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
First words! First words! First words!!! . . .
OK, OK. . . Maybe not quite the first "words" as such, but super exciting nonetheless as the baby attempts to communicate using his little baby noises!
Parenting: Ron's routine (1 month old)
Milestone: First words? "A voo!"
Books: The Little Prince
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
If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago what made me truly happy I may have said a nice hot bath, good music, a nice meal. . . And whilst those things are still great, nothing makes me happier than hearing burps, farts and poops! Motherhood has really scrambled my brain!
Parenting: First aid questions
Lesson Learned: Front facing swim in the bath!
Left-over pregnancy hormones seem to be causing some trouble for my baby's skin, but they are also making me feel irritated and overwhelmed!
Parenting: Stressed by change!
Ron is 3 weeks old today and no longer looks or feels like a tiny baby! We no call him our "Little Ronnie" and yet there are still so many changes to come, to experience and to record in this blog!
Parenting: Breast milk works wonders
My mind is still in "folding" mode as I tidy up and evaluate my nappy options and then order more nappy cover wraps. This is what Saturday afternoons are made for!
Parenting: We need more nappy covers
We promised them a run and then suddenly halted the plan in order to feed the hungry baby! Naturally, the needs of the baby come before the needs of our dogs - but we have already used "the words"! What to do? What to do? Let them go and then catch up, of course!
Parenting: Baby box converted into toy box
Today, Ron put his best clothes on and met another island baby. . . Then we were bouncing, dancing and deciding which popular songs made good baby lullabies!
Experience: Meeting with another baby
Parenting: Choosing lullabies
I'd be very surprised if my baby's first word is anything other than a simple "hello" - it is a very natural conversation starter and I can't help but excitedly greet my little baby, every time I look at his little adorable face!
Experience: Play bath!