Age: 11 weeks. Daylight savings started this week, which is great because it’s nice to have more daylight in the evening for walks. AJ decided to start work an hour early this week and try and get home an hour early so that he has more time with the little boy. It’s great for me too because I’m starting to climb the walls a little bit by then afternoon, so having him home earlier suits me!
Feeding: When Augie started sleeping through the night a couple of weeks ago he dropped one of his feeds, which worried me a little because it meant he was eating less than recommended for his size and age. This week he has naturally picked that bottle up again during the day by having his bottles closer together. It’s funny how babies just fall into their own rhythms and sort themselves out.
I’m still on the tablets to increase my milk supply. It has made a difference, but not by much so far. I might need to double my dosage.
Sleeping routine: Augie has been a little harder than usual to settle for bed this week. I saw a lot of Instagram mums saying that the full moon had an affect on their kids sleeping, so that might have been the issue. On the night of the full moon he wouldn’t settle for over two hours, which is really unusual for him.
- Cold: The poor little guy got himself a cold this week. I have been dreading this happening. He was so sick one night that AJ and I sat up all night and watched him because he was struggling to breathe properly with all the mucous (sorry for being gross). Obviously if there was any real danger we would have taken him to the hospital, we were just a bit concerned and we are first time parents who haven’t dealt with a baby cold before. We bought a ventilator for his room and that seemed to help a bit, as well as saline spray, Vicks rub and children’s panadol. He was still a happy little boy, so he can’t have been too sick. Any excuse for extra cuddles works for me.
- Mirror: He recognises himself in the mirror and is loving staring at himself. I think he likes what he sees. Little show off already.
- Hands: He has discovered his hands and how tasty they are to chew on. He is using his hands in different ways all the time, he still isn’t too good at using them much, but he is trying to grab or hit things.
- Toys: He is finally starting to enjoy toys now. He loves anything hanging over his head to stare at or if you rub a soft toy on his face or legs. He grabs at them a little bit, but mostly he just likes to stare at them and smile while you shake them all about in his face.
Achievements: I had my first night out on the town without the little boy this week. I say it’s an achievement, but I can’t say it was too hard to be honest. I obviously have no worries leaving him with his dad. I had a great night out with some friends drinking wine and laughing a lot. When I got home he was sound asleep. I did wish I could give him a kiss and a cuddle, but I didn’t want to risk waking him up.
Things we have learned: The weather finally started to feel a bit more like spring this week. Unfortunately our room and his nursery are on the third floor of our new townhouse (he is still in our room with us for now) and one day it barely cracked 25 degrees and the room was a sauna. God knows what we will do when summer really hits. We do have an air conditioner in our room, so I’ll probably have to run it all the time to keep it cool up there. Great.
Appearance: Everyone keeps saying that he has really filled out and super chubby now. Such a cute little chubby bubby. Can’t stop kissing that little face!
Mummy update: I have struggled physically over the past week or so. It feels a little bit like my body is falling apart. I got Augie’s cold, I had the worst mouth ulcer ever, my skin is so dry that my make up is caked in the cracks, I’ve had dermatitis flare up all over my hands, pimples on my face and a big cyst. Gross. I’ve been taking it easy and chilling out at home as much as possible. It’s bloody hard to look after a baby when you feel so sick yourself. My dad and step mum visited on Sunday and made me some immune boosting chicken soup, so hopefully that will help me feel more like myself soon.