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
Today we were visited by a midwife for the last time, which felt like we were closing a huge chapter of 2018 - there will be no more midwife visits! The sense of finality and completion that this signified left us feeling somewhat emotionally imploded. . .
Medical Check: Last midwife visit
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 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
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