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Finally a Break in the Disturbed Sleeping Patterns Jessica | My Life 18 OCT 2011

At last, a break in Jessica’s rather disturbed sleeping patterns which have plagued us over the last month or so! The last couple of evenings have been bliss for a change, with Jessica giving us no problems in terms of going to bed, and even more importantly, not waking up during the middle of the evening and getting Mommy out of bed in the process!

The last couple of weeks could have been caused by anything, but most likely it was a combination of her continuous ear infections coupled with the fever that goes with it, as well as her top front teeth that are steadily making their way out, leaving Jessica looking like she’s wearing a permanent upper mouth guard!

Anyway, for now she seems back to her old self again, so hopefully the medicine is doing its job and the teeth are giving her a little break. Still, there’s plenty of teeth still to come, and I suppose the children at the day care aren’t getting any healthier…

That said, at least the whole household is healthy again for a change, with both Chantelle and I also having finally shaken whatever it was that was plaguing us.

Now just to hold thumbs that Tristan at work hasn’t gone and passed on his H1N1 virus over to me…

Sick Little Lotters My Life 29 SEP 2011

Chantelle is sick. Sick as a dog. Which is not nice because that makes her grumpy. Which brings me on to the next point that Jessica is also sick. Tonsils and an ear infection. But little Miss Cough-a-lot isn’t grumpy. Which is nice. All she does is smile, refuse to eat, and cough a lot.

Anyway, whilst Chantelle struggles to get a good night’s sleep which she then blames me for (I sleep to loudly apparently), Jessica on the other hand is finally getting some full, uninterrupted nights of rest, most likely due to the medicine that she is currently receiving for the tonsils and to battle the infection.

I say “finally” because up until now, our beautiful baby that slept through the night almost from day one (leading to much jealously amongst the other mommies it must be said), has had a torrid last couple of weeks, waking up anything from 1 to 3 times a night thanks to her top toothies which simply don’t want to make their much awaited appearance.

Jessica certainly didn’t have the same amount of hassle with her bottom two teeth that came out pretty easily enough, but at the moment our poor baby girl sits with a swollen upper mouth which makes it look as if she’s wearing a permanent gum guard! :)

Not that the lack of sleep or gum guard is stopping our girl from developing mind you. There is a lot, lot more talking, responding and saying ‘dada’ (which I’ll accept as referring to me), and she now happily sits on her bum for extended periods of time, playing with toys in front of her and trying to reach out for those ones that we place just beyond her reach.

And don’t get me started on how she likes nothing better than being handed a magazine or piece of paper and then be allowed to go wild, eat and destroy everything!

Anyway, hopefully she gets over this run in with her tonsils pretty soon, as she’s already missed one swimming lesson (which she still absolutely loves by the way) and I’m rather looking forward to our next Baby Gym session in Bellville on Saturday! :)

Oh. And hopefully Chantelle gets better soon too.

After all, we can’t keep buying takeout until she gets well enough to cook you know! :P

Update: And now little Lotter is a lot better, mommy is still sick, and daddy has gone and caught it too! :(

The Teeth are Coming, the Teeth are Coming! Jessica 04 AUG 2011

Jessica hasn’t been 100% as of late, snotty, endless coughing, restless at night, moaning more than usual – pretty much all things that you normally associate with babies when it comes to Winter time. However, we’ve been keeping a close check on her temperature (we have about three or four different tools/methods) and so far no fever, meaning no drastic action other than clean-up operations have been on the go.

However, we have been suspecting that dribble monster’s teeth might finally be on their way, what with all the chewing and gnashing going on (never mind the fact that teething gel seems to calm her down), and at long last it would seem like our suspicions are now accurate, with some very telltale hard bumps towards the back of her gums, lower jaw, front and center.

They haven’t started cutting through yet but they seem to be definitely there, so I guess we had better start stocking up on sleep before the big unhappiness rains down upon us! :)

And on another completely unrelated note, Jessie is still loving the Baby Steps creche, and thus far I have to admit that I’m pretty impressed with the operation. They keep us up to date with the log book, Chantelle has built up a good report with the girls on duty, and Jessie seems to be advancing far faster than what she would have if left to our own devices.

That said, it is also apparent that Jess is definitely behind in terms of her developmental growth at this stage, but seeing as she’s a prem that is pretty normal taking into account what we’ve been told, and thus definitely nothing to get too stressed about at this point in time (try telling that to her depressed Mommy though!).

As for me, I’m just happy she still laughs and smiles at all her silly daddy’s antics and songs, and I’m determined to enjoy/milk her to the fullest while she still finds me at least somewhat amusing! ;)