It's now been exactly four weeks since Giles was born, and we're attempting to return to some sort of normality in our lives. Tom has finished work for the six week summer holiday, so having two pairs of hands around the house means that we both get a bit of time to do things that aren't baby related. Whilst I've still been reading, I've missed blogging and I'm looking forward to doing something that's just for me again.
The past four weeks have been so strange. It's true that you can never truly be prepared for having a baby. At first, I couldn't see how I could ever do anything apart from change nappies, feed him, hold him, rock him and try to stop him from crying ever again. Even simple things like taking a shower or grabbing lunch aren't simple when you are on baby-schedule. I've done a lot of eating one handed. And of course sleep has gone out of the window - if he manages three hours in the night, we count ourselves lucky! Earlier this week it seemed as though he was getting into a schedule at night and sleeping for about five hours at a time, but then we had a heatwave and that has completely ruined it - hot babies are grumpy ones that fight sleep and keep you up all night. Having a newborn is hard work and exhausting too.
But I think we're both adjusting to the change now and of course the past four weeks have been full of so many wonderful moments. I have changed a lot, and for the better. Giles is doing really well and has grown so much already, he was a big baby when he was born and he's growing at a rapid rate - already he doesn't fit into his newborn clothes any more. He's starting to be interested in the world around him now, and you can see him trying to respond when you interact with him. He is a wriggler and hardly ever stays still.
I've had to wipe my feed reader blank as I had hundred of unread posts, but I'm hoping to be able to keep up more now that Tom is home and I'm able to have a bit of time for myself. I'm looking forward to getting into blogging again :)