Wednesday, 28 January 2015

2 months

Another month has flown by, January is always a fairly busy month, with my eldests birthday and the wind down after Christmas, coupled with school plays and performances, this month has been more focused on the older three than baby Noah, who has so much just slotted into our family.

He is of course finding his own way, he is growing so very fast, was 13lb 7 at 6 weeks old -  due to his love of mummy milk.

Breastfeeding is going great for both me and him and we have enjoyed the freedom it brings we can nip out anywhere without having to take much at all, he is not a sickly baby and hasn't actually ever been sick, and thankfully doesn't suffer from colic.

I am not one for routines or schedules and as such I can't even begin to suggest what routine he is in, because he simply feeds when he cries and sleeps when hes not feeding, he is a content little thing tho and will happily be passed from person to person, awake or asleep, although he is happiest in my arms (where the milk is!) he does however give the best smiles to his siblings who all love to make him smile.

He has not yet chuckled, well not proper baby chuckles, but I guess it won't be much longer as he does sometimes almost chuckle, he does however grumble, well more grunt which is when he has wind, but he very rarely cries and only if I am pre occupied and hes been grumbling for too long and gets impatient, but is always easily soothed with a cuddle.

He no longer fits in the first sizes (hasn't for several weeks!) and 0-3 are very tight so we are into the 3-6 months baby grows. Talking of baby grows these seem to be his attrie most days I have so so so many beautiful clothes but its always the baby grows which I lean towards,  and have developed a love for strips so most of his clothes are strippy (or plain white) and even with the boxes and boxes of clothes its always the same few which circulate.

Night times are pretty much governed by the same none routine as the days, often early evenings are spent awake, either feeding or simply watching whats happening with everyone else, not properly sleeping till about 11pm however then the sleep seems more settled and heavy than through the day and I have noticed a few nights where he will sleep till around 4am which is great for me.

He still sleeps in his moses basket by the side of my bed, well that's where he starts the night but normally he is beside me, in my bed  by the morning.

He has great head control and is a strong little thing, getting more and more inquizative about the world as each day passes.

The official stuff I guess is also worth a note - he had his 8 week check at 6 weeks and I guess 'passed'  with a wave from the Health visitor saying shes at the end of the phone should we need her, the next 'review' will be around 9 months old, but I am not really one for the tick boxes on papers, he is having his 1st Jabs and doctor check up tomorrow.

But right now, with him snuggled in the crook of my arm as I sit tapping away at my keyboard I think we're doing just fine.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

To Jake

You're Thirteen today Jake. Thirteen seems like such a big number, it seems so many years ago that you were just a little baby, and now look at you.

I'm so proud to be your mum Jake, you are such a caring brother, friend and son. I know you don't find things that easy sometimes but you do keep trying and that's good enough for me, always stay happy and follow the path you want too, stay true to yourself and the things you know are right and you will never go far wrong.

I love you  x

Tuesday, 13 January 2015


With everyone back at school my time has been a bit limited, fitting everything in is a constant juggling act.

So just a quick post of a video from just over a week ago, Mikey giving Noah kisses :)


Sunday, 4 January 2015

The First Month

4th January 2015 a month since Noah was born,  4 and a half weeks, 31 days,  how very quickly that time has passed!

Becoming a parent of a newborn, be it for the first time or by adding to your family is an exciting time, and the days fly by so fast, without recording the memories somewhere it is all too easy to look back on the first moments in a blurry haze, yet so much changes in those first days, weeks and months its one of the most important times in life to try to capture the memories.

 I seem to have missed writing anything down about how things have changed around here, and if I don't write my birth story or the recording of those first few days and weeks since bringing Noah home then I may forgot these times and only be able to look back on the newborn days in a blurry baby daze.

So over the next few days I will hopefully be writing up the pre birth, birth and early days posts :)

4th January 2015 - 1 month old

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Gingerbread Men

I'm not very good at baking, I don't enjoy it, it tends to just be a mess making exercise which often doesn't produce anything edible! But that said it is occasionally nice to give it ago.

Today was a rainy day,  so with thanks to a Christmas gift Chloe made some gingerbread men.

The kit came with everything she needed, except a bit of butter and water, which really helped keep mess to a minimum and the biscuits actually tasted pretty good at the end, although the decorating didn't really work out brilliantly - more practise may be needed for the icing, but baking kits seem to be the way forward.

rain on a window
home baking gingerbread men kit for kids
newborn baby

Friday, 2 January 2015

Coughs, Cold and Christmas Decorations

Not to break tradition, the Christmas holidays see us all  nursing stuffy noses and sore throats, coughs and colds. So we are staying inside where its warm, enjoying the Christmas decorations before we take them down this weekend and return to some what normality as the daily routine of school runs returns next week.

medicines for winter flu

pretty christmas candle colour changing decorationsred and blue colour changing flame burning candle

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

A new Year - A new start. 

 I'm not very good with new starts, commitments or resolutions. 

In fact any time I aim to start something new and outwardly commit to it, its a sure fire way to ensure I give up pronto.

However I really wanted to start a new blog, I've been meaning to for several months, I really want to get back into taking and storing my photos somewhere, recording todays moments that so quickly become tomorrows memories, so here I am.

I am not going to list off a set of things I will do this year, nor am I going to commit to posting here daily, but here I am, a new year - a new start, lets see where 2015 takes us.

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