8 weeks old

Friday, August 24, 2012

i could be cliche and say how much time has flown but, to be honest, i can hardly remember a life without my little Riley.  this month we have adjusted more to life with a newborn and everything is getting a bit easier.  it's not always easy but whenever i look down at that angelic face i instantly fall in love with him all over again.

he is getting so cute, big and chubby now.  he greets us with a smile every morning when he wakes up.  it is so cute:  he will lay, with his eyes half open,  in his moses basket until one of us look at him, then he will greet us with this big smile and close his eyes again.  he will do this for awhile until he is fully awake.

he is laughing and responding to us and things around him more now.  he loves his black and white shape books and can't wait for his daddy to 'read' them to him.

in regards to sleeping:  most nights he sleeps from 11pm until about 4am for a quick feed and then he will sleep until 7:30am (just in time to say goodbye to his daddy). during the day he takes small little naps here and there.  he is also laughing in his sleep.
he still loves sleeping on his mommy.  he loves being held and rocked (especially when it's time for bed).  he struggles to stay asleep if his arms is not wrapped, so i have to swaddle him for almost every nap.

he is a very alert little boy and awards us with big smiles and 'talking' all the time.
he loves (and laughs) at his silly mommy & daddy when they dance and pull faces.

his neck is very strong and he likes doing mini push ups when he is laying on my chest.  his arms are also strong so that when i hold him, he pulls himself up.  he has recently become fascinated with his hands which he enjoys sucking on far more than his dummy.  he is also starting to clasp his hand together.

he loves the outside and also loves his stroller and baby carrier.  and his favourite part of taking naps during the day is sleeping on his tummy next to mommy on the sofa.  (last week and saturday, 18th Aug the little man had his first tube / underground trip - and he loved it.  he was just staring at all the people on the tube and even gave them smiles).

he dislikes being left on his own for too long and nappy changing is getting a lot better.

his favourite thing is still having a bath, it can be with mom, dad or even in his own bath - even a shower is perfectly fine.

i am so sad that he doesn't fit in his superman clothes anymore (it is a newborn outfit and it still fits around his tummy but the legs are way to short). {above photos taken at 7 weeks & 1 week}.

i'm trying to get him in some kind of routine so still testing to see what works the best for him & for us.

we are of to Dalby (Leicester) this weekend for wayne's work function.  this will be Riley's first trip outside of london and also first time staying over in a hotel (and of course our first time with him).  

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  1. Hi Steph

    what a very special and fantastic blog post, You discribed our little boy so well, he really has touched our lives and is so special. I never say it enough but im so proud of you.... you are such a awesome mommy and I can see how Riley is with you. hard times will come but we will do this together.

    love you both
    thanks again for the beautiful post

  2. Ek het dit ook baie geniet. Ons leer hom ook al ken. Liefde Heleen


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