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Ending the year with a 5 month old dribble monster

31st December 2016

Motherhood. I gotta say, I’m still trying to figure this out. I’m not entirely sure I get what you’re supposed to be doing most of the time. But the bean is fed, cuddled, burped, kept clean and generally smiles at least once a day so I guess I’m not doing too badly. It’s New Year’s Eve, he’s 5 whole months old and it seems like he’s had a pretty exciting life these since my last update for someone still quite small. For starters, he’s done a fair bit of growing and has developed some extremely smushable baby thunder thighs. They’re so squishy!! :) And when I say small, I’m talking relative to the world. He’s pushing 9kg now… EVERYDAY IS ARM DAY I kid you not.

At 2 months he survived his first dog attack like boss and got some war wounds to show off to the ladies. Considering he and Harry Potter share a birthday, I like to think of the little mark above his left eye as his wizard scar.
At 3 months he conquered Wales. He is already preparing to scale Europe next year.
At 4 months (and 11 days) he graduated from milk and started eating solids, I realised that the food stains on my carpet would be permanent and he decided that avocados are positively disgusting.
At 5 months today, he will hopefully celebrate the new year milk drunk and passed out in bed. But we all know mummy’s best laid plans don’t always pan out. Hubby is unfortunately working tonight into the new year as well so it might just be mummy and bean cuddles in bed… with a blanket, a chocolate bar and a beer on the couch for daddy when he gets in!

Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever figure out this motherhood gig. Not when he’s 1, not when he’s got a sibling or several (the exact number currently being debated with the husband), not when he’s 21, not even when he might be a parent himself. All long as he loves me that’s probably all the reassurance I’ll need that I’ve done my job well enough.

So I will close off by wishing you all a wonderful new year. May 2017 bring you much joy and laughter and love. Rumour has it that prime numbers make for good years but don’t quote me on that. I have no evidence to back this theory what so ever and can’t I even remember where I’d heard it from, but it makes for a positive outlook so I’ll take it!


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