4.5 Months! 20 weeks, and 18lb 4oz – what a champ! He’s having his moments, and there certainly seems to be some separation anxiety that comes and goes, but Albert is making leaps and bounds. This week, he’s shaking a rattle, moving around all over the place, thrusting his hips up when lying down, rolling… Continue reading The Art of Getting by on SMP #4
The lovely crew at MAM sent me their milk powder dispenser box to check out so I’ve given it a whirl, and can report back that I love it! Here’s why: Previously we were using a Tesco version of the same, which was fine, but nothing special. It was round, transparent, non-coloured plastic so fairly boring to look at but… Continue reading MAM Milk Powder Box – Review
Albie is nearing 8 weeks old! Here’s what I’ve learnt about parenting and babies so far. 1. Just because they do something once, doesn’t mean they’ll do it again. Bedtime may have gone right on Sunday, it doesn’t mean it will on Monday. 2. They will always poop at the least convenient time, like 10… Continue reading Baby Rules
Caution: this is a long, woeful one. Albie’s tongue tie snip was Monday. The instant fix I was expecting didn’t quite come. The doctor told me “throw away the nipple shields and the formula otherwise you’ll never get him solely on the breast”. The breastfeeding counsellor said to do whatever works for now, particularly regarding… Continue reading Feeding Albie, Part 2
So far feeding Albie has been a bit of an ordeal. He was very lazy in his first 24 hours and barely fed at all, just slept. We stayed in an extra night to help us get established. One of the midwives had a look at him and suggested then that he might have a… Continue reading Feeding Albie, Part 1.
So our little Albert is here. I still can’t quite believe it, how different things are from just over a week ago. On Wednesday 4th May we went for a growth scan where we were told baby was about 6lb 3oz. The midwife sent me for monitoring later that day and I was told I… Continue reading Albie’s Arrival
He’s here. Albie (Albert John) arrived 6 days before his due date on Saturday 7 May at 00.10, after a relatively straightforward and quick labour. He’s perfect 7lb 8 5oz baby. I love him so much I’m welling up just writing this. Will update The Nesting Diaries as we find our new groove. I’m going… Continue reading Albie