Sunday, December 22, 2013
I mustn't take time to blog but I thought Nanny and Gramps in Worcester might like to see some pictures of the littlies instead of pictures of my quilt.
However, I am very behind in various Christmas-related activities.
One (small) reason for my behindness is this cheery bundle of fun. (Another is my choir carol concert, which was last night.) Granddaughter has been waking her poor parents during the night a LOT; and a few days ago they accepted my offer to come over and be firm with her overnight. (I know how hard it is to be firm with your own offspring when they wake and cry. Looking at you, Daughter 2, thirty years ago... .)
So for the past three nights, Granddaughter's cot has been in the sitting room at Daughter 1's house and I've been sleeping on the sofa to take the role of Bad Granny. She looks traumatised, doesn't she?
Night 1: she woke at midnight, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6.30 and then (hurray) just before 8 - at which point we started the day. Up till then, I patted her on the tummy and told her to go to sleep and, after a short period of making a noise like a rusty hinge, she did each time.
Night 2: she woke at 3, 5, 6.30 and 8. Much better.
Night 3 (last night): she slept through till 6ish, then till 7.20 and then till 8.15. Real progress!
Tonight we're going to try her back in her own bedroom (which she shares with her brother, so I hope she doesn't decide to yell in earnest). Wish us luck!