Sunday, 4 August 2013

Summer's 20 Week Update

My little baby girl is 20 weeks old already, I can't believe how fast it's gone! You're already flying through the milestones like there's no tomorrow, you were smiling at 2 weeks, sleeping through the night at 8 weeks, you started picking things up and holding them at 15 weeks and last weeks big milestone was you rolling over for the first time. There's no stopping you and it's something I'm not used to as your big brother was a very lazy baby and took his time doing anything physical, I get the feeling you're a different kettle of fish.


You sleep really well at night, I usually give you your last bottle at 11pm and you then sleep until around 8.30am, you sometimes have a short nap in the morning and a longer nap just after lunch but just lately you've not been napping well at all, I'm not sure if it's the hot, muggy weather or a growth spurt but something is upsetting you at the moment.

You mostly like to sleep in your pram during the day but if I can't get you to sleep in there the other place you love to sleep is on your change mat lol strange child.


You're taking 6oz of formula now and you were doing really well with feeding until the hot weather came along and now you don't seem interested in your bottles at all which is not good considering the health visitor is STILL monitoring your weight gain, for those of you that haven't read my previous posts Summer was 8lbs 9oz when she was born and then lost quite a lot of weight due to struggling with breast feeding and since then has struggled to gain the appropriate amount of weight that health visitors deem 'normal'. 

I'm hoping you start feeding better again soon and I'm starting to think about when to wean you as you're very interested in food and putting everything in your mouth. In the last couple of weeks you've started to grab your bottle and put it in your mouth yourself which is really cute.

What you've been up to

You're on the move bigtime! You never stop moving, wriggling and kicking which means that everytime I put you down you end up in a different position when I go back to you, this morning I put you on your playmat and turned my back for two minutes, when I turned back around you were off the playmat and looking very pleased with yourself lol

You love to chill out with your bezzie mate Zack, he's your second cousin and he's 5 weeks younger than you. You see him every other week at your Great Auntie Netty's house and we always have to have a photo shoot on the change mat.

You spent a little bit of time in your Bumbo this week but not too much as you're still a bit wobbly in it.

And you went in the Jumperoo for the first time, you loved it!

And the last thing I've got to tell you this month is that you've got a very bad habit which scares me to death, you're always pulling blankets, muslins, bibs or any material you can find over your face, I have to clear an entire area around you when I put you down because if there is anything nearby that you could possibly smother yourself with you'll get your hands on it. I know I'll never be able to put a blanket on you in your cot because I'd never sleep for worrying so it's sleeping bags all the way from now on as it's just not worth the risk.

I've not been very good at keeping up with my update posts for Summer so far but i'm going to try and make it a monthly post so if you like reading it make sure you pop back for next months update.



  1. Awww she is just adorable, I LOVE that first pic - she looks intelligent! Like she's a deep thinker, if that makes sense?! lol.

    OMG HOW did she get that far off the play mat?!! Thats amazing lol.

    I'd not been putting Tyne in the bumbo as he was too wobbly, but I put him in today and he's much more steady now! We want a jumperoo!

    Sparkles & Stretchmarks

    1. Aw thanks! She is a deep thinker, she's very knowing if that makes sense lol

      God knows how she made it off the play mat lol she never stops kicking and wriggling.

      It's funny how they change so quick, Summer is getting stronger everyday :) The jumperoo is amazing! xx

  2. So many gorgeous pictures! popping by from the MMWBH x

  3. what a lovely blog to record all those little things that usually get forgotten, great idea!

  4. Wow, 20 weeks already! Can't believe she managed to wriggle her way off of her play mat, bless her! The jumperoo looks like so much fun!

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  5. I'm cooing over all of your photos! She is gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up with the #MMWBH

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