It really is true what they say: the first three months of life with a new baby are the hardest. But with the last of those difficult, sleepless and frustrating months behind us now, Sophia has not only grown up in more ways than I could have imagined but has turned into the happiest and most contented baby I have ever known.
This month Sophia has liked:
Swimming with mummy and daddy
Travelling in an aeroplane – she loved the gentle hum and vibrations and slept all the way to England!
Babbling away and making conversation with us, especially after a feed or when we sing to her
Chewing her hands…a lot
Falling asleep gripping onto her favourite toy – her Jellycat bunny called Rabbi.
This month Sophia has disliked:
Spitting up, which happens after nearly every feed at the moment
going for too long without a feed
Sleeping anywhere other than mummy and daddy’s bed
This month’s firsts:
First time meeting her grandpa when he came out to visit and first time meeting all of the Byles side of her family back home in Norfolk, as we
returned to celebrate her Uncle James’ wedding to Inger Johanne. I think it’s safe to say that the whole family was pretty smitten!
First time rolling over from back to front in order to get closer to me and her toy bunny
First time she moved out of all of her newborn clothes and into 0-3 and some 3-6 month clothes
First time holding her head and chest up for more than a minute during tummy time
First real belly laughs
Sophia was an angel on the flight to and from England last week
She continues to change every day, and I can’t wait to see how she grows and develops over the coming month. One thing is for sure, I am relieved to finally say with certainty that we are raising a very happy and bubbly little girl! While last month I felt like a bit of a failure as a mum at times, this month I have been nothing but proud of the job I’m doing. That’s not to say that I haven’t had my low moments! But that’s one for another post…