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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Henry's first month


I can't believe Henry has been in our lives for over a month. It might sound like a cliche but boy has it flown by! And another cliche, I can't imagine life without him!

Henry is a gorgeous and lovely little boy. He's literally the cuddliest boy especially chest to chest,or resting his head on our shoulder. He's also the noisiest newborn making lots of grumbling and groaning noises in his sleep which are hilarious. His sleeping positions are laughable as he sleeps just like his Dadda and Grampy. And he is literally the biggest fidget ever! It really explains why I was getting beaten up so much, he even wriggles in his sleep.


We had a couple of rough days just before three weeks where he became really clingy, refused sleep and cried for no reason. Thanks to a little help from some Twitter mums and our health visitor we reckon he had a bit of a growth spurt/development leap. He's started focusing on things and watching things. His neck muscles are also improving rapidly as he loves chest to chest so much.

We've had lots of visitors, including all our family which has been so nice. Everyone loves how teeny he is. In fact his 0-1 month clothes are still too big for him.




^^meeting his Aunties and Uncle, and niece in his first month - plus both set of Grandparents too!^^

Dann went back to work at the start of our fourth week after three weeks off work with us. I was so very nervous about being on my own especially after a few days of him being a bit difficult. Luckily he was pretty good all week, just cuddly.

We also had some big decisions to make about breastfeeding which I will go into in a blog post later, but basically after three weeks of exclusive breastfeeding I've decided to start weaning to formula. It was a hard decision to make, but one that has ultimately made me happier and less stressed.

We've also been gradually venturing out and about in the pushchair getting further and further afield. Henry seems to love being out in the pushchair and also being in the baby carrier strapped to our fronts. We've been taking a few evening walks, trying to make the most of our limited British sunshine, Of course we have been caught in a couple of showers (and one huge thunderstorm) but we're really enjoying exploring our local neighbourhood! And anything for a peaceful child right?

















We ended Henry's first month with a trip to Southampton to celebrate Jess's graduation. My first trip into the city with Henry, with a pit stop at Mettricks of course!
It's been a good first month!
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