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Darcey’s 1 month old

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Where has the last month disappeared too? I spent my whole pregnancy counting down to meeting my baby and at times it seemed to go so slowly, now she’s here time is racing by. I was really worried that I wouldn’t remember how to look after a baby now the boys are 7 & 8, but it appears being a mum is like riding a bike and all the knowledge came flooding back.IMG_8073She’s settled in so well to our family and the boys absolutely adore her. Ben tells me ‘I love her so much I can’t tell her how much’, that’s so cute, although I wonder whether he’ll feel the same way when she’s toddling after him! The argue over who can kiss and cuddle her first.

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She looks just like Will even down to the same long fingers, I can’t wait to see what kind of personality she develops as she grows up. But I don’t want that to happen too quickly I’m savouring every moment of her being small as in a blink of an eye she’ll be as big as her brothers.IMG_8072

We’ve had a few issues over the first month like getting her to sleep. She wasn’t very well for the first week and would not go down in the beautiful new moses basket that I had bought her. Luckily my sister gave me a sleepyhead she used with my nephew and this proved a life saver for us. Whatever works to get her to sleep somewhere other than me!

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We have absolutely no routine going as yet and I am completely making it up as I go along. Sometimes we have good days and nights and then she has a little growth spurt or a snotty nose and we have a difficult day or so. Maybe this is the best way though? I’m far more relaxed about being a new mum this time round, the other 2 are still alive so I must be doing something right.

With the boys I was petrified about making a mistake and not knowing what I was doing. I read the Gina Ford books and at the time I really needed to get the boys into a routine to give me some control over life. This time round I’m really laid back and just going with the flow, we feed when we need to and I’m now taking the approach of at the moment my only job is to be a mummy. This means housework and blogging may get a bit sporadic, well the housework more so than anything else!

 

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32 Comments

  • Reply Silly Mummy

    Aww she’s so cute & so much hair! Lovely pictures of the boys with her! #twinklytuesday

    February 23, 2016 at 10:50 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks, her brothers were also born with the same crazy hair. Maybe that accounts for the indigestion I had whilst pregnant! x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Robyn

    Beautiful photos – that really is uncanny how much Darcey looks like her big brother! So sweet to see how much your boys love the new baby as well. Congratulations on getting through the first month, I love the approach you’ve taken with being more relaxed about routine and other aspects of your daily life 🙂

    February 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Robyn, it’s much easier being relaxed this time. With my first I was all Gina Ford and I think that added to the stress of being a new mum x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply squishedblueberries

    She is absolutely gorgeous. She is a very lucky little girl to have such awesome big brothers! I keep meaning to try a sleepyhead or similar, I’ve heard good things.

    February 23, 2016 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks, her big brothers adore her. Definitely try a Sleepyhead, I didn’t think it would work until I tried it. x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm
  • Reply mumzilla

    What a squidge! Broooooody!! #twinklytuesday

    February 23, 2016 at 11:23 am
    • Reply Lisa

      thanks xx

      February 26, 2016 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply youthedaddy

    Such cute pics! And you’re right…they do look identical! Best of luck with month 2!! #TwinklyTuesday

    February 23, 2016 at 9:49 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks, month 2 is well underway now. Wish time would slow down.

      February 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply wendy

    Aww 1 month old already! She’s so cute and really does look like her big brother.l think it’s great you’re so relaxed and laid back this time around, a routine will form in its own time. Darcey is so adorable xx #TwinklyTuesday

    February 23, 2016 at 8:12 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Wendy x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Sarah Howe

    She’s so beautiful and so cute to see the boys with her. It’s nice to know you are so chilled as fills me with confidence for a second! Hope you get some sleep 🙂 xx #twinklytuesday

    February 23, 2016 at 7:53 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Sarah, I think most mums are more chilled out with their second kids. Especially when the oldest is constantly poking and prodding your lovely newborn you have to relax. x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply mackenzieglanville

    oh I agree let the housework go, no one will remember if the beds weren’t made or even if it was toast for dinner. Enjoy your baby and don’t stress if routines. She is gorgeous, I love seeing your boys with her! #twinklytuesday

    February 23, 2016 at 6:23 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks, I’m certainly using this as an excuse not to care about the housework! I agree routine will come when she’s ready x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply lifewithpinkprincesses

    Oh gosh!! She’s so cute!! Happy 1 months birthday.

    February 16, 2016 at 7:35 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks hun x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Williams

    Awww so adorable and tiny. My youngest is 6 months old now and I forget how little he was not so long ago, time goes way too quckly!

    February 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks, the time is flying by she’s already out of the first size clothes x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Alex lambandbear

    Ahhh she’s so adorable and very similar to her brother! I can’t wait to meet baby number 2 and see if he looks like Lamb. I still can’t imagine having another baby! I don’t think there’s nay need to be in a routine yet, we certainly didn’t have one this early with lamb xx

    February 14, 2016 at 5:06 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Alex your little one will be here before you know it. My boys are the complete opposite of each other, funny how they can be so different. x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Alexandra | I'm Every Mum

    This is so lovely. Beautiful to see how Darcey is doing. These photographs are stunning. My brother’s partner is expecting at any time and I can’t wait to hold a teeny baby all over again. xxx

    February 14, 2016 at 9:26 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Alexandra hope you get to have lots of cuddles with your new niece or nephew very soon x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Kizzy Bass

    What a cutie. I wanted to call our daughter Darcy but got out voted. Time flies by very quickly when you have other children too.

    February 14, 2016 at 8:10 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Kizzy, we had to have a vote on the name but I wanted to pick something my hubby liked.

      February 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Lorraine

    Cant believe how similar both as babies look. That’s super sweet, her name is beauty and really suits her. Crazy to think my daughter was this small and now a big 19 months. Ahhh emotional x

    February 14, 2016 at 12:19 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Tanks Lorraine, it’s spooky how similar they look. I wasn’t expecting that. x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply joannavictoria

    Aww she is so cute and dinky. You forget how small they are at this age. With Blake I was like u and petrified of making a mistake now I’m more relaxed into parenting I’m hoping if I have any more children I’ll be a bit more relaxed.

    February 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Joanna I hoping to remember every second of this stage before she gets any bigger x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    She is absolutely adorable! It goes so fast doesn’t it, I would give anything to have newborn snuggles with E again x

    February 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Stephanie, she is growing up far too quickly for my liking x

      February 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm

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