It’s been a strange week with many ups and downs. Fatigue and stress go hand in hand which equals complete mental exhaustion. Right now I feel like I could probably sleep for years. Whereas it would seem Freddie is the complete opposite.
We have entered another “Wonder Week”.
I did some research into the controversial “Wonder Weeks” a while back when Freddie was extremely unsettled and we couldn’t put our finger on why. It would appear that we have entered another “Wonder Week”. These weeks are essentially a theory that all babies go through hugely important mental development stages at strangely specific times throughout their first years of life. I was sceptical when I first read this article, it seemed too good to be true to put the way he was acting down to this.
Somehow though every single time he seems to be a bit out of character, without prior knowledge, it lines up with a wonder week. That can’t be a coincidence every time, can it?
Anyway, the past week or so I am pretty sure he’s entered another WW. He is extra fussy, spitting up bubbles more, very clingy and difficult to settle in general. Let alone the waking up screaming in his sleep, that’s possibly the worst. One minute I am asleep the next being awoken into full flight or fight mode, not nice. I haven’t really been able to switch off at night since he was born, the slightest noise and I am on full alert, I must be subconsiously not allowing myself to go into deep sleep.
I both loathe and love these development periods. It’s nice seeing him progressing so well, so quickly, yet so distressing seeing him upset and uncomfortable knowing I can’t do much to help.
At 15 weeks he is so advanced.
He’s trying his best to crawl already which is worrying, i’m not mentally prepared for that one at all! His head control is incredible too, he just wants to look at anything and everything, definetely an inquisitive mind. Watching his personality forming is something I can’t really explain either. He’s a funny, short tempered, cheeky yet intelligent lad which screams a mix of both of our personalities. I can’t wait to watch him develop more and what traits come out soon.