So with Isabel’s nursing strike we’ve all obviously been on tenterhooks lately. Thankfully this seems to be coming to an end… after having a good rant on t’interwebs during a bad morning on Tuesday I threw her up in the sling and started to dance around singing nursery rhymes to get her to sleep. She calmed down and rested her head on my chest and it’s normally not long after this that she drops off. However, instead of carrying on, I decided to risk upsetting her all over again (as the morning couldn’t have got much worse) and so I slipped her out of the carrier and into the cradle hold; instead of screaming at me she opened her mouth to latch :D
We’ve had several good feeds since, including one initiated totally by her after my driving lesson yesterday (btw, I totally ROCK at driving). Still have some feeding issues to overcome but that’s a massive improvement.
Anyway, so we’re getting over that, and then yesterday she was showing signs of diarrhoea (red herring perhaps) and today she’s got chicken pox! There’s a good chance that the two things are related, and that the nursing strike was caused by common “prodromal” symptoms, but whhhhy me. (Emo whining, yes.)