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
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
I am the local registrar so it is my duty to register the birth of my son and issue him a birth certificate. However, this is my first ever registration so I was a little nervous!
Gifts: Dragon hoodie
Admin: Birth registered
Parenting: Hair dryer hack
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
Today has been a bit of an admin day, so James and Ron looked through many children's bank accounts and Ron decided he wants one that offers a little extra something - because who doesn't like a freebie?
Admin: Bank account opened
Milestone: First growth spurt
Gifts: Knitted baby clothes
We have a baby! We are back home! And we are so much in love!
With emotions still high and a day of many new experiences, we slowly begin to figure out our new lives. We also put a little something aside for the future!
Medical Check: Midwife home visit
Gifts: A second silver coin