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Merry Christmas?

When Elvis was about 4 weeks old, I took him to a gathering of friends to show him off. I was still exhausted all of the time and we were still struggling. Talking to my friends I did happen to say that it was all far harder than I had ever thought being a parent would be.

Someone replied: Well, it’s what you wanted.

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Monthly Update: Month 7

Weight: 20lb 2 at 7 and a half months.

Bedtime: 7pm for him, bedtime and bathtime are pretty set now. He goes to sleep so much quicker now at night. My bedtime’s still half 9.

Naps/Length: three between 30mins and an hour. I try to make at least two of them be in his cot. He can still fights his naps for me, but he doesn’t for Daddy!

Number of feeds in 24hrs: 5 on an average day mainly because I’ve cut out his first one to serve breakfast instead. Technically he goes up to 11 hours without a feed.

Favourite toy/objects: He loves maracas and his toy remote control. Bargain toys for pennies and they are what he picks. He still loves standing on his walker, too.

Clothing age: Gone up to 9-12 in sleepsuits, but everything else is still 6-9.

Foot length: 10.3cm.

Milestones: He can commando crawl with one arm doing the work, he looks like a wounded soldier! He’s also taken to crying when I leave the room unless there’s another adult there to entertain him.

My swimming ability: 1000m

What I’m reading: I’ve made it onto Clash of Kings in my re-read. And I’m loving it far more the second time around!

New Foods:

He tried Dough Sticks at Pizza Express when we went out for Daddy’s birthday. Yum!

Number of Stairs: He can climb up a whole step!

Time Across The Landing: It takes 90secs to cross the landing at Nanny’s house!

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Reblog (kinda) New Poem

https://musepersephone.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/i-hurt-youyou-hurt-me/

Not everything changes once you become a parent; apparently I still have pain to get out with poetry!

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