Sundays are made for that special quiet and peaceful family time, so I didn't feel at all guilty for spending the day sat in a comfy chair, feeding my baby and watching someone play a computer game on YouTube. In the meantime, James was working on preserving more precious memories, using leftover footage from October. . .
Milestone: End of the cognitive leap
The baby woke up feeling extremely happy and rewarded me with his beautiful smile, stretching from ear to ear! But the day took a turn for the worse when he became a fussy eater, potentially showing signs of reflux, and worse still when we were hit by the loud symptoms of Ron's first cognitive leap!
Milestone: Wide happy smile
Milestone: First cognitive leap
Parenting: White noise saves the night
Today is Ron's 1 month birthday so we spend the day contemplating his future. We realised that we want to impart the attitude and values that will make him happy in life. We also vowed to save a little bit for his future!
Milestone: 1 month old!
Admin: "Bonnie Ronnie" blog created!
Ron woke up this morning and smiled with the rising sun! I am not sure if there were any birds perching by the doorstep (there might have been the duck and some chickens waiting for their breakfast) but the baby was feeling super happy - so much so that we heard the first happy baby giggles!
Milestone: Baby giggles!
The baby was crying for most of the day which made me glad that we have no neighbours but also got me feeling mentally exhausted. I am beginning to question my mothering abilities.
Milestone: Sucking hands
After watching a TED video about how unreliable our recollections can be and how easily memories can be manipulated and changed, I explore the concept of capturing memories in a form of pictures, videos and this blog and the effect this may have on my baby's recollection of his childhood.
Milestone: Baby noises
Parenting: Capturing moments for the future
We were visited by a health visitor today, who gave us a lot of encouragement and information about all the services available to us and the milestones that the baby is going to reach in the next couple of weeks.
Medical Check: Health visitor's first visit
Milestone: Mimicking faces
Books: Ron's first book
Gifts: Cousin's drawing of our family
Parenting: Terry towels VS muslin cloths
We live on a remote island, a place where our son is free to play, explore, experience and enjoy being a child! Is it really so bad to hope that he becomes a bit of a trouble maker? What does that even mean?
Lesson Learned: Woollen hats are for outdoors
Milestone: Alert and aware
Gifts: Welsh decorations
Gifts: A basket full of clothes
Ron is only 9 days old but has already outgrown his newborn outfits! Then again, he is eating so well, I am really not surprised he'd grown this much!
Milestone: Newborn outfits outgrown
Experience: First tummy time
I can't believe Ron is 1 week old today - the time is flying so quickly and my little baby boy was growing up so fast!
We were visited by a midwife in the morning and a couple of friends who popped in later in the afternoon.
Milestone: 1 week anniversary
Medical Check: Heel prick test
Experience: First plaster
Gifts: A cute outfit selection
Milestone: First eye contact