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!
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
This wasn't a planned visit, but as she was on the island anyway the midwife decided to pop in and check on the baby. She also got us registered with the local doctor's surgery!
Medical Check: A visit in passing
Admin: Registered with local GP's office
For now, there isn't a lot of interaction between our little baby and our two dogs but what is obvious is that Ron will grow up to be a doggy person - simply because he was always in the presence of two wonderful family dogs!
Parenting: Night feeding woes
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
I am a supermum - if only for a moment when I return to my baby, wipe away his tears and feed him (again!).
Gifts: A German shepherd dog toy