It’s amazing how much baby’s grow in only few weeks. Harry has changed a lot! Comparing his very first pictures and recent pictures he looks like a different baby.
Our nicest event really melting my heart from the past week is that our baby now smiles to us when we talk to him. He loves our attention and seems to be a really cheerful baby. I am sure we are gonna get more and more of his lovely smile. I really cannot get enough of it!
Harry’s sleep is with ups and downs, but mostly I can really consider myself lucky. At night Harry wakes up once or twice. I am trying to get into some kind of routine – feeding him at 10pm as a last feed of the day, putting him to his cot, lights off and he normally falls asleep on his own. Then mostly he would only wake up at 4-5am only, but there were few nights that he also woke up at 2am for a feed. And 7 or 8 in the morning after. After each feed I put him back to his cot- sleeping in mummy’s and daddy’s bed is a strict NO NO in our house. There were one or two nights however, when I fell asleep myself while breastfeeding and only woke up in the morning, still with my baby on the side!
At the beginning of this month I was super excited to finally have a cup of coffee (instead of my usual black tea) in the morning. I didn’t drink coffee while I was pregnant, as it was making me sick. But, now, after I gave birth, I enjoyed it so much. Plus it gave me that very much needed boost of energy! However. I had my coffee 3 mornings in a row (one cup of coffee per day, with a lot of milk) and same those 3 days I had Harry wide awake, only satisfied on my arms. Sadly I had no choice, but to put my coffee back in a cupboard until I finish breastfeeding. 🙁 So strange, I used to drink one cup of coffee per day when I was breastfeeding Daniella and it didn’t seem to affect her at all. Our baby boy seems to be more sensitive. 🙂
After Harry’s morning feed he likes to stay awake for about an hour. He is normally in a very good mood then, I love spending time with our little boy at that time!
Throughout the day little Harry eats pretty much every 2 hours and sleeps a lot. Sometimes he enjoys his sleep too much and misses one of his feeds. I don’t wake him up. But he would ask for his food very loudly as soon as he is awake!
Harry still wears size 1 nappies. Some of 0-3 months clothes now fit (they used to look so big when baby was just born!!!). Most of the 0-3 clothes are good in length, but looking very wide on our skinny boy. Some of the first size clothes are still good to wear, but they are fast getting too small. Ahhh, our baby is growing….
Harry has got some little spots on his face. I am aware that this is common in newborns and they should clear very shortly.
My regular day with baby Harry and little Daniella (Luka is away to Lithuania until the end of August) is very busy most of the time. But very enjoyable too (usually). It’s getting easier, as we started to fall into our little routine, so I can plan things. Also Harry is now pretty happy to stay for a bit in his bouncer looking at the colourful toys. But my main helper, that gives me hands free for longer periods, is our Mamas & Papas swing! Our baby is normally very happy to be rocked and fall asleep in this lovely swing while mummy gets on with her cleaning, cooking or other duties.
With this (third) baby I feel very confident and relaxed to be honest. I am so grateful for that, as I can fully enjoy our new chapter completely stress free. Yes, there are easy days and there are darker ones, but I have learned to get over myself and not to get overstressed if my home is not cleaned by some certain time or if Daniella went to sleep half an hour later than she usually does, or if dinner is a little late. Life looks so much more simpler now!
My body is getting back to normal little by little. My tummy is much smaller (it’s still here though). My weight is 56.5 kilograms. Still quite far from my ideal 51-52 kilograms. I still crave for sweets unfortunately (eating marble cake as we speak)… However, at the moment I am not too fussed about my weight. I have more important things to think about. At the moment we are still overwhelmed with our new baby, so it’s all about him now. But I do know, at some point (very soon) I do need to step up and start taking care of myself more- do my nails, go for a hair cut and to say good bye to those damn sweets. Maybe next month.. 😉