I know I’m a few weeks late with this post, but can you believe the tiny human is 5 months old already!
Isn’t it strange how time seems to move faster and faster the older you get? I used to think that time moved relatively quickly. Then I had a baby. Now 5 months later, it feels like yesterday that I was lying on the operating table wondering what the heck is going on. I was completely overwhelmed in the theatre. KB was emotional and awestruck when our tiny human was born. I, on the other hand, in addition to being awestruck with the birth of our child, was thinking, “What the f*ck just happened?” No really. There was a moment when I just couldn’t comprehend that I had just given birth to a child. My child.
If I’m completely honest, I’m still a bit, “WTF, I have a child?!”
I’ve settled back in at work and our home life has settled into a new routine too. Although I do miss being around the tiny human, I do enjoy going to work and being around my peers. Our household morning routine has changed over the past few weeks and we seem to have found a groove that works for us. That being said, I am still rushing around like a headless chicken before actually leaving the house.
I am still breastfeeding K and pumping twice a day at work. It’s not as difficult as I anticipated it to be, but it is stressful at times seeing as my job is deadline driven, with ad hoc jobs popping up all the time. I’m hoping I won’t need to pump at work for much longer as my body adapts to only feeding K in the evenings. We are supplementing with formula feeds during the day. This also means that I can be away from K for stretches at a time without my boobs feeling like they’re about to explode. TMI? Haha… Sorry!
Over the past month our tiny human:
- Settled like a champ into her daily routine with her nanny who absolutely adores her.
- Started showing signs that she might start teething soon.
- Discovered how nice it feels to chew on Sophie le Giraffe.
- Grew some hair – not bushes, but it’s definitely starting to grow!
- Learned to sit unaided for a couple of seconds before toppling over – she is improving her balance every day.
- Figured out how to roll over from her tummy to her back.
- Discovered the joys of sleeping on her side (currently she prefers sleeping on her left side, just like her mama!)
- Has fallen in love with Ozzy, our pitbull. She thinks he is hilarous and constantly seeks him out. He is just as smitten with her and we spend a lot of time trying to block him from licking her!
- Practised sitting and playing with her toys in her highchair.
- Learned to hold her bottle when mama isn’t home to supply breakfast/lunch.
I’m looking forward to introducing solids soon – we’re waiting for her to master sitting unsupported and comfortably in her highchair without leaning against it before we go ahead. I’m sure it’s going to be messy. And fun. And did I mention messy?!