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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Life | 9 comments

Six weeks old

Six weeks old

This week has been all about freedom for us. Getting out and about and realising that now that breastfeeding is established all we need is to throw a couple of nappies in a bag and maybe a packet of wipes and we’re good to go.

On Sunday we even made it to the zoo for a day out. It had been over a year since we brought Little Man to the zoo so he was excited to go. Early in the morning I packed up a picnic and off we went. Charlie was away for the day, so my mother was with us instead.

We brought the buggy and carry cot insert and I threw my Moby D wrap into the car just in case.

It was so busy when we got there – Bank Holiday weekend of course. We queued for an hour to get our new yearly pass. Little Woman wouldn’t settle in the carry cot so I popped her in the sling. She was comfy in there and slept for most of the rest of the day. I just took her out twice for nappy changes and feeds. In the end the buggy was used for carrying our bags, and much later in the day after several hours of walking, we ended up using it to give Little Man a rest.


It was a great day for Little Man – I think it showed him that this new arrival doesn’t stop us from getting out and doing fun things. Or maybe it was me who learned that?!

The rest of the week passed quickly. We had one night where Little Woman was awake for hours in the middle of the night and it was exhausting. But the rest of the week she just woke for one or two feeds and settled back to sleep.

We can see some changes in her this week – a few smiles escaping here and there and even the occasional laugh.

She’s continuing to feed well and I’m delighted to report that the feeds continue to be pain free. At the end of the week, we had her six week checkup and she weighed in at a hefty 4.3kg. That’s 9lbs 7oz for those of you who have no clue what kilos mean in relation to baby weights (like me!). A great increase from her 3.1kg (6lb 13oz) birth weight. I get such a sense of satisfaction from seeing how big she’s getting. All that hassle establishing the feeding – it seems worth it now to look at her and see how well she’s doing. 🙂



  1. Well done Lisa, little woman is thriving on all that hard work and dedication from you. It’s great that you’re getting out and about with her now and having fun 🙂

  2. Brilliant. I love your Moby, it’s gorgeous. And well done on getting out and about. The zoo is always such a big deal, but it’s usually worth it, isn’t it? (Not that I’ve been to Dublin zoo in about a million years. I’m sure it’s much better than it was when I was 14.)
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    • Oh thanks Christine. I love that Moby too. I have another plain blue one that I barely use because that patterned one is just too pretty. 🙂

  3. Lisa, ye all look fabulous!

    • You’re very kind Joanna. I think I look sleep deprived and a bit windswept!! 🙂

  4. That’s great news Lisa, so glad it is all going so well now congrats x

    • Thanks Mary. It’s amazing how quickly you can find you turn the corner in these newborn days isn’t it?

  5. Squee! Look at her in her gorgeous dress! Beautiful.

    Absolutely love the wrap.
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