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.She’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.
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.
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!
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!