Aurora has been into biting stuff for a while. It was her hands first. But we didn’t want her to get into that habit so we tried introducing teething toys, soft toys and even pacifier. But she still prefers her hands. Haha! Oh well.. we shall see how it goes.
It has been a tough few weeks without hubby. I have had a cough and cold for a while, followed by a week long of hives, which was pretty scary. Imagine waking up to swollen legs. My whole legs felt like a thousand ants were crawling all over them. The worst thing was when I saw the doctor, he only offered me meds that meant I couldn’t breastfeed.
Luckily we did some research and decided not to take them. But that meant that I had to ride it out for the week until whatever I was allergic to was out of my system. I had it easy though. There are women who have to go through hives for months on end.
Aurora has also been crying inconsolably and for a few days consecutively. Plus, she is a very light sleeper during the day. So any interrupted sleep during the day would mean that she’d be fussy for a while and cry terribly. The worst was when we had to go to my in laws’ one weekend. She fell asleep right as we were about to leave. So she got woken up when we had to bring her to the car. Then she fell asleep just as we reached. So she got woken up when we had to take her out of the car. Then at my in laws’ she couldn’t get her sleep as she was crying so much. She cried until her next feeding time. Then after that we had to burp her. As she’s a spitter, she takes a while to burp and after that for an hour or so she’s still keep spitting. No sleep then still. When we left, she was awake, but she fell asleep in the car. So she got woken up again when we reached home.
I don’t blame her for being upset. I would too if my sleep was interrupted so many times. It took her a long time before she finally fell asleep for the night. After a lot of work from hubby’s magic arms. Haha! She always finds it easier to sleep when daddy carries her.
To be honest, it’s not easy. A lot of patience is needed when training furkid to be gentle towards Aurora. But when I see them together, and Aurora smiling and laughing when she sees furkid, I know it’s worth it. I’m just grateful that they are fond of each other. 🙂