3 Month Post Partum Update
Where did my newborn go? It’s my 3 month post partum update!
As always, I have mixed feelings as to whether to time is flying or not! It feels like Mini M has just always been here and it feels a lot longer than 3 months since we brought him home from the hospital. Which is a good thing of course.
Mini M has settled into our family really well. He is such a smiley, happy baby and on the whole is so easy. I can’t decide whether he’s easier than his sister was in the newborn stage or not. I suspect I feel like it’s easier as I’m so much more relaxed as a mother the second time around.
I no longer google every teeny, tiny symptom. Don’t get me wrong, I do google a lot but nothing like I did! I just don’t worry about the small stuff any more and I focus more on having fun, enjoying cuddles and being very present in the company of my family.
Let’s not pretend it’s easy though – having a 2 year old and a 3 month old is a constant juggling act and has it’s daily challenges!
Mini is so alert and so inquisitive. He stares and focuses on so much and is always smiling and giggling. I love how he looks for me a lot, just to check I’m not far away I think. Maybe he will be the mummy’s boy everyone tells me about :) I’d love that – well to a certain extent of course.
Miss M is so independent but has always been a lovely Daddy’s girl – perhaps we’ll have a nice balance. On the subject of his big sister, Miss M is still so adorable with her little baby brother. She asks for him first thing every morning and races in to wish him a good morning and give him a kiss and cuddle. In fact, she gives him a lot of kisses and cuddles throughout the day – so cute!
Mini is putting on a lot of weight and is a very happy and healthy size. He’s breastfeeding very well still but it’s funny to think that in another 3 month’s time, we’ll be starting baby led weaning solids with him too!
His daytime naps are still 3-4 per day and now tend to be at around 8.00am, 10.30am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm. I have put him to bed at night time at 7.00pm since day 1 and continue to do so.
In the past week he’s gone back to sleeping from 7.00pm for 9-9.5 hours for the first stretch, then after a quick feed has slept again until 6-7.00am. I hope that continues!
I spend a lot of time talking to Mini and he seems to love having ‘conversations’ with us – he makes some very cute coos in response to our chatter.
I just love being a mum to 2 little ones and I can’t wait to see how he continues to grow up. His little personality so far is lovely, just like his sister.
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