This week has seen a lot of activity in the bedroom as we’ve been building new wardrobes and rearranging furniture in order to turn our bedroom into a family bedroom. Jessica has been co-sleeping with us for quite a few months now but we were keen to try and encourage her to sleep in her own bed again. She tended to get quite upset at any suggestion that she sleep in her own room but as she tends not to snuggle up to us at night, I suspected that she just didn’t want to sleep in a different room from us, rather than needing to sleep in the same bed. Since moving her bed into our room, she has been quite happy going off to sleep in her own bed and whilst there have been a couple of nights that she’s climbed in with us partway through the night, she’s mostly sleeping in her bed again. I have to admit I quite like having a family bedroom – waking up in the middle of the night and being able to see both the girls fast asleep and settled in their own beds is lovely. We’ll move them both into their own bedroom one day but for now this sleeping arrangement is working well.
Things I have loved this week:
- Being reassured that Jessica’s heart function is stable and that the team is happy to continue to monitor with no plans for the next surgery to take place imminently. It was sad to say goodbye to her fabulous cardiac consultant who has been there since the start of our journey as a heart family though – we are so thankful for everything that he has done for Jessica and to be taking the next steps with someone new is quite scary.
- Watching fireworks displays from the back garden.
- Jessica managing to stay completely silent during the two minute silence at the Remembrance Sunday service at church – I had explained beforehand that she needed to stay quiet when everyone else went quiet and I was so proud of her for managing to do it.
- Passing the 1000 followers milestone on Instagram.
- Getting a very good report at Jessica’s preschool parents evening – she is doing everything that she should be doing at her age and is happy and sociable – what more could I ask for?
- Watching Sophie complete a 12-piece jigsaw all by herself – clever girl!