Little Mister H

Little Mister H at one month old

A faded photograph of a one month old baby boy wearing a Bamboo Bunny Romper from Bambini & Me and lying on a white blanket covered in tiny yellow, green and grey stars_ with the title "Little Mister H at one month old" - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Mister H is one month old.

It is hard to believe that our sweet boy has been in our lives for only one month. I can’t remember what life was like before Little Mister H was part of our family.

I was sad that I never completed a baby book or made a record of Little Miss H’s development. So I have decided to record how Little Mister H changes from month to month. Starting at the very beginning with Little Mister H at one month old.

Little Mister H at one month old

A faded photograph of a one month old baby boy wearing a Bamboo Bunny Romper from Bambini & Me and lying on a white blanket covered in tiny yellow, green and grey stars_ with the title "Little Mister H at one month old" - Mrs H's favourite things

The birth

After struggling in pregnancy, I was relieved when I went into labour 11 days early. Little Mister H was in a hurry to meet us and the midwife was taken by surprise at his sudden appearance on the scene.

He was born in a birthing pool and his arrival was beautiful. Lifting our baby boy out of the water and onto my chest was one of the most wonderful and emotional moments of my life.

As this little man nestled into my shoulder, all the anxiety, fear and uncertainty of the past few years disappeared and I cried tears of joy.

A faded photograph of a one month old baby boy wearing a Bamboo Bunny Romper from Bambini & Me and lying on a white blanket covered in tiny yellow, green and grey stars_ Little Mister H at one month old - Mrs H's favourite things

The first few days

Before Little Mister H was born I produced a vlog about my depression. In the video I discuss why I took anti-depressants during pregnancy and what this meant for the baby.

I take 200mg of sertraline daily. It is the safest anti-depressant to take in pregnancy but there is still a chance that the baby can suffer from withdrawal.

Once born Little Mister H needed to be checked for symptoms. This meant that we stayed in hospital for 48 hours after his birth so that he could be observed for withdrawal.

Our first few days together were spent in a private room in the delivery suite of our local hospital. We napped when Little Mister H slept, we talked over the birth, enjoyed skin to skin cuddles with our baby and spent time falling in love with our gorgeous newborn.

Little Miss H visited and was able to meet her new brother during our second day in hospital. I had no idea how this meeting would go. But it was wonderful. Little Miss H was instantly smitten with her brother and loved giving him the bunny rattle that she had chosen as a present.

After three nights in hospital we were discharged and left to go home. I had missed Little Miss H hugely and I desperately wanted to give her a big cuddle.

We spent that afternoon as a family of four. It was a lovely few hours, filled with hugs, kisses, giggles and games.

Feeding

Little Mister H is being exclusively formula fed.

I had every intention of breast-feeding and really hoped that the issues that I had with Little Miss H would not happen again. Unfortunately, this was not meant to be.

Thankfully I had harvested a large amount of colostrum before Little Mister H was born. His feeds in hospital consisted of this colostrum and expressed breast milk.

I plan to write a separate post about our feeding journey over the past month. But at the moment Little Mister H is thriving and I am very proud of our baby boy.

A faded photograph of a one month old baby boy wearing a Bamboo Bunny Romper from Bambini & Me and lying on a white blanket covered in tiny yellow, green and grey stars_ Little Mister H at one month old - Mrs H's favourite things

Sleeping

Little Mister H is such a chilled baby. He has a number of naps throughout the day and is beginning to fall into a nice routine. He has a snooze during the morning and then another longer nap in the afternoon.

Thankfully, he also sleeps well at night!

He sleeps in a Bednest next to our bed. I love being able to reach out and settle him during the night or check that he is still breathing. I often fall asleep holding his hand.

He loves being swaddled and I often wrap him in our Bunny Bamboo Swaddle Blanket or Gro-Snug. I am also thinking of buying the PurFlo Breathable Nest. It will help him to feel more secure, comfortable and supported.

We tend to take him up to bed when we go to sleep. He then wakes once or twice during the night. We change his nappy, feed him and then settle him back in his Bednest.

He had his 3/ 4 week growth spurt last week and we had a number of nights when he was starving and would not settle.

During these sleepless hours I try to remember that this is an important part of Little Mister H growing and developing. The lack of sleep is easier to cope with if I know that it is a phase and will be over soon.

A faded photograph of a one month old baby boy wearing a Bamboo Bunny Romper from Bambini & Me and lying on a white blanket covered in tiny yellow, green and grey stars_ Little Mister H at one month old - Mrs H's favourite things

Development

Little Mister H passed all his newborn health tests with flying colours. And last week we received a letter to say that the results of his newborn blood spot screening were all fine. I always find it nerve-wracking when my babies have these tests. It is a huge relief to know that there is nothing to worry about.

He does have mild positional talipes on his left foot and ankle. This should be easily remedied with some baby massage and exercises.

Little Mister H is already changing and developing daily. He has a strong neck and he can hold his head, neck and shoulders up to have a good look around.

When not snoozing, he is very alert and his favourite pastime is having a staring competition with mummy and daddy. He has the most beautiful eyes and I am happy to gaze back adoringly.

A faded photograph of a one month old baby boy wearing a Bamboo Bunny Romper from Bambini & Me and lying on a white blanket covered in tiny yellow, green and grey stars_ with the title "Little Mister H at one month old" - Mrs H's favourite things

I can’t wait to see how Little Mister H changes over this next month. Please pop back on 10th September to read “Little Mister H at two months old”.

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

17 Comments

  • Reply
    James Harding
    December 18, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Little Mr H looks like an awesome little fella. Cool Post.

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    Fritha Strickland
    August 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    he is so gorgeous! I wish I could slow down time, it feels so long ago already that Mabli was this age x

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    Chantele
    August 19, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Time flies way too fast, our little one is 9 weeks on sunday! scary!
    Your lucky he is a good sleeper, our little dude will sleep lovely, as long as he is on someone! lol! But i don’t mind too much as long as he does sleep!
    Really need to blog about him a bit more as I haven’t donw any proper updates yet as just can’t find the time when he is always being held!

  • Reply
    Jemma
    August 19, 2016 at 5:53 am

    I can’t believe that your little cutie is one-month-old already!

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      August 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      I know. He’ll be six weeks old on Sunday. The days are just flying by. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Harriet @ Life With Mrs Lee
    August 18, 2016 at 10:38 am

    That month has gone so fast! He’s so so cute. Glad that all is going well so far. XO

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      Mrs H
      August 18, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks for your comment lovely. His first month has gone so quickly. I wish I could slow time down. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kerry Norris
    August 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    My gosh that month has flown by hasn’t it?! Glad to see he’s passed all the tests. How lovely that he’s chilled out and content. Hopefully that’ll continue xx

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      Mrs H
      August 17, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      This month has really flown by. I can’t believe it. I don’t even know if I can call him my newborn baby anymore. Thanks for your comment lovely. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kellie Kearney
    August 15, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Awh lovely little update. My little one is a month old today too. Crazy how quick the tines passes us by.

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      August 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Awww, that is lovely. I love the fact that lots of bloggers had babies around the same time. I hope that your little one is doing well and that you are getting some sleep. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    rachelswirl
    August 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    oh hes adorable!

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      Mrs H
      August 16, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Thanks so much. We are all besotted with him. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Heledd-yummyblogger
    August 15, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Ah glad he’s doing so well, and sounds like you’re doing well too 🙂 I look forward to following his progress, such a cutie pie xxx

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      Mrs H
      August 16, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Thank you lovely. I am surprised at how well we are both doing. But it is fabulous. I hope that you and your gorgeous little one are doing well. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Farmerswifeandmummy
    August 14, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Aww he is so gorgeous. I coped with sleeplessness better second time. I think first time you think it will never end. In my opinion it all moves on far too soon.
    Such a lovely time. I am so pleased for you. More pics of his beautiful mummy in the next update please

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      Mrs H
      August 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment. You are right, sleeplessness is easier the second time around because you can tell yourself that is a phase and won’t last forever. And it does all go past far too quickly. I can’t believe that he is over a month old. It only seems like yesterday that I pulled him out of the water and onto me. Time needs to slow down. And I promise that I will try to include some more photos of the two of us next time. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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