04 December 2006

alive and kicking

Despite not being able to feel this baby, she's doing fine and kicking away on my bladder, or so the ultrasound tech tells me. We had "the big ultrasound" today and all is well. Baby v2.0, the girl version, is the right size and all her parts seem to be in the right places. She's currently breech so the photos and video are a completely different look from Oliver's. And with luck, she will turn sufficiently in the right direction in time for delivery.

The jet lag has really kicked in and I can barely keep my eyes open. Coming home from the UK is always harder than going there. It didn't help that Oliver has forgotten how to fall asleep and suddenly does not want anything to do with blankets. He started sleeping poorly during the second half of our trip and it continues now that we are home. Last night I had to rock him for nearly an hour just to get 20 minutes of sleep before the cycle of rocking repeated. I am having a very hard time putting him down without waking him up, making me think the toddler bed plan, originally scheduled for January, may need to commence now. We were doing so well with sleep before the trip. We rocked for about a minute before Oliver started asking for his blanket and I could put him down in the crib still awake. He would chatter for a minute or two then drift off to sleep. Those days are apparently gone.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Be patient. Maybe Oliver will readjust. I'll keep my fngers crossed....

Kim said...

You are right! He's already doing much better. Not quite back to pre-trip sleep, but getting there.