And just like that my squishy little sunshine boy has turned one! Little boy, I feel like you have taught me so much over this last year. You are genuinely the funniest, cheekiest little person I have ever met. You light up a room and steal […]
Category: WILLIAM JAMES
Well, hello there sweet boy. It seems a few months have passed since I last dedicated a post to you and all that you’ve been up to. Sorry about that popper, things have been a bit busy! You and your sister are certainly keeping me […]
Hey little man, these weeks are just flying by since you were born and you’re already 5 months old. It feels like you’ve been here with us forever and yet at the same time I can’t believe so much time has passed since I held you in my arms for the very first time.
My once tiny newborn squish is now a super chunky (and extremely cheeky) little boy. You have outgrown most of your 3-6m clothes and your little bouncy chair and when I had you weighed a couple of weeks ago you were already 18lb!
Your little personality is really beginning to shine through and you are such a delightful little thing. You are chilled out just like your Dad and super smiley. You seem to already have a good sense of humour and find your big sister hilarious – especially when she’s throwing a tantrum. You love to be tickled and playing ‘Row Row Row your boat’ and smile the biggest smile when mama says ‘ready… steady…’ and lifts you up In the air. Your little laugh is just infectious.
You are so inquisitive and really play a lot more than I remember Florence doing at this age. You love to fiddle with your toys especially the little bits on your jumperoo and on your favourite little Lamaze butterfly which goes everywhere with us. Most recently though, your favourite play thing is your feet! Because it’s been so hot you’ve mostly been in rompers or just a nappy but if ever I put you in a sleep suit you get very confused as to where your feet have gone. It’s very very sweet.
You have cut your first two teeth which made you a little grumpier than usual in the evenings but that just gave us the perfect excuse for extra Mama snuggles!
You have had your first taste of ‘solids’ and it’s safe to say you LOVE food. I’m so excited to be starting this little journey with you and to cook up some new flavours for you.
It seems that despite Mama being in total denial about how fast you’re growing, you’re already keen to be on the move. You can travel around your play mat at warp speed on your back and kick off with your legs when on your front to get to where you want to be. Honestly, I’ll be surprised if you’re not crawling by this time next month.
You and your sister are fast becoming a right little double act. You think she’s hilarious – especially when she’s mid tantrum – and she adores you. Anywhere you are, she has to be too and she loves playing with you and ‘checking weewoo is okay’. When you’re wriggling next to her and kick her she calls you a Cheeky Boy and of ever you start to cry she tells us that you’re a bit grumpy!
Now that the weather is brighter and dryer we have been getting out and about a lot more and you’ve had your first trip to the sea, been to the carnival, been on loads of picnics and even started joining in at play group.
I can’t believe that you’ll soon be half way to a year already! I’m trying to soak up every second of these baby days.
You really are a little ray of sunshine. Love Mama x
Oh William, it seems second child syndrome has already set in and I’ve not written a little update for you since you were 5 weeks old! You’re now 11 weeks and oh my goodness, you have grown. You truly are a little ray of sunshine, […]
Despite my best intentions, I didn’t get around to finishing or publishing your three week update last week so instead, I’ve combined both your 3 & 4 week update in todays post. You’re four weeks old. A whole month old. It feels like you’ve been […]
I’m finding it quite hard to get my head around the fact that you are already two weeks old today. I know it’s a cliché but time is passing by quicker than I can explain. Having you here though is wonderful and it feels as though you’ve always been a part of our little family.
They tell you every baby is different and that couldn’t be more true for you and your sister. Maybe a part of that is to do with us having to share our time between you both this time around but you certainly have different needs and quirks. We are yet to establish anything resembling a routine and we really are just winging it this time!
You’re the hungriest baby I’ve ever come across, demanding feeds every two / three hours and polishing off every single bottle. You go from chilled out asleep to awake and desperately hungry in the split of a second and often the only way we can keep you calm while we get your bottle ready is to lay you next to the tumble dryer or play kettle noise to you.
You’ve become quite the Velcro baby during the day which has lead to me digging out the baby sling and wearing you for most of the afternoon each day. I love carrying you around snuggled up on my chest and you seem to be so content while there. The sling has come in really handy too as we still need to buy the adapter bit for the pushchair and so if ever we need to pop out I just bundle you up all warm on my front.
You’re still quite nocturnal and spend much of the night awake and avoiding sleep. While it’s utterly exhausting, I do love the time we get just us two during night feeds.
Mama is still not feeling 100% and is having a few really hard days physically after birth so we have mostly stayed home with the occasional trip to the park to keep your big sister busy and get us all some fresh air. I’m hoping we might get out and about a bit more this weekend as your Daddy is off work for a few days and it’ll make getting out with you both a lot easier.
We did however make it to Grandma & Grandads house last weekend to celebrate Grandads 60th Birthday. As expected you were spoiled with cuddles from your grandparents and aunties and uncles.
We also managed to squeeze in a quick visit to Aunty Issie & Uncle Charlie’s.
We’ve had home visits from both the midwife and the health visitor (who was really lovely) this week. You’re back up to your birth weight and everyone seems really happy with how you’re doing. Plus, your jaundice has gone too so all of the chilling by the window has paid off.
Your sister continues to fall more and more in love with you each day, as all of us do. She wants to be with you ALL OF THE TIME, and panics the moment she can’t see you. You get covered in kisses at every chance you get and she really is the proudest big sister. I’m not sure you’re entirely enamoured by her just yet but she’s a wonderful whirlwind and I’ve no doubt that as you grow you’ll come to adore her as much as she does you.
Well, little boy, you’ve fallen sound asleep on my chest as I’ve typed this, and your sister is sleeping too so I’m going to try and sneak in a quick cat nap before you both wake up. Love you Mr William. More than you could ever know.
One whole week of you. How can that be already? This time last week I found myself wondering if you were ever going to arrive after all of your false starts. Little did I know that by tea time I’d be holding you in my […]