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RLT at seven months

It feels as though he has always been here, but it also feels like no time at all. How is that possible? RLT is seven months old.

We’ve been so lucky to have such a calm, smiley, happy little baby that the chances of us doing this again are slim to none. We’d never get another baby quite like RLT.

It has definitely been the best seven months of my life. Even with the hormonal fluctuations, OH changing jobs and car accident – usually only one of those things would send me into a spiral of anxiety – but I’ve had a little dude who has kept me focused on what matters. It took me a while to me OK with just being me and not having work to define me, I even went in for a few weeks, but then I realised I would never get this time again. Things at work come up, they always do, people wouldn’t have jobs if places ran themselves, but RLT will never again be as young as he is today. It has been a joy. Even through the leaps, because we are learning together.

It got hard at around five and a half months when he wasn’t sleeping, teething and had a bunged up nose, but you just have to take every hour as it comes, tell yourself that it won’t last forever and you’re an hour closer to it finishing than you were before. Mindfulness training from the hypnobirthing at it’s finest there!

I only hope that we don’t let him down, I’ve never done this before – what if I smother him too much, or don’t show him enough affection? I need to keep reading. I’ve also started looking into deferring school for a year as he will start at four years and 3 months old – it is too young in my opinion. It has also got me thinking if because I started when I was four years and 2 months old if this is why I am not as socially well formed as my friends who were December babies? I know we have a lot of time to think about this, but I’d rather be armed with facts before it is too late and we get pressurised into doing what everyone else does!

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    Devon Mama
    January 17, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Happy 7 months birthday RLT! You definitely won’t let him down. For one, the fact that you’re worried you will shows that you’re a great parent. AND you’re already thinking about school, which is just crazy prepared already. I’ve read some interesting things lately about deferring and it all seems to point to it being a positive but I think you won’t know until you see what he’s like at the time. He might be an outgoing sociable child who would thrive off of going at 4 and a little bit. Either way, you’ll know what to do instinctively. You’ve totally got this.

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      January 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Pal! Xx

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    January 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    HAppy 7 months. You are doing such an amazing job mama.

    Ps. You cannot smother them with too much affection!!!!!

    PPS when will they learn to kiss us back? I cannot effing wait!!!

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