Hey! Where did January go? My days are pretty much identical and with a routine that is almost the same in the day time and at night, I feel as if the entire month of January has just been one long day. Its gone by so quickly and the baby is already a month old. We have been getting a lot of attention when out and about because he was so tiny but over the past week, he has really expanded. He is a whole 1kg heavier than when he came home!
I want him to stay a newborn for longer. I don't mind that right now I'm typing with one hand and he is curled on my belly with a wet nappy. It has taken awhile to get him to sleep so I don't want to wake him just yet by changing him. I don't mind sleeping in a semi reclined position and holding him all night if that makes his colic more bearable. I'm happy with all this extra work. The only thing I miss right now is more uninterrupted time with Aaron. I think he really misses me and I miss him too.
Now here's some irrational thought: The reason why I want Adrian to go slow with the growing up is because I keep thinking that it will be the last time I get to look after a newborn. My mother has been extremely hands on helping us and really enjoying it. BUT, since I only have sons, it may mean that if I ever get to be a grandmother, I may not have the opportunity that she now has. I think new mothers will always look to their own mothers for help and support. I know, its crazy to think so far ahead. But, when its 3am and you're holding a sweet little newborn in the quiet of the night AND enjoying it, funny thoughts like that pop in all by themselves.
Here is a photo from last week: