INDIA | MONTH THREE

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Month three has arrived.

Oh, how the months have flown by. My baby is now a quarter of a year old and I am already feeling broody. She surprises me more and more everyday, and I cannot get enough of her (sometimes).

INDIA

Feeding:
India will still feed every 2-3 hours, (she’s such a beast) the longest she has gone for without feeding is 5 hours. She still refuses to take every single bottle I have given her. I have tried the Medela Calma and the Phillips Avent Natural, as well using three different teats, but still nothing. Please let me know in the comments of any bottle good for breastfed babies. The next brand I plan to try is the NUK First Choice, if I have success with this bottle I will post a review on the blog. If I can’t find a bottle that she will take then I will just have to accept that she loves boob and that all she’s ever going to want and need.

Sleeping:
She still wakes up frequently in the night for feeding. Her naps during the day are becoming shorter, so this gives me little time to do what I need to do during the day. The housework always seems to come last. I just about find the time to wash her clothes. She tends to be fairly fussy during the evening, I could be because she is sleeping less during the day, so she becomes irritable at night. I told myself at three month I would try and implement a routine. Three months has come and I have no intention to do so. She sleeps whenever she wants to sleep. Sleep training is something I would never consider but I know some parents swear by it, but I find it slightly cruel. I am slowly associating certain cues with bedtime, such as giving her a bath and massage before bed, turning off the lights, putting her in her sleeping bag. This doesn’t happen every night but it happens most nights.

Interaction:
India has become more playful over the last few weeks and I love it. I blow raspberries at her and she giggles. Her hands are her favourite toy of them all, they can keep her occupied for hours.¬†She waves them around in font of her face and stares at them intensively. India now sucks her thumb. I had a feeling she was going to me a thumb sucker. At my 22 week scan I saw her sucking her thumb and she has been looking for that infamous thumb ever since. I don’t think she’ll be letting it go anytime soon.

Monthly updates:

  • Rolled over at 12 weeks
  • Completely obsessed with her hands
  • Reaches for items and grabs them
  • Has seems to like the bath and will splash around with her feet
  • Loves being kissed on her neck
  • Now weighs 7.1kg

MOTHERHOOD

This month I am really getting into the swing of things. Myself and India have done so many new and exciting things together. We went to the farm, soft play and the baby cinema (which I wrote a blog post about here). We have joined a few baby groups (which were a little tedious at first), including one at our local library, called sing and rhyme which India loves. There are days where the thought of even stepping foot outside seems near impossible. We have days were we have both chill at home in our pyjamas all day and I’ve only eaten tea and biscuit for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What has surprised me the most, is that how many fun activities and outings I can do WITH my baby. Some say when you have a baby your freedom becomes restricted. But I feel having a child has opened my world up to so many opportunities. I am now constantly looking for fun things I can do with India. I feel like I am reliving my childhood all over again. We sing nursery rhymes together, I read her my favourite childhood books. I still live my life, but just differently to how I used to live it before. It is still possible for me to meet up with friends and decent have a social life. I found it a lot easier to socialise with my mummy friends than non-parents, as they’re able to empathise. They don’t ask me why my baby is unconsolably crying? Why am I so tired? Why I haven’t washed my hair in over a week?

There aren’t any why’s because they understand what it’s like to be a mother themselves.

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2 Comments

  1. December 2, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I’m glad you’re finding your mom tribe! It’s important to surround ourselves with other moms because like they you said they get it. Also, I wasn’t into the whole sleep training in terms of letting my kids cry it out. Instead I established a bedtime routine- dinner, bath, story and bed. We still stick to this routine now that my children are school age and it works. Good luck with establishing a bedtime routine that works best for you and India.

    • simplybesotted
      December 3, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Yes, I completely agree with you, look like were have similar styles of parenting. I’m glad to hear that the bedtime routine works for you. I plan to do with my baby and I hope it works out the same for me. Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it x

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