Jan 21 2013 By Steve Knight
Simply Charlotte 2
CHEEKY monkey woke at 5.50am, which I thought was great. She seemed to have had another good night’s sleep.
But Helen informed me Charlotte actually woke in the wee small hours for a big feed.
Perhaps her timings were all over the place yesterday? It just goes to show: routine is key to a happy baby.
I take Charlotte from my wife, so Helen can get some much deserved sleep while my daughter practises talking with me.
Charlotte ate a lot of her breakfast, but then was miserable for most of the morning. We have to feed her again.
My wife thought she might be having a growth spurt. Charlotte then had a long lunchtime nap, and was like a different baby when she woke up.
Helen was convinced she had grown.
Charlotte mood: Routine plus nap are king
Charlotte feed: A lot and often
Stress factor: Paying for all that grub
Steve Knight is a 45 year old shipbroker from Ruislip, and married to Helen, who works for the same employer.
In July, 2012, their daughter Charlotte was born. Steve is now primary carer, on six months' paternity leave, while Helen has gone back to the office to support the family.