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
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
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
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
Just a nice quiet Sunday, trying to stay warm and spending time with the baby. Oh, and doing some internet shopping too, because . . . well, because hats and blankets!
Parenting: Sleep feeding
Lesson Learned: Presume nothing, always check (again)
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