Thursday, 28 June 2012

You make me smile - Week 2

Again I am joining in the fab linky from The Mummy Adventure. Go on over to read about what people are smiling about this week and join in! 


Making me smile this week...


A silly thing first. I updated my iPhone this week. And it is very cool to have the extra features from the new update, I am falling in love with it all over again, I even started using my pink bunny case again. I know I am very cool, lol! Can you believe I've had it a year and a half and only just updated it. Naughty me!! 





Paige became a cousin this week, me an auntie and Mark an uncle. Any new baby in a family is very exciting but it does make me a little sad because we won't get to see the new baby all that often as she lives 220 miles away. But there will be a lot of video calling happening so we can all keep up to date with each other :D 

We had our last visit from the health visitor. It's so nice to hear that Paige is growing well and right on track. Makes me feel like I am doing something right which makes me happy :D Here is a picture of my grumpy little chunk. 



Thanks for reading,


Nicola xx









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Update 25/06/12

So me and Paige had our last health visitor appointment. Everything is perfect and Paige is doing very well. She now weighs 11lb 5oz which is in the 91st percentile for her age. The little chunk!! Paige was actually born in the 91st percentile so is doing perfectly well and is right on track. I do find it very strange that she is so big as me and Mark aren't the biggest the people, especially me at 5'4. Would you believe that in my family I am the tallest women?! Maybe Paige will be taller, I hope so. I hate been so small.


Next week we have mine and Paige's 6 weeks doctors appointment so I will update you more on them next week :D I am very interested about my appointment as i'd love to know how I am healing and want to make sure everything is ok and getting back to normal. 


On a little side note Paige became a big cousin today, I became an auntie and Mark became an uncle to a beautiful little girl called Izabella, weighing 6lb 8oz. How strange that Paige weighed 8lb 6oz at birth and her cousin weighs 6lb 8oz?! It's quite nice that they are so close in age. Does your little one have a family member so close in age?


Thanks for reading,


Nicola xx

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

You make me smile - Week 1

I loved this idea right from the moment I saw it I knew I had to join. I love the idea of picking three things from your week that made you smile. It's such a positive way of looking at things. 


So here are my top three things that made me smile this week.


First is Paige wearing a flower headband. Might seem silly but when we found out she was a girl I went and got a few of these headbands because I think they look so cute. So when she was a couple weeks old I tried to put one on her and she really didn't like it, she even pulled it off! This week was the first time that she hasn't tried to pull it off and actually let me take some cute pictures :D




Second is the sunny weather. I feel so much happier when the sun is out. It gives me a spring in my step. Me and Paige took advantage and went to the park. It was lovely to just sit on a bench with her watching the world pass us by and everyone knows that when the sun is out you need to wear your sunglasses!!






Last but not least was fathers day. It was Mark's first fathers day. Paige got him a mug and some socks, just what every dad needs!! He loved them both and the day was topped off with a lovely walk and some father daughter bonding time. I can watch them two together for hours.






If you want to join in head on over to The Mummy Adventure and link yourself up!! 


Thanks for reading,


Nicola xx




You make me smile

My daughter find me boring!


Paige clearly find me very boring!!

Thanks for reading,

Nicola xx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Pretty as a flower!



Thanks for reading,

Nicola xx

4 week update!! 14/06/12

I can't believe my little baby is already 4 weeks old! In one way it feels like I only gave birth to her yesterday but on the other hand it also feels like she has been part of our life forever.

Paige


Paige now weighs 10lb 2oz! She is such a little chunk. She has grown so much during the last two weeks and has got so strong. She now loves to lift her head up and is actually pretty good. She is also discovering her hands and loves to put them in her mouth. Right from birth she has always been very talkative and these days we can't shut her up... she even makes the cutest little noises while she sleeps. She truly is a water baby and loves bath time and even falls asleep while she is in the bath... far too much like her daddy! She continues to be a good sleeper and eater. She wakes up around every 3 hours during the night. She hardly ever cries and just seems like a very happy and content baby. I feel very lucky to have such an easy going baby.






Me


I am feeling good. I mostly feel like myself until I look in a mirror but I know that will come with time. I have no idea what I weigh but I plan to weigh myself when Paige is 6 weeks old and take it from there. I am still healing and my tear will take another few weeks until it is completely healed but it is healing well so far. I am finding the night feeds hard but get more used to them each night. I love been a mummy so much and can't imagine my life without her. Mark says i'm a natural mum and that Paige defiantly knows who her mum is as she is most content when I hold her. He finds this both the cutest thing and the most annoying as he wishes he spent as much time with her as I do.


Overall this has been the most amazing four weeks of my life and I can't wait for the next four!!


Thanks for reading,


Nicola xx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Life of Millie!!

Guard cat!!


Millie is so good with Paige and loves to sit and protect her :D

Thanks for reading,

Nicola xx

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Going solo :D

So after Mark's two weeks off work for paternity leave I was flying solo. I was so scared about looking after Paige on my own but I knew that I had to get used too it as I was now a stay at home mummy. 


What if I couldn't soothe her or did something wrong? A million things ran through my head.


I am very pleased to report that all went well. I am very lucky that she is quite an easy going baby. We mostly have good days although we did have a bad day a couple days back. I was super tired and Paige was so unsettled and wouldn't nap at all but we got through it.


I am really loving staying at home with her and feel very lucky that we are able for me to do so. I have always wanted to be a stay at home mummy and now I feel like my dreams have come true and I am loving every minute.


Tomorrow is a big day... I'm taking Paige into town by myself. This involves travelling on a bus as I don't drive. It's only the second time she has been into town and on a bus. I am hoping things go as smoothly as the first time as I don't end up been one of those parents on the bus with the screaming child. Wish me luck!!


What was your first trip with your child like? Any tips?


Thanks for reading,


Nicola xx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Music too my ears!!

Paige is now 16 days old and we finally got discharged from the midwife. She now weighs 9lb 1oz and is doing so well. 


The midwife also checked my tear again because I had a reaction to the tablets the doctors gave me I needed to be checked again to see if the infection was still there and if it was the doctor could then give me some different tablets. Turns out I didn't have an infection at all!! I got tests results back from the hospital and they were all clear. The midwife said that I am healing well and won't need restitching! This was music too my ears and I am so thankful that things are healing well and I don't need restitching. I'm not sure I could deal with that pain again. I just hope that things continue the same way and it heals completely. 


Apart from the sleepiness we are doing very well!!


Thanks for reading,


Nicola xx

Sunday, 3 June 2012

2 week update!! 31/05/12

Paige


Paige's cord mostly fell off at 8 days old and now at 2 weeks old is completely off. We have saved it and hopefully it will dry out even more and we can put it in her baby book. She is still doing very well and continues to be a good feeder and sleeper. She still goes around 3 hours between feeds during the night but does have the odd night when she will wake up every hour/hour and a half! 


2 weeks old


Me


I am doing ok. Still on tablets for my infection and hopefully that is clearing up nicely. I'm not in as much pain anymore and just get the odd aches if i'm walking or standing for a long time. The main thing this week is the tiredness... I love my sleep so I am finding it hard coping on broken sleep but i'm doing ok. I think it will be much better when we get into a proper routine and things settle down, after all Paige is still only 2 weeks old. My stretch marks seem to have good and bad days as does my belly. I'm not too bothered at this stage as to be honest I just want to enjoy Paige while she is little and have my stitches (or lack of stitches) sorted out. 


1 week after birth & 2 weeks after birth


These first two weeks have being amazing and I truly feel blessed. Mark is such a fantastic daddy and helps out wherever he can. These two weeks off work he has had on paternity leave have brought us closer together and we now feel like a family. We love Paige so much and feel like the luckiest people in the world.


Thanks for reading,


Nicola xx



Friday, 1 June 2012

Update 28/05/12


So we had another midwife visit today and Paige got weighed again and now at 11days old she is 3oz above her birth weight so weighs 8lb 9oz the little chunk!! 


The midwife also asked if I wanted my stitches checking. I agreed and I'm so glad I did!! They have completely come apart and I have what looks like the beginning of an infection. Just when I thought I was healing and the pain was getting better I find out I'm not doing so well. I'm now on tablets for the infection and when that is gone they will look at me again and possibly restitch me, I have a 2nd degree tear. I must admit when the midwife left I took a little look myself and to be honest I can see the "hole" which isn't meant to be there but I don't think it looks that bad. Obviously I want it fixed but the thought of having that pain again is horrible. I know it will be worth it to have everything sorted out but the first lot of stitches hurt so much!!


I guess all I can do for now is wait for this infection to go and see what they say about restitching. 


I feel like I've taken 5 steps forward and another 10 back!! 


Has anyone had any experience with being restitched? 


Thanks for reading,


Nicola xx
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