Thursday, 18 August 2011

My how the time flies

I have been a little slack in posting on here, I didn't think people were reading it or that interested but I have been told by a girlfriend of mine that she looks forward to reading this one's for you!

I can't believe my son will be 6 months old tomorrow. The last 6 months have flown by, although there have been days that have felt excruciatingly long. Since becoming a parent myself I have more respect for mothers, you don't realise what a tough gig it can be until you do it yourself. I love my son more than anything though, even when he likes to test me sometimes I wouldn't change it for the world. He is my everything, I love his dad to pieces but the love I feel for my child is on a whole other level.

I wish I could report in that he was sleeping through by now, but alas my son thinks sleeping is for losers. We have good days and bad but overnight he tends to wake more than a few times. Which is why I selfishly kept him in bed with us, I get slightly more sleep when he is right beside me. I know I should be trying to transition him into his cot for overnight sleeps but I am just not ready for the battle that it will be.

He seems to be learning new things all the time, he has recently learnt how to mimic a clicking sort of noise we make to him with our mouths that is incredibly cute. He can't quite get it to make the same noise but he tries, we think he is incredibly clever.

He is a pretty happy child, he has taken to giving out smiles to random strangers when we are out and about. I couldn't be more proud...I have to admit I like it when people tell me how cute he is.

Also an update on the car front, we reconsolidated our loans to borrow extra to get another car for the hubby so I can have my own wheels again...freedom! Haven't started looking properly yet but at least there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I am also in the process of trying to finally get some study organised while I am at home with the wee one. I should find out soon, fingers crossed. It is because I am trying to enrol straight in to a diploma course that I need to qualify, if not I will need to do a certificate course before I can then go on to do a diploma.

Looking forward to the weekend, have a few things on...breakfast with some friends & there little bubba on Saturday morning, dinner with a friend Saturday night and a picnic in the park with our friends and their daughter on Sunday. I am hoping the weather will be nice as it is overcast today with showers forecast.

I am also excited about next week as next Friday night I will going out with my sister, niece and friends to a male revue show, should be good for a laugh. Will be my first night away from the boy by myself for more than an hour. Although the hubby & I went to a movie last Saturday and left him with nana for a few hours, that was the first proper time away from him. Also the first time we left him with anyone other than either of us, apparently he was happy as larry and was all smiles when we saw him afterwards. Made me feel better knowing that he had been ok and wasn't upset, gives me the confidence to try it again.

I have the car for the next week as well as the mother-in-law is off on a holiday overseas and the hubby is using her car while she is away. Will need to make the most of it and get out and about. I am off to the shopping centre today to buy a present for my niece who is turning 21 next week. We will be going out for a dinner next Saturday night for it with family and her friends, I am even contemplating staying out longer afterwards and the hubby will take our son home. Not that I can drink or stay out too late as I will need to come home to feed the boy. Although if he keeps biting my nipples, if only he didn't detest formula.

So that is where things are at...till next time.

Monday, 8 August 2011

If in doubt...blame it on teething!

So my son has been a little unsettled for the last couple of weeks, he hasn't been sleeping well and it was difficult to try and get him to go to sleep (let alone stay asleep).

I am not sure if his teeth are giving him grief or if it is down to what is known as 'wonder weeks'.

Another side affect of his newly acquired teeth is him using my nipple as a chew toy! They are surprisingly sharp and it bloody hurts, yesterday he drew blood for the first time. I am hopeful that he will snap out of it because otherwise he will be going on formula whether he likes it or not.

I am a bit sleep deprived after the weekend, wasn't just my son's fault (although he has been waking a lot during the night and waking up quite early). Saturday night my husband went to a bucks party, he was going to keep me updated throughout the night. When my son woke me up just before 1am and I realised the time I was concerned that he wasn't home yet. I sent him a text to find out where he was, I rang and left a message and then kept ringing as it kept ringing out. I was equal parts furious and worried (ok maybe slightly more furious). Long story short, he hadn't checked his phone and didn't think to send me a message (grrr) and got home just before 2am.

I was planning on making his life difficult the next day but then I just couldn't be bothered and got over it. Although I do expect him to make it up to me, ha.

Yesterday was another lovely day having a picnic with our best mates and their daughter, we want to make it a fairly regular thing. It was just so lovely and relaxing, gorgeous weather which makes me appreciate our little corner of the world. I can't wait till Summer time so we can go to the beach and build sandcastles.

My son woke up quite early this morning, he must have been knackered though as he slept for almost 2 hours this morning and is having another decent sleep now. Maybe he is going through a growth spurt? Hopefully he is back to sleeping well during the day again, fingers crossed.

Monday, 1 August 2011

What a weekend!

Saturday was manic, as I previously mentioned we had a 30th and a 1st birthday party to go to that day.

Only managed to spend a couple of hours at each (with a short break in between), finally called it a day around 6pm as our son had been awake since 11am! He tends to not want to sleep when we are out and about, too much going on and he doesn't want to miss out. He had a couple of power naps in the car but when we opened the door to grab him out he would wake up.

So as much as I would have liked to have stayed longer, I needed to put him first...he needed a sleep. He fought it as well because he was overtired, there was a lot of resettling.

Sunday we were suppose to catch up with some friends up Brissy way but we were both so knackered from Saturday that we postponed it.

Instead we just went and had breakfast out and then had a little squiz around the shops. As usual neither of us brought anything for ourselves but I got our son a few tops and some bonds wondersuits in the next size up!

He is growing and getting bigger and smarter all the time, I love watching him master new skills.

I can tell he wants to crawl but he gets frustrated that he can't do it, he will try for a bit. He is good at getting his bum up in the air but not there yet (thank-god, I am sure once he's mobile I will be kept on my toes).

I have had a shocking day food wise today, need to go shopping tonight as there isn't much in the house. My day has consisted of biscuits, chocolate and ice cream...oh dear, sounds worse when I put it in writing!

It is going to suck when I am no longer breastfeeding, then I won't be able to get away with days like this! Thankfully I am usually fairly sensible when it comes to food and try not to overindulge. Today has been an exception, though I still have little treats...just not as much.

Speaking of food, struck a new deal with the hubby over the weekend. I will cook dinner during the week every night (we usually take turns) and he has to look after our son during that time. That involves the bedtime routine of solids, bath, book, boobie (which I will obviously still do) and bed. As well as doing the dishes for me sometimes. We shall see how it goes.

It will start tomorrow night as he is out for a work dinner tonight, lucky bugger.