Oskar is 5 months!

Hiii; Time to do Oskar’s 5 month update – already! itll be no time at all and I’ll be doing his 6 month update! 5 months old, so much has already happened! Ive had a newborn, started swimming lessons, had to adapt to night feeds (which we no longer do ;D) transitioned him into a cot bed, hes sitting up supported, started weaning and rolled once for daddy! He hasn’t done it since though haha! When people say they grow up fast they are not joking haha! We are now on a daily routine, which is working pretty well! he seems to nap at the same time every day, trying to go out and be back in time for these naps is proving to be a little difficult though – but its pretty flexible!

Here’s Oskar’s 5 month update photo! [I forgot to use the five month sticker ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ]

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Look how grown up my little baby boy looks!

Kirsty x

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20 weeks in, 20 weeks out!

Hello!! been a little quiet on blogging recently; I spend most of my time on Instagram now! Find me here (www.instagram.com/kirstylillian)

I can not believe my baby boy is nearly 5 months old! He is in the process of being weaned (my personal choice) he is doing brilliant with it! He is growing up so fast its unbelievable!

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Kirsty x

Oskar is 4 months old!ย 

Arghhh! I can not believe Oskar is now 4 months old! .. I also cannot believe that the last blog post I did was a month ago. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ anyway; Oskar was 16 weeks old on Monday 1st May which is 4 months! (I know some people wouldn’t class him 4 months until 9th may) but 4 weeks is 1 month right?;) 

It feels like Oskar has done so many new things this month.. swam underwater without anyone holding him, transitioned into a cot bed, started to wean him & he now giggles lots!! I’m beginning to notice his favourites.. such as favourite songs & we have a set bedtime of 8:30pm now! He rarely ever sees past 8:30! 

My baby boy is now 13lbs 3oz & is 25cm long! ๐Ÿ˜ here is his monthly update photo.. 


My baby boy is coming on in leaps and bounds and I’ve never been so proud of a little person ๐Ÿ˜ 

Again; I know I haven’t posted in like a month! But to see more interaction and daily posts of Oskar follow us on Instagram! @kirstylillian ๐Ÿ’ž

                         Kirsty x 

Oskar is 3 months old!

Can not believe my little man is 3 months old arghhhh! I feel that us all as a family Oskar, his dad and I have come so far within the 3 months that he has been born! Obviously this whole parenting thing has been a learning curve for us both. Eventhough I work with children, it really does not compare to having your own child! I have never felt so proud of such a tiny person for just cracking a smile or swatting at a toy!

Oskar went swimming two days ago and it was the first time that they let him go whilst he was underwater! He loved it! The water really does not phase him. He just brought himself back up to the surface and into his daddy’s arms ๐Ÿ™‚

Since Oskar’s two month update I wouldn’t say lots has changed but progressed. He was making lots of noises in his last update, but now he babbles with you, socially smiles and has started giggling! (Cutest noise ever!) ย Oskar still loves the TV, this can come in handy when I’m trying to get ready in the morning! (oops!) He is now lots more awake during the day, Oskar is mainly a cat-napper, rather than a baby that sleeps for long periods and has less sleeps. He is starting to show routine within his morning sleeps, usually waking around 6:30/7:30 and then having a morning nap between 9:30 and 10:00 but the rest is just left to how he is feeling!

This month Oskar has had quite sore gums the poor soul ๐Ÿ˜ฆ this has lead to him sticking his fist in his mouth quite a lot, it has become his new favourite thing to do! Oskar is much more aware of his hands and has started to ‘feel’ things and hold them for a short period of time!

Anyway; here is Oskar’s three month update photo:

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Kirsty x

Blogging… & Instagram.

I literally have not written a blog post in SO long. It’s just so time consuming! Oskar is keeping me pretty busy with his reflux (which is much much better) and I think he has sore gums! It’s going to be hell when he starts teething properly!!

Oskar will be 12 weeks old on Monday so I will put his update up then! I am planning on doing a review on his mamaroo at some point too!

I haven’t disappeared completely so if any of you have instagram feel free to follow me as I am spending most of my time on there recently! It is @kirstylillian

Anyway; I want to write so much about Oskar but I will save that for his update! Here is my little beauty!

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Kirsty x

Oskar’s injections

Yesterday (9/3/17) oskar went for his first lot of immunisations. I really was not looking forward to taking him, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought.. I think I was more nervous about how he was going to react rather than myself. It helped that I didn’t take him alone as I do not do needles, I can not look at them. (you would have thought that I would be over that now as I had to have 2-4 canulas in my hands at once whilst I was pregnant) My partner came with me and held him whilst she did them.

For his 8 week appointment he had one oral vaccine and then 3 more in his leg. One of the injections is a 5 in one, I’m not 100% sure which 5, But I know that the oral one was for Polio. so yesterday Oskar had;

-1st Diphtheria
– Tetanus
-Whooping cough
-Haemophilus influenzae (hib)
-Polio
-Pneumocooccal
-Rotovirus
-Men B

Seems like loads for just a little baby!! We have to do it all again in 4 weeks for his next lot!

Oskar was fine though, he was asleep until we undressed him. She gave him his oral vaccine, I gave him the calpol and then she did the others in his thigh. I was expecting him to be unsettled with a temperature for the rest of the day but he was fine! He slept a little more than usual but I put that down to the calpol knocking him out. ย He didn’t show any signs of having a temperature so that has re-assured me about taking him for his next lot ๐Ÿ™‚

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My happy boy ๐Ÿ™‚ 8 weeks 3 days old! I love this outfit.. his vest and dungarees are from mothercare, I think they’re part of the ‘Little Bear’ clothing collection and cost ยฃ14.99, his socks have little bears eyes and ears at the top which are so cute! I know they’re from Next, but were a present from a friend whilst I was pregnant so I’m not sure how much they were!

Kirsty x

Oskar’s 2 month update!

I have an 8 week old!

I think thats how the stereotypical ‘my baby is growing so fast’ line starts ๐Ÿ˜‰ but seriously, for anyone who doesn’t have children. It actually DOES go fast! I can not believe that 8 weeks ago today I was at the hospital, I think around this time (11:30am) 8 weeks ago, really strong contractions were just starting. (The joys of inducement!)

Oskar is beginning to become his own little character and he is generally a really happy baby! I’ve been pretty lucky ๐Ÿ™‚ the only struggle that we have had is his reflux. But since I’ve put him onto the SMA stay down anti-reflux milk we have had no screaming episodes! I must say though, if you ever put your baby onto this milk then definitely change the teats to the variflow size (tommee tippee, not sure if other brands do variflow) because it is a thick mixture and it took me a good week or so, buying new teats just to work out which one was the best and wasn’t going to keep blocking up every feed!

He is also beginning to recognise faces more which makes him smile even more! I wouldn’t say Oskar is smiling on demand quite just yet, but he will give you smiles if he thinks you’ve worked hard enough ๐Ÿ˜‰ I mean, I guess when someones pulling random faces and making strange noises at you, you don’t always feel like smiling at them! Would you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

He enjoys his play mat a little more and can hold the toys for a few seconds before letting them go and hitting them! ย One ย thing that Oskar hates is tummy time! I put him on his tummy and he kicks off, so this is something that we are working on! I might try one of those tummy time toys..

Here is Oskar’s 2month update photo!

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Kirsty x

 

6-8 Week Health Visitor Check-Up!

Our health visitor came to see Oskar yesterday (28/02) and from speaking to literally everyone that I know that has had a child everyone dreads seeing the health visitor for some reason. I felt a bit patronised when she came when Oskar was 5 days old but I think that was because she sat there for about an hour feeding me tonnes of information that I already knew, I guess thats a benefit of working with under fives.

She was happy with his progress, he is a good weight, he is smiling and babbling a lot, he is an amazing sleeper (I thought she would have something to say about that because I am not waking him at night anymore but was pleasantly surprised when she didn’t.)

There isn’t really much to writeย about these little routine appointments as its all just procedure! She seemed happy that I changed his milk (again) but this one seems to be helping loads! I think its just harder for him to fill his nappy as the milk is thicker, but nothing some boiled water can’t help!

We also got a mamaroo yesterday which I was so excited about! I was wanting to get one for ages.. they’re way too expensive in the shops so I found one for a reasonable price on eBay, its in pretty good condition too! I will do a separate post on that one ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t believe my monkey is 8 weeks old on monday so I will update his weight, length etc on that post ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is a picture of my bubba!

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Kirsty x

Oskar’s First Swimming Class!

Saturday 25th February 2017 we took Oskar to his very first swimming class! We take him swimming with a company called Water babies! I was so excited to take him, even though I did forget his towel.. the most obvious thing and I forget it. *facepalm* So we found the place and had the health and safety talk, the teachers are really nice!

My other half was worried that he was going to be the only man in the pool with baby but to be honest there were more men in there than women! We have decided to take it in turns to take him in each week.

The classes are only half an hour and it went by so fast! They dipped the babies in and out of the water, getting them used to water in their face by saying “Oskar, ready, go” and then pouring a little water over his face. This is getting them ready to go underwater (Eeeek!)

He did actually go under the water and he didn’t cry once! He was pretty happy in the water I think I was more nervous! My turn to take him in next weekend eek!

Here are some photos ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kirsty x