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
Monday 5th November
First thing this morning the health visitor called and made an appointment to come and see us tomorrow afternoon! This prompted me to think of a list of questions to ask her. . . That is the beauty of keeping a dairy (I try to write a daily blog post as no day is the same with a baby around!), I can simply go through the entries and see what challenges or questions we may have encountered since the last time she was here. There certainly has been a lot more on our mind than the last time she came to visit us - we were still on cloud nine and deep in our "babymoon" phase back then. I am not saying that the "babymoon" is over, but everything feels a lot more grounded and real at the moment. . .
I spent the rest of the morning working on my blogs, with soft jazz playing in the background and my baby sleeping on my chest. I still have 9 days or so to type up from October - I can't wait to have them all finished and published! I should be done by the end of the week, because I publish the blog post for the previous day, or even today straight away so that I don't create further backlog! I enjoy going back and reliving the memories from last month. . . However, I missed October's newsletter publication and it seems like I will probably skip it altogether now, October has been a busy month with so much to figure out, I am sure you understand. . .
So I am working, my happy quiet baby is sleeping on my chest and jazz is playing in the background. . . Something tells me that these are the best moments a mum could ask for. . . Bliss!
James has finished his "Ron's first month" video where he used all the leftover footage we had in October's memory cards. As I said yesterday it would be a shame to let it go to waste so I was very happy he managed to get it finished and published today. I will add this to Ron's first month post, but here it is as well! My adorable baby boy!
It was a gloomy, rainy day, so we spent it indoors - another inny day, really. The only exciting thing was that James has begun working on his "haunted doll" project (I will link a playlist to it once it's ready). He bought a supposedly haunted doll on eBay and was now running various paranormal experiments on it in the caravan. Well, this afternoon our TV flickered on and off a couple of times without losing the sound (so not a HDMI cable fault!) and a camera charger flew off the wall socket! Or, you know - we have dodgy electrics, bad weather and dogs who knock things off as they walk past! I am sceptical about all things supernatural and paranormal, but it was a funny coincidence nonetheless. I guess we shall see what happens next!
Parenting: In tune with my baby's needs
Ron was asleep for most part of the afternoon, so much so that at 5 pm I decided to wake him up. I don't usually like waking him up, I think that if he's tired he should sleep and eat when he gets hungry, but my breasts were on fire and leaking! That has already proven to be a sure sign that my baby is hungry! I just love how my body wants to feed and nourish my baby without any conscious input from me, it is such a great nature's design! We are so much in tune and alignment!
And sure thing - after a quick nappy change, he gratefully latched on and was making cute sounds of enjoyment (imagine a grateful happy "hmmmmmm" that rises and falls in pitch)! His eating was great for me too, as it relieves so much of the (sometimes painful) pressure that builds up in my breasts!
Later today James pointed out that Ron's cheeks look chubby! He was holding and talking to the the baby, who was making adorable baby noises! Whilst I had this free minute, I folded some nappies in the bedroom. Suddenly I hear James say "Ron, your cheeks look so adorably chubby!". I came back into the room and had to agree, Ron indeed was a chubby cheeked baby! James continued on, telling Ron that "this is because your mummy gives you plenty of good tasty milk - she is a scrummy mummy!".
This made me laugh and I was very happy! Ron is eating well and is obviously putting on weight! I didn't see the gradual changes until James pointed this out and now I cannot unsee just how chubby cheeked Ronnie is! I wonder if the health visitor will weigh him tomorrow - I hope so, would be great to see how much he had grown!