Hi ladies! I've been away for a week since my mom was here so I just don't have the time to do personals, but I will say congrats to Sarah and Christine on being soon-to-be aunties! How exciting! Elena sadly will have NO cousins at all near her age - DH's sister had kids really young (first when she was 16 and second when she was 17) and they are 19 and 20 now - yikes! Unfortunately both DH's brother nor my sister have any kids nor will either of them ever plan to have kids. Long story! One of my cousins across the country had a baby boy just a month and a half before Elena was born so that's the closest thing she will have as a blood relative in age but, as I said,
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I wrote these last night, but forgot to post them, so sorry if I missed anyone or if my info is outdated!
Elyse- Hooray for William starting on solids!
Don't worry DH and I think the same... she also believes that because the birth and the world are such a huge adjustment it would make sense for babies to cry constantly the first year...
My favorite thing though is that he will sometimes sleep in the wrap or stroller but that requires me to be active- no napping when he naps! Yesterday I almost passed out due to exhaustion on our walk but hey at this point it is only 9 1/2 more weeks till we hit the magical 12 week mark LOL.
One thing that bothers me is that we both miss out on the fun cuddly newborn stage where he sleeps a lot. I would have loved to have that instead of watching my baby scream with discomfort all the time:(
Suzie, how is Greyson doing? You wrote such a long post with personals that you didn't get to update on yourself :-)
Kelly, I'm sorry to hear that your Mum's visit wasn't quite the break you'd hoped for...
Ash, I sometimes feel that I completely missed out on enjoying the newborn stage - we had so many problems that by the time I could enjoy it, Teddy was 2 months old... but maybe that's just what the newborn phase is like?!
AFM, we finally got the appointment with the paediatrician - for 2 JUNE (!). Well, maybe that's quick by NHS standards, it certainly isn't by mine! So I guess I'll just have to try my best with him in the meantime. One thing that's new is that Teddy now likes Marmite sandwiches. Whilst I'm happy that he will eat those, it's also a bit of a bummer as there's next to no nutritional value to them :-(
In happier news, Teddy had his first kiss yesterday! He still likes to hug his friends and show his affection by patting their heads or holding their hands, but yesterday he brought that to a new level... we were visiting a friend and her 10 months old daughter who has just learned to pull up to standing. So while Ella was proudly standing up, Teddy came up to her and gave her a proper little kiss on the mouth! It was so sweet :-)Lots of people comment on how "advanced" he is just because he happened to develop his motor skills early, but personally I am much more impressed by these social skills. It just shows his gentle, caring nature so clearly and I just feel lucky to have such a loving little boy :-)