Thursday 23 October 2008

Post Script

I forgot a couple of things in that last blog.....

Noah is now weighing in at 6.4kgs (14 pnds 8oz) and measuring 60cms long.

Congratulations to all our friends having babies......

Linz & Trev who welcomed baby boy Zavier last Thursday the 16th
Amanda & Ben - baby girl Charlotte Alice on Sunday October 19th
Sandy & Jase - baby girl Alyssa Bonnie yesterday October 22nd

All the latest

Noah is officially 3 months old today (13 weeks and 1 day). I made a promise to myself that I would write Noah a letter on this blogsite each month until he was 1. I managed the first one but month 2 went by the wayside - I'll do one this month but first let me fill you all in on what's been happening.

First and most importantly Noah is doing really well and a lot of his pains seem to be sorted out. Last time I really wrote a proper entry we were struggling with reflux, colic and lots of poo problems. Things really peaked a few weeks ago when we ended up at Princess Margaret Hospital and the poor little guy had to have a suppository. Since then we have changed his formula twice and are now really happy with the Nan 1HA formula. Apparently it is designed for premature babies with immature digestive systems - if only we had known this earlier we could have saved ourselves a lot of heartache and Noah a lot of pain. Anyhow he's on it now and he does lovely regular (really stinky) poos. He still struggles a bit with wind but once he gets it up he's fine.

Between the formula change and him just getting bigger and stronger he's a much happier baby. He's really started smiling and giggling and enjoys looking at his mobiles and toys now. It's so fantastic to see him this way and it means Rob and I are able to relax and enjoy him much more now which is a real blessing.

I'm back at work 2 days a week which of course I am really enjoying. My mum has Noah all day Monday and absolutely dotes on him then my sister Megan and Rob's dad John are alternating babysitting duties on Fridays so everyone is getting a look in.

Last week my mum and my sister Holly took a turn at sleeping over and looking after Noah for the night while Rob and I caught up on some much needed sleep (what a treat to sleep through for a whole night). Holly has been trying desperately to get her Noah fix before she heads off again - this time she's off to Europe. I think it's awesome for Noah to have such regular contact with all his extended family - he's being very spoilt.

Noah and I have started our Mums and Bubs swimming class and he's enjoying it much more than his first trip to the pool where as you all saw in the photos he cried the whole time.

As far as his sleeping goes the days are still a bit sketchy and we don't really have any routine but I expect that will come in time. Most importantly he's sleeping really well at night and usually goes down (after a couple of attempts) between 7 and 8pm (9pm on a bad night) then sleeps for about 6 hours has a bottle and goes back down until about 5.30 or 6am. We're pretty damn happy with that after a couple of months of him waking every 2 hours.

We're so lucky now to have our happy smiling little boy - can't wait for number 2!!!!!!

Tuesday 21 October 2008

I Have A Dream

I have this dream where I am able to blog every day and my entries are always witty and interesting. In this dream I also have one of those perfect babies that sleeps to a schedule and never cries, my house is always immaculate and my fridge is always full. That's right I live in a fantasy land!!!!!!!!

Thursday 16 October 2008

The Naming Game

Naming your baby goes to the top of the list as one of the most thought about things during pregnancy. Some people even start thinking about it well before they're even pregnant - ie ME. Noah was our second choice for a boys name ever since we started IVF so after we named Banjo and then fell pregnant again we knew if we had a boy he would be called Noah.

Having said all this it is still hard for me to get used to the fact that this little guy that has moved into our house is called Noah. The baby and the name have been two abstract concepts for so long that it's hard to get used to - especially not knowing the sex you don't put the name to the baby throughout the pregnancy. I mean can you believe it - our very own person plus we get to choose the name he lives with forever.

So as a result of this we are finding ourselves more often referring to him as 'The Boy', 'Our Boy' 'My Boy'. From this when I talk to him I now tell him I'm 'The Mumma' 'That's The Daddy' and my mum has become lovingly referred to as 'The Nanna'.

I'm sure I'll get used to his name but he'll always be 'The Boy' to me.

Tuesday 14 October 2008

First signs of summer

It's a beautiful 30 degree day and I should be outside enjoying it. The other thing I should be doing is writing a real entry letting you all know what's been happening in the last 2 weeks but I'm not going to. Noah has been crying all morning and I think I have finally got him to sleep and he might stay that way for awhile. So I've cancelled all our appointments and I'm holing myself up inside to try and steal 1 hour to myself before before the little devil wakes up. Have a great day everyone and we'll talk soon I promise.


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