Tuesday, May 30, 2006

6 weeks and 2 days old

Well wee George had his 6 week vaccinations yesterday. It broke our hearts to see him in sooo much pain. They give them 3 jabs in the thigh at 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months... poor babies!

George then got abit of a temperature yesterday after his jabs and was very clingy wanting cuddles and feeds continuiously throughout the day. he was o.k though, just quiet and abit drowsy and whimpering occasionally.

Can't believe how big he is now! Soon he'll be two months old! Very glad that I'm not going back to work until January and we are enjoying every moment.

George rolled himself from his tummy to his back two days ago! He thought it was a great laugh... he quite likes his tummy time if I time it when hes receptive.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Update on our wee lad

Well he's almost 6 weeks old and time is just flying past. He is so very alert now and seems to be absorbing everything around him. Smiles come freely as does the laughing. He just loves being tickled and having Mum or Dad sniffing around his ear. The last couple of days have been a little unsettled. He wasn't sleeping again during the day and also fussing at feeding times which was not the most pleasant thing. Usually feeding is the solution to all problems! :)

Today has been a better day. He slept from 8.30pm - 3.45am last night... went back down at 4.15am and sleep until 7.15am. Since then he's had 3 naps of one hour each. The last one he vomited up...poor wee thing. I didn't know what the wetness was at first! Thought he must of done good to pee up that high! He hasn't been crying too much today. Just when he has abit of wind.

He's into his big boy nappies now. We are still using disposables sometimes (going out and when Daddy is lazy!) but during the day I use cloth nappies on him which he seems to love.

We have bought a video camera so will get that next week. To the family in the UK: we'll be sending out DVD's very soon!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Goodbye Midwive, hello Plunket!

George was discharged from our Midwifes care yesterday. He now weighs 10 lbs, 6oz according to the MW's scales (which are abit out so he should weigh close to 11lbs now!). The Plunket nurse will visit tomorrow and make sure he is all good which we are sure he is! His head has grown 1.5 cms in 1 week! Good Lord!

The MW said he was a beautiful boy, great skin and his bits and pieces are just as they should be. Still breastfeeding except for a formula top up at night before bedtime. He usually only takes 50-80mls then though. He slept for 6.5 hours in a row last night. Needless to say, Mum feels really good today!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Other pics

5 weeks old!

Another week down and time is going so fast...George is growing up too quickly. He laughs and smiles lots now...a very happy boy. Yesterday we went out for the day and he was sooo good. He loved looking about the park and getting cuddles with the friends we visited. Such a good baby.
George loves being tickled by his Dad and dancing about the house with his Mum... likes to be active and look at new things.

I wonder what new experiences the next week will bring...

Friday, May 19, 2006

Almost 5 weeks old

George is such a smiler now and even makes laughing type sounds and coos. Very cute. He gave Mummy and Daddy 8 hours sleep last night! Such a good boy.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

George's latest visitors

George with his Poppa and Greatnana...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

George and his Great Grandad

Monday, May 15, 2006

4 weeks old!

Well George is 4 weeks old today and doing pretty good. He likes to look at himself in the mirror and almost laughs now...amazing really! He's still restless during the day especially when Daddy is home 'cause they like to play together and Daddy is not as tough as Mummy in leaving him to cry.

He isn't putting on weight as much as my midwife and I would like so we are working really hard on his feeds now. Hopefully he'll put on much more weight this week. He's now on cloth nappies too... they look so cute on him and he seems to like them.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

George at almost 4 weeks old!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

And more...

More pics of Master Cooper

Looking very cute!

Monday, May 08, 2006

3 weeks old today!

Well its been 3 weeks since George arrived in this world and what a journey its been so far. He is quite a good boy. Just has problems going to sleep during the day but we are getting there. He feeds really well and seems to be putting on weight everyday. He wasn't up to his birth weight last week at 2 weeks but we think he is there now!

George is smiling now and is holding his head up for over a minute on his own! Crazy! We think its because he was overdue and is a little advanced physically. He follows us with his eyes around the room and loves to watch Arsenal matches with his Dad and have "mummy kisses" with his Mum. He is growing out of his newborn clothes now and is just a little small for all his 3 month old stuff yet.

Mum and Dad are getting good amounts of sleep. Dad more so than Mum...but Mum still gets 7 hours (broken in two halves) sleep per night so thats not too bad!

George is doing really good and we are totally in love with him! We can't tell who he looks like just yet as some days he looks alot like Daddy but most of the time he looks like Mum.

George loves his bath!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

19 days old

Freya and George make friends

George after his bath

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Watching the game with Daddy

Handsome Lad!

Hanging out with Mum

18 days old and smiling!