Emotionally, month four has been quite tough again. I've spoken to my doctor about my feelings and we agreed that a lot of it has to do with both Luka's birth and the distinct lack of sleep that is happening right now! I've been referred to a counsellor and my husband and I are looking to get some closure on the whole birth issue. To be perfectly honest, it felt like a huge weight off my shoulders and I've had a much more positive outlook since I spoke out.There are still lots of feelings of guilt surrounding how I am now parenting Isobel and how I struggled with Luka but I guess this is something I need to work through.
|This is the moment Isobel rolled over!|
|Isobel in her Dribble Buster|
During the night, Isobel is still only going 2-3 hours between feeds and we are thinking about moving on to a cup soon so that she can have a little drink of water. At her weigh in this month (12lb 3!) the health visitor suggested this might encourage her to sleep a little longer at night as she will stop waking for water, but I'm not convinced. She is following the line nicely on the growth charts so there doesn't seem to be much point in disrupting that. We're also still using the Baby Bay bed so my sleep isn't too disrupted...
All in all, Isobel is coming on in leaps and bounds. She is no longer a 'little' baby which is sad in a way, but very exciting in another! We had professional photos done this month which was nice. We do take a lot of photos ourselves but its nice to have some really good quality ones done too.