Friday, September 26, 2014
Wow the first six weeks of motherhood were no joke! The sleeplessness, the feeding, the laundry... it took me a while to realise that when people say 'sleep when the baby sleeps' they do mean it literally - you never know which nap could be your last! Over the last week though things seem to have clicked into place - everything is easier all of a sudden. Probably a combination of Orla being a little bit bigger and Ciaran and I getting the hang of things. Now Orla and I go out every day with the pram - for walks around the village, to the pub to meet our other new Mum friends for lunch and last week I even brought her along to Kirsty Allsopp's Handmade Fair!
Orla is a dream, I love her so much it's unreal! I wish you could see her funny face when she wakes up in the morning and looks around her or the little 'ahhhhhh' sound she makes after she sneezes. She's been really alert from day one (she had her eyes open as soon as she was born!) but now that she recognises my face as well as my voice I get the most amazing smiles and giggles!
She currently weighs a robust 8lb 10 and finally fits into her 'newborn' size clothes. Although it's obviously brilliant that she's gaining weight and getting bigger I can't help feeling a little sad that she's growing up so fast. I try to savour every moment and remember that she won't always fall asleep on my shoulder or curled up on my chest, though at the same time I can't wait for the future - getting to know this amazing little girl. Motherhood is brilliant!