4 Week Post Partum Update

4 Week Post Partum Update

I can’t believe Mini M is 1 month old!  It’s that odd feeling of wondering where the time has gone but at the same time I can’t remember a time before he was here. So here is my 4 week post partum update.

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Mini M

Mini M is still having fun by not sleeping much at night!  We’ve been putting him to bed at night at 7pm as this is the same time we put Miss M down too.

His favourite thing is to sleep for 3-4 hours then (yay!), then wake to feed and sleep for another 1.5-2.5 hours, wake to feed again but then wake to feed every 30-60 minutes until I finally give up around 7am and get up for the day.

Is this normal?  I don’t like it :(  I expect he’ll just grow out of it in time so I’ll try and be patient.

His tongue tie has healed perfectly and he’s definitely feeding easier and more efficiently so I’m very pleased we went ahead and got that fixed for him – happier baby.

He is showing some symptoms of possible reflux so we’re just monitoring it with my doctor for now.  Miss M had silent reflux and was put on zantac which helped her immediately but my doc understandably wants to wait a little longer and be sure Mini definitely has reflux before we put him on any meds.  Hopefully he won’t need it.

Mini M is still in Newborn clothes and I went on a little newborn shopping expedition for him!


Well I’m obviously tired!  It’s hard going not getting much sleep but I know it isn’t forever (I hope!) so I’m just getting on with it.  The really REALLY annoying thing is that I’m also suffering from insomnia sometimes.  I’ve had it on and off throughout my life.  I am sooo tired all day, then when I get up to breastfeed in the night I’m like a nodding dog but as soon as I lie down in bed, PING, my eyes are wide open and I can’t relax enough to sleep.  I’m not thinking of anything in particular – well except for the fact that I now only have 5, 4, 3 etc hours left of the night to get some sleep.

At least now I’m no longer pregnant I can toss and turn to my heart’s content and lie any way I want to in bed! Mainly on my back.  I do like sleeping on my tummy but let’s face it, tummy time is out as no mum wants to lie on a brand new pair of oversized, sensitive breastfeeding boobs.

Physically, I’m doing well and have started walking more which is good for my (lack of) fitness and also lovely to get some sunshine.  I’m also hoping the daylight will help Mini M realise he has his days and nights confused.

I’m still taking iron supplements and haven’t noticed my hair falling out yet but I actually think it didn’t start shedding last time until Miss M was a few months old.  I’m really not looking forward to it as I’ve loved having thicker, shinier hair!  I have been sent some Nourkrin products to try though and I really hope they will help reduce the hair loss.

The eczema I developed during pregnancy is back, annoyingly.  I think I’ll probably have it until I stop breastfeeding now.

I also had a look in to what weight loss club to join and can’t decide between Weight Watchers and Slimming World. If you can recommend one for post-pregnancy and breastfeeding then let me know in the Comments below.  No rush, it’s still early days obviously.

Our Family

Miss M is still infatuated with her little brother and loves giving him kisses and stroking his head!

She has played up a little bit sometimes with mini tantrums and I’ve found that in those times if I keep things simple and focus solely on her and giving her extra love and cuddles, she’s fine.  She just needs reassurance sometimes I think.

Last weekend we went to the 1st Anniversary party of In The Night Garden at Alton Towers and she just loved meeting Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy!

This weekend we’re having a quiet one but might go out for lunch today.

For those of you who are pregnant or with new babies, I’ve started a What to Expect Post-Pregnancy with a Newborn series and you can read about it here.

I hope you’re all having lovely weekends and please comment below with your newborn sleep advice and what diets you recommend for me.



  1. 31st May 2015 / 11:07 am

    This post takes me back to when mine where that small, everything is all a bit of a blur for a while, won’t be long before routine settles xx

    • 31st May 2015 / 11:25 am

      Ah you’re so right Sara, life really is a blur sometimes these days! I’m enjoying the teeny stage but yes, will be happy when we have more of a routine too :)

  2. 31st May 2015 / 4:22 pm

    It’s hard when you’re short on sleep and trying to look after two children. Do you have the Breastfeeding Central app – it has really helpful suggestions for how to manage feedings and toddler at the same time.

  3. 31st May 2015 / 5:13 pm

    I’m a huge weight watchers fan and did both after both my babies. You can join from after your 6 week check up and they give you an extra points allowance for breastfeeding :) It sounds like you and M are both doing well! x

    • 31st May 2015 / 5:16 pm

      Oh brilliant, thanks Donna! I do like the sound of WW as nothing is off limits – I definitely need to curtail my chocolate consumption soon :) x x

  4. 31st May 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Where have the weeks gone?! We’re having sleep problems at the opposite end of the night – we don’t have any evening time to ourselves at the moment. TBB just wants to cluster feed non-stop until 10pm. She’s then waking every 3-4 hours. Today I’m tired but I think we’ve had a lot more better nights than we had with the Tot at this stage. Like you say, it’s not forever thank goodness! I’m going to be joining Slimming World only because I’ve done it before and it worked amazingly. I have a friend who did weights watchers and she swears by it. I think both give allowances for breastfeeding x

    • 31st May 2015 / 9:34 pm

      It’s hard isn’t it at this stage! Although I think I’d like to swap with you please :) If I didn’t have a toddler I’d just go to bed at 6pm with him and get up at 3am! x x

  5. The L's Mum
    1st June 2015 / 9:34 am

    Aw sounds like you are all doing really well, apart from the sleep. We are trying for our next baby and I can’t wait to see what my little boy would be like with a little brother or sister, it must be so precious to witness #MummyMonday

    • 1st June 2015 / 9:55 am

      Thank you! It is so so lovely to see them together :) sending lots of baby dust your way :) :)

  6. 1st June 2015 / 8:59 am

    It’s lovely to read an honest account, the sleeping does get better. I hated it with my 1st but my daughter was born prematurely and I wasn’t allowed to stay with her for the 1st month, when I eventually got her home I cherished the night feeds x

    • 1st June 2015 / 9:23 am

      Oh wow that must have been so so hard – I bet you really did make the most of each second you had her home! :)

  7. stacey
    1st June 2015 / 9:00 am

    Mini M is the same age as Olivia! I know exactly what you mean by the last month going so fast but at the same not being able to remember life with them. #mummymondays

    • 1st June 2015 / 9:24 am

      Aww they’re twins! Hope you’re getting more sleep than me :)

  8. 1st June 2015 / 9:26 pm

    I’m nearly 7 weeks post birth and my little girl is following a relatively similar bedtime routine too, it’s tiring for sure! It’s nice to read about other peoples experiences thanks for sharing.

    Helen – #mummymondays

    • 3rd June 2015 / 8:41 am

      I’m glad I’m not alone but I hope we both get more sleep soon! Hope you’re feeling well :)

  9. 1st June 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Oh wow I can’t believe a whole month has gone by. The sleep does get better so don’t worry and I too suffer from insomnia-usually just listening to him breath, it is so annoying x

    • 3rd June 2015 / 8:42 am

      They breathe so loudly don’t they! Mini makes the weirdest noises all night ha ha! Thanks lovely :)

    • 3rd June 2015 / 8:43 am

      I think you’re right – from what I can remember from last time, the first 3 months are a bit like one massive growth spurt argh! :)

  10. 2nd June 2015 / 9:26 am

    I hope he starts sleeping more for you soon! My little girl is 8 weeks old now and teases us with sleep… one day! #TwinklyTuesday

    • 3rd June 2015 / 8:44 am

      Oh thank you – and I hope you get more sleep too! :)

  11. 2nd June 2015 / 9:29 am

    Lovely to read how you are getting on. He’s a beaut! #twinklytuesdays xx

    • 3rd June 2015 / 8:44 am

      Thank you so much! :)

  12. 2nd June 2015 / 8:35 pm

    My son was doing exactly the same as yours at night 3-4 hours then 2 then hourly if I was lucky. About 8 weeks it started to improve feeding 2 or 3 times a night then suddenly at almost 11 weeks he started going 9pm-4/5am then on until 7 or 8am and has been doing that for a week now so hopefully you will get some more sleep soon. My hair started falling out last week at 10 weeks post baby. #maternitymondays

    • 3rd June 2015 / 8:40 am

      Oh you’re giving me so much hope – thank you!! I hope I get the same :) the hair loss sucks doesn’t it – boo :(

  13. 2nd June 2015 / 10:58 pm

    Aaah you’re doing so well!! I can’t believe where the time’s going!

    My twins did similar initially but then I put them on slightly different timings then it all sorted itself out. I fed them at 6, then 9, then midnight — then they managed to sleep until a 4am feed and then they slept til 7am. Eventually, at 9 weeks, they dropped the 4am feed and went from midnight til 7am!

    Those early days are hard Mim, but you’ll get there!! :) Keep the faith pet xx Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • 3rd June 2015 / 8:38 am

      Oh thanks lovely! Ah I long for a 7 hour sleep – one day ha! I think I’m getting used to the sleep deprivation now :)

  14. Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy
    3rd June 2015 / 8:04 am

    It sounds like you’re doing amazingly. He’s so cute. Well done for sticking with the breast feeding through the tongue tie, glad that’s all sorted for you both now. Lovely post xxx #sharewithme

    • 3rd June 2015 / 8:36 am

      Thank you so much! It was painful at first but much better already now :)

  15. 3rd June 2015 / 1:36 pm

    I cannot believe it’s already been a month! Sorry to hear that sleep isn’t great so far, I hope that improves really soon for you lovely xxx

    • 3rd June 2015 / 1:45 pm

      Aw thanks Katie! I know, it’s gone so quickly! :)

  16. 3rd June 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Loved reading your post as I’m only a few weeks shy of becoming a mommy of two myself! Best of luck in the coming weeks and fingers crossed for a few good nights of sleep in your future! #sharewithme

    • 5th June 2015 / 6:31 pm

      Oh thank you and I hope you’re feeling well – good luck with everything! :)

  17. 3rd June 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Hi Mim! Stopping by from #sharewithme

    Mini M sounds like a dream compared to my daughter when she was at that age. She would wake every 30 minutes, feed for 30 minutes, sleep for 30 and feed again. Needless to say, I got no sleep as well. She also developed reflux and was placed on zantac, much like your oldest.

    I hope sleep is creeping its way to your schedule now. It’s all very exhausting and tiring, I know, but there are so many things to look forward to (I’m sure you know!) as well. Hang in there!

    • 5th June 2015 / 6:33 pm

      Oh thank you so much – and you deserve a medal for surviving that! Sleep deprivation is so hard, thankfully not forever though :) :)

    • 5th June 2015 / 6:30 pm

      It’s raced by, hasn’t it! :)

  18. Mumma McD
    5th June 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Ah, only one month in, he’s still in the ‘fourth trimester’ :) That sleep/feeding pattern sounds totally normal – pretty good in fact! Just go with the flow, catch up on sleep when you can, feed when he wants to and it will all eventually settle down.

    My little guy had his upper lip and tongue tie snipped at about 2 weeks old, best decision we ever made.

    He looks absolutely divine :

    • 5th June 2015 / 6:30 pm

      Oh that’s v reassuring – thank you! :)

  19. 5th June 2015 / 9:41 am

    Lovely update, hope you get abit more sleep soon, it won’t be forever, but I know thats no help when you are in the midst of sleepless nights, x

    • 5th June 2015 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you so much! I keep telling myself it isn’t forever :)

  20. 5th June 2015 / 9:08 pm

    What a lovely little update – it sounds like you are doing amazingly well, even if you aren’t sleeping great x

    • 5th June 2015 / 9:10 pm

      Oh thank you so much! Ah I really should be asleep now – sooooo tired :)

  21. 5th June 2015 / 9:24 pm

    Ahh, I haven’t said it yet, but congratulations! He’s gorgeous. Lovely to read this post – you’re making me broody even though it obviously sounds (and is!) really hard at that stage. I hope he starts to sleep better soon and you do too. It is horrendous not being able to sleep when you are absolutely exhausted xx #TheList

    • 6th June 2015 / 3:33 pm

      Oh thank you so much! It is hard definitely but this bit won’t last forever :)

  22. 7th June 2015 / 10:01 am

    •waves to baby So cute and 1 month old it will start to fly by now. Sounds like you all are doing absolutely amazing. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • 8th June 2015 / 2:46 am

      You’re right, it is flying by now! Thanks lady :)

  23. Heledd - Running in Lavender
    7th June 2015 / 11:31 pm

    It’s funny you forget how much babies sleep at the beginning!! I remember feeling shocked with my second baby. How lovely you got to go to Alton Towers to meet the In The Night Garden characters. Thank you so much for linking up to #SundayStars xxx

    • 8th June 2015 / 2:45 am

      Alton Towers was so much fun! Thanks lovely :)

  24. 9th June 2015 / 7:44 am

    Wow, this post has taken right back to last summer when I had a newborn. It sounds like Mini M has the same sleep pattern as our little one did … It’s so hard, isn’t it?
    It sounds like you’re doing amazingly though, and making lots of time for your little girl too.
    Good luck, and enjoy your baby while he’s still tiny.
    Alana x

    • 9th June 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks Alana! Aww yes, definitely trying to appreciate the newborn snuggles while they last :)

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