Nothing brings us more joy than seeing our lil O smile, and we are now getting lots of them. Every time we go pick him up out of cot he beams up at us, when he is sitting in his bouncer playing he cracks himself up and when we talk to him he beams back the most gorgeous smile that just warms your heart to the core.
It’s been a full on week, having spent last weekend in the city for a wedding, having his grandparents (my parents) stay for the week, first round of immunisations, visits from my friends and their bubs, and a special visit to K’s school to visit her kids.
At the wedding, lil O was fantastic. He screamed just as the bridesmaids stepped out, but then after settling him, he pretty much slept for the rest of the wedding. He then went down for the night and slept for 7 solid hours! Not great for my boobs, which by the morning were about to explode, but it was amazing and refreshing to get some unbroken sleep.
My parents have stayed for the week after the wedding and so lil O has been very spoilt with lots of cuddles. K has had a very busy last week of teaching before the holidays so it was good to have some extra help. My dad has been busy doing jobs around the house, which were neglected for the last couple of months and mum has helped babysit lil O giving me a bit of a rest.
On Tuesday lil O got his immunisations as well as other checks. He managed to pee all over the doctor and bed before getting jabbed. He screamed a bit, but managed a big smile when I picked him up afterwards. The doc said he’d either be unsettled for a day or two or very sleepy. That day he was very unsettled and didn’t get a wink of sleep, but managed a good nights sleep and then has been fine since. He didn’t even get a fever! His weight is still at the lower end of the scale. In fact he is just under the bottom line of the growth charts. This is worrying me, but the doctor seemed to think he is doing fine and that he is steadily gaining weight and is happy and healthy, which is all that matters. He’s just a little guy!
On Wednesday my two closest friends visited with their little babies. We managed to get some cute pics of the three of them together that will be coming out at their 21st, much to their embarrassment I’d imagine!
The highlight of the week, was visiting K’s school so that her kids could meet lil O. K teaches such a beautiful bunch of kids and they were so excited to meet him. They sang a song to him, which almost brought tears to my eyes. In fact I had to keep my eyes averted away from the kids otherwise I would have cried. It was just so beautiful. The experience was one which we never thought would happen and one that we’ll never forget. In a time that our nations politicians believe our relationship is not equal to others, it’s a great sign that people of the next generation are so much more accepting of us and genuinely believe we have just as much right as any other couple to have kids.