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|07-10-2009 - Charlotte is 6 months old!
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Hope you are all well and that your blooming in your pregnancies or your little ones are thriving!
Can you beleive Charlotte is 6 months old now? Bless her, I had her weighed last week and she was 17lbs 12oz! Growing so quickly, I look a new borns and think ahhhhhh was she really that little?
She's rolling over, crawling backwards, sitting up on her own and thoroughly enjoying solid foods (mushed up stuff and finger foods)
She is a little angel baby during the day now she is over her cold though teething bless her! Drooling like a mad woman, chewing her fist and has a runny nose.
Night times are becoming an issue for us, she seems to have forgotten how to get herself to sleep. For those of you who have read the baby whisperer you will know about the EASY routine which worked amazingly for us and had her sleeping through the night from 5 weeks old.
2 months ago we were advised to start giving her solids as well as milk due to her having reflux and we gently did it, she took to it really well but her sleep problems seemed to start from this point.
It has gradually gotten worse, from waking up once a night to waking up atleast every three hours.
I've done everything, given her good night milk, upped her food during the day, bed time routine, day time naps, EVERYTHING but I seem to be going backwards instead of forwards. She seems to drift off to sleep but just as she starts to relax she starts to cry. I have been staying with her, patting her back and shhh shhhing or picking her up and then putting her back down but due to sheer desperation I have ended up taking her to bed with me or cuddling her to sleep (think i've just answered my own problem) so now I need to train her (hate that word) how to get herself to sleep again...
I also got diagnosed with mild postnatal depression 3 weeks ago, I was finding my heart pounding and felt blood rushing through my ears when charlotte was crying, I was loosing motivation to do even the most menial tasks and was also loosing my temper quite alot and focusing on negative things. I did the questionaire and have been prescribed a low dose of antidepressants, I did try the whole mind over matter and exercise thing and it didn't work for me and I figured charlotte is only going to be a baby once and I don't want to look back on our time together thinking that I didn't enjoy her. I have to say two weeks into the tablets and it's definatley made a difference. There seems to be such pressure on a woman to be super mother and everyone has an opinion on everything you do with your baby... I guess you've just gotta focus on what matters most, that your baby is happy and healthy and you're the same so bugger what everyone else is doing! lol.
Anyways, charlottes woken up from her morning snoozem so going to get ready to have lunch with my mummies group.
3 Comments on Charlotte is 6 months old!supaflychick1982
- Wednesday, 7 Oct Hey!! It's great to hear that's she's growing wonderfully but hopefully she gets back on her schedule soon. I really admire the route you took in noting that it isn't easy and you sought help. Every pregnancy is different so when you have your next maybe the post pregnancy will be totally different, from l&d to the fussy baby part. Good luck. proud.mummy.of.3xxx
- Wednesday, 7 Oct Aww hun I am glad you are feeling better I have mild depression to and am on tabs I have been b4 tho and they do work they just take the edge of things and keep me calm I dont know what to say about the night tho sorry hun it sounds like you are doing all you can appart from picking her up but we all do it we just get so tired we do anything lol. It goes so fast I feel like she has been in our lives forever dont you think the same b4 we know it they will be off to collage haha lots of love hun Leigh xxxxxxx 13yearsapart
- Wednesday, 7 Oct Her waking at night migth be from the teething too, we are having issues with Hannah waking up one to two times a night. we found that some numbing gel and a pacifier worked the best to get her back to sleep fast.