Being Mum

Twenty weeks on

Here we stand almost five months on, they have to be the fasted months I’ve ever known. Genuinely time just disappears if you fancy speeding your life up have children!

 

Baby vest comparison

A few weeks ago I sorted through the beasts newborn and 0-3 month clothes. Looking back I can’t believe she was ever that small. Yet looking forward I can’t comprehend her being that big either. One tip I have is pick your detergent carefully when they are first born as whatever you use will register as their smell. Giving her newborn baby grows a good sniff and they smell like “her” back then but really it’s just baby detergent! Might have to start using comfort again.

I’ve kept a few of her key pieces for her memory box and I’m going to make the rest into a blanket. You send off the clothes and someone sorts it out for you. I thought about selling things but you really don’t get the return and I could keep the clothes but I enjoyed buying them and will do for the next one.

What’s new, well she had her last set of vaccinations until she’s one now and she is able to sit up for a few seconds without aid. I forgot to take the darn red book with me so I had to drop it in and hope the GP didn’t lose it, which they didn’t luckily. Possibly aided by the mass amount of post it note I stuck down on it with sellotape. We’ve really been enjoying her personality blooming out the last few weeks. She finally can hold her head up consistently as well as push up from her arms, can roll, she’s very verbal, likes to stand on her legs while supported. It’s funny to watch her grasp toys and bring them to her mouth, I think she’s teething too but it comes and goes. EDIT: Wow she is teething! What a grump.

We’ve picked up a Jumperoo so that she can learn to sit and use her legs. At the moment she needs support and help but she’s already enjoying it a lot. She likes to just lounge around in it which if you ask me seems like the thing to do and is obsessed by this weird parrot that hangs down just out of reach. I’m not a massive fan of the fisherprice plastic toys but the Jumperoo had really good reviews so we went for it. I’ll have to do a full review once it’s been well and truly used.

It’s all good fun, looking forward to watching her reach each milestone as I’m putting in so much effort to help her develop and try things. We’ve enjoyed a short summer course with Waterbabies locally, I’ve seen a huge increased in her core abilities while doing that. I highly recommend swimming for babies, it’s sad that we weren’t able to find a class suitable for the new term and have had to pick another company but hopefully it will be just as good if not slightly more private. Rather than the lessons taking place in a primary school we will be using someone’s private pool

What I’m looking forward to next

Baby led weaning! So I suppose her hitting six month and being better at sitting up. I think she has the whole food to the mouth thing sorted though

Starting the new baby sensory class, we’ve signed up to a weekly class which run activities for babies. Class one 0 – 6 months is baby sensory and the trial sessions went really well! Keep posted for next weeks update on this!

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