Wednesday, June 27, 2007
It was a quick labour - they left for the hospital around 11:00am and A was born by 3:00pm. S said she was much happier having had a good night's rest - rather than walking around a lake then laying awake all night with contractions as she did with K.
It wasn't all plain sailing, though. A was posterior! S was determined to avoid an epidural this time, and managed with just the gas... I'll leave the full story for her to tell when she gets home.
A is proving to be the opposite of K, who refused to feed and would sleep for hours. This little girl is hungry and will only sleep for 15-20 minutes at a time. S is hoping she will settle down when her milk comes in so that mummy can get some sleep as well. (Lol... Wombat was like that for the first four months!)
I am thinking of getting Wombat a fishtank for our bedroom. He is still having a lot of trouble getting to sleep at night. I have read so many stories about toddlers who refuse to sleep unless their room is pitch black - Wombat hates being in the dark!
Today he had a long nap from 2:30pm until 5:00pm. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he couldn't settle to sleep tonight, even though he seemed very tired. I finally got him to lay down with me at 9:00pm (after an hour of him bouncing around his bed, crying and pointing - I couldn't work out what he wanted - I think his tummy was a bit upset as his breath smelt like curdled milk). Then all night, he slept very lightly. If I moved even a tiny bit he would wake up looking for me. I finally turned the light off at 3:00am when my alarm went off, but it was nearly 6:00am by the time he was sound enough asleep for me to leave. I hope he sleeps in so I get some study done!
I have been looking at night lights but they are all very plastic and ugly. I think a fish tank would help to keep the room warm, and be something soothing and natural to look at. I have a few aquariums around the place, I shall have to see if one will fit on my dresser, or next to it. Then I will only need to get a light and a small filter - they seem pretty cheap on eBay.