It seems that nothing phases Éowyn as she grows. As avid readers will recall, we took the step at the beginning of the year of moving Éowyn into her own room. However, she was still sleeping in her moses basket. Now that she has adjusted well to sleeping in her own room, we have moved her from the moses basket in the cot to the cot proper. We had feared that perhaps that she would find the extra space a little agoraphobic but we need not have worried. She is quite happy sleeping in her cot and now she has space to stretch out.
Not stopping at one milestone in a week (or so), her second milestone achieved recently has been the ability to roll to the left. She has for a couple of weeks learnt to roll to the right, rolling right over on to her belly in fact, however, she has now learnt to roll the other way. She still prefers to roll to the right but is not adverse to the occasional left hand roll. This is coupled with her recently acquired talent for laughing aloud. She is a very clever girl, we are both very proud parents.
You may recall that friends of ours Lee and Caroline had a daughter, Georgia, the day after Éowyn was born. Lucinda and Caroline had gone through their pregnancies together, including attending pregnancy yoga classes but have not see much of each other since. So it was good that Georgia and Caroline came for a visit last week, it seems that Lucinda’s and Éowyn‘s diary is busier than mine, however I have had to have words with Lee concerning his daughter’s behaviour. As you can see from the photos below it appears that Georgia is a bit of a bully. Just like a Spurs fan! Interestingly, it did not seem to bother Éowyn she just took the blows without complaint. Without wishing their lives away it will be good to see them when they can play together and interact a little more.
Éowyn‘s next set of innoculations are due on Friday, so we are expecting a bad weekend, especially coupled with her early teething pains. She is still suffering with sore gums, and the pain is obviously transferring to her ears too, since she keeps pulling at them. As a precaution Lucinda took Éowyn to the doctors, just to rule out that she had an infection and to see if there was anything more that could be done. The doctor confirmed that Éowyn was indeed teething, that her cough was not an infection, her lungs sounded healthy and that her ears were fine. When Lucinda asked if there was any more that we could do, the answer was just to give her calpol and rub bonjela into her gums. Initially Lucinda was disappointed with the advice but on reflection it is comforting to know that we were doing the right thing. As many millions of parents before us we are discovering the power of calpol.
However we do have one slight concern at the moment and that is her weight gain. This week she has only gained 2oz, tipping the scales at 13lb 5oz (6.039kgs). The health visitor has said that they will keep an eye on it, but as long as she is feeding well, which she is, then they are not too concerned. It is probably down to her teething but hopefully it is just a temporary phase.
Today’s post coincides with one of those historically momentous moments: the day that Barack Obama became the 44th President of the U.S. I doubt that there has been a president with such a weight of expectation on his shoulders, but neither has there been such a mass of support throughout the world. I certainly hope that he can live up to those expectations, though I do not believe there can be a quick fix considering the legacy he has been left. May you live in interesting times…
Love and Peace