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I can't believe little Nattie is already 5 weeks old! What's going on, where have the days gone?!?? The only upside to the days going by so quick is that it's not too far away now to finally see Oli again and for him to meet Natalie for the first time.

She went for her one month check on the 20th and she now weighs 3840g so she's gained about 1kg, and grown 4cm to 52.1cm! She cried her lungs out while at the doctor's coz she was so hungry so I had to breast feed her while the doc was talking to me coz we couldn't hear each other over her cries. What a strong set of lungs she has haha :D

She's still a super good girl, rarely making a peep during the night unless I try to ignore her movements in hopes that she will fall back asleep and then start crying because I've ignored her for a bit too long (sorry baby). But she gets quiet straight away when I pick her up to feed her. Sometimes she can fall straight back to sleep on her own but other times I've got to hold her until she falls asleep again, but I've come up with the perfect way to set my pillows so that we can both fall asleep comfortably while she lays on my chest (her favourite position). Last night I basically slept for 6hrs straight between 10-3am -- only woke up twice during that time and breast fed her while lying on my side. Maybe it helped that I didn't pick her and disturb her comfortable position? I must say I'm pretty lucky to be getting this much sleep with a newborn. I know a lot of mothers have it tough...



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For those of you who are wondering about boobage growth, mine are at least 5x what they used to be. It's amazing to finally have some boobs but my sis has warned me that it won't last forever.. what a shame.. and when you get pregnant with your second baby apparently they don't grow that big either. Sigh :( So for people like me who are flat-chested, it would be a good idea to get some photos of yourself with big boobs while it lasts lol. Natalie likes to stretch while she's feeding, and pulls her head back while still latching on and I always tell her to stop doing that because I don't want my nipples to stretch! Won't be sexy at all if my boobs shrink back to nothing and then have my nipples be all elongated!! Hahahahaa!!!

Anyway, enough about that. Nattie is super strong and she loves to stretch (she's stretching in this photo as well. Love her cute little outie belly button..is that how you spell outie? or is it outy?....). She actually kicked me away the other day and if she ever became a swimmer, her strongest style would be backstroke. When you carry her upright, you've got to hold her head with your other hand because she flings her head back and arches her back. If you weren't supporting her properly she'll flip backwards and fall...such a scary thought :/ But in all seriousness, she was already lifting her head when she was only 10 days old and is only getting stronger. She's able to switch which side of her face she sleeps on whether she's on her stomach or on her back, but she can't roll over yet. She definitely makes mama proud and Oli prouder coz he says she got her strength from him. Whatever you say Oli lol :P

I've been taking so many damn pictures of her coz she has so many faces and makes me laugh at times. It's impossible to put all of them up but her pooping face is pretty hilarious, next to her bath-time faces and stretching faces. I haven't caught her pooping face yet but she gets all serious, her eyebrows knotted together, lips pursed and nostrils flared out to the max. And after she's let loose, with her expression still the same she sticks her tongue out. It's all super cute and it makes me giggle just thinking about it. Have to try getting some pics of it if I can..! I got a series of stretching pics and more bath time pics so I'll put them up :)

Oh Natalie, you're growing a bit too fast for my liking, but after seeing Madeleine's bath video (a friend of mine has a baby that's about 4 months older than Nattie) I can't wait for you to start smiling/laughing and actually SEE my face :) It will be the most adorable thing ever  <3 <3 But still don't want you to grow up too fast.....!!


 


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Celine
06/25/2013 12:32am

happy 1 month to baby Nattie! Grey is a really nice color for her complexion! she is so beautiful <3<3

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Celine
06/25/2013 12:34am

by the way, my boobs have shriveled away and i have elongated nippies now lol!!! ok they're not tooo long but they have definitely shrunken back to a smaller size (bigger than before but not by a lot...). please enjoy your big hooters while they last! lol!!!

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