Tuesday 23 April 2013

Two Months In

We are now two months into life as a family of four and it feels like Archie has been around forever.  Dylan is still as enthusiastic about his 'bubba' and the name has really caught on with us rarely using the little man's real name.  Dylan loves to give kisses and help with nappy changes and even plays his own little game with Archie, where he tries to grab his hand as Archie waves it around.  It is so sweet watching them together and I love seeing their friendship and bond grow.

Archie is sleeping much better at night than Dylan was at this age and usually goes between five and seven hours before his first feed, with them then getting closer until we wake up for the day.  He sleeps in his crib from 7pm until around 5am, when he often finds his way into our bed as he won't settle again.  If it is after 4am then I really don't mind having him in with us as it is lovely to have the cuddles and I am certainly not prepared to get up for the day at 5!

Archie isn't much of a sleeper in the daytime however and often will only have short power naps unless he is in the sling.  Unlike his big brother who couldn't resist being lulled by movement, Archie can stay awake for a 30 minute car journey, in the sling and in a pram quite easily!  He will not sleep on his back at all so we put him on his tummy even in the pram when we want to settle him.

After a few weeks of being permanantly attached, Archie is gaining confidence and is happy to lay on his mat or sit in his bouncer more now.  As much as I love the cuddles, it is great to be able to put him down every now and again and our house is certainly looking a little tidier for it!

Breastfeeding is going well and the little man is getting chubbier by the day.  At 7 weeks he tipped the scales at 12lb 13oz so there are certainly no concerns there.  He is definitely a bit of a snacker, but it doesn't bother me that he wants feeding so often, so we are continuing with feeding on demand.  Archie is still in his 0-3 and 2-4 month clothing (just about) and seems much smaller than his big brother was at this age.

Two months in to life as a family of four and we are definitely settled in.  I am well practised at getting the three of us up, dressed and fed and we are out every day doing something.  I had my first day with just the littlest one last week and as much as I missed Dylan it was lovely to spend some quality time with Archie and it reminded me just how much easier having one is! I wouldn't change my gorgeous boys for the world though.


  1. Glad life as a family of 4 is going well! Stop it! You'll make me want another! :0) Love the nickname Bubba! Lovely photos too! x x x

  2. Congratulations, it's wonderful that things are going so well for you. It's amazing how different siblings can be!

  3. Its year and twn month between me and my brother and its been the best thing ever as we are so close :) love to read how happy you sound at the moment :)

  4. Awww it sounds like it's going really well for you and well done on tackling daily activities with the two! Archie and Alfie seem to have sooooo much in common! Alfie mainly only power naps during the day too but sleeps amazing at night (that's the most important thing right?!!!!) and also doesn't sleep automatically in the pram or car. Glad to see bubba is growing well, I can't wait to see how our little boys develop :)

  5. Wow two months already - only seems like yesterday when I first stumbled on your blog! He seems to be growing into a very handsome little man! x

  6. Gosh he is looking more grown up. Which is kind of obvious as he is growing up, but you get what i mean! Being a family of four is amazing isn't it?! x

  7. Wow that 2 months has gone fast! Beautiful pics - love that you are going the month by month will be so lovely to look back on x

  8. So beautiful! I wish I'd thought to do this when my son was born!


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