Dinner – Pear – 2 tablespoons of puree
7th Jan – Lunch – Banana – 2 tablespoons of puree
– Dinner – Carrot – 4 tablespoons of puree
8th Jan – Lunch – Banana – 4 tablespoons
– Dinner – Sweet Potato – 4 tablespoons
9th Jan – Lunch – Sweet Potato – 4 tablespoons
– Dinner – Pear – 4 tablespoons
On the 8th, 9th and 10th of January we had very sleepless nights. Rosalie who normally goes from 7/8pm till 5.30am was waking at 11pm, 1am, 3am, 5am and 7am. This was HARD! I had forgotten how hard. It was only when I was lying in bed after feeding Rosalie on one of the sleepless nights, and annoyingly not being able to sleep, that I realised the not sleeping had begun when I started to give Rosalie more food. The next day I decided to go back down to only 2 tablespoons of puree. That I did and VOILA! Rosalie went back to sleeping through. I think she was filling up on veggies and not having enough room in her little belly for the good stuff. Babies don’t actually get any nutritional benefit from food at first, it’s just to practice. I think she wasn’t taking in enough breast milk to satisfy her and so was waking up hungry in the night. Thankfully normal sleeping patterns have now resumed.
|And we have a happy little morning baby (and mummy) once again.