Friday, 3 July 2009

Heat wave!

It's been a great week to be a housewife in London as we've had a mini heat wave and I've been able to enjoy every minute of it with Calum. The past few days have been in the 90s which is about as rare here as it would be in Seattle so we've taken every opportunity we can to enjoy the sunshine. Calum LOVES being outdoors and is such a good baby, all I do is spread a blanket out on the grass and he's happy for hours.

Calum has some cute little tank tops he's been wearing to help keep him cool in the heat. On Tuesday we had our second meeting of our post natal group and I had him in a pale green one; the guest speaker was a dentist and she thought Calum was a little girl! She covered it up by saying he was going to be a lady killer but I still thought it was pretty funny.

The post natal group has been great; I even made the initiative last week to see if anyone wanted to get together for coffee so this Wednesday a few of us are going out and I'm really looking forward to it. I also found out about a "power stroller" group that meets locally to me every Friday for walks and am going to start doing that so slowly but surely I'm making new friends and finding new things for Calum and I to do to keep busy during the week which is making the adjustment to stay at home Mom a lot easier.

As for a general Calum update, his latest love is his mobile, he could spend ages in his crib looking at it and gives us his biggest smiles then. He's found a new talent for puking on Daddy when he gets home from work which is pretty funny-I can be with him all day and not have any problems but at least once a night Mark gets showered on which is probably down to all the bouncing around and playing he does with Calum. This is definitely our last week with Calum in the Moses basket, he keeps me up in the morning stretching out and pushing out the sides of the basket. Calum is now also managing to sleep through from about 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. every night which means there is a light at the end of the tunnel in terms of him sleeping through the night. He is just such a good baby, all of the women in my post natal group have remarked on how contented he is and I feel very lucky. Yesterday he weighed in at 13 lbs 14 oz which means he gained only 3 oz from last week and might be slowing down since he was in the 98th percentile for weight!

Hope you all have a great 4th-I will be thinking of you and wishing I could celebrate. I'm going to have a barbecue but it just won't be the same without the fireworks. Enjoy x

Calum crashed out in the grass

Calum in one of his tanks

Calum & Daddy after dinner


Tara Holmes said...

I love how Calum pukes on Mark!! That made me laugh. Good job making new friends, sometimes I even get a bit anxious here leaving and it takes a lot of energy to make friends too. Maybe that's why most of my friends are the same. He is so handsome!

thuriks said...

He is such a cute little boy! I am so excited to meet him in Oct. Glad you are making new friends, that is so important.

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh - I want to just squeeze those cheeks! So CUTE! Can't wait to meet him!