I do apologise for my absence! Work happened, worst is over for now!
I dont know for how much longer I will be ‘online’…my work PC is on the ‘blink’ – just a matter of time now before it bombs out completely. Cant open my Outlook at all since Wednesday, I have to ‘hijack’ computers to get my work done. A bit of a mission, but I get the job done…for now! Have to give the bosses a proposal nogal to motivate a new PC, (not just to fix this one again – think it will be the 4th new harddrive!), how difficult could it be: NO PC = NO WORK! Hope to get a laptop/notebook!
On the Jessica front:
She was 5 months on Monday – I cant believe time is going so fast!
She is doing so well, I really cant complain about anything! The eating wasnt going great, but its all new to her so I get that. This week we asked the school to give her a bit of rice-pap, when the other kids have lunch – so she can eat with them, and watch and learn so to speak – teacher very happy, she’s eating about a teaspoon without any fuss! So next week, we will start with pappies in the morning, and then they will give her a bit of veggies during the day (lunchtime +/-12pm). I am a bit worried that she doesnt drink enough. Still only milk, no water or tea. She has about 6 feeds (of which 3 are boobmilk & the others formula, 225ml @), which she gets about every 3hrs, between 4am & 7pm. SHe’s still growing and all, so not worrying yet or should I?
Talking about milk – Im oh so proud of myself for still being able to breastfeed! Im aiming to carry on at least until 6months, or until she bites me! LOL
The past 2 days she’s been sleeping until 5am, which gooi’s my morning routine to the birds. If I dont bath/shower between 05h15 & 6h00, Im late…horribly late! hehe. She still goes to bed around 19h30 (after her last bottle) and then only wakes between 04h00 & 05h00. No bottles or anything during the night. Her ‘morning wake-up’ is also not a crying one, you just hear her chatting away and because we have to get up soon, we fetch her! Im sure if we leave her, she will probably sleep some more! hehe :)Weekend, we sleep until about 7am – bliss!
On Thursday morning, we found her lying on her tummy! Somehow she turned during the night! As ‘cool’ as that was, I hope she doesnt make a habit of it (when is it save for babies to sleep on their tums?).
Last Sunday we went to church for the 1st time in 5 months… I know very very bad – and we made it, no hassles. She was a bit chatty, so I went to sit in the mother/baby room (no one else there) and she fell asleep, woke up just before the sermon was over.
This week she started to sit by herself for short periods (like only a few seconds), she’s still working on the balancing/ co-ordination but getting there! I let her ‘sit’ up while I get dressed, surrounded by pillows! 🙂 Very cute – she gets so excited, especially when she spots Kitty and she falls over!
Still no teeth, although they’ve been lingering since July! She still eats/chews anything and everything, hoping her teething wont be a painful process! My mom told me I had teeth easily, she didnt know about it – until I gave her pearly smiles!
She is as chatty as ever! She makes a lot of different sounds (alas no Mamma or Da-da…). One of her favorites are to make sounds like: “aarrr” ok she stretches it out, and makes like a ‘deeper’ voice for that – my little pirate!! hehe Cant wait for her to speak actual words and sentences!!
This afternoon we have a babyclass at the creche – they are demonstration “Mind Moves” for us parents – no idea what its about, but sounds like much fun for the babies! Anything to help her grow and learn!
Tomorrow Im hunting for a dress for her christening on the 6th of Nov… Mommy also needs an outfit and shoes…because I can! 🙂 Mommy has gained 4kgs since being back at work! Frightening!!! Still havent started with the healthy/workout thing – BUT effort will be made, as soon as I have money to buy groceries and all the correct ‘diety’ foods! Payday COME ON!!!
This was Madam on Sunday in her ‘church’ frok..
Have a fabulous weekend!!!!