Ellie has had a miserable few days, she has her first cough and cold and had a really high temperature going up to 39.7 at one point, she has done nothing but sleep for the past couple of days, today there seems to be an improvement with her showing an interest in milk, although she is still off her food. Its just a shame there is nothing to give them other than Calpol to make them feel a bit better, I just wanted to take her misery away, but nothing I could do but comfort her and wait.
We put our Christmas decorations up today, I have never put them up this early before, Ellie loves the twinkling lights on the tree, having been with DH for 20 years, Christmas has never been a huge issue, this year I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! I am just soooo excited, I know Ellie won't understand yet but its going to be just such a special time for all of us new Mums & Dads.
I am still making Ellies food, I usually pcik 2 purees i.e. Parsnip and sweet potato and then mix with something lumpy like Lentils or minced chicken, I then make it runnier with either formula milk or Chicken stock. I usually do a huge batch of each vegetable and puree and put into ice cube trays, so that I have individual portions. She loves cream cheese added to anything, garlic bread and rice cakes!
I'm certainly not against her trying things like chocolate pudding etc, bt haven't got around to it yet, for dessert she usually has fromage frais or pureed fruit. I did try her on Jelly, she seemed to like the flavour but it kinda just bounced right back out of her mouth!
I am needing something to keep Ellie entertained but fairly contained, when I take her to work with me each Thursday, At the moment she isn't crawling but soon will be, my Mum saw a 'Saucer play thing???? Do any of you know what these are and if they are any good?
Anyone done all their Christmas shopping yet? Hoping to get mine done later this week if Ellie is feeling up to a trip out, its bitterly cold here in UK right now, so snowsuits prepared!
BabyB good luck with your plans, I really wish you all the luck and love in the world for you to achieve your dreams to add another member to your family. x