Sjoe this week has flown.
Im so glad its almost weekend… You will come to know me, I live for weekends and payday!
Jessica’s sniffles are a lot better. Mine is starting to lift now, took a “benelin” day on Tuesday, didn’t feel well at all. Best way to describe it: like someone hit a sledge hammer through my face! Meds started to help yesterday, slowly but surely getting better. Just glad Madam didn’t get as sick as I did! Watching the clouds very closely for ANY sign on RAIN!!!! My milk is at an all time low again, think it’s the antibiotics and the tons of nasal spray… will drink the miracle pill (espiride?) until it gets better. The rate Im going I’ll need a refill prescription soon!
So between gloating and bragging… I totally forgot to mention how supporting Hubby has been with Madam. We have a deal, agreement of sorts, for the nights: he will get up to change the nappy and I get up to feed (since his boobs are emptiness). Which works well for us. He also helps with bathtime and the evening bottle before bedtime is his duty pleasure too. He enjoys her so much, her face lits up when she hears his voice! He is such a wonderful Dad!
*wait this was more gloating, a helpful dad… sorry mense!!
I totally forgot to mention how the 1st bath in the Big Bath went – Very well (got pics, will down load for tomorrow!). I put up some stickers on the tiles, and she just stares at the fishies. Last night she discovered she can splash the water while kicking… will make later baths more interesting! The whole big bath thing is very good and well, but its breaking my back! (and daddy’s). Our bathroom isn’t very big, so you either have to stand on your knees (on a pillow of course!), sit on the side of the bath or on the loo. A lot of bending and weird angles going on… Still trying to think of a better way, other than getting into the bath myself! Thinking of putting a ‘plank’ in the one corner, then you can sit with your feet in the water. Still bend down, but it’s a better bend… (if that makes sense).
Other news, Madam is starting to pull up her legs when she is lying on her tummy, like she’s getting ready to crawl! She also is starting to gain more balance when sitting up, she stays up for a few seconds at a time! I will have to cut some of her hair this weekend… Don’t know how…perhaps I should rather take her to the hairdresser… But its only for the neck hair – it’s a bit ‘out of shape’ especially with the bald patch ook nog.
She also has a new thing with her last evening bottle, she cant keep still… which means she swallows more air, more burps, more spitting and epic battle to get her calm… only when she gets halfway through the bottle she gets sleepy and calms down…why now suddenly!? Mind you the other day, I breastfed her in the livingroom and the TV was on. She would take a sip, turn her head to see the TV, and then come back for another sip… *repeat* it was kinda cute, and then she would look up at me and smile! Such a curious little mind that one’s got!
On Monday Im going to a Baby& Mommy Class, they are discussing Solid Foods. I must remember to remind my boss… I’m a bit unsure about when to start with Solids, you have Camp 4months and Camp 6months. I thought perhaps I’ll camp outside, and start around 5 months… But will have better insight after the lecture/class. And Im hoping there will be lots of Angel Cookies (we had our Antenatal Class at the same venue, I think I ate more cookies than a rugby team and even took some home, much to Hubby’s embarrassment!!). Taking Madam with – should be a fun outing!
I seem to have made a ‘friend’ at the crèche, another mommy. Don’t have clue what her name is… better ask tomorrow. Very nice lady, and it helps that her little one smiles at me and even waved me goodbye yesterday! 😉 Talking about the crèche – the ‘main’ teacher is on leave this week, now they have 2 ladies to help the ‘assistants’. (to clarify, the assistants are black ladies and the ‘teachers/ tannies’ are white ladies). Now from Mon, it’s been an old tannie (+/- 60yrs) and her daughter (30-35yrs) helping out. They don’t seem to cope… it was a total shambles when I dropped Jessica yesterday. They seemed frantic, almost shouting at each other… I actually gave her to the one Assistant instead. Honestly I trust the assistants more with my Child than the Tannies! So this morning I asked the same assistant if she wouldn’t mind taking Jess again, she is hungry and more than ready for a bottle, then I got it…. ‘n duif kyk from the older tannie nogal! I’m a ‘lover’ not a fighter so I just smiled polite, said goodbye and left.
This morning myself and the other Mom discussed the arrangement there for this week, and she’s not very happy either. I don’t know if I should moan about it, or just be happy tomorrow is the last day, and the normal teacher will be back on Monday (she does a damn fine job Btw). Maybe I should mention to the normal Teacher things didn’t go to well this week… Personally I think they should get the ‘assistants’ properly qualified, so that there’s no need to bring in so many ‘strangers’. I don’t know if the Tannie & Daughter have any qualifications… being an Ouma doesn’t count in my books, not even if you have 10trillion grandkids. At least the younger ‘assistant’ has a soft spot for Jessica, and visa versa – makes me feel a wee bit better.
Enough waffling from me… a waffle with runny syrup and cream would go down so well now! *stop it* stop it* STOP IT*
Have a great Thurday!!