Sorry, did I just blink and my newborn turned into a fully fledged 7 month old? Woah.
Where has the last 6 months gone? How is my little 5lbs 7oz baby now half a year old? Crazy!
Oh Eddie (in the words of Amelie), what a dream you’ve been! I mean, besides the fact that you are a notorious nap avoider. We’ll get onto that in a second.
I’ve been pretty much tied to the same four walls for the past month since both my girls have had chicken pox and we’re in the middle of packing up to move house. I’ve done a lot of thinking throughout this case of cabin fever. After feeling continuously lethargic, moody and losing an abnormal (for me) amount of weight; I decided to seek some medical advice “How often are you resting?” The doctor asked me. Well, every time I try to rest I can feel my chest going tight and my heart pounding out of it. “How well do you sleep?” She then asked. Well, I mean besides the broken sleep inbetween feeding Elodie I sleep pretty goo- …Crap.
Are you loving these updates or are they a bit boring to keep up with? I wrote them every month for Amelie’s first year and I still read them back now on the odd occasion. I also find it so interesting to read other people’s updates to see what other baby’s are doing, how much they weigh, how often they feed. I know all babies are different but it’s just interesting you know? So here’s four month old Elodie in a nutshell…
So Elodie did actually reach three months old on the 18th but you know… Slacking blogger, busy mum, blah blah blah. I don’t know whether it’s a second baby thing but I’ve got Little E completely wrapped in cotton wool. She’s definitely not as advanced as Amelie was at this age, and I take full blame for that. If keeping her this small was an option, I’d be here for it!
I can’t believe it’s that time again already! I’m completely embracing these newborn days (is she still a newborn at 2 months? Who knows) because I feel like I spent a lot of time feeling anxious the first time round that I perhaps didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped to. I think Elodie’s second month has greatly revolved around settling into a routine (aka slotting into Amelie’s routine) which is something I was adamant on doing after putting it off (and later regretting it) when we first became parents.
Seeing as I spent Amelie’s first year documenting each month, I though it was only right to do the same for little E. So far, my experiences with newborns have been totally different so I thought it would be interesting to look back on!
Anyone who knows me well will know how hard I found that last week of pregnancy. Once I hit the 37 week mark, I was so ready for baby to arrive. Cy was due to start his new job on October 28th (which involves working away) and I was desperate to have some time together as a family of four before he left.
And here we are – the final stint! The countdown to maternity leave is on, and the countdown to Baby E’s arrival is just around the corner. I’m soooo excited (and also slightly unprepared).