Saturday, 16 April 2011

8 weeks

Well it's been a while since I blogged (again!) but time to do it is hard to come by, any spare moments I get I just want to sleep!

Sleep... ah that would be nice! I am breast feeding on demand, which I love, but I would love it even more if Olivia would sleep a bit longer in the early mornings! Lately she's been waking up around 2-3am then again at 4 or 5 then 6. All these wakings are taking its toll on me and to some extent Grant.
I got really excited about a week ago as she slept 6 hours in a row which meant I was only up once in the night. Unfortunately we haven't had a repeat of this.

The health visitor came yesterday and weighed Olivia. She was 9lbs 12oz at birth and is now 12lbs 5oz! We're very happy with this steady growth and the health visitor was pleased with her development generally. I think I've been lucky with my health visitor as she's lovely - I've heard horror stories from other people about their health visitors.

We had a bit of a worry a couple of weeks ago when Olivia caught a cold. Around 10pm on a Friday evening I was convinced she had a fever so we rang NHS direct and were advised by the GP on call to go to hospital to get it checked out. We didn't have a thermometer so had no idea if her temperature was high but she felt hot to touch and I think I panicked a bit! They checked her at hospital and she was absolutely fine which was a huge relief and although I felt a bit silly for overreacting, I'm glad we went.

I'm starting a mums and babies yoga course on Monday. I'm really looking forward to doing some gentle and social exercise. I'll be back in my prepregnancy jeans in no time! Ha ha!


  1. Sleep is a myth. Just forget about it. It doesn't exist. You'll be much happier if you stop expecting it.

  2. Thanks Mwa, I'm starting to believe you! Never have I felt so tired and sleep deprived but I know in the long term it's just a very small part of my life and we'll get through it, even if at the moment every day is a long struggle.

  3. Was wondering how you were.You can blog from your phone you know or sign up to Twitter then you'll have to other mums to talk to whilst feeding at any time of the day :)