This week has been full of ups and downs. Tabitha has been testing all the daily routines to see if there is any give. I was genuinely worried when at the end of last week she became seriously distressed in the bath and ended up shouting at her Daddy to quickly get her out. The next two baths were awful she screamed and screamed. I started adapting the routine. Laying a towel over her bath chair incase the chair reminded her of the Ikea change unit ( that sounds very stupid now i've written it down! ). Daddy was home it being the weekend so one of us was on bubble blowing duty to distract her. They slowly got better and better. I braved just returning to the old routine in the end mostly because Daddy was back at work and i wasn't sure how i would wash her and blow bubbles! The result? Tabitha was fine back to her old self although I was sure she looked a bit smug about the parental hoop jumping.
She has since tried this with nappy change time and night feeds. So basically i'm very tired.
The last few nights i've started to give her dream feeds ( a night feed given while baby is still asleep ) before i go to bed in hope that would cut out the 3am feed. I was surprised at the way she guzzeled the feed while fast asleep and went back into the cot without stirring. So far it has only stopped the 3am feed one night but i'm going to stick to it, and keep my fingers crossed.
On a more positive note she has mastered the walker! When i say mastered i mean she can move it forward until she hits a wall or door and then stays there. She is so proud of herself, but not nearly as proud as i am of her.