If this week could be, it would be brought to you with the letter C. C for crying, C for crappy, C for COULD this wonder month be over yet … C for challenging! Or any other word you can think of that starts with C.
Ok, maybe I really couldn’t think of any other letter to tie it all in with but as far as Audrey goes, at her current development stage, it’s been a toughy. Rock in the corner, kinda toughy…In all of this is our poor Larry. He feels those real feels. And he is there for support every step of the way. For me and for Audrey..(and Nic)
I’m was trying my best to settle Audrey and I can just hear Larry outside her room, breathing really loud, trying to stick his nose under the door. Like he’s saying ‘Audrey, I’m here for you’
We have been letting Audrey cry, just that little bit longer so she can slowly learn to self settle. It kills us and also worries Larry. He will look at me then look at her door, and then he looks back at me again like ‘aren’t you going to go to the crying mini human?’. When I finally open the door to go soothe her, he rushes in after me…’Mini human, are you ok?’
As I was feeding her for the ‘dream feed’ Larry comes in, softly pushing the door open. He stands there, peering in, like a wise Mufusa from the Lion King, watching over his pack. He softly pads over to me, almost tip toeing and stands at my feet. I feel his warm breath on the back of my hand as he licks her head. He knows she is safe and he’s ok’d this with me. He tip toes back out of room, knowing his work is done.
The other day I left Audrey asleep in the bassinet only to find Larry leaning over looking at her. ‘Larry’ I whispered very loudly, ‘come away, don’t wake her..’ I looked in her bassinet and there is chewed up ‘Ducky’ (Larry’s favourite toy) sitting next to Audrey. Larry is patiently waiting for her to throw it, or as I like to think, he has gifted her a soothing toy to make her pains go away.