Ron was sleeping a lot which gave me time to catch up on my blogs. He was sleeping so much, however, that I had to wake him up for an afternoon feed! My body told me that the baby was hungry and, sure thing - the baby was ravenous!
Parenting: In tune with my baby's needs
The baby woke up feeling extremely happy and rewarded me with his beautiful smile, stretching from ear to ear! But the day took a turn for the worse when he became a fussy eater, potentially showing signs of reflux, and worse still when we were hit by the loud symptoms of Ron's first cognitive leap!
Milestone: Wide happy smile
Milestone: First cognitive leap
Parenting: White noise saves the night
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
Today was my Granddad's 75th birthday and Ronnie is only 29 days old. My Nan was amazed at such an age gap between the generations and I have to admit it is wonderful!
Parenting: Not a 9-5 kind of a job
I know it's only October so you might say that it is too early to start shopping for Christmas presents - but we live on a remote island and things take a while to arrive. . . Now then, what would our baby like as his first Christmas present? It has to be something fun, grand, memorable and last a lifetime! Let's see here. . .
Parenting: Choosing first Christmas present
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