Baby R has been with us almost a full month. This week is the first week that we have been in our normal school routine. Cameron and Kiara tag teamed their holidays so I have had one kid at home (or on camp/holiday) for 4 weeks! So it feels like we are still trying to adjust. The advantage of having a larger family is that everyone is used to a new addition and the chaos and change that comes with that that we all just adjust.
We had a paed check up this morning and she is happy even though there are a few issues, those will have to be dealt with at a later stage but he is growing and started walking last week so more positive than negative.
Like with anything new, there have been a few lessons learnt along the way this past month!
- Getting out the house with a baby adds at least 10 minutes onto my schedule. A few days ago it took me FIVE tries to get out the house. (Before you say it, I have his nappy bag packed all the time, so it should be easy).
- This age is a busy busy age. He is on the go non stop. This means Jane spends the days playing with him which means I might have to start ironing soon.
- Formula doesn’t last as long as those large tins would imply. The baby home does supply me with formula and nappies each month but he motors through that tin at an alarming rate!
- Everything goes in his mouth. And I mean everything.
- Dummies disappear. I have never had a child who has taken to a dummy but Baby R is very attached to his dummy. We lost both of the ones he arrived with a while ago, I was terrified. I bribed everyone to look for them. We now have 4 but as of right now I only know where 2 are. How they disappear I have no idea because they are attached to dummy chains.
- Baby led weaning is messy. That is all.
- Baby cuddles are the best. Baby R loves to cuddle and most afternoons we sit on the couch and just chill before everyone gets home.
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