Friday, November 17, 2006

Sorrow may last for 14 nights, but joy comes at 5.30 in the morning

As you may have deduced (you Nancy Drew-ites) from my blog silence....we have been having a bit of a tricky time of late. The windiness leading to cryiness and nonsleepiness...leading to crazedmotheriness. (These are all technical terms.)

But, it seems that we may...just getting somewhat over the worst of it. Apparently its quite common for babies to be unsettled between weeks 5-7 as they are having growth spurts and all that jazz. (It's the jazz that upsets them, I'm sure).
It's still up and down (ha...the wind is too)..and yet in the midst of all this, Honour managed her first 7 hour sleep. The little sweetheart slept from 10.30pm to 5.30am - her first official sleep through the night. Strange to think that I can be so excited at having to get up at 5.30am...but this is luxury these days.

So here's hoping that she does it again...then 8 hours...then get the picture...

Tomorrow, Honour will be 7 weeks old. At her check up on Tuesday she weighed 11.6 and is 64cm long. This is already 2cm longer than her 0-3month clothes. The girl officially has looooong legs! Oooh and she is smiling now and saying "Coo" which is the most adorable thing in the world. We will try and capture it on video this weekend.

Meanwhile, we are still in mourning for the departure of the Jones's....but the blow will be somewhat softened by the arrival of the Dalleys on Sunday. I persuaded them to 'pop over' from the Philippines where they have been ministering for the past 2 weeks. This is excellent news on many fronts...especially because Dave is leaving for India on the 26th. He is meeting up with Faustin and John A in Mumbai, and looking into setting up orphanages for street children.

So sad that he has to leave this little cutie...


Blogger Charlie said...

oh, that little face

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Alyn said...

Oh she's soooo cute! We miss all three of you (four if you include the feline among you) dearly. It's nice to see the Clearsil has paid off too - Honour's acne days are gone forever (she can thank me for this prophetic words once she reaches her teenage years).

Oh the Dalley's are coming! I'm jealous. I had a dream last night where they were in it three times! Three times! I want to see the Dalleys. Anyway, we love you bunches - glad to hear the joy has come.

Much love.

12:27 PM  
Blogger A.J. said...

Oh how we miss you three (I don’t miss Harley… sorry!) I could just fly back for a little cuddle time with the little cutie she is that adorable.

So cool about the Dalley's coming (not jealous, not jealous, not jealous…. How many times do you have to say it before it works again?).... that will be great fun and refreshing I am sure! I am sure Mr. Dalley can take some sort of authority over all kind of wind as a man of God (especially with a wife named Faith). So glad it's looking up!

We miss you
love, Me

12:32 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Baby burping now seem like a wonderfully distant memory, all that back patting & rubbing, our girl brings it up herself now, infact she went through a phase of leaning right in and burping in your face, lovely. I love the picture of Honour on the dark background, it looks like she floating, or dancing or something.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous caroline<> said...

this baby girl is quite the mover, she poses from all angles and shows off her fabbiness.
Glad some sleep is happening for you all...

5:39 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

the dalleys helped me out with some gastrointestinal issues while we were in ukraine. they have a gift. it was called immodium & charmin.
give them my gratitude please. i am forever grateful.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Danielle Renee said...

Ahhh I love her. She's just so cute. Adele I think I spoke too soon about her having Dave's tan complexion... I think her hair is looking more like her Mothers :) Either way she will be ridiculously good looking...I especially like her "shake it" shirt. A natural dancer as well. Sorry about all your bad wind experiences....Miss you and love you!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Linda Hope said...

She's going to be a dancer for sure!! Look at all her ballet poses already! It's so impressive!! Wow...i want a poster of her up on my wall, that's how much i love her and feel deprived of her presence in my life. Alyn and AJ...enough rubbing in our faces your cuddle time with little Honour...soooooo not [not] jealous!!

I choose to give a gift and let go...i choose to give a gift and let go...i choose...

4:39 AM  

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