We have had a few days (long weekend Friday – Monday) at Center Parcs as a short break. Both DH & I have benefited from the relax and Sqk has been his usual self on the whole. Gone to sleep with no issues and woken us up around 7am….
Been a hard week or so as he was not well at all Sunday of last week (23rd Feb). My in-laws had come for the day and he was asleep when they arrived and spent a lot of time cuddled into me. This week (until Thursday) he has not wanted to get up with DH – indeed a couple of times I have got him up very much later when he has woken. And one evening Sqk was asleep before Daddy got home and another 2 he was on his way. So all in all a strange week although he seems pretty much recovered now.
Today we met up with in-laws again (they are staying with friends locally) and himself was alright if a little grumpy but then again we had left him in crèche for 3 hours. No more than I do with pre-school but he is still getting used to this – something I am working on as I go back to work in a little over 4 months time. Hopefully it will be third time lucky with childminder and this current one will actually be able to take him – rather than saying yes and then having to say no for good reason.
As I say we have had a good few days away – including an unusual morning visitor yesterday.
We have submitted paperwork for adoption order in February so are now awaiting dates. All in all it is still going well in our world but I am starting to prepare a little boy for me going back to work. Hoping we can build up to 2 days away from me before late May bank holiday – the first three weeks I am back I am only working 3 days anyway (got stupid amounts of holiday to use) so hopefully we should be able to ease him into being with childminder 4 days a week gradually. Then in September he starts at school nursery….this coming year is going to be expensive in childcare costs but come Sept 2015 Sqk starts school so the burden eases. Plus DH is supposedly starting to claim childcare vouchers now and I will when I go back so that will help a bit.
Just hoping Sqk can deal with not being with me four days a week but he copes well with pre-school so we just need to build him up gradually – got till 21st July so starting work now gives us time I hope.
I shall write more when I have time – but felt I wanted to post something this week's #waso.