Nathaniel is 2 weeks old!!!! How time flies when you’re having fun!! Lots of sleep deprived being wee’d on fun…… the cuddles make it all worth it though 💙
we’ve had SUCH busy week!!!!!!!!! This blog post is a little late .. as I’ve just been so busy and it’s impossible finding an hour to write this with a newborn!! This is my Nate update …. my Upnate lolololol that is what future blogs will be called LOL!!!!! upnate i love it!!!!!! talking everything post-nate-all lololol il stop…… I’m writing about his second week! Which is Friday to Friday!! We’ve been into Reading twice & walked down to woodley precinct! So last Sunday we walked to Woodley and he had his first Bosco Lounge experience! We went for lunch and typically he woke up for a feed as soon as my halloumi salad arrived! But he’s cute so all is forgiven! It was his first time in his Pram and he started off crying so much but then got used to it and fell asleep! This is his ootd and I’m obsessed with it!!!!!!! Grey, knitted & peter rabbit 😍 from my friend Jo and is from M&S! And unfortunately it’s sold out everywhere 😦 it’s amazing!!!!
Also how cute are our matching hats!!!!!! I got them in early pregnancy even before I knew he was a boy! Also got them in cream and black!!
So that was the Sunday and then on the Monday me and my auntie Justine ventured into reading. This was his due date!!!!!!! 6th November 2016. Because I can’t drive for 6 weeks because of my c section she wanted to teach me how to get the bus and to show that it’s easy so I can go into reading and out and not get isolated!!!!! So bit of a disaster … we couldn’t find the right bus stop and then ended up putting the Pram and us in a black cab home LOL! But we tried!!!!! I then had necessities I needed to get – more vests and more mam bottles!! Honestly mam bottles are 😍 I’ve spoken about them in my 8 absolute essentials for a newborn born post!!!! And then vests….. I just didn’t have enough white short sleeve ones! Honestly do NOT get long sleeve or 3/4 sleeve vests! I find them a NIGHTMARE to get on!!!!!! Short sleeve ones are so so easy and limits the pain of changing my screaming baby who hates being naked !!! He wore a little My K outfit from mothercare which is Myleene Klass collection.
Then Tuesday I went into reading again!! With my mama bear! This time we drove 😂😂
I’m obsessed with his grey fluffy Pram suit from my 1st years so I bought similar! This one is Peter rabbit and was from mothercare and was £25 .. it’s so cute 😍 I also got him that adorbs I love my mummy sleepsuit from next!! I LOVE next sleepsuits because they button down one leg instead of at the crotch which is actually amazing!
So then on Wednesday I had a viewing of his photoshoot pictures. They set up a PowerPoint then it took absolutely ages choosing pics from 100! They were absolutely amazing!!!!!! We settled for 8 pics for £320!
So on Thursday his umbilical cord came off!!!!!! So it was bath time that night! Also the midwife came round to discharge me! Nathaniel currently weighs 8lbs2 … he’s only put on 0.2 since being born but it’s all very normal!!! Honestly the amount he drinks I thought he’d be a 10 pounder by now!!!!!! He’s a lil piggy! But obviously isn’t haha!
So bath time …… absolute disaster!!!! Everyone kept telling me how much he’ll love the bath! But I know my child and I know how much he hates being naked!!!! I knew he was going to hate it and I was right he screamed!!!! I bought one of those bath things and it’s crap! He hated it!!! He much preferred and stopped crying when he was actually held in the water!!!!! I’ve had some people write me saying to go in with him next time and cuddle him so I’m deffo gonna try that!!!! But he loved cuddle time after! He looks soooooo cute in his dumbo dressing gown from my friend Ashleigh! And his hooded towel!!
& then he was 2 weeks old Friday! So crazy!!!!! So in the morning we had the health visitor round and she’s absolutely lovely!!!! She gave me lots of info! Then she’s next round at 8 weeks old! & then me & nate had a chilled day .. my mum took him to get his feet moulded into clay which will be mega cute!!!!!
Also on the Saturday I went to my friend Jordi’s baby shower which was so lovely!!!
Honestly this 2 weeks has been a blur! Day and night is just mixed into 1! It’s the most surreal thing! That’s why I’ve been trying to get out the house as much as possible and not get into a bubble!! Trying to get things back to normal! I’m always not one of those mums who wants mollycoddle my son! As soon as someone comes in my house I pass him to them and want him to settle for other people and not just me! I don’t want him to be one of those babies who screams when their mum leaves the room! Obviously I want to be his number 1 and him attached to me but just not 1000% dependant on me!! I think it’s healthy for him to form attachments to others too! When he falls over I’m not going to mollycoddle him – if he isn’t hurt then he can get back up!! So this past week we’ve had lotsssss of visitors and they’ve all held him and I’ve sat back!!! Also people have Been giving him a bottle too!
So my body……. this is it currently!!! I feel like my bump has gone down but now I just feel so squidgy and fat 😦 my stretch marks are still there!!!! I just hate the mum tum! And if you’re a mum and reading this then you know what I’m on about! The pouch 😂😂😂 I can’t wait to get back in the gym in 4 weeks!
My dogs also moved back in!!!! And they’re AMAZING with nate!!!! Honestly bear is obsessed with him! Literally protects him and checks on him all the time! It’s the cutest thing ever! I don’t know why I was so worried!
Also I have amazing news!!!!!!! So I decided to look into modelling agencies for Nate and applied for a few …… he got 5 offers!!!! So so so amazing! And one of them was a top one which has its own show on channel 4! They said they get hundreds and even thousands when the fb show was aired of applications a day .. they don’t accept people they don’t really believe in and would be an asset to them & their books … so the fact they invited Nathaniel in to meet his agent and a photoshoot is amazing !!! So proud! However I chose to go with another agency – tiny angels. Purely because it seems more casual… and my cousins baby is on their books too. I find it hard trusting modelling agencies especially when it comes to my son so i feel like I can 100% trust this one! If Nathaniel is amazing in front of the camera and gets lots of work then il look into joining the other agency later on! But for now this is perfect for us!!! Also……. he has already landed his first shoot!! He got chosen and booked for a shoot for Next! It’s in London and in 2 weeks time! I’m so proud of him!!!! It’s £72 an hour so I’ve made Nathaniel a bank account so all his earnings will go in there for when he’s older!! So so so proud of my little baby 💙 So that’s it for this week!!!! My next week is more chilled! I’m going to a baby class which will be good!!! also have a gp appointment! also I’m going to VLOG an UPNATE!!!! All about me & nate and adjusting to mum life….. and also going to VLOG his photoshoot!!!!
Lots of love,
Daisy &Nate x