This is being posted a bit late due to O going through a growth spurt and life just generally getting in the way. It was supposed to be posted on Thursday 9th.
Today is a very happy day for us as O reaches his 6 month mark. He has gone from a tiny, pale 5lb 3oz baby struggling to breathe to a big bouncing boy who loves to gently caress your face before trying to pull your nose off!
We have had our struggles, he was a month early, birth was a bit traumatic for us both, special care, shallow latch, extended jaundice, weight loss, tongue tie, failure to thrive, early weaning, reflux, increased liver enzymes and possibly some other things that have slipped my mind but you get the picture. There was nothing major, but enough to keep our lives slightly stressful!
But now most of those struggles are over, his latch is still useless but we cope. All the other issues have or are slowly resolving themselves. Now we have days filled with giggles and hugs instead of blood tests and weigh ins.
O can’t quite sit up unaided for more than a few seconds yet but he is almost there and just yesterday he started holding his hands up for us to pick him up. He loves playing peekaboo and bouncing on a knee singing ‘mynd ar y ceffyl’ a Welsh nursery rhyme which literally translates to ‘going on the horse’.
This is the first time we got to see him a few hours after birth
And here is our big boy now on a family walk all bundled up in a sling with mami
I wonder what the next 6 months will bring…