We’ve had a few challenging moments this week. There have been a few days where T as been incredibly grumpy and whingy. Wednesday was the worst, he literally screamed at me for 3 hours in the morning until I got him down for a nap at around 10.30. He then slept for 3 1/2 hours! We’ve also had a few nights of him sleeping less well (he was awake 5 times Saturday night o_O). According to Google, now that he’s 18 months old (how did that happen?!) we’re in Wonder Week/sleep regression territory. Great.
After he woke up from his mammoth nap on Wednesday, we did have fun taking a few selfies, with T working out which bit to press to take the picture for the first time.
In other news, I’ve got a new laptop, hooray! My old one was so painfully slow, I’m hoping I’ll be a lot more productive with my new one as it’s superfast (although whether that will be blogging productivity or looking at pictures of bunnies remains to be seen).
On Friday we met up with a few of my ‘mummy friends.’ It was fun catching up with them as we don’t see as much of each other now we’re all back at work. What was also really lovely was T interacting with the other babies for the first time. He was smiling and waving at them, and even blew one of them a kiss! He’s never shown any interest in other children before, apart from being slightly wary if they got too close, so it was truly lovely to see his first bit of socialising.
While I was in town on Friday I also bought 4 pairs of children’s shoes. They are a mixture of girls’ and boys’ shoes in sizes 4-6. When I get a chance I will take them to our local JoJo Maman Bebe for their Shoes for little Syrians project. They will be sending the donated shoes to refugee camps in Lebanon. When I first heard about it I knew I had to donate, I couldn’t bear the thought of little children being without shoes. If you’ve got any new/nearly new shoes up to size 12 that you’d like to donate, they are collecting until 18th October. You can find out more here.
On Saturday I did an extra shift at work. I normally only work on Tuesdays and Thursdays but we were short staffed on Saturday so I agreed to spend an extra day away from my boy this week. For now I’ll be getting unsocial hours payment for working on a Saturday, but who knows how much longer that will last thanks to Jeremy H*nt’s mission to destroy the NHS.
After a busy week we spent a lazy Sunday baking gluten-free chocolate chip cookies (secret ingredients of chickpeas and peanut butter!) and reading T his new tractor book approximately 50 million times.
Hope you’ve had a good one.