Friday, 3 May 2013

The Baby Diaries: 1 month

You are one month old!

Does that mean you're not a newborn anymore? If it does, I enjoyed having a newborn.

You mostly live your life in an eating, sleeping and pooing cycle.

Unbeknownst to you, we all waited with baited breath for you to get back to your birth weight. You lost weight, gained weight, lost weight, lost weight, gained weight but not enough, gained a tiny bit more, and then at 23 days gave a final cluster feeding push for the finish and you made it! Finally!

You now weigh 8lb7oz and are 53cm in length.

You're starting to fit into your 0-3month clothes.

You create a lot of washing, it's a good job spring has finally sprung and I can get it all outside!

You're starting to look like you're trying to smile. Sometimes you look like you smile in response to our funny faces, and then we realise you just have wind.

You're mesmerised by light, bright colours and different sounds.

You like the sunshine.

You enjoy sleeping in your pram as we walk into town.

You find the whole process of pooing and farting incredibly distressing. I think you avoid it and then it builds up. Just bite the bullet, it will be much easier!

This doesn't stop you from feeding all the time though.

You always sleep with your arms above your head like a ballerina. Always.

You are very good in the night. Waking just once in the middle for a feed. Then you go back to sleep. Most of the time.

If you don't settle then we have hugs in the big bed. I know I should put you back, but then I fall asleep and we wake up in the morning having a sweet, precious, glorious cuddle. We can't get into the habit of this, of course, but for now it'll be our guilty pleasure.

You've met all of your family and a lot of your extended family. Your cousins looked a little bewildered by the presence of a new, smaller person.

You took your first trip to London, a place I hope you'll love as much as I do. And we visited our old church and sampled the swanky new family room for the first time.

You like dancing to Hillsong music. It always calms you down if you're crying.

You gained an unofficial Godparent.

Your dad is besotted with you. He kisses you every night and every morning before he goes to work. He is quick to steal you off me when he comes home.

You're now at a stage where you can be awake but not crying and I was at a loss as to what to do with you! Now I can leave you for a (very) short while and you will lie there happily while I potter about.

When we go out, you get lots of complements from other mums and old people. One lady exclaimed "What a treasure!" in the Co-op line the other day, she didn't know your name was Ruby and that we call you 'precious treasure'.

We mostly call you Ruby-Roo, Roo, Rubes, Missy and Precious Treasure.

In short, our first month has been a whirlwind of getting to know each other and introducing you to everyone else. But we've loved every minute. What will next month bring?

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  2. As a mum of older children I want to say to you just how important letters like these are,as no matter how hard we try,we do forget those early days of our precious bundles but with a letter like this kept safe on the interweb those memories remain forever!Your baby is gorgeous,I love the way babies lay with their arms stretched above their heads,simply cute as cute may be x

    1. I know, im rubbish at keeping diaries and still haven't begun filling in the baby book but a blog post once a month is far more achievable! I don't want to forget the little things that make childhood special. :)

  3. awww she is so gorgeous, i love the way she sleeps with her arms above her head! xx

  4. How beautiful is she? Lovely letter. xx

  5. She is beautiful, a true ballerina in the making there :). It won't be long before she finds pooing and farting utterly hilarious!! This really is a great way to document the lovely Ruby's life journey. Thank you so much for linking up to PoCoLo with your precious treasure :) xx

  6. Ahh I heard that when babies sleep like that it means they are truly content and happy. That's amazing that she only wakes once at night and Jobey has started being awake without crying too, it's a nice change! Their poos and farts are unbelievable, every time Jobey poos it makes me jump it comes out with such force! x


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