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Month Update: Month 2

Weight: 14lb 9

Bedtime: Elvis’ at 1930, mine around 2000! But we’re still bed-sharing with Daddy on the sofa!

Naps/Length: Hit and miss – he’s still just kinda always sleeping.

Number of feeds in 24hrs: approximately 8. He can manage 5 hours overnight without a feed.

Favourite toy/objects: Loves his playgym at Nanny’s. Oh, and his cot mobile can entertain him for a full 20 minutes whilst I get a quick rest on the bed!

Clothing age: Already in 3-6 month! Holy Hell!

Foot length: 8.8cm.

Milestones: Aiming with his hands and getting much, much better at tummy time and holding his head, although he could do both of these last month.

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Successful Session

Okay, after the 5am feed on the sofa (theory being the TV might help me sleep) I set an alarm for 8 to give me time to get us both ready for a Sure Start¬† entire session. It was a baby massage class for just 5 people, free but bookable in advance. I really wanted to go and decided after my insomnia that if I managed to sleep until 8 I’d go.

Well the alarm went off and I was happy sleeping so ignored it, thinking sod the massage.

Half an hour later I found myself awake again and I thought, 40 minutes to feed us both, dress us both and change him. And he was such a good boy that he fed in under 20minutes giving us plenty of time.

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Alone With Elvis

I think Alone used to be a main tag out theme of poetry on what was my main blog; in some ways it was/is one of my greatest fears. Oddly as an only child who is still able to thoroughly entertain myself alone, I still hate feeling alone. Even now I would rather spend my days on my own with Elvis with some item of technology Рcomputer, pad or TV. At the most I currently only really like sharing my time with my mother. Perhaps because she understands, perhaps because she  gives me space and aid.

I can spend hours at my mum’s and feel a bit human. She can chat away to her grandson and I can eat in peace, drink a hot cup of tea, go to the loo, have a lie down, hold an adult conversation with her or her friends. This is all because she only has those hours I visit.

The time I actually feel alone the most is in the evening or weekends when it’s just me, my husband and my son.
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Noticing the Small Things

Firstly, I am loving my new tablet, the keys are bigger when I’m blogging so there should be fewer typos and I don’t keep missing the ‘space’ bar.

The other day I bought a second cot mobile, this one from a nearby second hand shop. Yes, I know he doesn’t need two. No, I’m not going sleep deprived crazy. I wanted one that isn’t wind up and that also reaches over the changing table. And that’s what I got.
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Thank You

On a day where I suffered extreme insomnia last night and barely slept the night before due to Elvis’ snuffliness, with little opportunity on those two days for naps, I have yet to break down.

Although my husband would disagree with that after the early hours of this morning!

I never intended on posting photos of Elvis on here, I mean I refer to him by his bump’s name for privacy, but my mind has been changed.
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