Thursday, 24 June 2010

11 Weeks

Thursday, 24 June 2010
So here we are at 11 weeks!

Connor is doing really well - smiling lots and lots and we had our first laugh on Sunday (just for Daddy on Father's Day). He sleeps around 8pm now which is good and is still having a 10pm feed then waking at 4am and then again around 7.30am. A pretty good routine I'd say.

The good news is that he doesn't seem to be affected by the heat at all - he must have more Greek blood than English as I'm wilting rather. We've booked to go to Greece for three weeks in August so this is cold compared to how it will be there - the only good news with that is that they have a lot more aircon that we do here.

Development wise Connor's mastered two thirds of the male life skills - sleeping, burping, farting and lying around flapping his willy in the wind. All he needs to do now is find his bits for a good scratch and wrestle the remote control from his father and he's done...

He's also got pretending to be a super hero down pat too...

As for his sister, she's doing okay too - her reading is coming on so well as is her basic maths. We've introduced a reward system for her to encourage her to keep her room tidy - every night it's clean before she gets in bed she gets 10p and if she does that all week plus being generally a good girl then she'll earn £1 pocket money a week so she can save up and buy something.

The idea is that 1) we don't have battles re room cleaning any more, 2) she learns how to add up money and 3) she learns she has to earn money to buy things she wants. This all starts properly come Monday as I'm going to blitz her bedroom this weekend so we have a blank canvas starting point.

I think that's about all the news from here - DH and I are pootling along adjusting to less sleep and a new routine. I'm trying to work out how I can fit in some exercise during the week (other than walking lots and pushing the pram). The problem is that DH isn't home at regular times - it can be anything between 6.20pm and 10.00pm - so I can't guarantee getting out on the same night every week which limits options a bit. I'm hoping to get started with swimming though as I can do that two or three times a week whenever it works for us.

Stitching wise I'm working away on my Big Round Zipper - you never know I might even manage a progress picture some time soon

Friday, 11 June 2010

Road Trip!

Friday, 11 June 2010
Connor and I are off on a road trip today. It's my annual weekend away with a group of stitchy friends and this year Connor will be joining us as I obviously cannot leave him home for four days!

We're just waiting for a friend to arrive and then we'll be off - it's a three hour drive so it'll be his longest trip so far in the car - fingers crossed he'll sleep all the way.

He'll be a very spoiled boy by the time he gets back though - all those mad women who are lining up to give him cuddles - several of them have also offered to help out with night feeds (he has bottles at night) so I might even end up with more sleep this weekend than I've been used to recently!

We're all doing okay - Connor is now nine weeks old (how time does fly) and smiling away all the time. His sleeping patterns haven't altered much but occasionally he'll sleep for two - four hours in an afternoon so I do get a bit of a treat sometimes. Lia is in her last half term of her first year at school - that time really has flown - and still enjoying it and doing well.

All in all life is pootling along nicely here.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Happy Birthday Lia!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Unbelievably my little girl is five years old today!!!


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