Sprocket is still well and truly teething, gone are the carefree nights of sleeping from 7.30-6/7am, now it’s more than likely we’ll be waking several times through the night and wide awake from 4am onwards. We had a really tough weekend where he was in a lot of pain, including a fever one night, and very clingy during the day so none of us got much sleep or rest. We’ve been really lucky in that he’d been sleeping through the night from about 3 months but now the sleep deprivation is back. Sadly too he’s a strictly 45 minute nap boy, so there’s not much downtime during the day either (on a good day, with all things being on our side we can get him back to sleep for another hour after he wakes up from his afternoon nap but this is by no means a guarantee).
We are tired.
He seems to be cross cutting too, no sign of the bottom teeth yet and it seems to be not the front two at the top but the ones either side (think fangs). Some days they seem to be coming through and feel a bit sharp and other days notsomuch. Poor little boy, it’s obviously no fun for him and he’s had a few days where he just hasn’t wanted to eat or drink anything either.
He’s growing up too fast though, some days he looks and acts like a little toddler rather than a baby and we’re not ready for that yet! He’s learning his boundaries, and how to push them, and his cheeky side is making a regular appearance (for instance he’s learnt how to squirt milk out of his bottle when he’s finished with it – the first time right into my face while I was sleeping).
All in all he’s a beautiful, loving little boy. Twice in the last couple of weeks he has willingly and enthusiastically held out his hands for a cuddle from a stranger (to him at least – one was someone we knew we ran into in town and the other someone that came to visit). He has at times shown signs of shyness but that’s when he’s been tired, otherwise he’s still a pretty social guy.
We took him to his first A&P show (agricultural and pastoral) last weekend and he was quite bemused by the whole thing really, there were lots of animals to check out but he seemed just as keen on the gates and fences lol We did get some photos taken while we were there, including one of all three of us which we don’t actually have too many of (pity we’d been walking around in the rain so K and I look a little bedraggled but nevermind!).
Other than we’ve been trucking along really, health scares and money woes notwithstanding. Hopefully we’ll have a fairly quiet weekend this weekend and be able to catch up on some sleep (in shifts of course!) – and it’s only 5 more weeks til summer holidays so yay for that!
I’ll leave you with a couple of the photos from the show, I’ve got a ton more to put up but I’ve been having dramas with wp lately and every time I try to post photos the layout gets all messed up and I end up just about throwing the laptop across the room – most of them are on fb though anyway if we’re friends there (and if we’re not, feel free to add me if you want).