Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rosebud Update...

It should be a rule that babies under 6 months old don’t get sick. It really isn’t nice or fair. George only got one small virus when he was a few months old and that was that until he was well over one. Rosa is now on her third bout of antibiotics, this time for another throat infection! Poor little darling… she is sometimes delirious with fever and exhaustion but she seems to be on the mend again now… but for how long who knows. Aside from the sickness she really is doing pretty good! She just cut her first little tooth over the weekend and is now out of her car capsule and into George’s old carseat. Her routine changes often but at the moment she has two sleeps per day. Morning for 30mins to 1.5 hours and then in the afternoon from 1.5 – 2 hours. She has a bath around 6.30pm each night and then feeds and goes to bed about 7.30pm. Since she has been sick she has woken lots but usually she wakes once or twice a night. Quick feed and then back to bed.

I’m back at work now and the transition has been tricky. Rosa is very much a Mama’s girl but is getting better and has built up a great relationship with her Yaya who looks after her. She is finally taking a bottle but it has to be Mama’s milk and a certain teat on the bottle… fussing wee darling.

Rosa can sit for 20 – 30 secs on her own now and is rolling about everywhere… she squeals and tries to talk. I can say “Where’s Dadda, George or Yaya?” and she will look for them… also for the past 2 weeks she has been sleeping without being swaddled which is sooo awesome! She loves her Peke Moe Sleeping Bag and knows that when she goes into it she is going to sleep.

Rosa has been going swimming at Paddle Tots for the past 5 weeks… she LOVES it and is such a good little swimmer. Kicks like mad and doesn’t mind going under at all. She is much more relaxed there than George ever was so I hope this means she’ll go on to really love it.

Rosa turns 6 months old this week. Wow… where has the year gone?