Posted: 06/07/2011 at 13:46
Just popping on while my gorgeous little man sleeps beside me in his moses basket. We spent all of the day in bed as I have managed to slip a disc in my back again like I did this time last year if you remember. I managed an entire pregnancy without much back ache and voila...Archie is 9 weeks old and I am in agony. The irony is that my lovely sister who has been here since Archie was a week old left for the airport last night TWO HOURS after a did my back in. Talk about Murphy's Law. The lady who does some ironing for me turned up today and found me in bed. I hadn't had anything to eat or drink since this morning and I started crying. She was adorable and got me something to eat and made up some of Archie's bottles. She offered to come back everyday to help me without pay. There are some truely lovely people out there. OH is gone to work everyday at the moment at 7am which is why I am struggling at bit on my own. It's 9pm and he's not home yet. He has a big hearing this weekend so is flat out but I'm praying things will calm down next week. He is exhausted and last night he had to do all the feeds because I couldn't lift little man. I usually do most of the night feeds BOB but sometimes I have literally not enough energy to feed A so I have to ask him to do it. I find the mornings most difficult. I can't keep my eyes open sometimes. It's like Chinese torture because little man is wide awake. Overall I am so lucky though. Archie is a very good little boy and a good sleeper. He goes down around 7pm and usually wakes at 11pm, 2am and 6am or sometimes only at 1am and 6am. I'm sorry that you are having a hard time Bob. Have you had a good day today?
I think all babies are so different Bob but Archie started being interested in his mat about two weeks ago. He hated his chair until about 3 weeks ago but now he sits and watches everything. He didn't smile until he was 7 weeks old but now he has loads of gummy grins at certain times of the day and has a little chat to me when I talk to him. I love when he tries to copy my sounds with his mouth. It really is such a learning curve. I know now when chews his fists that he is usually tired and not hungry and that if I hold his hands to his chest when he won't settle he falls asleep in two seconds flat. It's really funny to see.
I think we held Archie a lot when he was very small Bob mainly because he hated his chair. I get out quite a bit with him to the malls, coffee shops etc. so he spends a fair bit of time in his pram staring at people and lights!!! Poor lad has been subjected to shopping in sales with my sis and myself on a few occasions.
Laura...I'm so glad that things are going well. Isn't it crazy how long we can just sit and watch them sleeping without getting tired of doing so. I have brought myself to tears just thinking about how lucky I am to have created such a beautiful little boy. I am so in love. The heat is ferocious here and I was scared to death in the beginning that he would overheat. I need to turn the a/c on in the car 10 mins before I go anywhere. I can't take Archie outside at all until October but I'm going back to the UK/Ireland in August and I can't wait. I wouldn't even mind if it rained. OH is coming for 2 weeks and I am staying on for an extra three weeks. It will be hard for us and him not seeing each other for so long but at least I can take Archie out for fresh air and walks back home and there are always plenty of hands to help when I'm tired. I hope your birth experience becomes less traumatic with time. I'm sure Amber is a real cutie!
Bob...any word on Holland's hearing? I do think of you both lots even if I don't always get the chance to pop on.
Jay...how are you and little Megan? Her pictures on FB are gorgeous. She must be getting more and more alert everyday!
Shirls...I catch your updates on FB...looks like you are in a good place!!! I am so jealous of your girlie weekends.