Another eventful month for me and my family, but before I get into this post if you haven’t read my month 1 update that click here catch up.
Christmas/New Year – After the stress of George being in hospital, Christmas couldn’t come soon enough. It was so nice to be surrounded by our family and Charlie’s sister got to meet George for the first time. She lives up North so doesn’t get to come down to Devon that often but now she’s got a nephew I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a little bit more of her throughout the year. It’s safe to say that George was thoroughly spoilt and he’s now got a whole host of new toys, books and clothes from everyone.
We spent New Year’s Eve with our friends and have a game night, this has become a tradition to spend it together over the past few years and now we’re starting to all have families of our own it’s nice to get us all in the same place. Bit of a late night for George but he didn’t mind, he loved all the cuddles and seeing everyone.
First Smiles – I don’t actually know when George gave us his first proper smile but it was definitely around the beginning of month 2. Now, he can’t stop giving us a cheeky grin! After the issues with feeding and the sleepless nights at the beginning, seeing his happy little face gave me such a sense of achievement that none of it mattered anymore. My boy was happy and quite simply, that made me happy.
Baby Sensory – At the beginning of January we started our baby sensory classes. I’d booked these with a couple of lovely ladies from my antenatal class before our little ones arrived. We got about 15 minutes into the first session when George decided it was nap time and he slept through the rest of the hour. The following week he absolutely loved it and was awake the whole session – we even managed to get a picture of all 3 of our little ones awake at the same time. If you’re thinking of booking a sensory class then I would definitely recommend it, not only for your baby but for you as well. It’s good to have one solid plan to make sure you leave the house and be surrounded by other parents who are going through exactly the same thing that you are.
Changing Feeding – When George got to 7 weeks old, we made the decision to switch him on to formula. It was tricky as once again I’d felt like I’d let him down but pumping was becoming very difficult as his appetite was increasing and my milk supply wasn’t. At the end of the day, I do think that fed is best – no matter your opinions on the topic, my little boy is very happy and that’s the most important thing.
Jabs – Never have I heard a noise quite like the scream that left my boy after his first vaccinations. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it! As well as the jabs, he also had a check up and everything else was perfect so at least we had that positive to take away from the whole ordeal.
Postpartum – So, that’s all my updates on the life of George but now to me. This month, everything started to get a little bit easier. The pain from my stitches had gone and I was really getting in to the swing of looking after George on my own while Charlie was at work. Now, the main thing with me is that I managed to seriously injure my foot after falling down some stairs in my home. Luckily I wasn’t holding George but jeez it hurt! So, I spent 6 hours in A&E to have a cast put on. Turns out I have a lisfranc injury which is something to do with the ligaments that hold my foot together apparently. Unfortunately this now means I have to do everything for George from one spot on the sofa – changing, feeding, cuddling, playing.
That’s month two of my life with George, I’m already halfway through month 3 as I’m writing this so we’re caught up for the next update. With my injury it’s going to be pretty uneventful but I think I’m going to focus on how this is affecting how I parent as the challenges/issues I’m facing. Let me know what you think in the comments.