Jack’s been coming on leaps and bounds in the past month. If he isn’t crying for a feed, nappy change or because he’s tired, then he is always smiling, giggling and cooing.
He is desperately trying to crawl now – and is almost rolling over. Whenever we give him tummy time, he is trying to scuttle off which almost ends in him turning over but he can’t quite manage it just yet.
His cries and coos are definitely starting to develop a voice to them – rather than just sounding like a newborns’ cry, they’re starting to sound more boy-ish if that’s even possible!
He is sleeping through the night most of the time and is slowly starting to develop a routine, but we’re not quite there yet. He now weighs 11lb 7.5 oz – getting to be a proper chub round the face, but he’s SOOO long! Definitely going to be tall when he grows up.
I promised you an update on how Jack was doing each month, so here is his two-monthly update!
He’s smiling a lot more now, even trying to laugh. Although he is a little scared of his little chuckles _ each time he does one, he starts crying immediately afterwards! It’s so cute to watch.
He’s also starting to hold his head for quite a while now whereas before he could only manage a second at a time. We bought him a little playmat in Tesco today for him to have some ‘tummy time’, if he’s in a fab mood then he loves tummy time, but will scream if he’s not!
He’s definitely starting to find his voice, I’ve heard more coos, goos and gaas this past week than I have ever heard before. He seems to enjoy making noises, he seems to be trying to have a conversation with you most of the time.
Unfortunately he’s having his injections on Monday – something I’m really dreading as both Steve and I dislike needles with a passion! I’ve been told to make sure I have Calpol to hand in case he develops a fever after them, and to give him lots of cuddles once they’re all done, which of course I will do!
I can’t believe two months have gone already – it seems like yesterday that I was posting my pregnancy updates, and now here he is, two months of age!
I can’t wait to see what he’s doing in a months time!
Being a mummy is far from easy. The late nights, the early mornings, the growth spurts and constant feeding, the screams,the cries,the really bad nappies.
But it is so worth it. For the smiles, the giggles,the laughs, the opportunity to make so many memories with this gorgeous little bundle that you can call your own.
I never realised just how tough motherhood was going to be, and I definitely have a profound respect for women like Emma Louise who are bringing up their beautiful children single handedly.
But I wouldn’t change it for the world and I’m enjoying every second – I don’t know how I’m going to cope when I finish my maternity leave and have to go back to work. If I could possibly afford to be a stay at home mum, I’d love to, I just don’t think it’ll be possible.
I would never have thought I’d have had a baby by the time I was 22, but things happen for a reason and I’m so glad it has.
A short but sweet post today, seeing as I really should be packing for the big move over the next couple of days.
A few of you have been asking how Jack has been getting on, and the answer is pretty great. He lost some weight after birth (perfectly normal in newborn babies) but the past few weeks has been progressing at an astounding rate, putting on 6 1/2 ounces last week!
There are certain milestones to watch out for, and I am happy to report that he has already smiled for us! He is incredibly advanced for his age, and trying to fly before he can walk, so to speak.
We’re anxiously waiting to see what milestone he hits next, but I’m dreading his immunisations – I don’t want to see him in pain from all the injections!
Have you got a child? How were they at one month of age?