Despite Lyra being pretty grumpy the past few days we decided to try her in the cot last night. She was starting to wake herself up in the moses basket because she’d hit the sides when she stretched out. We were pretty sure she’d like it because she likes to spread out when she sleeps but because of her recent mood we kept our fingers crossed. Turns out there was nothing to worry about, she went straight to sleep in it, slept 9-3 then 3.30-7.30! She looks so tiny in her cot bed, right now I can’t imagine her ever…

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This week has definitely been the week of the baths. We decided to try her in the proper bath with one of us and she love them! She loves kicking around in the water and now only cries when we get her out. The health visitor came round this week as well and weighed Lyra, she’s now 10lb 10oz, I’m really proud of our nursing relationship and it’s nice to know that it’s working. She’s also getting so long! We’ve already had to retire some of the smaller 0-3 sleep suits and I know it won’t be long before we’re…

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This week Lyra starting smiling and I’ve got to say that it’s pretty much the best thing ever. She’s still pretty stingy with them but that just makes it even better when we manage to coax one out of her. I tried for a long time to get a smile out of her for this photo but it just wasn’t happening so I had to give up. I know that there will be plenty of smiles in our future though so that’s ok.

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  I can’t believe 4 weeks have already passed with this little one in our lives. She’s so much more alert now and really looks at you instead of just over your shoulder. She does still spend a lot of time staring at the living room window which is covered by blinds though. That’s still kind of creepy. Lyra is no longer content to just lie on us, she wants interaction and attention and we are more than happy to give it to her. She’s also found her voice this week, making not only content little gurgles but also crying…

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This week has still been about getting used to being home alone with Lyra. She grumbles a little more now but we’re still very lucky as she’s sleeping in long stretches over night. The week was a week of firsts for me though. I nursed Lyra in public for the first time, used public baby changing facilities and went out on my own with her for the first time. I thought having a baby would be all about their firsts but this week has proved otherwise! Lyra did have her first picnic, national trust visit and met some new people…

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Gosh, I really do love him. I cannot sing this man’s praises enough. He is, quite simply, amazing. Watching him take on his new role as a father has been an absolute delight and I’m sure I’m falling more and more in love with him. As we settle in to our new family and get to know Lyra more we’re able to take a little time back to just be us. Conversations that aren’t solely about this new life we’ve created have started to sneak in, cuddles on the sofa has resumed and little adventures are back. I am so…

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I’m lucky enough to have three very close friends who I’ve known since I was a child. We went to junior and senior school together, went out drinking together when we turned 18, have been on holiday together, been to each others weddings and now we’re adding another generation to our group. This weekend they came to visit and meet Lyra for the first time and it was awesome. We don’t get a chance to spend a lot of time all together anymore what with work and family commitments, one of them even lives in Belgium at the moment so…

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I’m 3 days late in posting this, I feel like that may be a theme for these photos throughout the year. I’m not getting on my laptop as much to upload proper photos at the moment. We also decided to change the blanket this week as the one in this photo was handmade for Lyra by one of my closest friends.I thought it would be much nicer to have a sentimental blanket recorded in these photos. We’ve ventured out a couple more times this week and I’m gaining confidence with every trip. This week we’ve started dressing Lyra in proper…

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