Good grief. My last proper post was ages ago! How has that happened? Actually, I'm asking how its happened but I fully know how!

Life has felt very much like a juggling act recently, the two girls are definitely keeping me on my toes. In the last five weeks:
  • E has had sickness and diarrhoea. How the hell no one else got it, I don't know.
  • T has been diagnosed with reflux (blogged here) and we've been working towards getting the Infant Gaviscon dosage right for her, I've found this to very much be trial and error.
  • I've had mastitis.
  • I've fallen down the stairs. Our bedrooms are in the attic and we have curved, steep stairs that lead to our bedroom. I fell from the very top to the very bottom, hitting the wall infront of me and slamming my knee against the hand rail. The bruising on my face, arm, knee, leg, shoulder and bum disappeared after 2-3 weeks.
  • E has had a viral infection which turned into a chesty cough and cold.
  • D and I have had said cough and cold and we're still waiting for it to disappear!

On top of all that, its fair to say that T is a needier baby than E was and is at her happiest when she is being held by me, which is lovely but means I'm not getting much done as she's still not very keen on being in a sling (I keep trying though, I'm determined we'll get there!). Not only that but it means I can't always give E my full attention. Up until a week ago, I couldn't even leave her with D as she would just scream and scream until I took her back. We seem to have turned a corner in that regard as she's now (mostly) happy to sit with him. We had a spell of being woken between 4 and 5am and not being able to get T back to sleep. After much trial and error and worrying, we've since discovered that she much prefers sleeping on her front. So we mostly let her fall to sleep on her front and then flip her back over. Honestly, I cannot tell you how much of a difference this has made to us!

The two other 'issues' I'm facing at the moment are nappies and feeding. T absolutely hates having a wet nappy, even if its only slightly wet. If I don't change it quickly she will scream and scream and scream, which means we are going through a lot of nappies and I feel as though I'm changing nappies all day. With feeding, after 9 weeks of combination feeding (which I shall probably blog about later) we are now solely formula feeding. I have only just managed to get her to take more than 3oz at a time, we are now up to 3-5oz but she often wants feeding every 2-3 hours. I know this is just a stage we will go through, as with many others, but it does make things hard work.

ISo,  don't feel as though I've had much time to do anything other than the daily baby related stuff, washing and ironing. It feels like everything else has been neglected and I've had to just leave anything else housework related (etc). Mummies of more than 1 child - how do you juggle everything?!

Hopefully in the next few weeks will start to feel as though they're getting easier and I'll be back to being a Domestic Goddess... not that I was much of one to begin with! Finger's crossed....

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