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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dear Olive,
So here it is. The Breastfeeding Update. You are *I think* weaned off the night feeds. Gasp! Yes, it's true. I did it. And it was actually, dare I say it, kind of easy peasy. You randomly slept through the night last Friday (for the second time, ever), and I thought this is it, this is my chance, you're already one night in. The next night getting you ready for bed, I said guess what babe, Mummy doesn't make any me-me at night anymore. You can have me-me before you go to bed, but then not again until you wake up in the morning. You cried. No close me-me! Make more me-me Mummy! You slept through again that night. I walked in after you woke up to find you clapping your hands and yelling Yay, more me-me in there now!!! (Are you getting the idea that you're slightly me-me obsessed? Correct!) And it's all gone pretty smoothly from there. You've slept through 6 nights out of the past 10. Unbelievable! On the nights you've woken up, I've given you a drink of water, a cuddle and a song and you've resettled easily. And now that I've got a bit of control back, and I've got you down to just three feeds a day, I feel really happy to keep things just the way they are. 
PS We got a new camera this morning. Excitement plus! Can't wait to play! 


20 comments:

one claire day said...

Yay for less me-me and more you-you at night! What a good girl making it so easy for you...

and huge YAY for that new camera - I know you've wanted one for ages! Actually, I just realised it's the exact same as mine! Good choice! x

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

ooh sweet little Olive! What a good girl!

enjoy your sleep woman, we know you deserve it!

xo em

KERRY said...

Oh well done, to you both! Woooo! Must feel so good to get some more sleep. So I'll bring Bertie around later and Olive can give him a good talking to/show him how it's done, yes? Ok. Niiiice camera! xx

Nell said...

Good work lady. Loving the logic for Olive. I'm taking notes...!
And awesome camera too. xx

Madeleine said...

Oooo snap! Nice camera, I think same as mine. Enjoy!

Also, as I wrote to you the other day, I really do think you have done an amazing job and the fact that Olive is coping well so far minus the me-me means that perhaps together you are doing what's best at the right time for both of you.

Yay-yay! So that's fab-fab! Enjoy your good nights sleep-sleep.......clearly I need an early night too. xxx-xxx

Katrina (capturing moments) said...
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Katrina (capturing moments) said...

Great news on both accounts. Yay for more sleep and yay for new camera. What did you get? x

Katrina (capturing moments) said...

oh dear. I'm sorry...

Sarah said...

So cool how Olive just completely gets everything you tell her Kel. Great team effort. I'm sure both of you will enjoy the few extra zzz's.

Crystal said...

Well done! It must be so good to get your nights back! She is such a sweetie and sleeping through as well, you must be one happy mummy x

Greer said...

Hooray! That's great news. Sleep, lady, sleep x

zigsma said...

Wow! That all sounds rather easy. Maybe I'll give it a go soon.

Cassandra Allen said...

Isn't she so clever that little Olive of yours. Happy to hear all is going well.

nicole said...

Wow Kellie, your approach is loving and thoughtful and it seems that Olive was so ready...that's kind of what we did too...except I think I got my husband to do more of it than me! x

marjee said...

very happy it worked out. Yay for you and for Olive and Shane too. xo

InĂȘs Seabra said...

I was totally picturing you two having this sweet talk. So cute your mother/daughter relation... and so great it turned out easier than expected. And now you have a better camera to record all sweetness, marvelous!

one claire day said...

oh God I'm really stalking you tonight, sorry!
But just noticed the sparkler on the finger, too! Gorgeous, looks perfect!
x

THE MEANS AND THE WAYS said...

And I had to write here and say how wonderful! And how amazing that in the end it just took a decision, and that Olive understood. She is naturally so clever, but I daresay it also helps that she has an amazing and intelligent mother.

kristi said...

this is the sweetest story ever.

Shirin said...

Congratulations Kellie.
I'm so happy it's worked out so well (for both of you).
xxx Shirin ;)

 

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