Friday, 30 May 2014

6 Weeks...

We're only a day late!!

This week has been a lot of fun…I feel like we're finding our groove.  Its also been filled with lots of good news for close friends…new babies, engagements and pregnancies.  So exciting!

This week has been filled with so many smiles, they are such genuine smiles that can light up a room and make every hour of missed sleep worth it.

We're slowly getting Max's reflux under control, he is currently on infant gaviscon which we are giving him six times a day in the middle of feeds.  It's a bit of a pain to administer, but once we ditched the syringe and swapped to a dropper we're doing much better…although Max is not impressed by his meal being interrupted half way through!  We've also been prescribed ranitidine which we are going to start him on this weekend.

Last weekend was a bank holiday weekend and all of my siblings came to see us at one point or another…on Saturday we headed into Fulham with my brother and sister-in-law where we tried out a sushi place Mr O had found.  Having not had sushi for about 10 months I found myself really craving it last week and the tiny Don2 tucked around the back of Fulham Broadway certainly fit the bill.

Sunday morning started with cuddles for Max from my sister before we were 'kicked' out of the flat by Mr O so that he could give it a really good clean.  There are worse things to be banished for!  So we took advantage of the gorgeous weather and went for a walk and then headed to the park.

On our walk I was really taken by this gate, I'm not sure what it is about it…the colour, the weathered look or the contrast with the sky, but something about it made me stop and smile.  One day when I have a house I would like my side gate to be mint green and I hope it will make me stop and smile everyday…

With a smile on our faces and we headed back to our lovely spotless flat (Thanks Mr O) just in time for my other brother to head over for dinner.

We had planned a picnic in Virginia Water on Monday, but the rain had other ideas so we quickly changed the plans to a wet walk followed by dinner at The Wheatsheaf Pub next door.

I don't think any of us had realised just quite how hard it was raining!

I mentioned in my last post that I feel like we are slowly getting ourselves into a little routine, we've ben building on that this week.  Max is still going for about 3 hours between feeds and this week we have added in a regular bath time to try and start a bedtime routine.  Mr O baths Max at 7 when he gets in from work, while I cook dinner and attempt to tidy away the debris of the day.  After his bath Max falls asleep in his bouncer until his next feed at around 9ish.  After this I tend to head to bed while Mr O and Max hang out.

At first Max wasn't too sure about the bath, but he seems to really enjoy it now…although he is not a fan of getting out, he hates the cold, so we need to wrap him up in a towel quick!

One major achievement this week was getting Max to sleep in his crib!  He is still not managing the whole night in there, but he is going down in there and goes back in there after his first feed of the night, but we are still struggling to get him to settle after his second feed.  I think this may have something to do with his reflux…fingers crossed we'll see some improvement when we start the ratinidine.

Enough with all the pictures Mum!!

We love you more and more everyday Max ...

4 & 5 Weeks...

Gosh, I am really behind and time is flying by…I kinda want to press pause and make sure that I am savouring every second and not getting swept up in the day to day.

Its been a tough few weeks here, Max has been diagnosed with reflux which has thrown our little family unit through a loop.  We're giving him infant gaviscon 6 times a day and it does seem to be helping a bit…fingers crossed we keep seeing improvements as it is heartbreaking seeing the little man in so much pain.

On a more positive note weeks 4 and 5 have been great fun...

Despite a worry over Max's weight due to the reflux he is gaining nicely and is now at 4.5kg (9lb 14oz) We've been incredibly lucky that he's a great feeder and with the help of the Baby Feed app we're starting to notice a pattern to his feeds.  He's currently feeding every three hours like clockwork.  I thought we were a bit all over the place, but seeing it in black and white showed there was a pattern…hooray!

The little man's hair is getting lighter and his eyelashes darker and longer…man, am I jealous of those eyelashes!

Max rewarded us for all our sleepless nights with a gorgeous smile on Sunday (18th May) and miraculously I managed to catch it on camera…

…how gorgeous!!

We love you more and more everyday Max...

Monday, 12 May 2014

3 Weeks

3 weeks today and I think he is getting even more gorgeous!

Mr O went back to work this week so Max and I have been flying solo, its exhausting, but I feel like we are slowly finding our groove.  Max has had a lot of wind this past week which makes him pretty uncomfortable, it breaks my heart to see him in pain.  We've started him on infacol which seems to be helping a bit, fingers crossed it will keep getting better.

Its been another busy week with 30th Birthday celebrations for my brother and Max's first bath!

Its was lovely to have the whole family together this weekend and Max did amazingly well being passed around as everyone wanted a hold.  His outfit for lunch on Sunday was a particular hit (you can buy similar here)…I on the other hand need to reconnect with my 

We love you more and more everyday Max…

Thursday, 8 May 2014

2 Weeks...

Just a week behind on this one!  Time really does fly when you are having fun!

Week 2 was a pretty busy week for us with lots of visitors and trips out and about.  Max had his final midwife appointment this week and he is doing so well in the weight department the midwife couldn't quite believe how much weight he had put on and weighed him twice to double check!

We also headed down to the Register Office to register Max…he's now an official person!

Max is such a good baby, he only ever cries if we don't read his signs quickly enough when he is hungry or needing a change.  He loves to sleep with his hands up by his head and when he's being cuddled he really snuggles down so much so that I can see exactly how he was before he made his appearance in the big wide world.

We love you more and more everyday Max…


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