Happy Birthday Louisa! 5 months today.

We started to play with cup… we are going to wait a bit more to introduce other foods than breast milk as the recommendation here is exclusive breastfeed for the first 6 months. I enjoy so much breastfeeding her that I am looking for giving her my milk for minimum one year. I think breast milk is the best food that she can get and the contact I have with her while breast feeding is so enjoyable that it can only be for good.
Mum’s going back to work tomorrow. Papa is already working everyday since beginning of March and until the end of August from 8am to 12am. So Mum is going to work a bit from home in the morning and spend 6hrs in the office in the afternoon from 1pm till 7pm.
It is going to be a big change after 6 months at home, but we are all looking forward to this new arrangement. Mum is really happy to go back to work because Papa is going to take care of Louisa in the afternoon. I am just a bit worried how Louisa is going to cope without my milk for so long… we will see. Alan will have expressed milk in bottles for the afternoon.

To remember Louisa’s developmental firsts before we forget!
Finding about moving.
– lifts head clear of ground [~ 4 weeks old]
– rolls over [4 months old]
– sits with support [5 months old]
– stands holding on [5 months old]
Finding out about hands.
– stares at hands [3 months old]
– grabs and holds big things [4/5 months old]
– pull your hairs [4 months]
Finding about words.
– smiles [6 weeks]
– laughs [3 months]
– babbles [4 months]
Finding out about people.
– stares at your face [4 weeks]
– moves eyes to watch you [2 months]

Sunny day in Cambridge.

We enjoyed a really nice sunny day in Cambridge before Mummy is going to be back at work. Daddy is already working every morning from 8 to 12. And Mummy is gonna start next Monday full time, working from home 2 hours in the morning and then six hours in the office at EBI.
Louisa is getting bigger every day, raised exclusively from breast milk. We hope that the transition to work is going to be smooth… and expressing milk into bottle will satisfy our little one.

Easter in France.

We spent a great time in Jargeau with Mamy Jeannine and Papy Jacques, we went shopping in Orléans on a nice sunny day.
We had dinner with Sandra & Severine on Fri 21/03, the visit of some neighbors on Sun 23/03, and a lovely lunch with Hervé, Claude & Grand-Mamy on Mon 24/03. We bought a really nice chair in Aubert thanks to the Fabre’s family gift 🙂
On our way back, we stopped in Paris and visited the Quai Branly museum and spent the night at Elsa & Colin’s place.

Crepe party with Matt & Marcelle.

I went with Louisa to Anna Youngs’ house for a free yoga session as she was showing to another yoga teacher baby yoga and needed mums with babies.
We then brought crepes to Matt & Marcelle and we looked at our holidays’ pictures in Brazil and their wedding’s pictures in Sydney. We spent a great time with them.
I then sent my last assessment to OU on software requirements on time after spending the week working on it.

NCT meeting in Cambridge.

I was busy trying to catch up with my reading of the OU course after our holidays in Brazil. So at the last minute we decided to joint our NCT friends that were having a book club meeting. We spent a nice afternoon with them and their babies talking about traveling with our little one around the world as Catherine, Todd and Lucas will travel to the US soon.

Week-end in Lancaster.

We went all together to Daresbury for a meeting with my PiMS colleagues. Louisa got a bit of fever there. We stayed in a nice hotel close to work. I expressed some milk for Alan to give to Louisa while I was away. All worked fine.

We then went to Lancaster to spend the week-end with Ignacio, a friend of Alan from Rio de Janeiro. We walked on the nice windy flat beaches over there, and visited the castle that is currently a prison and a tribunal. We really had a great time together and we really hope to see him in Cambridge soon.

That Sunday was my first Mum’s day 🙂