7 February 2013

Im 1 Month old already!! | Mummy & Baby Update + Must haves.

I cant believe its been a whole month already! 
This month has gone so fast i don't even believe it! Its such a strange feeling, its like Emme has always been with us and the memory of labour seems so far away yet it doesn't seem like she can be a month old already. I know that may sound really weird but im sure if you have a newborn you know what im talking about?! It seems like yesterday i was sat writing my pregnancy post and talking to friends that were also pregnant about how we couldn't wait for our babies to be here and wondering what they would look like etc and now they are here and time is just going so fast. I feel like i just don't want to put her down or stop looking at her for a second because shes going to be talking and running around before i know it. I am loving every little thing about having a tiny baby again... even the getting up in the night to feed her.  Everything seems more relaxed this time round, I don't know if its because im more comfortable because ive done it all before or if its because i don't feel as tired through the day ... everything's easier when your not tired, right?

*She seems to have grown so much already, shes waking up for a little longer through the day although she does sleep most of the time still. 

*If you are in her sight she will follow you if you move around she recognises voices. Mine and Jason's definitely.If Jason's been at work ans she hears him talking she will look around for him.

*The last few days shes looking like shes going to start smiling soon, she will smile and i can tell its not like when she was first born when it was just gas but shes not really doing it responding to us yet so i wouldn't say shes done her first real smile yet but shes definitely getting there.
* Update *
She did her first smile on 5th Feb its was about 8.30 in the morning while i was talking to her.eekkkk :)

*Shes having around 3-4oz every 2-4 hours through the day and every 4-5 hours on a night.

*She is almost grown out of newborn/first size sleepsuits, they fit perfect at the minute but she doesn't have much room in the legs left where as as first size clothes have plenty of room still.

*She is still in size one nappys.

*She loves been in her carrier, i mainly use it to take the boys to school.

*She loves to be bathed and having her hair washes...i think its the warmth of the water.

*She has started hitting her flower on her chair, i want sure if it was just by accident but she does look at it and hit it quite often.

*She loves her fluffy blanket i thunk she quite attached to it already because if shes tired and hasn't got it as soon as i put if near her cheek she will go to sleep and it doesn't work with her other blankets.I think it because its so soft and its what she was wrapped in since she was first born.

For me
* I am feeling great, totally back to normal.I seem to have recovered really fast this time which i think has a lot to do with not having stitches after. With Jake and cambell i was really sore for a few weeks after but this time i was fine afterwards because i didn't tear/cut. At first my stomach just weird when i stood up, probably because so much weight had gone so quickly. Then for a few days after i had cramps but other than that i was fine.

*Im back to my pre pregnancy weight ... i think i was pretty much straight away. I only gained 1 stone while pregnant as as she was 9lb1oz the placenta was around 1lb and there was so much water that must have been a few lb! My stomach isnt flat and im not where i want to be i want to lose and stone or 2  to be happy and comfortable with myself .

*My bleeding has been very little since after the first day or two which i think might have something to do with the needle i had after she was born to slow it down because i was losing alot.But although it has been hardly anything it is still slightly there... it seems to go from hardly anything to nothing then it will coming back a little.

*My hair hasn't started falling out yet... i lost so much after the boys i really though i would end up bald!! but this time ive carried on taking the vitamins i took while pregnant, not everyday but as often as i remember. Which i want to keep doing so i you know of any good post baby vitamins id love to know because i have no idea which ones to take next.

My must haves for the first month

Muslin cloths
I always just used normal bibs with the boys but has seen people talk about these while i was pregnant so i decided to get some and they are so much better than bibs!! I actually havent even wanted to get a bib out because these are so much easier. I also use them to cover her changing mat also when were out and using the travel mat so she doesn't get cold when she layed on it. If you are pregnant definitely stock up on these.
Fluffy Blanket -
Emme loves her fluffy blanket, shes really attached to it already. 
Saline drops/spray - 
These are great to have 'just in case'. Emme has had a stuffy nose the last few days and these help so much. Its safe to use from birth as its only really water and i think salt? and its sterile.
Nose sucker- 
To go with the Saline spray. This help you get everything out of your babies nose, obviously they cant do it them self and it must be so annoying having it all stuffed up.We got one of these from mother care when Jake was little but it had a rip in the bottom so when i went to Boots to get a new one they didn't have any of the ones i had got before. I ended up getting one of the new ones where you suck everything out yourself, i didn't want to as the thought made me gip but it really isnt bad at all and these type are so much more affective so i would definitely recommend it over the ones where you press the bottom.
Bouncer -
This is so help full if you need to lay baby down while you do something. I don't feel like Emme is really in hers alot ( because i like to give her cuddles) but when i need to clean up or make dinner this is a must.We have a swing too but she hasn't been in that yet i think it will be better when shes a bit older.

I think that's about all i can think of at the minute but if there is anything you would like to know about or if you are expecting/just had a baby and theres something you have been wanting to know leave a comment or you can email me :) 


  1. All I can say is awwwwwwwwwww... :)
    So glad your doing these follow up posts, great to read. :)
    I hope I bounce back as quick as you, but think I have def put more than a stone on.. :(
    Another month and a bit and I'll hopefully be writing a 'welcome' post for my little one. :)


    1. eeekk i cant wait to see your welcome post!!!xxx

  2. Can't believe it's been a month already!

  3. She is absolutely beautiful! Glad both of you are doing well :) xx

  4. Oh god, she''s so adorable - where did you say you got the headbands from? I need to start getting some to go with outfits i've got for my little one thats on the way!!


    1. congratulations :) they are from whats in lillys closet on etsy only £1.39 each! i did a post on them yesterday with a link to the shop :) xx

  5. Oh laura Emme is so cute! She looks alot like her mummy! My hair started falling out about 3 months after, i remember brushing it and it was coming out in clumps and i thought i was going to be bald aswel haha xx

  6. So cute and so beautiful !
    Bisous, à bientôt.

  7. She's adorable and I love her name! My son turned one last month, I cant believe how quick it goes x


  8. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,


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