11 May 2015

Little 3- the first 2 months

As I write this I can not believe my baby is almost 2 months old, time seems to have passed in some kind of sleep deprived blur. He seems all grown up all of a sudden and is definitely not tiny anymore having weighed in at 11lb 4oz last week. I saw a new newborn (I can still count Little 3 as a newborn can't I, just for a little bit longer?) the other day and in comparison Little 3 looked massive, it made me feel quite broody again (what on earth, must be sleep deprivation, that or hormones, I'm still recovering from this one!). 

I have to be honest and say although they seem to have passed by in a whirlwind when I look back these past 2 months have been rather hard. The first week after Little 3's birth was spent in hospital with him having treatment for a chest infection (If you missed it that post is here). He would leave me well fed and sleepy to go down to the special care unit every 12 hours for his IV antibiotics and come back to me starving, sobbing and having had yet more blood tests or checks on his dodgy heart (I wasn't allowed to go with him incase you were wondering) which was hard emotionally. 

I missed my family terribly as although Daddy visited every day, it wasn't for long as Little 2 got bored and with Little 1 being at school I didn't see her for 4 days as she found it a bit much after school but I rang her a lot instead. When we did finally get home I was exhausted, you don't get much sleep in a 4 bed ward full of newborns and when they keep waking your baby up to check his temperature! Daddy returned to work 2 days later and I jumped right into the school run with 3 children.


The Easter holidays swiftly followed and with 3 children at home, one of whom wanted feeding roughly every 20 minutes, it was a bit loud and crazy at times, we also had a lot of visitors too but thankfully Daddy had taken the second week off to help me out which allowed me to catch up a bit on sleep and most definitely saved my sanity.

Early morning cuddles in bed
Once he reached a few weeks old we began to learn Little 3's ways, he loves comfort and cuddles and walking around in our arms, he does not like being hungry, dirty or his bouncy chair, he also would only sleep on me and wake the second he was put down no matter how asleep he seemed! With 2 other children who need attention and meals to prepare I was surprised to learn what I could actually do one handed but peeling potatoes isn't one of them! Little 3 often just had to wait a few minutes at times and so there was a great deal of crying in the early days when it was just me at home. 

At a few weeks old he began to be sick and scream after feeds (look out for the post- what's the matter, baby?) which we thought was reflux thus explaining his dislike of lying down and why he was constantly waking crying at night, it is a bit better now but nights are still hit and miss if he is uncomfortable or sick a lot.

Tummy time at 5 weeks

At 6 weeks old Little 3 suddenly 'woke up' and began to show us his real self, awake more in the day now, his beautiful smile lights up his face and he was beginning to talk to us and settle a bit better. He now enjoys spending a few minutes in his cot batting and chatting to his toys and lying on his tummy. Little 3 is such a scrummy little boy who adores and is adored by his big sisters, he saves his best smiles and gurgles for them especially Little 1.


The early days were hard for me with the demands of a newborn, two other children and school/playgroup runs etc and a lot of sick covered washing but we got through it as a family, and the help of others to hold the baby for a bit!, things are slowly getting better and I am looking forwards to sunny weather, enjoying my scrummy new son and gorgeous girls as a new family of 5. 


6 weeks old, all 3 awake and happy!

6 comments:

  1. Ah hon those early weeks are tough but while they feel like they last forever at the time, they also seem to go quite quickly don't they? Sounds like you are doing so well with 3 of them though and I am really glad things are on the up. Huge hugs but yes what were you thinking getting broody over another baby? Really?? Lol! Thanks for linking with #MaternityMondays

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  2. I think I blocked out the early days with the other two, I don’t remember much of it at all apart from Little 1 screaming a lot with colic, that or the lack of sleep fuddled my memory!

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  3. Seeking Adventure13 May 2015 at 21:52

    The first three months are the hardest, well they were for me. Your boy is a great big size, I bet he doesn't feel like a newborn at all. The time really does fly, keep taking all the lovely snaps of your family as they grow x

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  4. He is growing fast but still little! we’ll definitely keep taking pictures of our little ones.

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  5. Just beautiful. Those first few months really do go by in a blur. I love that stage but it just doesn't last long enough xxx

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  6. It was over very fast but it was a tricky time so I don’t miss it too much, if he could stay this size for a while that would be lovely.

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