I can’t believe we are parents to a 7 month old, time is absolutely flying! This month has been extremely difficult as we had a four day stay in the hospital. I had taken Eve to our weekly baby weigh in and massage clinic which she usually loves. Whilst I was getting her ready for
When the ambulance arrived Eve completely changed, smiling away
When Evangeline got home from the hospital we had to wait for her antibiotics to settle in her system before we could give her any food. She had gone over 2 weeks without eating anything which caused her to lose over half a pound but she finally had gotten her appetite back for her bottles. We were told that we basically had to start her weaning from scratch and we were eager to get her back to eating food as soon as possible. Evangeline is extremely interested in any food that Paul and I are eating so we are trying our best to have meals with her and to give her a range of different foods to try. We are trying to do a good mixture of spoon feeding and baby-led weaning and her current favourite food is the Heinz fruit biscotti biscuits and Yorkshire puddings. Although Eve wasn’t long out of hospital we wanted to attempt to get back to normal in time for Christmas. By Christmas day she was back to her usual self and she loved all of the attention, the day did get a bit too much for her due to not really getting any quiet time or breathing space. She pretty much refused to sleep due to fear of missing out so by the time bedtime came she was fighting to keep her eyes open. For New Year we celebrated at Pauls Mum and Dads house which meant that she was only asleep one room away from us. Paul took some time off from work over the Christmas and New Year period and we got so much time together as a family. We captured so many memories and photographs of moments that we will treasure forever.
And now we’re getting to seven months we have achieved the huge milestone of moving Evangeline into her own bedroom, Paul and I agreed that we would try from New Years Day and see how she got on. It was so much more difficult for us than it was for her! We have always felt very fortunate to have a baby that sleeps well at night but she had started waking up multiple times a night really unsettled which was very unusual. We tried everything from giving her an extra feed, changing her nappy, giving her medicine and teething oil. We had exhausted all of our options so we put it down to one of us doing something in our sleep that was disturbing her. Since we moved her into her own space shes sleeping at least 10 hours undisturbed a night which is an absolute blessing and we are starting to get used to having our room back to ourselves too.
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