Week Eight

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Everyone always say they grow up fast and crikey their not wrong. I can't believe we now have an 8 week old baby and we've been doing this parenting thing for that long!

These last four weeks since our last update seems to be full of changes, I finally gave up the breastfeeding at 6 weeks. He is such a demanding baby and it meant we just couldn't get out the door some days which made both of us miserable. It feels like an end of an era as it's all we ever knew but he has taken to the bottle feeding great and it's great to share the load with Tom too.
He smiled for the first time this month whilst laying in bed with his dad, so we now spend a lot of time making ridiculous noises trying to get those little smiles (our poor neighbours must think we are a couple of nutters!). Now he smiles it feels so much more rewarding, even when we are up at 3am.
He is so much more alert, taking everything in and interest in toys and playmats, bring on the plastic tack that my house is about to be covered in!
He just does not stop growing and is now fitting into size 3-6 month clothing, so I have sorted through everything that doesn't fit and popped it into the loft. It's amazing how long I spent ironing, organising and preparing his clothes whilst pregnant, to then already be out a lot of them.
This month also saw us host a 'Welcome to the World' party which we had instead of a baby shower. It was a lovely day and great for him to meet so many of our friends and family. We also took him back to my family in Rutland, which was lovely but my god do you have to remember a lot of stuff.

I have also been going to a few mother and baby groups, which has been daunting but really nice to chat to other mums going through the same milestones that we are.

Health wise we had our last home health visitor appointment, and our six week check so we are all signed off the health service. Although injections are happening Monday.

Here's to week eight ... bring on the next four...
3 comments on "Week Eight"
  1. Oh my good this little boy is so unbelievable adorable! And yes, the time is running once these little cute humans are in our life. And I understand very well, that you quit breastfeeding. I began to formula feed my son when he was 3 month old. I chose the formula wise, because I wanted him to have the best nutrition I could give him. So I decided to go with Holle, which has better european standards. If you are searching for a great formula I can recommend this: myorganicformula.com/holle-organic. It is such a release to share the feeding seesions with your husband. :) I hope you can enjoy the time as a young family. Because, you know: they grow up so fast. ;)


  2. The newborn baby blogs are the amazing and interesting to read. I just love how amazing is your child and growing too fast man. Such a great share