Monday, 27 June 2011

Scorcher

Yes, that's right, I'm going to talk about the weather.  Well, indirectly anyway.  Today was pretty darn hot here and unfortunately that meant our flat became a sauna.  Not good when you have a 7-month-old baby.  Needless to say Elizabeth has NOT had a very good day.  She couldn't get to sleep as it was too hot in her room and she's been quite tired all day.  The only way I could get her to sleep was on the sofa and I had to settle with milk first.  Thank goodness for breastfeeding!  I know it's not ideal (and I'm hoping it's not going to become a habit) but what do you do when your baby wants to sleep but can't?  Even with this trickery, E only had three 30 minute naps.  I've felt pretty hopeless today.

I was hoping that she would be so exhuasted that she'd sleep like a log this evening.  I was wrong.  She did go down to bed very well - soundlessly in fact - but was woken by the slightest noise at about 9pm.  It took Frans and I over an hour to get her back to sleep.  She would quite happily settle in our arms but as soon as we went to lay her down, she'd start crying again.  We think she's teething too as she's been wanting to munch on her toothbrush all day.  Calpol did seem to calm her down and she eventually drifted off to sleep but not before I gave her a dummy.  They're funny things.  Elizabeth doesn't suck it like you're supposed to but chews it instead.  She puts the hard plastic in her mouth and chews.  If it calms her and keeps her mind off the pain then I'm all for it. 

I'm praying for a breeze tomorrow.

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