Tuesday, March 17, 2015

10 Month Postpartum / Baby Update!

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Body
The weight seems to be coming off now that I've stopped breastfeeding (crazy as I used to think breastfeeding would help me lose weight!). I'm down 0.8kgs (1.7lbs) since last month, so only 1kg (2.2lbs) to go until I'm back at my pre-pregnancy weight. Although I'm aiming to lose more like 6kgs (13.2lbs), hopefully it just keeps coming off slowly.


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Height/Weight
My 10 month old baby boy is now 10.3kg (22.7lbs) and his height is 77cms. 

Routine
We have finally dropped the dreamfeed (hallelujah!) and James is sleeping from 7am until 7pm. The next big challenge will be weaning him off the dummy! Apparently they start to depend on it more in the second year, so I really want it gone before he's one (which isn't far away! Eeep). 

7am
Wakeup, Feed James (Formula)
8am
Have Breakfast with James, Clean his Teeth
8.30am
 Moisturise and Dress James, then put James down for Nap
9am
Do Laundry & Housework while James Naps
10am
Have a Shower and Get Ready while James crawls around 
exploring the bathroom and hallway
11.15am
Have Lunch with James
12.15pm
James Naps, Blog/Relax
2.30pm
Feed James (Formula), Play with Him 
(Cognitive/Social/Physical Activities)
4pm
1hr Walk to Park (Outside Play) and Back
5pm
Put Toys Away, Prepare Dinner
5.30pm
Have Dinner as a Family
6pm
Rob Baths, Moisturises and Dresses James
6.30pm
Rob Reads to James, Feeds him (Formula) 
and Cleans his Teeth
7pm
James Sleeps, Relax Together (Freedom lol!)

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Sleeping
His night sleep has been great! although he wakes up a few times and yells out (almost like he's had a bad dream) but soon self-settles. He's also down to 2 naps a day instead of 3 (he self weaned off his afternoon nap). Not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing!

Eating/Feeding
We found out the little man is allergic (or at least has a food intolerance) to tomatoes. He gets a bad rash around his mouth and behind his ears :( hopefully this is something he'll grow out of. 

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Sizes
No change here. He's still in size 1.
Milestones
He's started to crawl on all fours (yaaay!). I think he still prefers commando style though as he gets there a little faster. He is so good at standing now and vary rarely falls if he's holding onto something. He's started cruising too. He loves cruising along the couch and tries his hardest to climb up it! His new obsession is eyelashes.. he loves playing with mine, rob's and his own - he's fascinated by them. The mini-tantrums have started this month too, crying whenever he doesn't get his way (his fake cry) - I'm finding it hard not to give into him. His two top front teeth have popped through and the ones next to them are starting to show as well. I seriously can't believe he'll be one in less than 2 months! So crazy that he'll be a toddler soon!

xx

PS. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've been busy getting our house ready to sell! Hopefully I'll find some time to post about that soon :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

9 Month Postpartum / Baby Update!

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I can't believe my little guy is already 9 months old! He's growing up too fast :'(

Body
No more weight loss this month, in fact, I think I've probably put on a little bit of weight (I've been avoiding the scales!). I hurt my back helping hubby with some heavy lifting in the backyard and have basically been on bed rest for the last few weeks. I'm only now starting to feel okay. I can't wait until it's better so I can start exercising again! I might just start with low-impact exercises like walking, swimming and maybe pilates to strengthen my core. 

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Height/Weight
James's weight gain has slowed down now that he's more mobile! He's 9.9kg (21.8lbs) which is  0.3kgs/0.6lbs more than last month. His height is still 75cms. 

Routine
No luck yet dropping the dream feed :( I'm sure we'll get there eventually! At the moment he's feeding at 9pm and waking up around midnight - I think out of habit more than hungry as he settles back to sleep without a feed. I've stopped breastfeeding completely which makes me a little sad but also relieved in a way as I feel like my body is my own again. 

7am
Wakeup, Feed James (Formula)
8am
Have Breakfast with James
8.30am
 Moisturise and Dress James, then put James down for Nap
9.15am
Have a Shower and Get Ready while James Naps
10am
Do Laundry & Housework while James plays (Jumperoo, Activity Table)
11.30am
Have Lunch with James
12.30pm
James Naps, Blog/Relax/Go Out
2.30pm
Feed James (Formula), Play with Him (Tummy Time, Reading, Games, TV)
4pm
1hr Walk to Park and Back
5.30pm
Have Dinner as a Family
6pm
Rob Baths James
6.30pm
Rob Reads James and Feeds him (Formula)
7pm
James Sleeps, Relax
9pm
Feed James (Formula), James Sleeps 
10pm
Go to Bed

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Sleeping
His sleep has been pretty good apart from waking around midnight. I'm hoping he'll start sleeping through again soon, if not we may have to push his dream feed back to 10pm again :( His day sleeps have been good, although he doesn't sleep for as long during his lunchtime nap.

Eating/Feeding
He's a great little eater! He's mastered his pincer grasp and loves to feed himself now. Chomping on his spoon and not letting go is his new game, he thinks it's hilarious. 

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Sizes
He's still in size 1 and toddler disposable nappies (although we use cloth nappies when we're at home)

Milestones
He's started commando style crawling, but hasn't quite mastered crawling on all fours yet. He's getting better and better every day though, so it won't be long now til he's full-on crawling - eeep how exciting! His favourite game at the moment is scrunching up his nose and sticking out his tongue at us. He mimics us too when we start doing it - too cute! He's obsessed with standing and gets upset when we sit him down again. He definitely knows what he wants and doesn't want and can be pretty stubborn! I think he's started teething again as I can see his top front teeth starting to make an appearance. He has been so happy this month, just laughing all the time - even at things he usually hates like getting dressed. He's so adorable and completely lights up my day! 

xx

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

8 Month Postpartum / Baby Update!

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Body
 My weight has plateaued this month :( I've only lost 0.1kg (0.2lbs). Oh well, at least it's better than a gain.. I just need to be stricter with my diet this month and start walking more often (I've been a bit slack lately as it's so hot outside!). I really want to lose the last 1.8kgs (3.9lbs) at least, before I return to work in May. I've started weaning James to formula this month, as I got mastitis over the christmas break (for the fourth time!) and now one boob has stopped producing milk so I'm completely uneven! More on that later!

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Height/Weight
The little guy is now 9.6kg (21.1lbs) which is 0.5kgs/1.11lbs more than last month. He's also had a growth spurt and is now 75cms tall. 

Routine
 I'm still working on cutting out the 10pm dream feed. I'm bringing it back by half an hour every few days then eventually I hope to stop altogether. As I mentioned, I'm trying to wean him off breastfeeding, so I'm doing a combination of breast and formula feeds. I'm also trying to get him to drink from a sippy cup as much as I can.

7am
Wakeup, Feed James (Breastfeed)
8am
Have Breakfast then Give James Solids
8.30am
 Moisturise and Dress James, then Tummy Time
9.30am
Have a Shower and Get Ready while James Naps
10.30am
Do Laundry & Housework while James plays in his Jumperoo
11.30am
Give James Solids
12.30pm
James Naps, Have Lunch, Blog/Relax/Go Out
2.30pm
Feed James (Formula), Play with Him (Tummy Time, Reading, Games)
4pm
Blog/Relax while James has a rest in his Bouncer
5pm
Give James SolidsRob gets home from work & plays with James
5.30pm
Cook Dinner
6pm
Rob Baths James
6.30pm
Have Dinner, Feed James (Formula + Expressed Milk)
7pm
James Sleeps, Relax
9.30pm
Feed James (Formula + Expressed Milk), James Sleeps, Go to Bed

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Sleeping
His sleep is a lot better than last month! He's back to sleeping 11-12 hours (woohoo!). He no longer needs his 4pm nap and actually sleeps better at night without it. Instead he just has some quiet time either in his cot or bouncer.

Eating/Feeding
I'm trying to give James as much finger foods as possible with just a small amount of purees (so he still learns how to use a spoon). He's gotten so much better at picking food up with his fingers and popping them straight in his mouth (as opposed to his eye, ear, hair etc like he used to!). 

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"Really mum.. another picture?!"

Sizes
He's gone up to a size 1 (12-18 months) - where has my tiny baby gone!? He's also in size toddler disposable nappies! :O

Milestones
James is THIS close to crawling! He gets up on all fours and does this weird leap frog thing haha. I'm in no rush for him to start crawling though as I still need to baby-proof the house! He also started rolling both ways this month and hasn't stopped. He loves to sleep on his side (snuggled up to his favourite teddy nawww). He's got two teeth now (on the bottom) and has a new smile that he likes to flash us when we're being silly. He's started scrunching his face up as well when he doesn't like something or is processing new things, it's so funny to watch!  He's obsessed with saying "dada" (his first word!!) and said "mama" for about a day then got over it :( I'm loving this age, it's so much fun playing with him and seeing his reaction to new things. He's such a little boy now with his own cheeky/shy/sweet personality.

xx

Saturday, January 10, 2015

2014 in Review and Resolutions for 2015

I always love starting the new year by looking back on the year that was and all the things I want to achieve in the new year.

So let me start by re-capping 2014..

I had a relaxing babymoon at the south coast.

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I had an amazing joint Baby-Q (a co-ed baby shower) with my sister.

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I started blogging again after giving it up for over a year!

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I attended two hen's nights and two weddings (including my brother's surprise wedding!)

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My life changed forever when I had my beautiful baby boy. Everyday since I've grown more and more in-love with him. He is the sweetest, funniest little man and I'm so lucky I get to be his mum!

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I welcomed my gorgeous niece (and James' first cousin) Isla into the world!

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We also got James' baptised, went on trips to Mollymook, Orange, Windsor, Sydney and Port Stephens and attended two baby showers (did I mention my brother is having identical twins?!)

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Woah that was one hell of a year! I don't think I'll ever be able to top 2014 - it was incredible!

So what are my resolutions for 2015.. 

1. Buy a house!
Rob and I are looking for a bigger place and hoping to find our dream home soon!

2. Lose the baby weight
I really want to be back to my "normal" size before James turns one.

3. Start a small lolly buffet business
We'll see how James' first birthday practice run goes!

4. Travel overseas as a family
I'd love to go overseas again. We may even go to the UK to visit my family :)

5. Be the best mum and wife I can be
I want to continue putting my energy into raising an active, creative and sweet little boy. I also want to keep making time for date nights and family activities. 

I'd love to hear what your resolutions are for 2015.

xx
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