The sun came out on Sunday, which was a bit of a shock, so we stuffed the baby into his rucksack carrier and took him to his first ever nature reserve to search for some starlings.
It’s all too easy to get stuck inside now autumn has arrived and temperatures are dropping, but Sonny’s still enjoying his outdoor adventures as much as he ever has done.
Almost every new experience with a baby is nerve-wracking, so when I headed to the swimming pool with Sonny on the first morning of our holiday in Turkey, it’s fair to say I was slightly on edge.
The fact I started writing this blog at 3.30am says pretty much everything about the sleep pattern of a new parent. It’s unpredictable, exhausting and relentless; but you learn to cope with it. Because you have to.
With the sudden arrival of glorious summer weather Sonny’s been feeling the heat, so this week we treated him to his first dip in a paddling pool. And as usual he reacted brilliantly!
He’s not even four months old yet, but my little lad Sonny is already my hero. Watching him grow and begin to enjoy the world around him this summer has made me more proud than I could have ever imagined.
As parents we’ll never forget it, as a baby Sonny will never remember it, but this was a huge day for us as a family that we’ll look back on with fond memories for many years.
It’s a hard to thing to admit when Sonny’s so young, but sometimes it’s good to get a break from the relentlessness of being a parent. So this weekend, when his Scouse grandparents came to visit, we both left him for the first time and hit the road on our bikes…
Our answer to this question was both, but if I had the choice again I would skip the NHS class and just attend NCT. It costs £200 which may put people off, but it’s good fun, amazingly thorough and allows you to meet a great network of new friends.