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HARRISON | 2 WEEKS OLD


Two weeks ago to this very day Harrison was born. It already feels like he's been here a lifetime, I honestly couldn't imagine life without him and wouldn't change it for the world. I still can't believe he's here, I keep pinching myself to make sure it's not a dream. The days are going by so fast it feels like I only have to blink and we fast forward two or three days. I don't even know what day it is most days. 

I can already see him changing so much, he's starting to look a lot more like Amelia now and we can see it in her newborn photos. I've had many people say he's looking a lot like me too. He is much more alert during the day time, making lots of eye contact and little cooing noises. 

He is really easy during the day, doesn't need to be held constantly like his big sister did and will quite happily lie wide awake in his moses basket or swing which is good considering all I did for the first month of Amelia's life was sit on the sofa watching endless episodes of teen mom whilst stuffing my face with cookies with a baby on the boob all day long. Of course it's nice to have cuddles and enjoy those precious newborn moments however with a toddler you have other priorities too. 

We had our first health visitor visit this afternoon after being discharged from the midwives at 10 days old. Harrison now weighs 8lb 6.5oz so is half an ounce more than his birth weight. The health visitor was happy with him. He's in size 1 nappies and still in newborn clothing which I'm quite glad about as he still has many outfits to wear!

He feeds on demand usually every 2-4 hours during the day and 2/3 hours at night although the past few nights it's felt like he's been on me constantly and has been waking every hour and won't settle. I'm glad that he will take milk from a bottle unlike his big sister as it means I can leave him with Andy or my parents if needed. We are actually going to a concert in March when H will be just two months old so it will be nice to be able to do that as I don't think we left Amelia for the first time until she was at least 9 months and that was only for a couple of hours! 

Sleep...what's that? I thought after two + years of being sleep deprived as Amelia was a terrible sleeper and co-slept with us that I would be able to cope with the sleepless nights again. After all I've been getting around 6 hours sleep a night for god knows how long I could manage with one or two hours less right? WRONG! I think because it's broken sleep I feel worse, I go to sleep around 1am after finally getting H to sleep, he wakes at 2 and doesn't go back down for around an hour or so. Then it's a repeat until the morning. He usually ends up sleeping on or next to me in the end as I tend to fall asleep by the 3rd feed and he stays there until we wake up. It's hard as you can't nap with a toddler who doesn't nap and I've never been one for napping during the day time. I don't feel tired during the day, it's during the night when I feel like a zombie.

It's okay though as I know it won't last forever and he will sleep in his moses basket or Snuzpod for the most part. I just don't want to get into the habit of co-sleeping in bed like we did with Amelia. Andy has also been getting up with Amelia in the mornings on his days/mornings off which allows me to get an extra hour or so in bed with Harrison which is nice.

If you already follow us on Instagram then you're probably over the baby spam already, but I'm going to soak up every little ounce of this whilst I can because they don't stay little for long.


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8 comments

  1. He's so perfect <3 I have been oogling over him so much haha! x

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  2. Those two weeks have flown by. I love how scrunched up he still is, with his knees bent and those gorgeous baby feet!! x

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  3. Such a sweety! Making me broody with those gorgeous little feet. You're right the little, tiny, newness leaves so quickly. Enjoy it all. Xx

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  4. Aww so cute. I really wish baby stay small forever. :( Newborns are just the cutest!

    Mandy
    http://bunnygirlblog.com

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  5. Oh Kerry loving your baby spam on IG as I said and all your adorable, cuddly, cute Harrison updates and photos here. Making me so extremely broody! He is so cute!!!! I love the baby feet photos too! They are so precious. You did a great job there Momma. lol Beautiful post.

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  6. Two weeks already. Glad he's now above birth weight x

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  7. Love the photos!!
    Lx
    http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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