It's been a while since I wrote about Noah (the last time was six weeks in, if you haven't read my first six weeks post have a look here).
Where did the last six months go! I blinked and they flew by. One thing for sure is he's gotten very big (I now have biceps that a Grecian wrestler would be proud of from all the lugging around I do) and it's true what people say they grow in front of your eyes. Each day he can do something new, current talents, he can roll over, sit upright, has developed quite the little cheeky character and flirts with every lady he sees. He also has a penchant for stealing other babies toys that he has taken a liking too.
His blue eyes are very characterful and give away exactly what he is thinking. He's a real socialite interacting, cooing and babbling with anyone who comes into view.
He has also just started eating and as the child of a foodie has quite the appetite. Current favourites include carrot and parsnip, sweet potato, pea and broccoli and peaches, banana and strawberry.
He is however a very messy eater, so we will need to work on his table manners.
I can't wait to be able to cook more for him as he experiments with food. Who knows I might even do a weaning post with some recipes.
I absolutely love being a mummy, the love I have for Noah is overwhelming, there really isn't anything I wouldn't do to make our little man happy. I won't lie it is bloody hard work and there have been many moments of self doubt and wondering if I'm cut out for what sometimes feels like the hardest job in the world. The hours are long, there isn't any free time for good behaviour and I get hardly any sleep.
Noah had really bad reflux, so on a good night he slept about six hours maximum and this is in one hour fifty stints so my sleep was really broken. He wakes at five thirty and that's it, he wants to be up. I regularly go two nights a week with little to no sleep. You'll be amazed to learn that you can still function, and have a sense of humour with it.
You will meet parents who seem to have it all, the perfect birth, a baby that sleeps, is the first to do everything and you will feel sometimes like you have done something wrong. You haven't, babies are all different, will do things at different points and trust me they all have their moments.
Noah has quite the social life with lots of activities during the week, favourites have been Hartbeeps, which is a musical, singing and interactive play session.
Other highlights are sing and sign and swimming. There are wonderful sessions at local churches and libraries too. Unsure what your local area does get on google or join your local NCT.
Finding any time for yourself as a mummy is impossible, my hair, nails and fitness have all gone to pot. I have however found Jelly Belly, a buggy fitness programme which for an hour each week means I can attempt to do some fitness and keep my sanity (that is if Noah doesn't try and play sabotage!).
I'm really looking forward to the next six months of exciting adventures that await us and watching my little man grow and develop.
Thank you all for your love, support and interest during his first few months.
Next week I will be sharing some tips on what I have learnt in the first six months of being a parent. If you have any advice or tips you would like to share do so in the comments below.