Well... I'm feeling a little worn out right now, it's been a very long day. But thought I would take a little time to write this post, as it feels good to sit down and have a little 'me' time.
It was lovely to get to sleep until 7:15am this morning but then Rose dropped her mid-morning nap and during the whole day she only slept about 30 minutes worth altogether.. it was so frustrating, she kept falling asleep but then shortly after, she's wake again. We had some of Ray's family visiting, so I thought that maybe she had just had too much stimulation and that's why she wasn't settling.. but usually she's fine and pretty much sticks to her routine. I tried her with calpol and teething gel, in case it was teething but she still wouldn't sleep. So obviously she was so over-tired by the end of the day that it was then really hard to get her down for the night.. I've got myself in a bit of a pickle really because I've been so soft and have gone for the easy option of breastfeeding her until she falls asleep and then VERY carefully transferring her into her cot... this sometimes doesn't work and then I end up feeding her for a little longer until she falls asleep again. This can sometimes go on for a while.. what I Really should have done by now is get her used to falling asleep by herself in her cot. I should let her cry for a short amount of time, instead of just going straight in to sooth her... maybe I'm just too soft.
Anyone have any advice?! Or did/does anyone else have the same problems... even if it's just to make me feel a little better about my mothering skills..!
Right! Onto other things... Since the embroidery that I was working on for my Nan's birthday went a little wrong, I decided to do something different for her gift. It was a pattern from the 'Cute and Easy Crochet' book, but it was printed in the June 2011 issue of Country Homes and Interiors. I thought I could make the flower purse for her and she could use it for a number of different things.. plus when I'm crocheting it feels like there's a faster result, rather than embroidery which seems to take foreverrr! Not that I ind spending the time on it, just not when I have a deadline to get it done by.
Here are some pics of it as a WIP:
Once I had sewn in the lining for the purse and sewn the sides together..
Then here it is finished! Button hole sewn... button sewn on.... flowers positioned and attached.
I quite like it..! :-)
But it Is a gift.. and I have to give it away, but it's going to a lovely home..!
I also bought a Dahlia plant for her as I know she loves them.. and just in case she doesn't like my homemade gift too much, she can enjoy looking at these pretty flowers..
Okay, I have to go bed now.. just in case the little madam wakes up again!