This week our word of the week is
as Little E has mastered the art of standing up.
She really cracked this new skill on Monday and now there is no stopping her. She has to pull herself up but she is getting more confident everyday. We are waiting to see when this turns into cursing so that we can then go and buy her first pair of shoes.
Ethan has found this all very funny and spent the first part of the week laughing at her with a very fake laugh. It’s nice to know that this change hasn’t scared him and he is very accepting of it.
It has also been our first half term and it has been a very quiet one for us. Mostly because of the way that Darren’s shift has fallen but also because we need to recover from Ethan’s birthday celebrations.
We also experienced our first respite day as Ethan went into school for a play day. It really upset Ethan and the following day he didn’t really want to be around Little E. He kept asking for her to be ‘put away!’
We also had a nightmare putting him to bed that night and we had to resort to giving him a tablet.
Little E has also started crying when we put her into bed at night, she was really good at self-soothing but this has changed. We have been leaving her to cry it out and she is normally asleep in five minutes but I find this really hard. I do feel we are a little tougher on Little E because of the sleep issues we have with Ethan.