Dearest 1 Month Old – A Flashback

So you are 1 month old today and we are staying at Nanny’s house for one more week. We’ve been here 2 weeks already and your Daddy took the opportunity to fit an entire new fireplace . It’s not quite ready yet (and we definitely need it working in all this able) so we’re staying an extra week.

I don’t mind one bit. I have no clue what the heck I’m doing!

You’re gorgeous and tiny but perfect and I’m so exhausted but I don’t make it easier on myself as I’m watching you most of the night. Some people say you’re so tiny they’re nervous about holding you. I don’t mind. More cuddles for me. Plus they’re just being dramatic. 6 lb is small but you fit perfectly in my arms. Apparently the baby born down the road was about 8lbs when and is putting on weight at lightning speed and now almost double his birth weight.

I’m pretty sure I haven’t gotten out of my pjs for a whole month now. I need to start getting out and about and I REALLY miss driving, but after the c section I can’t for at least a couple more weeks. Boo! I can’t wait to be signed off by the GP. I looked like a zombie shuffling about the first week post op but its a lot better now.

I’ve started watching a lot of telly too. I’ve really become addicted to the new series of Shameless and watch it pretty much every night. We used to watch it being filmed from our office block before the company relocated to a nicer location. Its so funny but probably not suitable viewing for you just yet. You’re wide awake at that time of night, after sleeping most of the day, and ready to party the night away. I hope you’re not going to keep this night owl thing up!

I’ve found this massive mum community online on Twitter and lots of people that have babies the exact same age as you. It’s brilliant! They’re online all night long too and it’s like a virtual support network. It’s definitely helped me freak out a lot less than I would otherwise. Who knew there are millions of new mums awake up and down the country most of the night, trying to get their babies to sleep. I never knew how exhausting sleep deprivation could be. It is absolutely shattering! I’ve heard most babies sleep through at 6 weeks though, which means I only have another couple weeks or so to go. Hurrah!

We’ll be home by then too. Eek! I’m just not sure how I’ll cope all by myself when your Daddy goes to work all day. How will I look after a baby at the same time as cooking and cleaning? It’ll work somehow. Right?

I’m hoping I’ll be an expert by next month.

So until next time baby. Mwah!

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  1. TheBoyandMe August 29, 2013 / 11:23 pm

    Awwww! Was this a draft? Or an old post republished? You weren’t blogging when Z was born were you?

    I love this flashback, it’s amazing how far we’ve come isn’t it?

    • Notmyyearoff
      August 30, 2013 / 8:26 am

      Its a flashback – I didnt start blogging till Z was about 5 months so I’ve got a gap with the first 4 months still. Remembering months 3 and 4 are going to be hard I think!

  2. Jaime Oliver August 30, 2013 / 11:34 am

    its so lovely to read your earlier letters as i missed them first time round x

  3. HonestMum August 30, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    Aw this flashback letter is so lovely. Wow I’m still up in the night checking my two at 3 and 1…no sleep for me until they are 30 right x

  4. Sarah MumofThree World August 30, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    What a lovely post, how fantastic to look back to the beginning. Not sure if I could piece together a post like this any more!
    PS Very envious that you used to see Shameless filmed out of the window! I used to love that, although I think it got a little too far-fetched the last couple of series.

  5. the40yearold August 30, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    I wish I’d been on twitter when I had my two. Must make such a difference. Well done on getting through the first month.

  6. Mummy of Two August 30, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    That’s lovely – well done for remembering! The first few months are a bit of a blur for me!

  7. Foz August 30, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    So lovely!

    Twitter mums helped me get through the first few months too! Was fab finding people awake at the same time!! Made me feel less alone!

  8. DANIELLE VEDMORE August 30, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Aww thats fab – see how good you are doing. Hope you managed to get the fireplace sorted!

  9. Charlotte August 31, 2013 / 8:57 am

    Lovely to read this. Was Z premature? Didn’t realise he was so tiny! It’s hard to believe they were tiny babies not that long ago! x x

  10. Liska @NewMumOnline August 31, 2013 / 9:05 am

    A lovely nostalgic post. Would be lovely to add a photo of him at that age.

    Lovely to cast our minds back. I was looking at old photos of Aaron on Facebook yesterday xxx

  11. Charly Dove August 31, 2013 / 10:10 am

    What a wonderful post Tas. I was just in awe of you writing from when Z was born, even at 5 months that’s amazing. I’ve started writing flashback posts for What’s the story, it’s rather nice looking back. Was tough in the early days x

  12. Lous Lake Views August 31, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    Awww such a lovely post! Someone must have forgotten to tell my two that they were supposed to start sleeping through at 6 weeks because they never did! #PoCoLo

  13. Verily Victoria Vocalises September 1, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing an earlier post – this is lovely 🙂 I remember the zombie days! Having the online community really is invaluable. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  14. Stephanie September 2, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    Lovely! My first 6 months was a total haze! I couldn’t remember with such clarity.

  15. Mummy Morkus September 4, 2013 / 9:02 am

    I love this letter, L is now coming up to 3 months and I was thinking this morning how hazy those first weeks are in my memory now. I to had a c-section so remember the shuffling and the pend in feeling of not driving.

    I found you through #MBPW

  16. jenny paulin September 6, 2013 / 9:10 am

    oh wow this is a very old flashback and i didnt realsie you had your blog set up so early on in Z’s little life. i bet that seems a lifetime ago now. look at how far nboth you and he (and your blog) have come. i bet you are glad you started the blog so you can look back at these letters and Z will enjoy reading them when he is older too
    thank you for linking up x x

  17. LauraCYMFT September 6, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    Lovely post. Nice to remember the days of no sleep and baby smiles.

  18. Pinkoddy September 6, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Lovely post. I went through a shameless phase too – and those mothers of children the same age awake are a god send aren;t they.

  19. Kerrie McGiveron September 6, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    Aww this is a really great idea. I love this post. I remember when my baby Rosie was still getting up for feeds in the night (she is 6 months old now) and I would hug her and get up shattered and fed up, but I’d be thinking, you know what – these moments are precious and as much as I am absolutely knackered, I’m going to take the positive out of these little sweet moments with my newborn. Great post x

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