Sunday, August 30, 2015

Out and about

We have had a few glorious cold, clear and calm late winter/early spring days lately so we have been making the most of it going for some nice walks around Wellington. Our buggy that we had on loan got a flat tyre and Freya was getting a little big for the carry cot. So we have started using our bike trailer as a buggy until she is big enough to be towed behind a bike. It is very light and easy to manoeuvre, but a little wide at times for some of the narrow wellington pavements.

The trailer in buggy mode

Testing out the trailer/buggy in the botanic gardens

The camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias are out...

We headed up Mount Kaukau on the weekend. Freya is getting pretty heavy in the sling, so it was hard work going up, and a little tricky coming down with the front pack as I couldn't see where I was putting my feet. Anyway we made it unscathed. The views looking down on the city and the harbour from the top were worth the effort!

Nearing the top

The top of Mt Kaukau. 

We also headed up the Catchpool valley for a picnic at the Orongorongo river. We tried Freya in the sling on the back, which worked pretty well and was much easier to walk. 

Asleep in the forest
Freya's first picnic

Looking forward to summer and more outdoor adventures with Freya. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

3 months

NWell we have moved on from counting in weeks to months. Freya is changing so much. She is very active and loves to stand up and we have bought her a jolly jumper to play in. She is desperately trying to crawl...although at the moment she is just turning around in circles rather than making any real progress forward or backward. She has also discovered her hands and grabs at her toys hanging over her play mat. She enjoys listening to her musical toys and her mum and dad's singing...😉

Freya in her jolly jumper

Hanging out in her bouncer with musical teddy

She just had her 12 week check in with the Plunket nurse and she continues to hug the 90th percentile with her weight...weighing in at 6.68kg (15 pounds), and measuring 61cm length and 42cm head circumference. So she is a "bonny" baby! Just wish she would sleep as well as she eats... She is still not sleeping much during the day, just a couple of 40 minute naps, while at night she sleeps between 1 and 3 hours...but usually around 2 hours, which makes for a rather disrupted night. 

We have had a few new firsts in the last few weeks... Freya was looked after by our neighbour Marlo while we went out for dinner for our wedding anniversary, she has been to the Roxy cinema for the mums and bubs movie. This weekend she will experience her first party, when we have afternoon tea and cake for Helen's birthday and Freya's 3 month milestone.

I am not sure where most of our time goes....we have been catching up with our antenatal group and other friends with babies. We have also been getting out most days for buggy walks around the neighbourhood. We have been doing a baby massage course and we have also been swimming every week and Freya is getting more confident in the water...but still hates to get out and be dressed again.

Having a foot and leg massaged