We are past the 3 month mark now…..where has it gone?! Albie gets chattier and smilier each day. He’s a lot easier to distract when he’s in a mood. Yesterday we managed a fuss-free bath (no such luck tonight though), and he really likes looking at the peace lily I bought the other week (a… Continue reading The Art of Getting By (on SMP) #2
Albert is now approaching 12 weeks old – how time has flown! So fast I haven’t been able to get it together and keep my blog up to date at all, but I’ve figured out a new little series I want to do – moneysaving tips and tricks that I’m adopting whilst on maternity leave/pay. I… Continue reading The Art of Getting By (on SMP) #1
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
Let’s put an end to this sorry tale. My weekend of pumping yielded lower and lower amounts and as it went on I grew more and more obsessed. By the time D returned to work on Tuesday I was a mess. I tried to pump but got another 10ml. My parents arrived late morning and… Continue reading Feeding Albie, Part 3, the finale
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