Everything is going well. Jess is coming up for 4 months! She is doing extremely well, great child, really easy to handle (though I think that’s because we are better at it). She only wakes once sometimes twice in the night, and breastfeeding her is taking about 6 to 10 minutes both sides!!! (took 45mins with Thomas!).
Things aren’t as hard as I thought they would be, mind you they both go down for an arvo nap for about 2 hours which gives me a fantastic break! Thomas is showing signs of dropping his nap and for the first time in his life the other day I didn’t put him down. It didn’t turn out all that bad either! He was pretty good.
Thomas is loving being a big brother and he is helping me out a lot!!!! He wants to help all the time, I get him to put his clean clothes away ( and not just stuff them in draws! lol), get me the feeding pillow when I forget etc. He is starting to climb on things too, which I have to say is fantastic!! He has tried to climb on a few things he shouldn’t have but accepts that he cant do that. So this means now he can get his own water from the fridge, fruit from the fruit bowl etc. It is soo good.
Thomas starts occasional care on the 30th of January and emotionally I’m all very mixed up, this will be the first time my little man is away from me for an extended period of time (except when DH looks after him but even then its only for an hour). I think he will love it, but I really hope he doesn’t cry as I leave as I’m going to be a wreck! I figure I’ll do it 3 times and if things are improving and he doesn’t like it when he calms down then I’ll just take him out.
Jessica is showing signs she wants to roll – nothing solid yet, I’m about to move her from a wrap to sleeping bag as she is getting out of the wrap. Also rather than comfort her i think it irritates her. She is also very much a little chatter box too!! Loves to talk!.
So that’s about it – I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a fantastic NYE! We had a great time here J