Tuesday, January 20, 2015

8 Month Postpartum / Baby Update!


 My weight has plateaued this month :( I've only lost 0.1kg (0.2lbs). Oh well, at least it's better than a gain.. I just need to be stricter with my diet this month and start walking more often (I've been a bit slack lately as it's so hot outside!). I really want to lose the last 1.8kgs (3.9lbs) at least, before I return to work in May. I've started weaning James to formula this month, as I got mastitis over the christmas break (for the fourth time!) and now one boob has stopped producing milk so I'm completely uneven! More on that later!


The little guy is now 9.6kg (21.1lbs) which is 0.5kgs/1.11lbs more than last month. He's also had a growth spurt and is now 75cms tall. 

 I'm still working on cutting out the 10pm dream feed. I'm bringing it back by half an hour every few days then eventually I hope to stop altogether. As I mentioned, I'm trying to wean him off breastfeeding, so I'm doing a combination of breast and formula feeds. I'm also trying to get him to drink from a sippy cup as much as I can.

Wakeup, Feed James (Breastfeed)
Have Breakfast then Give James Solids
 Moisturise and Dress James, then Tummy Time
Have a Shower and Get Ready while James Naps
Do Laundry & Housework while James plays in his Jumperoo
Give James Solids
James Naps, Have Lunch, Blog/Relax/Go Out
Feed James (Formula), Play with Him (Tummy Time, Reading, Games)
Blog/Relax while James has a rest in his Bouncer
Give James SolidsRob gets home from work & plays with James
Cook Dinner
Rob Baths James
Have Dinner, Feed James (Formula + Expressed Milk)
James Sleeps, Relax
Feed James (Formula + Expressed Milk), James Sleeps, Go to Bed


His sleep is a lot better than last month! He's back to sleeping 11-12 hours (woohoo!). He no longer needs his 4pm nap and actually sleeps better at night without it. Instead he just has some quiet time either in his cot or bouncer.

I'm trying to give James as much finger foods as possible with just a small amount of purees (so he still learns how to use a spoon). He's gotten so much better at picking food up with his fingers and popping them straight in his mouth (as opposed to his eye, ear, hair etc like he used to!). 

"Really mum.. another picture?!"

He's gone up to a size 1 (12-18 months) - where has my tiny baby gone!? He's also in size toddler disposable nappies! :O

James is THIS close to crawling! He gets up on all fours and does this weird leap frog thing haha. I'm in no rush for him to start crawling though as I still need to baby-proof the house! He also started rolling both ways this month and hasn't stopped. He loves to sleep on his side (snuggled up to his favourite teddy nawww). He's got two teeth now (on the bottom) and has a new smile that he likes to flash us when we're being silly. He's started scrunching his face up as well when he doesn't like something or is processing new things, it's so funny to watch!  He's obsessed with saying "dada" (his first word!!) and said "mama" for about a day then got over it :( I'm loving this age, it's so much fun playing with him and seeing his reaction to new things. He's such a little boy now with his own cheeky/shy/sweet personality.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

2014 in Review and Resolutions for 2015

I always love starting the new year by looking back on the year that was and all the things I want to achieve in the new year.

So let me start by re-capping 2014..

I had a relaxing babymoon at the south coast.


I had an amazing joint Baby-Q (a co-ed baby shower) with my sister.


I started blogging again after giving it up for over a year!


I attended two hen's nights and two weddings (including my brother's surprise wedding!)


My life changed forever when I had my beautiful baby boy. Everyday since I've grown more and more in-love with him. He is the sweetest, funniest little man and I'm so lucky I get to be his mum!


I welcomed my gorgeous niece (and James' first cousin) Isla into the world!


We also got James' baptised, went on trips to Mollymook, Orange, Windsor, Sydney and Port Stephens and attended two baby showers (did I mention my brother is having identical twins?!)


Woah that was one hell of a year! I don't think I'll ever be able to top 2014 - it was incredible!

So what are my resolutions for 2015.. 

1. Buy a house!
Rob and I are looking for a bigger place and hoping to find our dream home soon!

2. Lose the baby weight
I really want to be back to my "normal" size before James turns one.

3. Start a small lolly buffet business
We'll see how James' first birthday practice run goes!

4. Travel overseas as a family
I'd love to go overseas again. We may even go to the UK to visit my family :)

5. Be the best mum and wife I can be
I want to continue putting my energy into raising an active, creative and sweet little boy. I also want to keep making time for date nights and family activities. 

I'd love to hear what your resolutions are for 2015.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Outfits of 2014


Sorry there aren't more outfits to share with you from 2014.. it's hard to look stylish with baby drool and spit-up all over you haha. I definitely take my hat off to girls like Mica from awayfromtheblue who uploads regular outfit posts looking uber stylish WHILE looking after her little bub. Girl - you are an inspiration!

Looking back on these pics, makes me miss my big belly haha - I never thought I would say that! Maybe I'm getting clucky again! :O

My style this year has been all about comfort, both during pregnancy and after, with leggings/jeggings, flat shoes, loose tops and cardigans. I wonder how next year's outfits will compare!

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