If you could have peeped through my window at 4:30 this morning, you would have seen me tiptoeing upstairs, carefully carrying an oil burner. I’d been up with Jessica for an hour, the poor thing is teething and has also come down with a snuffly cold. So after an hour of trying to settle her, I’d finally own, and I decided that burning some Olbas oil in her bedroom might help clear her poor stuffy nose and help her stay asleep.
This afternoon the burner is on the mantelpiece, still gently diffusing Olbas into the air. Jessica is wearing her pyjamas for the first time. Instead of dressing her in a dress today, I thought pyjamas would be more snuggly and cosy for her. Every time I’ve changed her nappy, I’ve rubbed her chest and feet with snufflebabe.
Here she is, watching the rain pattering down outside the window.
Mum came and watched Jessica for a little while for me this morning, so I could slip out for a birthday breakfast for one of Jessica’s godmothers. When I came back, Jessica was laying fast asleep on Mum’s lap…it brought back happy memories of doing the same myself when I was little.