Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fletcher: 4 weeks

My little boy is 4 weeks old today! Can you believe it? I certainly can't. The time has flown. I've been on the steepest learning curve of my life this last month. Learning so much every single day about how to look after a baby, my baby, how to stay awake at all hours of the night when all I want to do is sleep, how to breastfeed, how to be a mum, how to be a family.

Fletch has changed so much already...



From the little man who could barely stay awake to a little man who is so awake and so alert.
From staring blankly into space to following me across the room.
From waking every 2 hours to sleeping for 6 hours in a row at night.
From having one facial expression to almost cracking a smile.
From having no head control to being able to lift and turn his head.
From fitting only into size 0000 clothes, to now fitting into some, not all, 000s.

 




We're getting to know each other better and better, day by day.

He loves a bath.
He loves looking around at the world.
He loves having a nap on my chest.
He loves to be sung to sleep.
And my favourite....he loves a cuddle.


Everyone says you just crave time for yourself in these early days. That couldn't be further from the truth for me. Yes, we've got our helper which is making the world of difference for the domestic side of things, but you would have to pay me to be further than a few rooms away from him right now.

I just can't get enough.

And I can't see that changing any time soon.

I think it's called love.

15 comments:

OKinUK said...

He is beautiful.

Mum on the Run said...

Absolutely gorgeous - Fletcher and his Mum.
Precious, precious times.
Enjoy.
:-) xxxx

beachcomber said...

beautiful!!
x

Jessica said...

How gorgeous! I really love his name too!
Well done, you look like you're doing so well, it mustn't be easy! Xx

Katharine said...

He is so adorable. I am glad to know that although you're tired you are loving it!

Cherie @ 'a baby called Max' said...

Ah!

How absolutely beautiful!

Enjoy! But I don't need to tell you that ... you are! :)

So much love xx

[Good Mum Hunting] said...

He is so beautiful.

Seriously, my ovaries ache just looking at him. I want another wee baby so badly.

Sounds like you are really embracing motherhood hun, enjoy every moment.

xx

Claudia Lane said...

He's so beautiful...it sounds like you are loving being a mum...what a wonderful time Bridget...enjoy your little bundle of joy
xo

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Just GORGEOUS!!!! Leahx

Bubby Makes Three said...

isn't it A-mazing how much they (and you!) change in such a wee few weeks.... sigh... that last image is so precious - your little koala bear clinging onto you for life and you will look back on that moment in a years time and wonder how he EVER SAT THAT STILL!!! Just lovely...

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous - it's amazing how much they change in four short weeks. Glad you're loving it. Those pics are great.

Felicity said...

Be-you-tiful!
The last image is a heart tugger.
xx

Jade said...

What an adorable boy you have! Congratulations!

To be fair to every new mother who has craved time for herself in the early days, you summed it up in the last paragraph - it's the helper who makes the world of difference.

As someone who had their first baby in Australia (no helper, obv) and their second in HK (helper, yessss!), the two situations just can't be compared. One is filled with tender moments of bliss, interspersed with frantic housework/shopping/cooking around naps, and no time to yourself or with your husband; the other is just the tender moments of bliss, basically! Fully agree with the commenter on the post above - I also now don't possibly see a way of leaving HK before my kids are finished school, because I cannot see how I could go back to child-wrangling without a helper :)

Lovely photos, keep enjoying yourself!

jodi said...

Oh bridget, I'm just catching up and I'm all-a-flutter with emotion for little Fleth. He's adorable! And your birth story - wow, inspiring. You did amazingly well. Love to you x

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