Jan 31 2013 By Steve Knight
Simply Charlotte 6
After a 2am wake up call from HRH the night before, I have to change tactics to get her clickety clack and back on track and sleep through.
I decide to give her another milk feed at 10.30pm and it worked. She slept through til 5am.
I changed and fed her by my son James's jellyfish tank. She was fascinated by all the different coloured lights and it sends her into an almost comatose state.
She goes back to sleep until 6.30am.
Ironically I had been awake since 3am in readiness for her. My body clock is readjusting to the needs of Charlotte. Is this the femanine side of me coming out ?
Big day to today. We went for her regular weigh-in and after a tantrum in the medical room she was weighed and no problems reported. She is putting on weight still, which is a relief with all the food problems I am having.
Somehow I mislaid her blanket betwen the medical room and the car, so had to retrace my tracks with Charlotte in tow - found it.
Theit was off to swimming, me and a six month old baby for the very first time with our friend from NCT, Debbie, and her adorable son, Dylan.
After some tears from both of us getting changed into her cossi (it didn't fit me), we are in the pool and she loved it. We were in there for about five minutes when the fire alarm went off. All out, we were told.
I thought: 'Why me?' There is no way I am going outside to a fire assembly point with Charlotte in our swimmers. It was a false alarm.
We both enjoyed it. With our friends Debbie and Dylan we are going back next week.
Charlotte enjoyed it so much she is fast asleep as I write. Bless.
Charlotte mood - Grouchy start but loved the swimming
Charlotte feed - The stand off at Allonby Drive continues
Stress factor - The swimming ebbed all my stresses away
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.