I think bubs (Mercedes) might be weaning herself. She has refused to breastfeed since last friday (Thursday night being the last time). Last night when she woke up during the night, all she wanted was a bottle and a cuddle for a few minutes before drifting off to sleep again. Last night was the best night of sleep I have had in ages. She was also moved back to the nursery last night. Daytime sleeps still avoid us though so we will have to work on those, but with the introduction of the bottle, that should change (I hope).

As for what she has, I think it is hand, foot and mouth disease. It is not related to the animal virus of foot and mouth disease. What she has is a virus which brings up 'spots' on the feet, hands, inside the mouth (hasn't stopped her eating though), torso and groin.

I hope this thing will be over soon.

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