Chris went on a work trip to Atlanta on Sunday…it’s not that bad, he is coming back late tonight (Monday) so he was only away for 36 hours! However, this meant that I had to put Aviana to bed on my own for the first time – twice!
Here is what went down when daddy left mummy alone with Aviana….
Well I am going to spoil the ending – I am still alive to tell the tale!
First of all, she struggled to fall asleep and had a big fight with her wubbanub (pacifier or dummy with a small stuffed giraffe attached to it). She didn’t really know what she wanted, but it wasn’t a nice deep sleep that was for sure. When she did fall asleep she was fidgeting, grunting, coughing, snorting, kicking and punching. Clearly this was not going to be a good night! And it wasn’t….and of course, after I wrote about Aviana’s new glorious sleep habits, that very night she decided she was going to fall back to her old way of two night feeds. Seriously girl??! 1AM, 5AM and 6.45AM was when I fed her. That doesn’t sounds so bad, except she was refluxy, fidgety and very vocal the whole night – she didn’t cry though which is a good thing – but enough to keep me awake every ten/fifteen minutes. She finally got into a peaceful sleep at about 6.20AM, just as I was ready to get up!!! So I dozed back to sleep myself, until 5 minutes later the cats jumped on the bed and meowed in my face – FEED ME MEEEEOOOOWWW! No peace for the wicked.
This evening, she was like a different baby to the night before. She was pleasant, smiley, intrigued, anti-witch (where did she go?!), loved her bath, let me massage her for the first time ever, fed calmly and efficiently then fell asleep into a deep sleep quickly on time. I had a lovely evening with her.
I am guessing she just missed daddy the first night….then forgot about him this evening. Haha….just kidding Chris ;-p I actual
ly think that this experience nicely sums up the essence of parenting – just go with the flow, there will be highs, there will be lows and remember:
Don’t fall into the ‘forever trap’!!!!
The more I remind myself of this, the easier those challenging times are to face head on.