Rose had her six month shots today, a month and 15 days after she was supposed to get them. So far she seems unaffected. In fact, she didn’t cry at all for the first jab, and only a little for the second one. The doctor was amazed.
Fortunately her sleeping has improved. Last night she slept through until 4am, then after a quick feed, she went back down until 7.30am. We think that part of her problem is adjusting to the heat and humidity here. We’re all in shock, having come from the colder temps of the northern hemisphere. So we’ve started dressing Rose in only a cotton vest and her nappy, and she seems much happier.
Also, I went into work today to sort out my return-to-work arrangements. My boss has unofficially approved me to go back to work next year for two days per week. The idea is that our friend and neighbour Delwyn will look after Rose for one day and Chris will look after her for the other day I’m at work. Chris has a flexible schedule next year because he won’t be teaching until the middle of the year. He’ll still have research and administrative work to do, though. I think the arrangement will work out really well for everyone: I’m looking forward to having colleagues again, it’ll be great for Rose to have a bit of variety in caregivers, and Rose and I will still have three fun days together!