Monday, 22 January 2018

Flynn Monthly Update: 1 Month

Two days ago Flynn hit a month old. We're struggling to comprehend where the time has gone. It feels like just last week that I was in hospital being prepped for my section. While the weeks have flown by in blur, they've still been filled with some wonderful memories.

How Flynn is doing:

At one month old, he is weighing 10lbs
04oz. That's almost 2 whole pounds since birth (8lbs 5.5oz) which we are all very happy about! We celebrated our first Christmas together, went on Flynn's first bus ride and enjoyed some time in the snow as a family. We had his birth officially registered and have been seen by the midwife for the last time.

Flynn feeds like a champ and loves to smile with a mouthful of boob. He LOVES to be cuddled and it doesn't matter who by. He really dislikes having a bath but enjoyed his first shower with mummy. He fights sleep but sleeps soundly once he finally gives in. He has recovered from his first cold but still has a tiny cough. He is changing every day and we can't wait to see what is going to happen this month.

How mum is doing:

As sleep goes, I'm barely getting any. Sadly I have been suffering from insomnia as well as a lack of appetite. I mentioned this to the midwife and she feels I'm dealing with a minor case of postnatal depression. Admittedly, I have been having a lot of low mood swings but they usually follow a terrible night sleep. The midwife told me that if a decent nights sleep doesn't help with the low moods, then I'll need to speak to my gp but for now, intervention isn't needed.

Physically, I have mostly recovered from the pregnancy and section. The scar is healing nicely and there's no pain left. I am still suffering from minor SPD but thankfully I only feel it in bed at night and not when walking or doing errands. I am eager to get back into exercising properly and have started counting down the days until I hit the six week mark. I've got nine days left.

This has been a wonderful month despite it going by so quickly. Hopefully I'll start sleeping better and the weeks will start being less blurry. Our family is still adjusting but I love it.... I love our little family.

Until next time,
Alli xo


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