So I've been doing this mama thing for almost four weeks now, where has time gone? My little peanut is doing so well and is more and more alert everyday despite still not being at my due date! I am still a complete novice at this whole motherhood thing but I thought I would share a few things I've learnt about my newborn over the past few weeks.
1. Poop - You will discuss your babies bowel movements more than you would like to admit. Who knew how different baby poop could be? And why is it always so explosive and during a nappy change?! I've spent a lot of time in baby change areas over the past few weeks in hysterically laughing with my hubby over the amount of poop that comes out such a small human. And boy do we go through some nappies. FYI Aldi nappies are amazing, Sainsbury's are not.
2. Communication - I had no idea how you knew when a newborn wanted food/nappy change/cuddles, before I had my own. It's amazing how they communicate and how your parental instinct just knows what they need. Violet pulls the most hilarious facial expressions, especially when she's ready for food.
3. Clothes - I spend my life looking at baby clothes. Why is it all so adorable? Violet has so many gorgeous things l, we are trying to make sure she wears everything at least once before she grows out of it and moves onto the bigger size. Baby vests and sleep suits are the absolute staple in her wardrobe, and the nappy bag for emergency outfit changes when we are out and about.
4. Growing - My tiny baby seems to change everyday. She's gone from being a tiny 5.5lbs to 6.11lbs in three weeks. She's almost the size of a full term baby and finally fitting into newborn clothes. It's crazy how much she changes everyday, I feel like I need to take in every second and savour those gorgeous baby cuddles.
5. Baby stuff - This little tiny human has so much stuff. Everywhere we look there is baby related items. My kitchen is full of bottles, my living room has all the essentials and then our bedroom has V's crib. It's crazy how much paraphernalia babies come with, but I can't imagine managing without any of it. Thank god for her rocking chair!
6. One-handed Wonder Woman - I've become some sort of expert of using one hand for almost everything. Violet likes lots of cuddles, which is fine by me, but pretty tricky when I have 101 other things to be doing. So I've become a master of balancing baby and managing to get the odd thing done. I even managed to eat a yoghurt one handed, which I was pretty impressed with...
I can't wait to watch my little bean grow up and see more of her personality. But for now I'm enjoying every second of baby cuddles while we get to know each other, there really is nothing like the bond you have with your baby.