Theo's 12 Week Update

Theo’s 12 Week Update

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!

Theo's 12 Week Update

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 favourite things: His big sister, his bath seat (yep really!), his little owl teddy, being in the Moby wrap,

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 fromΒ 6:30am.Β 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!

Theo's 12 Week Update - Theo and Nana

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!

Mummy’s Update

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 consciousΒ 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.

xxx

Theo's 12 Week Update

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13 Comments

  • Reply Talya September 6, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Awww he is gorgeous and what a beautiful picture of him and his big sister! X

    • Reply bettertogetherhome September 20, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Talya xx

  • Reply Heidi September 6, 2018 at 11:25 am

    He is so very cute, cherish every moment, my youngest is now 18 months old today and I have no idea how that happened!

    • Reply bettertogetherhome September 20, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      It really does go so quickly!

  • Reply lindsey bray September 6, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Aww, he is gorgeous! Its so so important to care for yourself after giving birth and being in tune with your mental health. I suffered with Postpartum Psychosis and worry about having another baby. Its nice to hear you have had a little time to your self and happy anniversary to you both x

    • Reply bettertogetherhome September 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks Lindsey – will definitely take more time out to care for myself x

  • Reply Stephanie September 7, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Ah you have some lovely photos, those baths are fantastic aren’t they. Yes try and get some time for yourself, even just 5min sit down with a cuppa will hopefully help.

  • Reply Francesca Jacklin September 7, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    What some lovely pictures and it sounds as though he’s sleeping quite well. Make sure you try and make time for yourself, but I know that’s easier said than done with a new baby.

  • Reply anuma September 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Awww what a cute little heart. Relax and get some time for yourself πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cath - BattleMum September 7, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    He’s just beautiful and it sounds like you’re finding a routine that works. I seriously neglected after having my son and even 4 years later find it very difficult to find time for myself. Xx

  • Reply Lisa Ryan (BadMammy.com) September 12, 2018 at 10:58 am

    It sounds like you’re having a bit of a tough time of it – I know it’s super hard but it is important to grab even the small minutes for yourself, for your own health and sanity! I hope the meeting with the hospital helps with working through what happened. Your little man is just gorgeous.

    • Reply bettertogetherhome September 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Lisa your kind words are much appreciated xx

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase September 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Time flies so quickly doesn’t it and it sounds like you’ve been busy with other things too. I hope you get the rest you need soon

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