It’s been another challenging week in my household as I came down with a cold early in the week and unfortunately passed it on to my now 6 week old daughter Emilia for the weekend. I feel so terrible that she isn’t feeling well and that she caught the cold from me. My husband and I have been using the Nose Frida to suck out her snot and it’s been amazing, not sure what we would have done without that. She of course doesn’t like it when it’s happening but she feels better afterwards. The goods news is she’s been a mostly happy baby during the day even though she’s sick. The fact that she’s still feeding well and has no fever makes me feel a bit better too.
This past week we also introduced a bedtime routine for Emilia that involves applying some lavender cream to her body (helps with the dry winter air and is calming), sometimes having a bath, changing her clothes, putting her into her sleep sack and nursing in her dark nursery. This has been helping a bit with her evening fussiness; once I was even able to get her into bed 2 hours before her usual bedtime of 11pm! She is 6 weeks old today and according to several sources this is the peak week for inconsolable evening crying in most infants. Hopefully we can keep up this bedtime routine and start to see less inconsolable tears in the coming weeks. We are also looking forward to her starting to sleep in longer intervals and most importantly her first SMILE which we are told should come sometime between week 6 and 8.
This week’s Global Design Project is a Color Challenge – Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party.
I decided to make a Christmas card using the thinlits from the Colorful Seasons Suite (Seasonal Layers). This is one of the most versatile suites in the Annual Catalogue in my opinion. If you want to see more with this suite checkout my online class HERE. I used the sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set; it’s one of my favourites! I completed the card with half a foil snowflake – probably my favourite embellishment ever!
I hope you enjoyed my entry to the #GDP113