Sunday, December 5, 2010

It takes a village to raise a child

It takes a village to raise a child
What I love about blogging is the time to sit and read other people's experiences when you might be feeling a little bit alone in your world.  Especially with being only new to a town/community and have yet to build those networks that support you and who you are.  The above link confirmed how really it is unusual in the word, to be alone with your baby all the time.  Fostering a village is what I'm looking forward to.

Pleased to say gently gently we have made some leadway to all of us getting some more sleep.  With some constant tweaking of the sleeping set up, we are now sleeping 6-7 hours before needing a feed say anywhere between 12 and 3am and then sleeping more peacefully again until the morning.  He is still coming in for that cherished early morning cuddle/feed.   It was really the time for Che to have some of his own space and I think is only now starting to say, in his own baby way, Oh yeh sleep, excellent!.

These photos were taken after one of our many country drives.  There are many exclusive old manors that are now made into top end boutique accomodation.  We just popped in on a hot day and took to the shade for some lunch.  We imagined staying there and being la- di -da.  We were alone in this beautiful courtyard away from the masses/hoards of xmas shoppers. Bliss.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Hi JIllian,
I love your photos of the family relaxing. Your little treasure is indeed that, what a gorgeous child. My grandson is 19 months old so I can relate to the picture of him with the gold fish! Would'nt he love to jump in too? I've just discovered your blog and look forward to reading it.
Have a nice day,