I know I say it all the time but time really does seem to have flown by since Theo came home. I was shocked to realise that he’s going to be 12 weeks old this Thursday!
And so I figured it was time for a little update on how he’s been doing in the past 10 weeks since the last one *tut tut mummy*.
Theo’s least favourite things: Sleeping in the daytime, sudden loud noises, mummy having a cup of tea!
Theo’s 3 Month Update
He’s still a really good eater – he’s having 5 bottles a day at 210mls which is the recommended amount for his age and weight. He now weighs 14lb which is average for his age too.
At night he’s generally sleeping from around 9pm through to anytime between 2:30 and 4am when he’ll wake up for another feed and he’s then wide awake for most of the morning from 6:30am. The routine is a little easier now – it was a lot harder on me when he was waking every 2 hours for a feed although I’m eagerly looking forward to a full night’s sleep!
Theo doesn’t like napping in the daytime unless he’s in his Moby wrap – that thing is seriously a lifesaver as it’s the only way to get things done a lot of the time. I tend to pop him in it and go for a walk around lunchtime.
Most of the morning he’s super cheerful and full of smiles although by lunchtime he’s definitely feeling tired and can seem a little grumpy. We’ve not had a proper laugh yet but we get a few chuckles when we make silly noises or tickle him – his big sister is eagerly awaiting that first giggle!
He met his nana (my nan) for the first time last week – he slept peacefully most of the car journey there *makes me wish we had a car ha!* but on the way back got pretty upset as we were stuck in traffic for hours!
Being 3 months postpartum feels quite odd. Those first few weeks I was really itching to get back to exercise and after my 6-week check, I started back on my couch to 5k running training.
Then, of course, we had the big stressful short-notice move and so I was focusing all my time and energy on that whilst keeping 2 kids alive. Now we’re more settled in I can see that I’ve been putting myself on the back-burner so to speak.
I’ve not been making time for myself – it’s hard when Scott works long days; my days are wrapped up in looking after the kids and by the time he has got home and done his training for his upcoming Spartan race it’s late and my energy is depleted.
The pure exhaustion is making me snappy and impatient with everyone around me which is just not healthy either.
In all honesty, I couldn’t even tell you the last time I had a proper relaxing bath or a chunk of time to myself that I haven’t ‘wasted’ doing housework or unpacking. It’s starting to make me feel really low and I need to sort it out as I’m very conscious of my mental health this time around after suffering from depression in the past.
It’s still a struggle to think or talk about my labour – we now have a meeting arranged with the head of midwifery from the hospital I gave birth at to discuss what happened. I’m absolutely dreading going back through the door but I am hopeful that it will help me move on from it.
It was our 6 year wedding anniversary at the weekend and we went out to a couple of local craft beer pubs and had some lunch – I had a blissful ten-minute shower first and put makeup on for the first time in forever. For a couple of hours I felt a bit more like myself again (it’s amazing the difference just doing something simple can make. *although I REALLY need to get my brows done!*
And that’s it – our three month baby and post-partum update. I’m going to try to post these a little more regularly but even the blog has taken a back seat recently and I’m only just getting back into it.