Mum is here today, which means I can focus all my attention on this little guy. Myself, too. While I want to buzz about & do all the things, my body is telling me to rest. So, I’m listening. We were recently sent some clothes from @petitbamboobabywear - this suit & wrap for Walt, a top for Joan & a nightie for me, all in this super sweet print.
Happy Sunday, folks 💛 Ben & Joan are at the shops & i’m happily stuck under a sleeping baby, which has meant I can finally share my third trimester post! It’s up on applesundermybed.com now (the link to my blog is in my profile). Lots of quinoa bowl eating & birth story reading. I’m too tired to proof read it, so forgive my ramblings. #thirdtrimester#pregnancy
Scrambled eggs with avocado, hemp seeds & leftover roasted sweet potato for breakfast yesterday. Getting some protein, fat & fibre into Joan’s body alongside all the Halloween lollies & chocolate she’s been delighting in. If you’re wondering how I managed her Halloween bounty, I didn’t. I like to let her learn how to self-regulate her intake with these sort of foods (as it turns out, she likes to open everything and take a bite or lick of each item 🤷🏻♀️). See a recent IG post from @laurathomasphd’s for more detail about intuitive eating for kids at Halloween.
Baby Walt’s birth story is now up on applesundermybed.com (link in profile) 💛 I’ve had such a nice time writing this over the past week or so. His birth was incredible, like my first. And for that I feel indescribably grateful.
Settling into life as a family of four. Walt is such a sweetheart. He feeds so well & fills his nappy at the most spectacularly inconvenient times, such as straight after I finish changing him or right when I press the button on the coffee machine. Joan has released lots of emotions this past week, often in the middle of the night, & now it’s as though her heart is lighter...like she’s accepted he’s here to stay. She’s been giving me stickers & holding my hand, & giving him little kisses on the head while calling him “Waltie Walt”. Today we went to the farmer’s market, our first outing together. Back home now for cuddles & milk. I can hear Ben and Joan playing in the garden ✨
Well, I’m head over heals in love with this little one. He snuggles non-stop, waking only to drink milk & briefly stare out to space, before sleeping some more. He’s content as can be in my arms & that makes me feel like the luckiest & most important person in the world. Walt, I adore you.