Baby Brain Weekly Memoir: 9th January 2015

Baby Brain Weekly Memoir: 9th January 2015


Good afternoon all 🙂
Hope you, babies and bumps are all doing well!
So I thought it would be a nice idea for me to do a weekly post on what we’ve been up to during the week. Some weeks will seem a lot more interesting/heavier than others! I have such a severe case of baby brain that I’ve had to jot down what we’ve been up to in a notes page on my phone on a daily basis!
I’ve only just started writing this post and Arjun has just woken up, I’ve put him next to me in bed whilst I write this post and he’s lying on his belly (meant to be sleeping!). Every time I look at him, he smiles and so do his eyes.  He makes my heart melt.  It makes me want to cry 🙁 One day my baby boy is going to be an independent man who no longer dotes on his mummy!
Decided to take a break to enjoy that little moment!
Back to the post …
So here goes..!
This week we hosted a dinner for Preetam’s newly married sister Mane and her husband Jas and their family.  Arjun really enjoyed it as he loves socialising with big groups – probably because the whole room centres around him! Who doesn’t like a bit of attention!?  I’ve noticed he especially loves grandmas and Jas’ Maaji (grandma) is by no means an exception!  He absolutely adores her.

Arjun and his Puaji (aunti) x
Sunday we took Arjun to his weekly swimming lesson with Water Babies.  He’s on term two now but still really doesn’t like his head being dunked under water!
We specifically chose Sunday classes because I’m not a very strong swimmer and I’m certainly not a confident one (my feet have to be able to touch the floor and there is no way you’ll ever catch me with even my ears below water let alone my eyes!) so we thought it would be a better idea for Preetam to get in the pool with him. He looks a little less like a drowning fish than I do! Plus it meant Preetam gets to spend some quality time on an activity with Arjun too.  
I didn’t want Arjun to pick up on my fears but it looks like he may have inherited some of them! He enjoys the water until he’s under.  I’m hoping with time it’ll get better!
I always go try and go to swimming lessons to watch my little man – it’s fascinating watching him change so much in different environments over time. I often feel the drag of a Saturday night on a Sunday morning (weekends are generally pretty busy!) and don’t fancy getting up and getting dressed especially in this cold, but the thought of missing out on anything he does jumpstarts my backside right out of bed!
Arjun and Daddy at swimming
I also took Arjun to Kew for some holiday shopping this week with my friend Fiona and her baby Estelle.  Probably not the best day to have taken him, his teeth seemed to cause so much unrest that it made parts of the trip quite difficult.  I often fall in to the habit of not doing too much in public with Arjun incase he “plays up” – there’s always that fear as a new mum of “what will people think” e.g. if my baby screams the restaurant down.  But slowly I’m becoming more and more confident in just getting on with it – so what if he cries? Babies cry, people just gotta deal with it! I was one of those people before that used to get irritated in a restaurant by a screaming baby – karma hey!  Plus he had a legitimate reason – his rosy cheeks and lumpy gums tell me he’s teething. He was a gem the rest of the trip (when he was asleep! Haha).
Arjun entertaining himself at lunch during our shopping trip
Arjun also met his Sav Masi (aunti) for the first time.  Sav is one of my best friends of ten years but has recently embarked on a new adventure in Japan.  She wasn’t here when Arjun was born so met him through Skype.  It was lovely seeing them meet face to face for the first time.  She’s a natural 🙂 Arjun took to her.  He’s good with new people at the moment – probably because we have an open house and always have people coming in and out so he’s used to it!
Arjun with his Sav Masi x
This week Arjun stumbled upon new found fame too! His face got published in a book … ok not quite but he got his first personalised book from Sav which included his face.  It’s soo cute and I’m sure he’ll find it fascinating seeing his face amidst all these other characters!  You can find this and other personalised picture books at www.itsyourstory.co.uk.
Arjun also got his teeth (well no real teeth but gums!) brushed with Colgate this week.  Prepped him for his play dates with all his little lady friends! I thought now that he’s fully weaned, it would be a good idea to start especially as he has slight reflux and the smell of food vomit is slightly less bearable than milk vomit! Mean mum!
We attended two baby groups this week; one at our local Church which was really more for mums to catch up whilst babies played with toys and the other was music and movement – my favourite of all the baby groups we’ve been to so far.  They have a mixture of play time, rhyme time and baby sensory and Arjun loves it.  His favourite thing today was a tomato soft toy (wonder if he thought it was real!?) and the fibre optic string lights.
This week Arjun has slept through the night five out of seven nights. Not holding my breath that this is the new found routine as I know it can revert back to as quick as it came on!
Other things; Arjun tried black beans and strawberries for the first time and also told me he wanted water for the first time(I thought that’s what he was doing at least) by grabbing his sippy cup – but really he thought it would be funny to get water all down his clothes! We also visited my friend Pav who is also about to have a baby and embark on the journey of motherhood! 🙂
What have you and your babes been up to this week?x

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