Since her trip to hospital last week, April has been a little gem. She has been in such a good mood since her bowel movements have improved. She isn’t struggling, or crying in pain when she hasn’t been for a few days. She’s nice and regular and a happy little bunny.
I also feel like I’m getting into my stride with the baby/business balancing act (she says). I’ve set myself a bit more of a routine around when April’s two lovely Nana’s are off work. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Just being able to sit at my desk and concentrate for a few hours makes such a difference. Although I now have to be the most super efficient super human to ensure I get everything done (and remember everything with baby brain!)
I made a discovery this week. I decided to buy a baby wrap and it’s given me a new lease of life. I first tried it out at the weekend when cleaning. I was able to crack on and do some jobs while April slept away. However, not convinced I had it on right as she moved down so much her head was hanging out of the arm hole at one point. Don’t get me wrong I couldn’t do everything, but at least I’ll be able to do odds and sods of jobs.
So, on Tuesday I had a day with no ‘Nana’ help and I really needed to do some emails. April was settling down, so I decided to pop her in my wrap and try and do some work. She slept in her little pouch for a good hour and half – snuggled up closely to Mammy without a care in the world. I am not sure how long it will last and I’m sure she’ll be wriggling round too much before I know it, but it works for now. I even managed to cook a curry the other night while she was tucked up before Daddy got home from work.
This week I have really noticed a difference in April. I’m not sure if it’s because she isn’t in pain anymore with her poorly belly or just because she is developing, but her smiling is getting more frequent. She is now more reactive and really smiles at you and giggles when you talk to her. It melts my heart. After so long it is so nice finally seeing those little things starting to happen as she grows and becomes more interactive. I can’t wait to see what she does next!