I feel like so much has happened in this past month, it’s so exciting but also a little overwhelming at how I know longer have a new born baby that I can cradle in my arms. My baby girl now wants to sit up and explore her surroundings. She isn’t crawling yet and she can’t actually sit up on her own, but she is very strong. According to my health visitor she has amazing back muscles-Tummy time seems to have paid off! She had also discovered how to use her hands to grab, she can now take her dummy out of her mouth and throw it across the room-Fun!!! Of course the hair pulling is in action. I feel more sorry for my sister though, who has just got her hair braided, and is probably now regretting it because she loves to pull on those.
I can’t remember if I said but she had cradle cap last month which we got rid of by putting Vaseline in her hair so that it would loosen and fall out. It worked. However she lost a lot of her hair in the process so my baby girl now has patches of hair missing from her head! It has already started to grow back-thank goodness, as my boyfriend was suggesting we shave her bold for the time being! I am still enjoying my breastfeeding experience, so much so that I feel sad that from next month she will be starting solids. I love being able to give her the natural experience of feeding from my breasts, and as silly as this my sound it makes me feel good about myself. That my body is able to provide the nutrients that another human needs to survive. It amazes me. I am so grateful that I was able to breastfeed, because I know not everyone is able to. Those that can’t or choose not to probably have other special ways to bond with their baby, and they are still amazing mamas of course. But I am grateful that my breastfeeding journey has been such a positive one. Her teething troubles seem to be becoming more of a problem now she has the lungs to make herself heard. She has no problem letting me know that her gums are hurting, which means my days are a lot more tiring now that I need to provide endless distraction techniques. She isn’t one to cry, in fact the only time I actually hear her properly crying is when she gets her injections from the doctor but she is definitely a winger. She probably gets that from me because I’m always winging to her daddy to pick his dirty laundry up from the bedroom floor! The key is to try to get her to nap for at least an hour midday so that she doesn’t become over tired. Morning times are my favourite, I’ll wake up to her chatting away to herself and then go over to her cot to see her smiley face looking up at me. We have cuddles every morning in my bed, once daddy goes to work, and I absolutely cherish those moments. I spend a few minutes just staring at her lying next to me, feeling like the luckiest mummy in the world.
I took her to her first swimming lesson last week. We go to the Water babies classes, which includes singing super cheesy song to your baby but great fun for them. The classes are expensive, but it was a gift from my Mum, and I actually think they are worth it. She loves bath time so I knew she would enjoy it, but little did I know she was gonna be star swimmer! She was loving life in the water, kicking away and going under. For the first time I felt like one of those annoying boasting mothers, because I felt the needs to tell everyone how well she had done in the pool. I am honestly not one of those people, but I couldn’t help but feel proud of my baby girl.
I have had a super positive month, continuing with my passion for blogging, enjoying my uni classes and going to the gym twice a week. I felt soooo unfit, the first day back at the gym I literally felt like I had jelly legs. I am starting to build my strength back up, and tone my body now, so I am feeling good about myself. Also major exciting news (if you don’t already know)…I have started my YouTube channel!!! I aim to post videos every Friday, showing what I get up to as a young mummy. I absolutely love creating the videos and editing them, so I will definitely be creating lots of content to put up, which hopefully you enjoy. If you haven’t already go watch and subscribe!!