7 Week Post Partum Update

7 Week Post Partum Update

Mini M is 7 weeks old!  Here’s our 7 week post partum update

Mini M

Mini seems to have grown so much and he’s lost that wrinkly newborn look now :).  He’s piling on the ounces and starting to get lovely, squishy, chubby arms and legs – which is so adorable!

He seems a bit more ‘robust’ over all.  He’s so alert and looking at everything around him constantly – he has his sister’s inquisitiveness for sure.

He’s still quite brown and his eyes sometimes look either brown or blue so it’s too early to tell what he’ll look like.  Miss M was the same – started brown with brown hair and eyes.  By about 4 months she was pale, blonde and with big blue eyes!  Maybe Mini will end up the same as they’re twins so far :)

Sleep is up and down.  I DID jinx myself last week as the night after he had much shorter sleeps!  He’s gone back to doing 4-5 hour stretches though so it isn’t too bad.

Last night I gave a dream feed a go.  I put him down at 7.20pm, stayed up watching TV and then did a dream feed with him remaining totally asleep at 10pm.  It worked as he then slept until 3.30am – so 8 hours altogether!  It made me wish I’d slept myself before the dream feed though as after that he reverted back to waking up every 40 minutes until I gave up and got up for the day.

Basically from 3am, he won’t sleep more that an hour at a time before waking up – I hope he grows out of that soon. Most of the time it’s actually 30 minutes so I can’t get any more sleep at all.  If anyone has any tips on getting him to sleep longer after 3am, please share.


I’m feeling good and overall getting some decent sleep.

I’m potentially joining Weight Watchers this week!  Let me know if you’ve done WW before and feel free to send some encouragement.  I have a long way (weigh!) to go and I don’t have a goal weight or ‘deadline’ in mind as yet but hoping to think more about that after my first meeting and set some goals.

Our Family

Last week we had our first family holiday since Mini M was born.  We went to North Wales with my parents and had

a brilliant and very relaxing time.  We had a day trip to Barmouth Beach which I highly recommend.

I was a bit tired as still only 7 weeks post partum but did a lot of walking and it was brilliant to be outside so much and breathing in the sea air.  In fact, the sea air probably make me feel sleepy.

I hope you’re all having a lovely day today celebrating Father’s Day – we’ve been having a lovely family day celebrating Father’s Day as our complete family and Mr M loved his gifts!

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  1. 22nd June 2015 / 10:31 am

    Glad to hear you’re doing so well lovely though yawn to the lack of sleep! I hope he grows out of it so you can get more sleep – I have to admit I don’t miss those days! Sounds like a lovely holiday and good for you for getting some exercise. I am a big fan of WW and always find it works for me as it is sort of everything in moderation, but don’t rush lovely, there is plenty of time :) Thanks for linking with#MaternityMondays

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:16 am

      Thanks so much lovely :)

  2. 22nd June 2015 / 12:13 pm

    Oh what a shame that he won’t sleep after 3am – you must be shattered! Good luck with your diet honey. I’ve never done WW, but heard good things about it xx

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:16 am

      I’m a bit nervous about weigh in tomorrow after quite a big weekend! :)

  3. 22nd June 2015 / 1:58 pm

    My son is now 14 weeks and had a very similar sleep pattern at the same age, it has gradually lengthened out and now at 14 weeks after 2 weeks of sleeping 9-4am-7am (whoop) we have reverted beck to 3-4 feeds a night the first around 12-1am then 2 hourly- yawn. i’m hoping it will get better soon too. #maternitymondays

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:17 am

      Oh I hope you’re getting more sleep now – why do they keep changing?! :)

  4. 22nd June 2015 / 8:51 pm

    I hope your dream feed success continues. Sorry I don’t have much advice about getting Mini M to sleep in the early hours. The only thing I can thank of is making sure he’s getting lots of wriggle time during the day. Tin Box Baby is more awake at the opposite end of the day but we are getting more sleep out of her during the evenings gradually, so it think it is something that develops over time. Good luck with WW. I’m half heartedly doing Slimming World – we’re just using SW recipes for our evening meals. The rest of the day is a bit random! I start back at the gym on Wednesday though – eeeck :) #MaternityMondays

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:18 am

      I gave up the dream feeds, I didn’t see much benefit! :)

  5. 22nd June 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Until I had my own baby I was completely oblivious to how quickly they develop – it’s so exciting seeing them become more alert and interested in what’s going on around them. I still don’t make the most of sleeping early when baby is asleep, I think it would make the early mornings less painful if I did! #MaternityMondays

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:18 am

      Oh that’s so true – I love seeing the little daily changes :)

  6. 23rd June 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Awww I LOVE Barmouth!! We went every year when I was a child! My mum and had now have a little static caravan in North Wales and we all love to go there for little weekends away! I can’t WAIT to take the boys again! :) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

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

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:19 am

      Barmouth is so so pretty isn’t it! :)

  7. 29th June 2015 / 3:30 am

    I used to love dream feeding. Z would guzzle a whole bottle and sleep for a bit longer. Mini sounds so so lovely with his squishy arms and legs and I bet it’s so nice to see him grow day by day. Hope the sleep stretches get longer, he sounds like he is doing really well x

    • 29th June 2015 / 4:24 am

      Thanks so much! Ah he is lovely and he just slept for 9.5 hours again, I’m so happy ha! x

  8. everything mummy
    3rd July 2015 / 10:45 am

    Sounds like hes getting on great and lovely your getting abit of sleep! thanks for sharing #sundaystars xx

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:19 am

      I think we’re slowly getting there! :)

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