Wales V Scotland international rugby match provided a perfect opportunity to dress my baby in the scarlet Welsh outfit that one of our friends sent to him before he was born! I was waiting for an excuse and there it is - just look how cute my little man is!
Experience: Watching first international rugby game, Wales V Scotland
It is Ron's first Halloween, but we didn't make a big deal out of it - we carved a pumpkin and watched scary videos. It was an emotional day however, as I realised that my hormones were causing me to see things in a negative light and I may need to talk to someone.
Experience: First Halloween!
Parenting: Muddled perception
The Halloween is fast approaching, the pumpkins were finally in the shop and James was excited to make some homebrew wine. Only this wasn't just another wine he was making, it was very special indeed - it was Ron's very first batch!
Experience: First homebrew!
Lesson Learned: Better bedtime bath routine
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!
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
It is James's birthday today and we had an exciting day learning many parenting lessons and having many first-time experiences, one of which resulted in an exciting present for daddy!
Parenting: Co-sleeping begins
Parenting: Daddy's first (cloth) nappy change!
Milestone: Finding his voice
Milestone: A belly button exposed
Medical Check: Weight loss
Experience: First post for Ron
Gifts: Woollen blankets
Experience: First walk & rabbit catch
Experience: First bath at home
Parenting: Ambidextrous eating
We have a baby! We are parents. . . Ronnie is finally here and we are so incredibly happy! Now we must leave the maternity ward and get back home, where a new life awaits.
Medical Check: Left ear hearing test
Parenting: Getting wet!
Milestone: First time outdoors
Experience: First car & boat journey
Experience: Home and dogs