Category: WILLIAM JAMES

William’s 8 month update

William’s 8 month update

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 […]

William’s 5 month update

William’s 5 month update

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 […]

William, you’re 11 weeks old

William, you’re 11 weeks old

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, Laid back and happy to just go with the flow which is just as well as things get a bit manic here with your big sister who pretty much rules the roost just lately. We have got ourselves into a bit of a routine now and are generally up and out the door to go wherever we are going by around 10am and you seem quite content to just go with it.

Everywhere we go, we are stopped in our tracks by people (mostly old ladies) amazed by your head of thick black hair. ‘Look at all that hair!’ And I explain each time that it really is naturally that ‘sticky up’ and pings back up if we try and flatten in down. It’s become quite the talking point.

You are such a happy little thing and gave us your first giggles at just 8 weeks old. Apparently our wake up call from Tilly was hilarious! You continue to find those silly dogs funny and along with your sister they get all your best smiles as they run around all day.

You are so super duper strong and can hold yourself so well but when it comes to tummy time you just aren’t interested. You get so cross if ever I lay you on your front to play and sometimes roll over on to your back all by yourself. I will keep trying!

You love your food! While day time feeds have slowed down a little, our evenings are spent feeding you every two hours until bedtime. You just can’t seem to get enough!

When it comes to sleep, you’d still much rather snooze tucked up on mummy’s chest. During the day you generally sleep on me or in the carrier while we are out, However 9 times out of 10 providing you’re not poorly (you’ve had a rotten cold and a mysterious 24 hour fever this last few weeks), you do settle yourself to sleep in your snuzpod after your last bottle. Your sister never did that so it always surprises me when you drift off of your own accord.

In short, young man, you’re really quite wonderful and I’ve a feeling you’re going to have me wrapped around your little finger for the rest of time.

Love you, little boy. To the moon & back.

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William’s 3 & 4 week update

William’s 3 & 4 week update

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 […]

William is 2 weeks old

William is 2 weeks old

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 […]

One week of William

One week of William

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 arms! Your birth was simply amazing and I think I’m still a little bit in awe of your arrival.

I forgot just how quickly these first days go and it’s as though your first week in the world has passed by in a flash. When you were first born you were the image of your sister, but you are changing so much every single day that I really don’t know who you look like. You just look like you. And even though I’m obviously biased, I think you’re pretty cute! We’ve spent the last seven days getting to know you, working out your little quirks and soaking up all of the newborn cuddles.

We spent your first night at the maternity unit in our own little suite. Your grandparents came to see visit on the night you were born and then it was just you and me. It was so nice to be able to spend the time together in such a peaceful place and soak up a little quiet time before we came home. Your Aunty Libby managed to get a quick visit in on Saturday morning too.

It has taken Mama a bit longer to recover after your arrival than it did with your sister so other than your 5 day check, we’ve stayed home each day. We are going to venture out at the weekend when Daddy is home. It has meant that it’s given you and Florence the chance to get some good sibling bonding time in though. She is a bit of a force to be reckoned with but it seems she has fallen just as in love with you as the rest of us. She loves to lay next to you and stroke your head gently and showers you with kisses at every chance she gets. I cannot wait to watch your little relationship grow — something tells me you are going to be the best of friends.

You’ve met all of your aunties and uncles now too and have been absolutely spoiled with gifts and cuddles.

You are definitely a baby who likes to be held. Our first few nights I wondered how we were ever going to cope as you just were not happy anywhere other than on me or your Daddy, and your sister was struggling with having to share us but as the week has gone on nights have become easier and you’re happier in your SnuzPod as long as you’re in a Gro Snug – I guess they make you feel all safe like when you were in Mama’s tummy.

We had a few worries about feeding – to start with you’d take hardly any milk at all and then you were feeding on demand taking 2oz every 2 hours. I think we may have turned a corner now though and you’re starting to settle into a routine of 3-4 hourly feeds and the midwife was happy that you have only lost a teeny amount of weight since birth. In fact, aside from a little jaundice she said you are pretty perfect!

You’ve stolen our hearts little man and I can’t imagine life without you now.

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