Thursday, 5 May 2011

Darcy - 4 Weeks Old

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Darcy is having a little snooze (hurrah!!) for a few minutes so I thought I would take the opportunity to update you on the little lovie.

What a 4 weeks it's been! Now I won't lie to you Bloggerinos, this last month has been the hardest time of my entire adult life. Of course there have been gorgeous loving moments, but a lot of the time it's sleep deprivation, yellow poop, a constant round of cleaning, sterilizing and making up bottles, laundry, lugging baby stuff (car seat, moses basket, change bag, bouncer, jungle gym, etc, etc) round the house and feeling REALLY FRAZZLED.



And then she smiles, or looks up at me with her eyes which look like blue marbles and you don't mind any of the hard graft. It's crazy. It's like she has a power of you which forces you to just love her regardless of how you feel. I look at her and think about how I want her to have the best possible life. About how I want her to not have the childhood I had, about how I want her to enjoy school, have good relationships and do all that she wants to do with her life.

Not a great deal has happened in the last 4 weeks (aside from our lives being turned completely upside down of course haha) but I'll fill you in anyway.

Darcy now weighs 9lb11oz which is good news because when she was a week old we had to go to hospital for a coupe of days because she lost far too much weight. I now take her to a baby group on a Tuesday morning and get her weighed so I can monitor it. It's really nice there, lots of toys and other people and a health visitor to answer any questions. Also it's free so that's a brucey bonus!

Matt and I set up a savings account for her which I am really proud of. I intend to encourage further education when she's older so this will go to that. If university is something she really objects to then she can use it for driving lessons or travelling or something of that ilk.

She's a little bit more interactive now. She just about smiles, looks at things and follows your fingers/toys with her eyes. I really love 'playtime' with her, but unfortunately, she seems to think playtime is at 4.30am. It isn't. 4.30am is TiredMummyTime.

I'll update you again at the 8 week mark, but so far, she's a little snugglebug and I want to just gobble her right up. But I won't. This would be frowned upon. Eek!
Toodlepip!

xx
PS

Thank you to everyone who has entered my Sigma Brush Kit Competition, there have been some amazing looks! Keep your entries coming! xxx  ----Why has this centered but nothing else has??! GGRRR

25 comments:

  1. I literally went 'awwwww' all through reading this post :) Glad to hear Darcy is all good, but I hope you're feeling better too xx

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  2. how are you managing to look so well?? you look amazing..all shiny hair and glowy skin.(and thats just darcy,hahaha.sorry,not funny.)
    Im fairly new to your blog, but i love it, i write a grub blog but if i wrote a beauty type blog it would want it the same as yours. Also loving your videos :) they always make me giggle.
    Baby Glitter is hugely gorgeous btw, i love her little outfits.
    glad to hear your both doing well now! *hugs*
    xxxx

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  3. She's so lovely! Hope you get all better soon!
    xxx Elle
    http://ellastraciabella.blogspot.com/

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  4. You look stunning, really lovely and Darcy is adorable, you and Matt must be so proud of her, she's delicious! Thank you for the update, it's so lovely to see how Darcy is and to see pictures of her too :) Take care, sending lots of love and snuggles xxxxx

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  5. You are looking fab on no sleep! And Darcy is so sweet.
    It's good about her putting the weight on...that must be a relief after the earlier worries. It is the one time in her life that she NEEDS to put weight on!!! (Oh, what it is to be a girlie, eh?).
    Z xx

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  6. shes sooo sweet!! you look gorgeous in the photo louise! my mummys a health visitor so she gets to see little newborns all the time! sooo jealous! :) love sarah xx

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  7. Sooo adorable! What a lovely pic! xx :o)

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  8. wow can't believe it's been 4 weeks already. that photo is beautiful!

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  9. Gorgeous mummy n daughter pic, love it :) :) x x

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  10. Ahhh you look blooming marvellous Louise! So glamourous. Thank you for the update, can't believe it's been 4 weeks already. I am entering your Sigma comp on Saturday! xx

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  11. Your looking so thin after only 4 weeks! FAIR PLAY CHICK! Darcy is a beaut x

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  12. she is just soooooooooooooooooo frickin cute !!

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  13. Ahh you have the glowing, new mum look :)
    You look lovely and doesn't the little cutie look like you!!??
    Izzy <3 xx

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  14. Awwwwwwww, she's so lovely!! Of course tehre's a lot of work to do when you have a baby but... look at those tiny hands LOL She's lovely ;)
    Kisses

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  15. Both of you look gorgeous:)

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  16. aww Lou, glad to see you looking so well and healthy and Darcy just looks so cute I love her outfit :)

    shel xx

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  17. Your posts always make me smile. It sounds like a stressful but amazing time you're having. And you look amazing!

    xo

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  18. Awww! You look gorgeous (new mom glow?) ! And Darcy is too cute! I hope she realizes that mummy/daughter bonding time isn't 4:30 so you can get some sleep!

    xxx

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  19. You look fabulous and Darcy is just adorable! xxx

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  20. That is such an adorable photo!! This was a lovely blog post!!!

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  21. You and Darcy are both looking just beautiful :)
    xxx

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  22. O, she is so so so sweet. And you look so good. Wish looked so fine when I had my two babies.

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  23. wow you both look so gorgeous in that picture! your hair and skin are looking amazing - how do you do it?!

    glad to hear how well you both are :)

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  24. Oh Louise you look so blummin stunning and HAPPY! And your little girl is so so cute. Good to hear she's doing well! x

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  25. Lou, I had teary eyes when reading this. You are going to be super duper mummy for Darcy. And.. how do you manage to be this stunning after popping the baby? OMG!

    xxx
    M

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