Angela's follow on journal!
So im continuing on from my previous journal, here is the link to it:
Aaron is 2 weeks 2 days old
I cant believe my baby boy is already over 2 weeks old, time has flown! I have waited soooo long for this and now its already here i cant believe how quick it really has been after all.
He is such a lovely little baby, very contented and sleeps the majority of the time, he goes for about 4 hours before wanting a feed.
We had trouble to start with as he lost too much weight as he wasnt bf'ing properly. We had to give him a bottle of expressed milk and then top up with formula. He still hasnt got the hang of it so we are still doing both.
Expressing was a long winded chore with my original pump i had bought (only had occasional use in mind when i bought it!!) but since getting my double hosp grade one its been much much better.
He was born at 7lbs 13oz and he is back up to his birth weight now which im very relieved about. He looks so small though!! We even had to buy a load of new clothes as everything else (even newborn size) is waaayyy too big for him, we had to get tiny baby size.
He hates his baths in his little tub, and hates his nappy changes, absolutely cries and cries bless him! He loves a bath with me or daddy though!
Oh and i love it when he does his little startle reflex, soooo cute!!!!
He constantly gets the hiccups - something he always did when i was pg with him lol.
The dogs have been great, i had worries about how they would take to him but they have been fine!
This week seems to have been a week of appointments and arragements. Its been a little annoying having to rush around sticking to times etc. We had the health visitor and midwife on Tuesday, i had doctors on wednesday, we registered his birth thursday, i had arranged to meet my work colleagues today, and my friend is coming over tomo afternoon to take some photos for us which is very kind of her!
There is a part of me that feels sad im not pg anymore, i do miss certain aspects of it. What i dont miss is the constant worry something was wrong with him or something would go wrong whilst he was inside me and i wouldnt know. That part is a relief not to have that anymore. Now its a hole new load of worries!!!
Anyway, im going to leave it here for now, im sooo tired i need a nap!!!
Aaron is 7.5 months, I am 4 weeks pregnant!!
Oh wow i have really slacked over here!!!
I cannot believe how quickly time has gone these last few months!
Aaron has grown so so much, i love him to bits, he is my life.
He has his first two teeth now, got them about a a week to 3 weeks ago, they are sharp when he bites your finger!! He is virtually sitting on his own, although his balance isnt always great so he does topple over lol. He has a great appetite, so far will eat anything, takes after me then ha ha!
I am still taking him to swimming lessons and he does so well. Im waiting for his underwater photos to arrive that we had done a while back.
My other big thing is im pregnant again! We werent ttc but werent preventing. So im going to go through that rollercoaster of emotions (mainly worry to start with!!) but cant wait! I had my first scare last night, i woke up at 3.20am needing a wee and when i wiped i had some pinky/browny discharge. I didnt harldy sleep for the rest of the night and kept dreaming about it. By the time i was up at 8.30am it was still there. I went straight to the doctors after getting Aaron fed and changed but they werent very helpful. I asked for progesterone given my past history of m/c but she siad 'we dont do that'. She then said its probably implantation bleeding and i just have to wait it out.
As unhelpful as that was, i do aggree that hopefully it was just implantation bleeding as by the time i had got home at 10am it was gone, still is thankfully.
There will be 16 months between this LO and Aaron, im so excited!! I love Aaron so much, to have another baby is such a wonderful thing.