Month five has been a trying month, Hamish is still going through the sleep regression and is up two/ three times through the night. We have decided it might be time for solids this next month, starting with baby rice and porridge. I’m also considering giving him a bottle of formula milk as his last feed every night. He does continue to feed every 3 hours through the day. We plan to start vegetables and fruit this month so I shall let you know how we get on.
This month Hamish is mastering skills such as sitting for short periods without support and then either falling left, right or even face forwards, it’s the really early stages of sitting so we will keep practising. Whenever I leave a room he gets very upset and squeals if I don’t come back so stranger anxiety may be starting. He blows lots of bubbles and ends up spitting on everyone’s maybe teeth are on the way. He shows great interest in people who act differently and will stare at the funny faces people pull at him, giving lots of smiles back. He doesn’t ever want to lie down anymore he is forever pulling himself to an upward position to stand. He comfortably rolls from his tummy to back. He’s got a strong hold and has now mastered removing and putting his dummy back in his mouth. He turns towards new noises so I know he’s not death. Finally he can amuse himself by playing with hands and feet for short periods.
Week seventeen – seemed to be a week of parties. Three to be exact, two turning two and another turning four! Hamish also had his final jabs until he turns one! He dealt with these a lot better and was over them within seconds after the initial shocker the needle going in.
Week eighteen – we went on holiday to Center parks. The car was full with two children in tow, we saw lots of the Christmas decorations being put up around the village and it all looked fab. I went back to work this week, only on a Saturday but it was great to see everyone and I fully enjoyed being back. We also had a family photo shoot with Hamish being centre stage, it was bitter cold but the autumnal pictures are beautiful.
Week nineteen – was Tobias’ parents evening at nursery, he’s doing fab and it’s time for him to move up a class! On the Thursday, my mum and I ventured to the Harrogate Christmas market with both boys in tow, luckily it was quiet but still hard work entertaining both. Finally, we met with the vicar to discuss Hamish’s christening which is in January 2019.
Week twenty – was the week of Tobias’ birthday, he turned two! Unfortunately the whole family was hit with illness and we weren’t able to enjoy his birthday. On the actual day we went to a soft play(where he was the only child) and took him out for lunch at the pancake house in Pateley Bridge. The next day we did cake and presents with him but he went back to bed soon after for a four hour nap. On the Sunday we went for a family meal to celebrate his birthday, but he was too ill to join, so grandad stayed back with him. The following week, when he was better, we went to the zoo.
Hamish is growing and growing every week and I want him to slow down! He keeps hitting those milestones and proving how he wants to grow up just like his big brother!