Dear Alice- Week 49

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Dear Alice,

Ok so this past week has been pretty hard. You are teething again. To be honest, it's not even as bad as it has been in the past, but for some reason I am finding it harder to deal with! Maybe it's because I just managed to get you into a fantastic sleeping routine where you slept from 7pm till 7am with no wake ups. Last night, you were up every 2 hours on the dot before screaming to get up properly at 5.50 am! It has been so hard for mummy, and daddy! But I know it has been especially hard on you. Poor little monkey.

I have been very relaxed on food this week. Ever since I ran out of your favourite foods the other day, I have been really experimenting. I think it was a secret blessing in disguise that I ran out even though I freaked out at the time and had a mini meltdown! It means I have tried you with tons more things and found some great foods that you love! Blueberries, raspberries, haddock and cheese, baked beans! You love it all. I think I was perhaps relying on the ready made baby foods a little too much and I didn't actually realise how much I can cook for you!

Oh Alice, I really have no idea why this week has felt so hard. Looking back, it really hasn't been so bad. You have made me laugh lots, we've been to the park in the sunshine and you even yelled bye bye at daddy for the first time! I guess I have let silly things get on top of me too much. I shouldn't worry when you won't sleep immediately when I put you down (I felt so silly for crying about that when you fell asleep 10 minutes later on your own...), or when you won't eat raspberries the first time I give them to you (she won't starve, she won't starve. Must remember that!).

Next week will be a good one. I promise!



  1. Oh dear! What are you giving her when she's teething? It's such a shame when they're in too much pain to settle down, for baby and mummy! If you've not gotten much sleep, I think it's perfectly understandable to have mini meltdowns!

  2. What a sweetheart! Some weeks just feel hard. Hope next week is better!

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  4. Aww Alice is gorgeous! I had a lot of bad days and weeks when my girls were Alice's age! Would love it if you could check out my blog whenfourbecamefive.blogspot.co.uk

    Jess xxx

  5. it's nice to be able to look back on a time that felt stressful and it doesn't seem so bad. better than the alternative, i suppose.



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