Wow! How the hell did that happen. I can’t believe that Josh is now four months old. In fact he’s 18 weeks and 3 days! Madness. I’ve been told that this is the magic time to treasure because he’s getting his own little personality and full of smiles and giggles, but is also still fairly immobile and not crawling about just yet! We’ve had a lovely few weeks as spring has started. And as you can see Josh is finding it exhausting being so cute….
We’ve had a busy couple of weekends at the family farm. We had open days for lambing over Easter where members of the public could come and see how the farm works and cuddle some of the new born lambs. The farm is my parents in laws and we had a really successful couple of weekends and lots of positive feedback. I feel so blessed that Josh will get to spend so much of his childhood at the farm. When I saw so many kids beyond excited because they were seeing the lambs, calves, pigs and baby chicks, it made me think how lucky Josh is because that will all be part of his childhood. He even made the local paper which was a proud moment and I had to buy extra copies to send to my family!
As you regular readers will have already read, with Josh getting to four months I have been dreading the arrival of the four month sleep regression. Things had been quite settled but then out of nowhere my usually placid and well sleeping baby turned into a nocturnal demon! He was waking every two hours which was horrible and I just thought, this is it, back to being exhausted all the time. We had this for about a week, and I had moved him into his cot, albeit still our room. I have always been quite strong about letting Josh self settle from a very young age so I decided I just needed to be stronger about this during this phase (it’s always just a phase right). So one night when I heard him whinging whilst half asleep I just ignored him. Mean Mummy I hear you cry, but he wasn’t crying tears which is when I would tend to him. And sure enough he got himself back to sleep, and has been brilliant the last few nights. In fact last night we had our first night of waking for just one feed which was wonderful! I’m keeping everything crossed it will continue, but as I’ve quickly learnt, these babies change their habits and routines at the drop of a hat. But as Josh has been so good I did take him shopping and treated him to some new clothes, as well as treating myself to the best wine glass in the world!
We had a lovely family day out this week too. My husband will be going on to shift pattern work for the next 6-8 weeks and we sadly won’t see a great deal of him, so I made him take a day off before it all started so we could spend some proper time together, just the three of us. There is a beautiful lake near where we live that we went for a long walk around, with Josh in his sling which he absolutely loved. He likes being able to see everything and was squealing in delight even as we just walked round. It was lovely to see Sam looking proud as punch too carrying him. After that we hit the shops again, although I was surprisingly restrained, before going out for a lovely lunch! We had such a lovely day and it’s those sorts of days I dreamed about so much when I was pregnant and looked forward to so much It’s lovely to now be actually doing all those things.
So that’s our little update and I can honestly say, despite a few difficult and sleepless nights, I am loving this four month mark! I do wonder what Josh will have progressed to when I do his next update. He keeps trying to roll over, he looks like he might be teething imminently and I am hoping his cooing may develop to more distinct sounds. It’s so exciting never knowing what is coming next.
Hope you enjoyed this update, and I do hope you are all enjoying my 30 day blogging challenge. Blogging every day is tricky with a little one, but I’m really enjoying it. I love answering all the random questions and giving you all a chance to know a little bit more about me.
Until next time chicks x