Monday, 10 February 2014: Forty Five Weeks Old.
Ayla was completely back to her old self today, so much so that it was a bit of a shock to the system!
Firstly, Ayla slept like a charm last night (well, the best she’s slept in months) when she went down for a full six hours! Mind you, two three hours stints followed after that but hey, I’m not complaining!
When Ayla got up for the day, at her usual, reasonable time of 7.30am I could tell something had changed because she even looked a little different. Ayla cruised around the house while I got breakfast ready and when the time came to sit down and eat Ayla had her first proper meal in ages!
Even better than the good nights sleep and the comfort of seeing her eat again was the fact that Ayla had a three hour morning nap!
I had a bunch of things to do but kept putting them off expecting Ayla to wake up after 20 minutes. When the first hour passed I thought things might have been back to normal and by the three hour mark I had to check she was alive!
Ayla was such a happy little girl all day; almost no whinging, clinginess or demands and she even spent a lot of the day entertaining herself by playing with her toys and chasing the cat around.
It was lovely to have some freedom but I kind of felt like my right arm was missing… my little Baby Ayla is growing up!
Ayla and I did get some good quality cuddle time tonight though when she sat quietly huddled in beside me on the couch for at least half an hour while she watched a movie with my arm around her. It was the stillest Ayla has been in weeks and I cherished every moment of the calm.