Our little girl is growing fast! She’s much heavier and stronger, already able to lift her wee head. She’s a hungry thing and is taking 150ml bottles every four to four and half hours, although a lot of it ends up on her bib from messy dribbling lol. She’s pretty good at night and settles well after feeds, we’ve even had a couple of nights where she’s gone 6 hours. During the day she’s much harder to settle for long periods of time though and has to be held quite a bit. That’s okay as cuddles are great but I don’t get a lot done.
We think she’s already starting to smile which is so cute. Even when she cries she has cute little dimples at the top of her cheeks. Her eyes are still very blue and some of her hair is falling out. She seems to enjoy being out in the garden and spends a long time awake and calm just looking about.
A lucky day when both Peter and Sophie were very obliging when trying to get photos of them together. By coincidence everyone looked quite co-ordinated. We had a lot of fun and laughs taking these pictures. It was the first time Peter held Sophie on his lap, he was very proud.
With the help of Grandma & Grandpa, we managed to get out today to see the new sculptures at the Helix Park development – the Kelpies. They are amazing to see and it was lovely that they are sited by the canal side. When the area is properly finished in a year or so time, it will be fantastic as there will be a big play area and cycle paths and nature walks.
How we managed organize ourselves to get out, I’ll never know but we treated Peter to a day out at the Boness Steam Train Line & Museum. He’s been so patient with us spending so much time with Sophie that he really deserved a treat. He was so excited but we think a bit surprised to see how big real trains are up close and also how noisy! We had an hour trip down the track and back and then went to see the museum. Sophie seemed unimpressed and slept through the whole thing lol!
Peter has been amazing with the arrival of Sophie and we have been so proud of how patient and caring he has been towards his new sister. He is very keen to “teach” her lots of life skills and all about trains! Whenever she cries he will say “don’t worry baby Sophie” and gives her wee pats. He likes to help change her nappy and give her a bath and read her stories … again about trains! We’re sure he’s going to be an awesome big brother!
Again, Ben and I are so proud to introduce our sweet little baby girl to the world. Sophie Isla Curry arrived at 8:50 on the 1st June at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary weighing in at 7lb 5oz.
My waters broke on Saturday night, 11:45, and after a very painful (although thankfully quick) labour she was with us by the morning. For some reason I was convinced I was having a boy, so it was quite a surprise to be told she was a girl, but a lovely one. We feel very blessed to be able to bring up a boy and a girl. She reminds me a lot of Peter when he was born, except for her dark hair. The first few days she was very chilled out and thankfully started feeding well.
We couldn’t wait to take her home and introduce her to her big brother and make her part of the family. How strange to be going back to sleepless nights and countless nappies again but so so worth it!