Sunday, March 5, 2017

29 weeks!

Let's get back on the weekly updates, hey. 
Just kidding, I probably won't find time, but today I've got the motivation.

This last week has been very interesting. Our little man has began rocking on all fours in hopes of crawling. I hope it takes him a little extra time to work it out. He now rolls both ways, which makes nappy changes very interesting. I also found him in his cot completely 180 degrees from how he was laid down. Last weekend we decided it was time to pick up a baby jail, or playpen. He's just getting too fast, and I need to be able to use the bathroom without fear of him hitting his head. Within the first day of having the tiny prison cell has paid for itself. He was running a water bottle on the bars like a tiny inmate. Every day I swear he gets funnier and funnier. He's such a happy boy, and he makes us so happy in return. The last week was a bit hectic for sleep. He picked up a cold, and this kept him up nearly all night on Friday and half the night on Saturday. We then decided to elevate his mattress last night, and he finally slept for nearly seven hours straight. The poor booger monster just couldn't breath. I must remember the elevation trick for the next illness. We've been to the beach heaps the last couple of weeks. He's gone from hating water to now being a water baby just like his parents. This weekend he also met his second cousin, Bec. He was completely content in her arms, and nearly fell asleep.

Best toy in all the land? Aircon remote for the win!

Beach hangs with my beach boiz.

I tried mango for the first time. 
I can't decide if I love it, or hate it!

We also entered Duncan in the Bonds Baby Search. It seemed like a fitting thing to do considering 95% of his wardrobe is Bonds wondersuits. We'd love if you could give him a vote. Want even more motivation? The website is currently 40% off! 

To vote click here: Bonds Baby Search Don't forget to confirm your vote via email!

These are from the last couple of weeks
 -Rolling back to front.
-Rocking on all fours.
-New food: mango, mince meat, sweet potato fries, bacon!
-Scooting/commando crawling and fast!
-Feeding myself with a pre-loaded spoon.
-Attempting baby led weaning, so far the only winner has been broccoli florets.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Major recap alert.

It seems I've missed a lot! You would too if you were busy soaking in every minute with our cheeky monkey. 

Today Duncan is 28 weeks plus two days. He's six and a half months old. I honestly can't believe over half a year ago I delivered out little nugget. He now weighs 19lbs and measures 67cm. He's average height, and he's chunky for his age (good on him)! He loves his milk, and is unsure about fruits and veggies so far. Meat on the other hand is his jam. He'll happily suck the juices out of salmon, kangaroo, chicken and turkey (so far). He's teething, and has been for ages. He's cut his top two teeth, but the actual tooth has yet to make an appearance. Our little boy prefers to sleep in several small blocks as opposed to one long sleep. His Mother is still learning to adjust to six months of broken sleep. She's also learning to quit comparing her darling boy to other babies and their fabulous sleep patterns. I urge you to do the same if you've got a little night owl. Sleep deprivation ain't no joke. Lucky for all of us he's a bundle of joy, and I wouldn't trade him for all the stars in the sky!

Duncan now sleeps in his own bedroom and has been for a couple of weeks. It hasn't been an easy transition. I miss him every night. But I think we're all actually sleeping a bit better (even still broken) than before. We can actually roll over without fear of waking him. 

As of last week he's begun to rock on all fours, only for a few seconds...but it's happening! He can also sit unassisted if he's not too sleepy, but it's not his favourite thing in the world. He hasn't quite mastered rolling from back to front, but front to back is old hat now. He can move himself to where he wants to be by pushing with his legs and pulling with his arms. It's time to baby proof already! 

At six months of age Duncan has had one international holiday and one domestic trip both to meet his adoring relatives. He's been in the ocean a handful of times and he's learning to love it. Daddy is still top of the pops to him, and I suspect that will be a lifelong affliction. As soon as Paul looks at him he smiles. When he's upset he says "Mum" and "Mumma". I'm sure he doesn't know what he's saying, but I'll take it as a win. 

I've started a journal to write a daily love letter to Duncan at my Father's suggestion. I started three days ago, and I love it already. I hope I continue to make the time every day.

While we were in Minnesota our incredibly talented friend was gracious enough to take family photos for us. We even had my Dad join in on the fun. Little did I know he was all too happy to oblige, because my sister had organised a surprise belated 30th party for me after the photos (more on that later). For now here's our first family photos with Duncan at only three months old, tear.

My Mom is the Mother of all Mothers. She couldn't keep her hands off Duncan, and the feeling was mutual. Look at his hand on her shoulder.
We managed to somehow get the whole family in a couple of photos. Not everyone was thrilled (Duncan included), but I'm thankful we have it.

I've dropped the ball on his weekly photos. 
But here are a few of my favourite most recents.

A couple weeks back we had the pleasure of having two adorable house guests, Charlotte and Will. We had lots of fun at the park, feeding duckies, gardening and watching Uncle Freddy mow the yard. It was a nice little eye into the future if/when we add to the Forsyth family of three.

That's all for now, folks! 
Hope you've got your Duncan fix to the Poppy and Nanna's across the globe. We love you!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Duncan's first Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Warning: This is about six weeks worth of Christmas themed photos.
Overkill? Probably...

This year we celebrated Duncan's first Christmas on the outside. Last year just before Christmas we found out I was pregnant. All that was incredibly exciting, though I was suffering from terrible fatigue and nausea, so I couldn't get as into the Christmas spirit. Of course with this year being Duncan's first proper Christmas I went a little overboard on the photos. But it's only your first babies Christmas once, and no film goes to waste in the digital age.

We started the Christmas celebrations while we were still in Minnesota. Duncan got to meet Santa Clause for the first time at the Mall of America. He made it on the nice list, and his Poppy, Auntie Molly, Cousin Kevin, Auntie Justine, baby Ellie, Mummy and Daddy were all there to experience the special moment.

The first weekend we were home Mummy set up the Christmas tree and hung the stockings with care.

Baby booties from this welcome cake made it to the tree.

Playing under the tree, and rocking my carhartt from my Poppy!

Thanks to our friends Honor and Evie for the squeaky Christmas story.

On Christmas Eve we watched Home Alone and snuggled. Duncan also decided he was really excited to meet Santa, so he slept like....well a baby. 

Donuts make us go nuts! Thanks Auntie Kay Kay!

After opening a few gifts we ventured to the beach on Christmas morning. Since moving down under Christmas beach outings have become our little tradition. We even took D last year when he was still a noodle in my tummy.We didn't last very long. It was hot//hot//hot and stupid windy, but hey, we made it! Daddy was attempting to put the beach tent together all on his own and he was nearly finished by the time I realised he could really use a hand!

After the beach it was time to open more gifts. Auntie Molly sent me building blocks just like my cousin Big Kev had when he was a little boy!
Nanna Forsyth sent me some cool clothes!
Santa filled my stocking with a noisy book and bubbles among other cool toys!
Auntie Kay Kay and Uncle Ev spoiled me as usual. We got a family gift of Daddy/Mama/Baby bear tee's. Must get a family photo in them asap as this nugget is growing!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. This one went by so fast and I hardly remember it. Thank goodness for copious amounts of photos!