I haven’t had time to write in the past week and a half or so as have had wayyyyy too much going on!
In the past week, we’ve moved house and had my mum visit from Australia! Just a quick visit to ‘pop over’ and give big nanna cuddles to Bubba.
Our new apartment is up on the hill with stunning views out over Tbilisi…. and a lovely walk ‘up’ the road … or a shortcut up a steeper set of stairs cut into the side of the hill!
Pretty good transition here – Bubba did had a couple of shocking nights mid-week attempting to get to sleep in his new room (as the first two nights I gave in and he slept in between with us – and I can understand it – who wouldn’t prefer to be cuddled up to mum & dad than cooped up in a cot by yourself).
When he was a newborn, we spent hours rocking him and walking around the house to the music of Bob Marley… and this week proved that Bob Marley still works even at 17 months old! Unfortunately he is loud enough to hear from the street, so I’m sure people were walking past our apartment building thinking that a child was being tortured inside…. he does have quite a set of lungs on him when cranky!
So heres how the week went: (ie. Jacki’s sleep training method. lol.)
Saturday night – slept in our bed (slept in old apartment, cot was in new apartment)
Sunday night – (mum arrived) – bubba slept in our bed (new apartment)
Monday night- (dadda away) – screamed for 15 min. Go in, cuddle, put back to bed. Bob Marley on. Scream 10 more minutes – got hysterical, so cuddled and rocked to Bob Marley til he slept. He woke at 2am, put in bed with me
Tuesday night – (dadda away) – screamed for 10 min, Go in, cuddle, back to bed. Bob Marley on. Scream 10 more minutes – cuddled and rocked to Bob Marley til sleep, put in cot. Woke at 5 am. in bed with me.
Wednesday night – (dadda away) – started screaming so put Bob Marley on iphone in room. Screamed for 5 minutes then slept by himself 🙂 woke at 7.30am
Thursday night – Put in bed and he talked to his Digger then went to sleep.
Friday night and so on – in bed and sleep.
Ahhhh the blissful sound of a baby snoring, cuddled up to his digger.
We are incredibly lucky to have an amazingly sound sleeper – right now there are workmen drilling through the front door – and have been drilling and hammering for 3 hours. In that time (while I was out getting a massage… bliss!) Bubba has put himself to sleep for dadda, and been asleep for 2 hours. What??? I couldn’t sleep through this!! The same happened yesterday as well, we had locksmiths here changing the locks and they needed to drill through the steel (? metal? i don’t know what its made of) door, right at nap time.
But then there are other times when I will tiptoe past his room and he will wake up!
And …. now I can hear “mama!… mama!” – seems sleeping beauty has awoken…