New Nursery, Breastfeeding, Sleeping and other things
Happy February everyone! This is one of my favorite months! (Although not sure Abby would agree with me!) Not only is it my birthday month AND Valentine’s, it’s also our wedding anniversary month! It doesn’t get much better than that…:D
So we’ve been settling nicely into our new home and my new job although the lack of Internet bit hasn’t been great. We’re getting to know North Wales a little bit more and really it is such a lovely country with lots of wide open countryside! We’re definitely looking forward to the summer here! But what else have we been up to?
Anjie’s settling into her new nursery quite nicely, all things considered. She was very settled in her old place and we were all sad to be leaving there but thankfully she’s not old enough to remember much right now. On her first day she was totally fine and didn’t even cry for a second when we dropped her off – now this was amazing especially as we didn’t do a settling in period! I called a few times to check in and she was doing just great! After work we went to pick her and they all had nothing but praise and wonderful things to say about her! That was a major load off my shoulders! However, the next few days have been hit and miss! I should have known with babies it not so straightforward! She cries when I drop her but once she gets cuddles with the staff they say she’s perfectly fine! Luckily my office is just about 5 mins away so I can always pop over during lunch or something but I haven’t had to do that yet, thank God! And when we come to pick her at the end of the day she’s all smiles and happy to see us too! So hopefully its just a phase which shall soon pass…
Since the sleep training Anjie’s being sleeping quite well! Most times she sleeps through, waking up a couple of times during her sleep cycle but goes back to sleep almost immediately. She sleeps with a bottle though so I’ll imagine getting rid of the bottle is going to be another battle which we will have on our hands in the near future. Although we’ve switched to sippy cups, she still prefers her night milk in a bottle! I’m hoping by the time she gets older we’ll just get rid of the bottle and that’ll be end of that… but we’ll see!
I always said once the little madam started sleeping through it would be a sign that my breastfeeding days were numbered and I was right! Since she started sleeping through there just hasn’t been a need to breastfeed. I’m so proud of how far we’ve come and I’m just thankful we were able to get here. 1 year of breastfeeding is no joke! Especially with all the things we’ve been through! It was fun while it lasted really! And it also means my little girl isn’t a baby any more… *sob sob*
So what else is my little sunshine doing? She’s has always been an independent baby and its becoming more apparent everyday. Even at nursery they say she’s very good at wandering off on her own – something she does a lot of here in the new house too! Once she gets familiar with her environment, she just wants to explore! She still isn’t saying proper words but we can carry off a conversion easy now! And she can go on and on really! She’s definitely going to be a talker this one! She loves to dance too, put on a tune and she just starts to sway! I’m definitely introducing her to Zumbatomic when she’s older!!
You all have a lovely week!