Thursday, 4 July 2013

.Super Baby.

Meet my little super baby...over the last two weeks he has been sleeping beautifully at night. His last feed is around 8:30pm, then he goes to sleep about an hour later and blesses me with a big uninterrupted sleep until 3:30am. Bliss when you're the Mama of a 5 week old.
Usually the 3:30am feed is quick, but sometimes can go on for an hour or two if he has a sore tummy. I don't mind too much though. Harvey sleeps right next to me in his hammock so I don't even have to get out of bed to pick him up! I've always been a dark and quiet night time feeder - just a low lamp, no talking, no unwrapping or nappy changing and I think it makes a big difference in getting baby to know night and day. It's also good for me because it means I stay sleepy and relaxed and don't feel as though I've missed out on too much sleep. After the 3:30am feed he's out again until 7am - perfect!
Not all nights are that awesome, but more often than not he's been following that basic routine and I'm making the most of it while it lasts because I'm sure that it will change eventually!
 These photos were taken of Harvey when he was just 2 weeks old. He looks so much different now - way chubbier. Makes me kind of sad that we are already saying goodbye to the super newborn stage.
 This is the little Super Hero outfit is cute as can be - find out more details about the fabric and pattern here if you are interested. This fabric from Spoonflower has faded sooo much over the last few weeks and he's only worn it 4 or so times. Definitely something to keep in mind if you are purchasing Spoonflower knit fabric, it doesn't look too bad in this instance but for some garments (particularly when sewing for yourself) you wouldn't appreciate the fade as much. It is a beautiful feeling fabric though, lovely and soft, especially for baby clothing.
Any guesses what the super baby is dreaming about here? I'm thinking it has something to do with using his flying super power!


Jane said...

Toni he's so gorgeous and well done for getting him into such a great routine already. I've found the Spoonflower knits fade a lot too, but I read a tip that said to wash them inside-out and I think that helps. And like you I love the softness and the fact they're organic so I don't worry about it too much.

Tatum said...

Love hearing about your baby along with your sewing! It's great to hear how other people do things, I'm hoping with my baby due in November that I'll be able to breastfeed and your night method sounds great. I won't go into what happened with my first bubba :s suffice to say bottles made a quick appearance.

~ Kim ~ said...

He's so cute. My kids would tire me out in the early stages. Is there anything you can add to the fabric which would make the colours last longer? It kinda looks vintage now.

Nic said...

I love reading about your Harvey. My boy is eleven weeks old and as you write about yours I remember what he was like just a few weeks before. Yay for sleepy babies at night. Mine's quite similar - asleep by 9ish, wakes up 7 hours later and then up at 8ish.

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