Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Your Royal Fix

I'd better blog a couple of things before another week flashes by!

My Mom went home on Saturday, and it's a whole different ball game without her help! Plus I miss her horribly anyway... even Milord was sad to see her go - praise indeed from a son-in-law.

King was 4 weeks old on Monday and 4.4kg. That's a gain of over 1.5kg since we came home! He's a right greedy guts. My boobs are no longer keeping up so he gets a couple of extra bottles a day too now. Thank heavens for formula - we'd both be very unhappy otherwise. He's plumped out beautifully!

He's a "good" baby apart from needing to eat quite often (and OMG the poo! What goes in must come out...). During the day he can be a bit needy and doesn't like being put down, but once he settles in the evening he's a good sleeper. He wakes about every 3 hours for a feed but these are getting faster and he goes right back to sleep so it's not too onerous. I'm getting about 6 hours of broken sleep, which could be worse.

Princess is still not jealous, which is amazing because she doesn't see me without King much! We've had to get used to having him scream a bit while I get on with things - otherwise Princess and I would still be starving in our PJs at midday!

Princess is now 13.2kg by the way, which is bang on average.

Princess has started walking! She'll go for miles holding on with one hand, and has begun launching between someone and the couch with Smarties for encouragement.


I can only credit Mom with this achievement, plus she half potty trained Princess too! I'll continue her good work once I don't have a baby attached constantly...

Right, let's see if I can steal a nap before one of my kids wakes up!


Lisa said...

wow, I have missed your blogs LIKE CRAZY! You are looking really good after 4 weeks! Is it the stress of toddler and baby? Jack was given the name 'velcro boy' after we got home and it stayed like that until I went back to work! We used to joke that I had to wear matching colours with what he was wearing.

greytonsal said...

Lovely photos and so glad you have made a video of Princess' first venture into the land of walking! I miss you all madly and still have Dora tunes and nursery rhymes in my head and in my dreams! Where are we going? Clap, clap, clap. Work!!! Yeah! I know, pathetic, but that is how I am wired at the moment! Keep going kid, it can only get easier! Love you loads and miss all the excitement of the day totally involved with babies!

waterbob said...

Thanks for the fix in amongst your very busy life. Fantastic news about the walking - well done Granny!