Tuesday, 21 September 2010

6 weeks old

Time is going by so quickly and Joseph is growing so big already. I had him weighed at baby clinic last week and he was nearly 12lb. I've had to start buying bigger nappies and I've already started putting aside clothes that no longer fit him. Today I sorted out some clothes that are a size bigger as I think he'll be wearing them very soon. So he may have been smaller than my girls at birth but he's catching up now.

He continues to be greedy but I think he's slowing down a little. I'm getting used to his feeding habits and know when to give him a little more or a little less. As he likes feeding regularly I've reduced the amount I give him at each feed, but give in to him when he wants feeding. It's all new to me and I've worried constantly about how much I'm giving him. I never worried at all with the girls who were exclusively breast fed. Sometimes it seemed like they were constantly feeding but I never worried they were having too much.

I'm still waiting for that first real smile. He looks gorgeous when he gives a windy smile so I'm really getting impatient to see his face light up and him smile just for me. He is taking more notice of things around him. He follows with his eyes and even turns his head to sounds. He also likes a bit of kicking and punching.

His sleeping patterns are getting worse not better. He is sleeping a little (very little) bit longer at night, but he only cat naps for about 10 minutes at a time during the day. I'm hoping things will change once Leila is at nursery full time. With the girls away he should get a little more peace. I don't think I realised before just how noisy the girls were.

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