Eve is now 35 weeks old, which, according to my calculator makes her one week off nine months… but then pregnancy is supposed to be nine months, and that’s 40 weeks… so that’s rather confused me…
ANYWAY. Eve is doing fab and getting so very clever these days. She can clap, and wave bye bye and likes to entertain by sticking her tongue out at you. She loves to be out and about in her pushchair watching the world go by.
She has started to ‘dance’ to music and loves toys that play songs so she can show off her moves! And she is in her element at bathtime, I have never seen somebody do so much splashing – so much so that Isla can’t stand to share a bath with her because she gets so upset about all the water flying about!
She is taking notice of the TV and particularly likes Night Garden and Baby Jake… and this morning was laughing lots at the faces on Thomas the Tank Engine.
She loves playing Peepo with her sisters, but isn’t as keen when Isla gets a little over-enthusiastic with her affections and cuddles start resembling rough & tumble…
Her weaning is going quite well. She is a little fussier than Lilly was, but she isn’t as prone to choking and gagging as Isla was. She LOVES yoghurt and her favourite savoury purees always involve chicken. But she hasn’t been so mad on red meat so far. She has tried the odd slice of toast and some Organix crisp finger foods, which she seems to enjoy. She can expertly drink from a cup and is starting to spit the drink out a little bit less – however if she isn’t wearing a waterproof bib she will still be soaked after every meal.
Eve remains a LOUD baby – and she isn’t afraid to let you know if she isn’t happy. Her squealing seems to peel layers off the inside of your eardrums at times!
We have had a lot of temperatures, grouchy afternoons and rosy cheeks, so we know teething is in full swing. But there are no little pearlies to show for it just yet.
Sleep-wise she remains a mixed bag. Sometimes she will go to bed no trouble, and sleep through the night. This is not the usual pattern though! On an average night she will wake once for milk, about 3 or 4am, and then settle down again without too much trouble. But we have probably one or two nights a week where she is still very difficult to settle in the evenings – either refusing to sleep in the first place, or waking up half an hour after settling and getting very distressed. It is hard to know what to do to solve the problem – she doesn’t want to be held, she doesn’t want to be put down, she doesn’t want a dummy, she doesn’t want calpol, she doesn’t want her bed… nightmare! Luckily her screaming doesn’t usually wake her sisters, they’re used to her. But I am very glad we’ve moved to a detached house – I would feel so guilty about the neighbours!
But all in all, she’s doing great. Definitely a feisty one like her biggest sister! But watching her learn to do the simplest little things, like clapping and waving, is just such a joy, even third time round.
Our beautiful baby-chops Eve. xxx