Baby J is two months old. He now weighs 12lb 4.5oz and is 60cm long.
J is very tall like his brother! I am very short so I’m hoping that my boys have got the tall genes that my own little (big) brother got! J has quickly outgrew his newborn clothes and he has even outgrown some of his 0-3 month outfits. I’d knitted a little hat when I was pregnant but his head is already too big for it. It’s kind of sad how quickly they grow.
My beautiful boy showed us his gorgeous smile for the first time this month. My heart totally melted. Of course, the first time I wasn’t sure if it was a real smile or not, “was it just wind?” But he did it a few more times and it was always in response to us playing with him, so that’s when we counted it as a genuine first smile :)
The initial flurry of visitors has calmed down now, meaning that normality has resumed. We had Little N’s second birthday earlier this month. I knew we would be really busy what with having a new baby, so I decided not to have a party for him this year. Instead we spent the day as a family and took him to soft play, for lunch and then for ice-cream.
I’m enjoying getting out and about with both of my boys but I get a little stressed with the logistics. I tried a Phil & Ted’s double buggy but it was an older style one and I just found it too heavy. I’ve tried looking online at other double pushchairs but it is a total minefield, there are so many! So, for now, I am sticking with my Quinny Buzz and I am borrowing a Lascal Maxi buggy board from my friend to see how my toddler gets on with it before getting one ourselves.
I have also been using my slings A LOT – the one in the photo above is a Kokadi Noah im wunderland woven wrap – so that I have my hands free to play with and help N. I also have a ringsling, some longer wraps and a soft structured carrier. The weather is not too bad at the moment so we have been walking to the park or to toddler groups close to home and the slings are great for this, especially as J pretty much sleeps the whole time he’s being carried.
J had his first set of jabs last week and I am pleased to say that I didn’t cry like I did with N’s first jabs! J was very brave, just a little cry then he fell back to sleep again.
I’m really happy to say that breastfeeding is still going well. We’ve just gotten over a bit of a growth spurt so I’ve feeling pretty tired from the night feeds, I keep reminding myself that it’s not forever though. I’m part of a Facebook group of mums who were all due around the same time as me so I take comfort in their support when I’m struggling at night.
Speaking of breastfeeding, I have started training to become a breastfeeding peer supporter, so that I can help other mums who might need a little support. I had a lot of help with feeding N so I know only too well how important the right support can be. I do wonder if I am crazy taking on a training course while I have such a young baby, and a toddler, but I’ve been waiting so long for an opportunity that I just can’t pass it up. Fingers crossed it will all go well and I won’t exhaust myself!
I’ve lost quite a bit of my pregnancy weight, over a stone has gone. But the weight loss has plateaued and I still have so much more to lose. For now I’m not getting too stressed about it, I’ll just hang on to the maternity jeans for a little while longer!
Missed an update? Catch up with Baby J’s One Month update, and read my birth stories here: The Emergency C-Section and The VBAC