Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Lara Update

Lara still has her cough, although it still only bugs her at night, and the runny nose hasn't stopped either. She's not on any medication for it other than the odd dose of calpol before bed if she has a coughing fit, as recommended by the quack. Other than that she's fine, she's eating well and certainly looks like she's back to putting weight on.
However, teething has started now in earnest. Olga reckons she can see the initial bumps of four upper teeth forming, and certainly Lara is giving the teething rail on her cot a good chew. It does mean more broken nights, on Sunday we were up three times to soothe her, and last night we just brought her to bed with us at the first opportunity. We might be making a rod for own backs there by not trying to get her to sleep in her cot, but frankly we'll just cross that bridge when we come to it, at the moment soothing Lara as quickly as possible and giving all of us as much sleep as possible is the priority. It's a bit of a rock-and-a-hard-place scenario though as ideally I'd try to soothe Lara during the night so Olga can get as much rest as possible so she can get rid of this sinusitis that is still troubling her, but Lara quietens down almost instantly when Olga holds her whereas it can take a good few minutes of loud complaining before I convince her that going back to sleep is a good idea, so Olga has to get involved.
All of this broken-sleep rubbish is instantly forgotten though once we see her happily crawling about in the nursery in the morning, or sat on her potty, brushing her teeth while watching the news (hygenic so long as someone is there to stop her poking her toothbrush into the contents of her potty!)

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