Well I don't know where the time has gone! Yesterday Oliver was a month old!! I have been meaning to upload some pictures for ages now but I just can't get enough time to myself to get the laptop fired up, but I'm sat here tonight, hubby is over in Anaheim with Leann and co for the CHA show so my mum is over staying, and i'm sitting feeding and have come to the realisation that I need to get used to multi-tasking if I'm to get anything done now (so please excuse any typo's but one finger typing isnt easy!)
Anyway the picture above is when he was just 10 minutes old and Daddy was looking after him while they were getting me all sorted (I had a natural unassisted birth, 13-hour induced labour and he was born at 6:15 am on 7th December - 2 weeks premature). Them here he is with his dad after a few hours.
I'll be honest - there's not many pictures at all of me in hospital (as I looked dog-rough for days after!) but heres one - I used to sit with him down my top for lots of skin to skin contact
He is just SO cute though - I took literally hundreds of photo's!
They taught me hot to bath him while he was in hospital and after his first bath was the first time we managed to capture him with his eyes wide open
I stayed in hospital 2 nights (I was really keen to breast-feed so I stayed an extra night to get the help and support learning the technique with the midwives) and so we came home on the monday and its been a lovely time of year to be off on maternity leave because it meant Simon could take extra time off and just work half-days, and so we've just been settled at home and I spent pretty much the first 2 weeks barely out of my dressing gown!
It's also been great with everyone being off over Christmas. Our Helen (my sister) has been GREAT with him - she's taken to auntie-hood perfectly! Bless her, she lives down south in Banbury, and one saturday she did the 400 mile round trip jsut to come and spend a few hours with him on the afternoon!
She's getting the hang of the nappy changes great! And she's actually driving up tomorrow evening and she's taken a few days off next week so she's babysitting the 2 of us these next few days while Simon's still away! (Bless!)
Anyway, fast forward a few weeks, and at 2 weeks old he started to pull the funniest faces! We call them his 'old man faces'!
Christmas was just perfect (well it would be - we had the best present ever!). Every year I always have everyone over to us for Christmas, so I didn't see why this year should be any different - however for the first time I did accept some help with the dinner! I had 14 round (all the inlaws and the outlaws and the Vijay's as usual) so everyone chipped in with a bit of the cooking so I just had the veggies to do along with our Helen
It was good to have so many babysitters on hand - here he is with great nana eileen (my mam's mam!)
Then boxing day we always go round to my mam's, and because I had nothing to do all day other than get myself ready, I decided to make a real effort, put my new dress on and try this whole 'yummy mummy' thing! Here I am with my ma and our Helen all glammed up!
And with the baby and my one mini-glass of champagne (with breast feeding I can't really stretch past a half glass otherwise i'll end up with a drunk baby!)
How cute does he look in his little reindeer outfit though!?!
Anyway, since the christmas break, and now everyone is getting back into the swing of things i've tried to get into some sort of a routine, so ive been trying to get out with the pram every day (weather permitting!). I've got a smashing big Silver Cross pram that I bought 2nd hand from some friends - its a proper big sturdy one made for walking the roads so that's exactly what ive been doing!
Anyway, that should give you a bit of an insight into my hectic but amazing last month - believe it or not ive been on 3 hours typing this and now its Oliversbedtime so id better call it a night! I have loads more pictures though so I promise to get them uploaded soon!
Big Hugs from both of us!! Sara xx