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21 January 2019

Harry's 1 Month Update

Harry is now 5 weeks old! I'm not sure where the time has gone already, but he has changed a lot over these 5 weeks and I really want to document this here on our blog.


For the first few weeks Harry was an excellent sleeper, waking every 3 hours for feeds and then settling again between. More recently he has found settling between feeds more difficult due to having a lot of wind. We are currently trying to help find a solution for this but so far only cuddles with us seems to help him drift off. He still wakes for feeds every 3/4 hours but takes longer to settle so sleep for us at the moment is very bit and bobby! Coffee is my new best friend (though often drank cold!) All I read when searching for a miracle answer is 'they will get better with time' so for now we will just keep plodding on!


If you have read my birth story, you will know that Harry was 3 weeks early and also very tiny at 4lb 13oz. He had some trouble with his blood sugars and jaundice meaning a hospital stay for us, but luckily thanks to a feeding regime he recovered quickly from these and we were allowed home. We tried to maintain this regime for a while but he himself sticks to a rough 3/4 hour feed schedule. At his last weigh in he was an impressive 6lb 7oz so seems to be gaining weight well. I'm excited to see what he is at his next weigh in, as he no longer fits in Tiny Baby clothes and is fitting nicely in his first size outfits. 


The first month was made up of lots and lots of appointments, luckily the first 2 and half weeks we had each other for support, and after that my mum has taken us to them as well. Harry had all his blood spot tests, multiple weigh ins and a good check all over. Everything has come back fine.

He was also officially registered this month!

We have his first jabs in February, and after those we really want to start taking him swimming and maybe the odd baby group.


We don't really have a set routine yet, like I mentioned previously he feeds every 3/4 hours and we bath him every other day at the moment. When he reaches 3 months I will definitely try to start implementing a morning and evening routine for him, but at such a young age I think I'm best to just go with the flow and respond to his routine. I know there is a lot of conflicting opinions on routines, but you have to go with your own instinct.


-Baby Einstein aquarium, he's fascinated by the lights.
-His milk- obviously!
-Lots of cuddles
-Mummy and Daddy's crazy singing (debatable!)


-Nappy changes
-Being in his mosses basket
-Mummy and Daddy trying to sleep!

Happy One Month Baby Boy.


1 January 2019

December with Harry

I wasn't expecting to be writing a December with Harry post, seeing as he came 3 weeks early! He definitely doesn't take after me and his dad in that department! You can read about his birth here.

Harry was born December 16th and our story begins from there.

We had to spend our first few days as a family in hospital due to Harry being so small, it was a routine of feeds, nappy changes and temperature checks. The midwives and health care assistants were all incredible, I cannot thank them enough for all their kindness and support during our stay. Never the less, I was ready to go home and start our life together and get into our own rhythm.

The first few days were spent cuddling, feeding and getting to know one another. Harry is such a good baby, he only cries when he wants his food or when we change his nappy. The rest of the time he is fairly content. He loves to be cuddled, but will equally be happy to be popped in his mosses basket for a snooze. I'm hoping I'm not jinxing this by writing it down!

We had lots of visitors and Harry enjoyed plenty of cuddles. He has been thoroughly spoilt by our family and friends with so many gorgeous presents. I just need to find time to put them all away now!

We rushed out to buy him some Christmas outfits and gifts as I couldn't bare the thought of not having anything for him, even if he doesn't know anything about it! We wrote him a special card which we will pop in his memory box.

 We spent our first Christmas just the 3 of us due to my family being ill. We had dinner, opened his presents and watched films. I took too many photo's, that I'm sure he will see when he's older!

We also braved our first proper family outing, we had walked to the local shop already, but this time we ventured further and took him for a proper walk as it was a very mild Sunday afternoon. We even managed to have cake and hot chocolate which was a nice bonus!

This New Year's Eve we spent it at home with our family. We chatted and watched TV in our comfy clothes, how times have changed!

Here is to 2019, the year of making memories as a family. 
Happy New Year from my family to yours.

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