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Matthew – 6 Weeks Old

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew

Apparently the first 6 weeks are the hardest, closely followed by the first 3 months. I love having a little baby who just wants to be with me all the time, but a very small part of me just wants my 8 hours of sleep back. It’s a bittersweet thought for me, sleep vs no longer having a little baby. I’m just trying to enjoy things as they go at the moment, even if that means getting up every 2-3 hours to re feed and re settle Matthew, and then to play at 4am for 2 hours. For anyone that doesn’t have a baby yet, it’s close to impossible to convince them that it’s sleep time if they are convinced it’s actually play time. Trying to keep things quiet and not respond to them during the early early morning (anything before sunrise) gets a bit hard when they are lying on your knees, grinning away and ‘talking’ to both you and the single light source in the room. Melts your heart and giving in is so much more fun than not. Besides, they’re going to be awake so you’re going to be awake so you might as well enjoy it.

Our midwife visits have finished and we have now moved on to the Plunket nurse visits. Our Plunket nurse was lovely. She was here for a good hour, talked to us about any concerns we may have, praised Matthews tummy time skills and told us that we are excellent first time parents. I’m sure they say that type of stuff to all parents, but it’s great to hear regardless. I’m not quite sure how Plunket works these days, I know they run some courses etc, but finding out specific details looks like it will require me to pick up the phone and call someone. Meh, not today.

Matthews put on over a kilo now in weight since birth, he’s sitting at 4.610 kg as of Friday 19-Feb. Has got all the baby cuteness to him, chubby legs, cheeks filled out and rounded, cute little pout when he is asleep. Even as I’m typing this and he is asleep on my chest, can’t help but look down and study all his little features. I think he might be a heart-breaker when he gets older.

Tummy time obviously got boring:


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