Sunday, 14 September 2014

Joey's 12 Weeks old

On Thursday Joey turned 12 weeks old...On the 19th he will be exactly 3 months old. Jeez it feels like he's growing so quickly!!!

So this next week is going to be a fairly busy one! More christening organising as it's only 2 weeks away today, Tuesday we meet the vicar, Wednesday I go and get my hair done, Thursday Joey will get weighed. So so so busy! Also Joey is due to have his 2nd load of jabs either this week or next which I am really not looking forward to. Joey was really bad after his first lot and cried for hours but I've got his lovely strawberry calpol ready just incase.

Tomorrow I'm going picking up a Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine. Unfortunately it won't be brand new but fairly new as I can't afford the £90 price tag. Saw it on Gumtree for £35 which is a bargain and all fully working. I wish I had bought this machine ages ago but when he was born I assumed I'd still be breastfeeding him 3 months down the line.

Ooh! Something I need to mention before I forget. There have been a couple of baby and toddler events recently in the shops, the next one I've heard about is at Aldi. I've only very recently started doing my shopping at Aldi on the advice of my mother-in-law. I'm not a snob when it comes to shopping at all but after years of shopping at ASDA you get comfy knowing where everything is and things that you buy on a regular basis just sort of sticks. When I've been doing my shop in Asda I've  easily spent £60 and then got home and realised i've not actually bought that much and found that I've had to go back midweek. So for about 3 or 4 weeks now I've been doing the big shop at Aldi and i'm finding that I can spend between £40/£50 and have loads and actually have enough food for the entire week. I still have to go back to Asda for a few things like baby's formula but I've even started using Aldis own Mamia nappies which are great. If you haven't tried Aldi then go and give it a try.

As Joey is 12 weeks old I'd thought I'd share his bedtime routine. I've read so many people's bedtime routine for their baby and I keep getting paranoid  that I'm doing it wrong. Don't get me wrong, over the past 2 weeks Joey's bedtimes have been great and he's been sleeping through the night from 7.30pm until 6am. From the blogs and stuff I've read it seems that a lot of mummy's are putting their baby to bed at around 10pm which I think is great. But I cannot for love nor money get Joey to stay up past 7.30pm. He gets so whingey at about 6pm...just when we're  trying to eat our tea. I take him upstairs try and give him a bottle and 9 times out of 10 refuses it. I then put him in his moses basket and he's asleep in minutes. I would love for him to stay up a bit later, it's really stopping us from going anywhere and stopping past 6pm. Like if we've had our tea at the mother-in-laws it gets to 6pm and he is screaming the place down and we have to leave but as soon as we get him in the car seat and at the car he falls asleep! I don't know what to do for the best, shall I just leave him as he is or just grin and bear the cries and keep him up later???

Any advice would be great!
Thanks for reading :)
Lolly x  

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