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Whats that you say …

What are some of the most stressful things in life – having a baby and moving house?? Not for the Smiths bring it on we say!
So yes 5 days before Christmas we have moved – or moving now actually by the time this post goes up!
We weren’t sure when it was going to happen so our moving house has been kept on the quite apart from family and close friends.
Get ready after Christmas to see before and after shots of our new house as we begin to create it into our family home.


Nathanael One Month Update

Weight: From our last weigh in when Nathanael was 19 days old he was 7lbs 3oz. He didn’t do too bad after dropping from his birth weight of 7lbs 1oz to 6lbs 4oz. The Health Visitor is coming tomorrow to reweigh him I am excited to see how much he has put on – he is definitely becoming a chunky monkey with his double chin.

Length: No Idea – they haven’t measured his length at all. Luke and I roughly did this when he was born so we will see if the Health Visitor measures this tomorrow.

Eating: LOTS! I can’t really say how much he is eating as he is exclusively breastfed except to say he eats every 2 to 3hrs. We are feeding on demand, although he has worked himself into a schedule which I appreciate. He tends to have a nap in the morning from 8 till 10 (breakfast and a shower for me) a large nap from 11 till 2pm (thanks I will have lunch) and then the afternoon is a bit of a mystery each day, he is so much more awake and alert so we have a bit of a play pulling faces at each other and having a chat! Its great he has to listen to me :o)

Sleeping: Nate tends to sleep anywhere from 2 to 3hrs at a time it depends on his mood.

Nappies: Ooo we have had an interesting time in the nappy department! I had seriously stocked up before he was born – in the sense that from every supermarket known to man I bought a pack of size 1 nappies. I am so glad I did – he really suits Sainsburys size 1 and after that Boots newborn size 1 also fit quite well too. Pampers we had a few leaks with after he had dropped alot of weight but I can tell that in a few weeks he will be fine with those too. It’s all trial and error.

Clothes: Still in Newborn although his legs are quite long bless him I am sure it won’t be long till 0-3 fit or at least don’t look as if I have swamped him in them.

Things Nate likes to do: Such an easy question – he loves to have his hands in his mouth. Now I know this is a sign that he could be hungry however he has his hands in his mouth after he has fed for 30minutes. He loves to stare and pull his tongue. I don’t know whether he loves to do this but watching him hiccup amuses Luke and I so much, his whole body jumps when he does it!

Cannot believe my son has been in the world for a whole month! Honestly the time has flown if this is what his first year is going to be like I am going to have to do something to slow it down!!





Nathanael Week Three “Routine”

Now we don’t have to wake our son up every two hours to feed and can be led by him, he has loosely put himself into a schedule (as much as a baby can have a schedule.) He definitely is our child because Luke and I love to be organised.

6.30am – Feed me Mummy I am HUNGRY!!!

7am – Sleep time I am worn out

9.15am – My day is starting get me some breakfast!

9.45-11.00 – I am awake – entertain me.

11.15 – I have changed my mind – I am HUNGRY!!! Feed me!!

11.30- 2pm – Ok I suppose you can tidy the house or have lunch I am going to sleep. You might take me out in that weird contraption thing as well I still don’t care I am asleep.

2.00pm – I am STARVING!! FEED ME!!

3 pm – Excuse me I am bored I need to play!!

3.30pm – You have worn me out I need a nap

5.00pm – You don’t know hunger like this FEED ME NOW!!

6.00pm – Why do you torture me with a bath I hate a bath!!

6.30pm – Give me some more food and I might consider not screaming – I can’t guarantee this.

7.00pm – If I go to sleep I won’t be put in water ok I am sleeping now!

9.00/10pm – Did you not know I am hungry?? Ok I will have to let you know!

10pm – Goodnight I am off to dream about milk guzzling

1/2am – Morning Mummy I am famished!

2/3am – I cannot keep my eyes open so I might let you go to sleep.

4/5am – I cannot believe I have not been fed yet – the rudeness!

Our lives run on a 2 to 3 hour schedule and I wouldn’t have it any other way Nathanael is beyond the cutest baby and is usually quite content if he is fed and clean. The only two things he detests are baths and nappy changes.