Yesterday, not only was it Mother's Day but also the day that Little Snicker turned 12 weeks old. As such, this will be my last weekly update on him. Lets face it, it wouldn't be cool to still be posting about him on his 1096th week (which would be his 21st birthday).
So, today I thought I would show you this terribly cute photo of him that we captured on Friday:
Adorable, hey. So sad, so sad.
Anyway, the things I have learned this week are:
"Sleeping Through the Night" can mean many things - We had a discussion about this last week at Mother's Group. Basically, the Health Nurse said that if your baby is sleeping from 11pm through to 5am, that's 'sleeping through'. I was a bit disappointed as Little Snicker doesn't look to be doing anything of the sort....but then when I explained what Little Snicker does, the Health Nurse advised that he actually IS sleeping through the night... just not the right part of the night lol.
You see, we feed him at 5.30pm and have him in bed asleep by 6.30pm. The last couple of nights he hasn't woken up until between 12.30am and 1.30am, which means that he is getting his 6 or 7 hours of full sleep. The bad side to the fact that he sleeps earlier than most other babies, is that he is awake a LOT earlier too. None the less, he is technically 'sleeping through'.
There are very few things more rewarding than being a mum - When we start the day at 4.30am, my eyes are generally hanging out of my head and I wonder what on earth we got ourselves in to. But all I have to do is look at Little Snicker playing on the floor, smiling at his Sock Owl Mobile, to know that I wouldn't change anything for the world.
I have a very career orientated friend (you know who you are!) who can't really understand why the mum's in our group of friends have put their career on the backburner for a couple of years. I don't think you can possibly understand until you've had your own child. The joy they bring is simply indescribable.
Just because this is my last weekly update, doesn't mean that I won't still be posting pictures of Little Snicker as he learns new things. He will, of course, also be my model for anything I make that requires a demonstration.
Well, I hope you all had a great Mothers Day. I best go and do some washing while the weather is nice!