Ok, not really august break as I am no doubt going to natter on but I wanted to post these before the next four weekly installment comes round!
So, news! We have crawling! Well, not real crawling, but what is called robben in German and Dave calls commando style crawling. Basically, pulling himself forward by his arms. You can even watch a little insta video of him going after some buckets, cos I’m a sad proud mum like that! He’s so happy now he can get to where he wants!
Food is also going well, he’s eating plenty now, and I’m down to three, sometimes two, milk feeds during the day. I also started swapping the 3pm-ish one for a bottle. I was dithering for ages about when to swap some of the breastfeeds for bottles, on the one hand I want to keep breastfeeding as long as possible, cos I can’t be arsed with the sterilising and being organised that comes with bottles, on the other hand I’m back at work in a couple of months, and there’s no way I want to have to express then. In the end my hand was forced by the fact that the milk I froze in March is about to go off, and the amount of effort it was to get that, there is no way I’m throwing it away.
What is not going so well is the sleeping. We had had him down to just waking up once for a while, but then the holidays we went on messed that up completely, and he wakes up at least twice now, and sometimes will take ages to settle back down. So then I’m awake for an hour and knackered the next day. I’m not sure if actually it’s changed that much or if I’m just more uptight about wanting him to sleep through for when I go back to work and I can’t catch up on my sleep through naps any more. Hopefully the being awake for ages thing is just a phase, or maybe there’s another tooth! Who knows! He’s sleeping fine during the day though, and can put himself down too, so maybe not.
Haha, I was trying so hard to avoid a stream of consciousness rant!