Saturday, May 23, 2015

12 Month (One Year!) Postpartum / Baby Update!


Woohoo!! I survived my first year being a mum!! It's been so amazing to watch James grow from a teeny tiny baby into a little boy. I couldn't be prouder of my little side-kick. 

With every week that passes, I'm feeling more and more like my old self. I don't think my body will ever look the way it did pre-baby but I'm okay with that - I've embraced it :) 


I haven't had a chance to weigh James lately but he seems to be stretching out so I doubt he's put on much weight since last month (was 10.8kg). His height is roughly 79cms. 

We're still in the process of weaning James from his bottle and onto cow's milk. I'm back at work now (8am-2pm - 4 days) so his routine is a little different everyday depending on care but in general our day looks like this.. 

Wakeup, Feed James Breakfast (Weetbix with Cow's Milk), 
Clean his Teeth
Moisturise and Dress James, Head to Work (Rob drops James off at Care)
 James Naps
Lunch for James
James Naps
Pick James Up, Feed him when we get home (Cow's Milk in a Fruit Smoothie), 
Walk to the Park and Play
Tidy Up, Prepare Dinner
Have Dinner as a Family
Rob Baths, Moisturises and Dresses James
Rob Reads to James, Feeds him (Warm Cow's Milk from Bottle), Cleans his Teeth
James Sleeps, Pack his Bag for Care tomorrow, Chill Time


We've had a few rough nights as James' has been sick with a middle ear infection :( He was waking up every few hours in pain, even cuddles didn't help him settle - it was horrible. Luckily he's on antibiotics now and is starting to feel a lot better. No more screaming at night - thank god! 

He's a great little eater! He pretty much eats everything you put in front of him. He's also starting using a spoon lately - I'm so proud!!


No change here. He's still wearing Size 1 and is in cloth & toddler size disposable nappies. 

He's not quite walking yet but I don't think it will be long! He's gaining more and more confidence and tests himself by pushing off things and standing on his own for short stints. His sense of humour is coming out more now too, he does things to make us laugh like scrunching his face up, and screeching as loud as he can with a huge grin on his face. He's totally obsessed with opening and closing drawers, doors and cupboards. He's learnt to say duck and cat this month too. He's become such a cuddler lately, I LOVE it! I think that's about it for this month. This might be James' last update for a while.. I'll probably do one at 18 months as I'm sure there will be lots to update you on by then!



  1. Congrats on making it through the first year! it's a tough one, haha! Hows the back to work transition going for you? I'm still adjusting to it and I've been back a little while now. it's a big change! :)

    James is looking so cute! :) He is so grown up now! :) Glad he's getting better after his ear infection - we had that too and it was horrible..and needed a couple of rounds of antibiotics to clear it up, ugh.

    We have just a few weeks left until baby turns 1 - it really has flown by!

    Away From The Blue

  2. What good news! Glad everything is going well (except for the infection/no-sleeping). This was probably the hardest part of raising a child, with its constant demands. Now, you'll just have to worry about the precocious girls he starts dating and the motorcycle he wants to buy...


I ♥ reading all of your sweet comments, thanks so much!

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