So my tiny little new born is now a 10 and a half month old. He’s the best little creation I have ever set my eyes upon. I seriously cannot believe that he grew in my belly. Its seems so long ago that I was pregnant yet it also seems like just yesterday that my husband and I were so deliriously excited to be bringing him home for the first time ever. It was nearly one year ago and it really does feel like it just happened. People kept saying to me that I should “savour every moment because it all goes so quick and they grow up so fast”, that was a repeat offender comment that came out constantly when I was pregnant, but turns out it is completely true. It seems like in the blink of a eye we have gone from tiny weeny new born to crawling around, standing up against everything, little pushy crazy infant who has his little tiny sweaty hands in and on everything he can touch.
I’m looking at his little adorable chubby body snuggled up asleep in my bed as I type this. I have the baby monitor set up in front of my keyboard so i can keep a good eye on him. Not that I need to at night because when he wakes he just cries out for his mumma. He still sleeps in the bed with me. I haven’t even attempted to put him in the crib. I haven’t felt the need to and I really don’t want to (I can picture the eye rolls that I would be receiving by plenty of mummas right now), but we are all happy with him sleeping next to me. When he needs to cuddle or feed I just have to roll over and he’s in my arms. It works perfect for us. I could undoubtably be making a rod for my own back, but I am willing to deal with that when it arises. I’m sure he will transition over to his own bed when the time comes that he needs to. It will be a process but so is everything else. I am an Aries (so is bubba). Naturally I don’t like to make things too simple.
So we are less than two months out from his 1st birthday and I have no idea what we should get him. We’ve decided that we will have a small party. I think its a must. Especially since we are only having one baby. So we only get the one chance to do all these things! I have to start planning what, where and when now.
It’s amazing to watch your little baby grow up. The days all do seem to blend together for the first few months. As a stay at home mumma, its so all consuming. You literally spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with this little soul. And even more so if you co sleep like we do because they sleep with you too so you have that connection all through the night. You sense when they need you before they need you. Its an amazing bond. Its truly indescribable.
I’ve done two lots of clothes sort outs already since he was born. Thats my technical term for getting rid of the ones that are two small. So he is now in size 0 (occasionally will still fit a 00). He is getting so big! I really hate throwing out his clothes. I don’t really want a house full of baby clothes that will never be used again but I can’t help but stash away a few of each size, just the favourites, to keep as memories of just how tiny he was.
And he weighs what seems like a metric tonne but I know he is more like roughly 10kg. But that is massive when you have to carry it around for hours a day. Thank god I have a good chiropractor.
He had no teeth about 3 weeks ago… and now he has 4. He was so slow out the gates but it seems he has caught up with full Aries charge. He’s actually been really good considering. He does get shitty about the sore gums and ear aches but cuddles can normally soothe him. He did have one night when nothing worked. It was a sad sad evening around here. Thank goodness its only happened once. Not being able to help your baby is heartbreaking.
We are still on the purees. If I leave any significant lumps in his meals then I am promptly informed that he isn’t impressed. I still make all of his meals. I enjoy doing it. I just blend up whatever it is I’ve cooked for him in my nutribullet and off we go! I freeze meals in bubba size portions if I make enough to a few feeds. Its really easy if you have the time to plan, cook and prepare.
So time really does accelerate once you’ve had your baby. As they say “time flies when you’re having fun”. And it is the most fun I have ever had in my entire life. He is the best thing in the universe. You really do have to stop, breathe and take it in because your days are full, crazy, busy, exhausting and hectic. Pause once in a while, and just realise how lucky you are. There is nothing better in the world than being a parent.