Sunday, 31 July 2011

Perfect timing

Our daughter Scarlett is a treasure but her sleep patterns have been wearing us out the last few months. She went from sleeping through the night in her own cot in her own room to waking six times a night and spending most of her nights in our bed.

We finally decided to get serious with her and I started refusing night feeds. It was pretty full on as Scarlett really likes her "boobies" and did not take kindly to being refused. After four nights she stopped asking and we have noticed a big increase in both her interest and intake of food during the day. We were still having her in our bed from about three most mornings.

Last night was the eighth night of the change and it really was D day as Tet is in China from Sunday to v late Wednesday night and I really wanted this issue sorted before it was just me dealing with her. Scarlett must have realized as she slept for eleven and a half hours in her own cot last night. She was still sleeping so deeply that Tet couldn't say goodbye before he left for the airport.

She is in a great mood today but was pretty unhappy about going down for her morning nap. She has been down for thirty minutes now though so fingers crossed she is a happy wee bunny when she wakes!

Friday, 29 July 2011

Here goes nothing

I have been meaning to start this blog for a year or more but life has been pretty successfully getting in the way. Our adventures in Singapore and as a little family of three have been surprising and, at times, really challenging. I fear we will forget so much of what has happened to us so hope this blog will give us the opportunity to reflect on what an amazing opportunity we have been presented with.
I am also hoping to post some of my crafty activities here and share them with the world, such as they are.
I guess I can learn how to insert some pictures into this blog as I go along.