After an awful night on Monday, where Jack-Jack was up from midnight until he fell asleep in his buggy downstairs at 3.15am, and I spent the rest of the night in a stupor on the sofa rocking the buggy with my foot, we seem to have turned a corner. The worst of this wave of teething is over! Jack-Jack's appetite is back, and he even slept through yesterday from 6.50pm until 5.15am! We're very excited for these brand new teeth to make an appearance now!
We had a really lovely supervision session with our social worker Jane on Tuesday morning. The purpose of a supervision (which happens about every 6 weeks during the first year) is to talk through any issues we might have, plan our training goals, make sure we're meeting the child's needs and that everything's going well, and audit our finance (receipts) recording. She was very impressed with the care we're providing for Jack-Jack, and said that her manager had also spoken about how well we're doing! They want us to move up to the next skill level (they go 0, 1, 2 and then specialised carers) as quickly as possible, and we're doing our first two training courses online next week.
We're in our fourth week of placement now and things are definitely getting easier, both the childcare aspect and getting used to all the other people who are involved. We're feeling very positive overall at the moment!