Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summertime bulletpoints

  • Things are good. Martina was six weeks on tuesday and thriving. She had a bit of bowel strike but I'm happy to report she made up for it today...bath was needed! Apparently pretty normal around the 6 weeks mark. She is still sleeping well and Mike has moved back into our bedroom which is lovely.
  • My nipples are now back to normal thankfully, I will never underestimate how delicate they are. Martina is feeding well but still needs the nipple shields, I suspect they will be our companions for the rest of the journey.
  • I finally stopped bleeding, though occasionally the CM is a bit tinted but I guess this is major achievement. It took over five weeks this time.
  • We have been blessed with wonderful weather for the last few days (and in Ireland you cherish every single sunny day you get) so we have been out and about, sporting summer outfits of a bit more girly style, she loves being carried around in the sling and I'm happy to oblige.
  • Almost time for our trip to Italy! We leave on the 13th and I'm really looking forward to it, mostly to pack in some delicious food as the weather has been lovely here too. Can't wait to meet my niece and take loads of pictures of the three cousins together.
  • Oliver has been good most of the time, but occasionally he's very challenging and while he listens to Mike, he completely ignores me which is very frustrating...I know it will pass, but it's hard.


  1. Those pictures- oh my goodness! GORGEOUS!!! You and Mike create the most gorgeous children together! :)

  2. What amazing pictures!! You're kids are adorable! I'm glad you're getting some good weather. I hope that you have an amazing trip to Italy!!

  3. So glad everything is going well. Agree with the above commenters - your kids are adorable! Hope you will have a fabulous and relaxing time in Italy. Hang in there with Oliver - our eldest had (and still has) these kind of episodes too when he thinks he isn't getting all the attention he wants... (we're finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel regarding his potty training regression though, about time after 2+ months!)

  4. LOVE the photos...the kids are beautiful and Martina still looks so tiny and delicate to me. So glad to hear that you are doing well, the nursing is working and you are looking forward to your trip. The issues with Oliver are the same for us. I think it's part of being an older sibling adjusting to change. Soon, I'm sure, YOU will become Oliver's "preferred" parent to the exclusion of Mike....and then it will change again. At least that has been our experience with Scout (right now he's in an "only Mommy" phase). Have a safe and wonderful trip!

  5. Oh my goodness - she is so adorable! Congratulations!!! So sorry I missed the arrival. I will have to catch up!!!!

  6. What a beautiful baby girl! Don't you just love the pictures of the older sibling holding the new baby? We have waited so long and fought so hard for those pictures. It made me cry the first time we took one of those because it was so long in the making.

    Sending loads of love!

  7. Ahhh I totally missed the new arrival!!! Yea!! Super excited for you. :-) Congrats!!


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