Tuesday, 11 January 2011

6 weeks

Today our new arrival is six weeks old.

Today also marks six weeks of exclusive breastfeeding.  Yup.  Six weeks.  This blog isn't about breastfeeding, or even babies really..except for mine obviously, it being my blog..but it is worth mentioning because these last six weeks have been some of the hardest of my life.  I never thought I would reach four weeks at one point, let alone six.  But with a lot of advice and encouragement from my friends on Twitter and from my fellow bloggers (Gretchen I am pointing at you!) I have made it to my initial six-week target.  Now I am aiming for eight weeks and then...well, then we'll see.  The main thing is I am feeling more positive about it.  Now if I could just get some sleep things would really be looking up :)

I intend to review progress on the Big Happy blanket at the end of each month as we move through the year but I thought this little milestone would be a good time to have a look at how it's going so far...

Not bad, eh?

Ten and a half rows, six colours...

Looking rather sunny and happy and, of course, big!

I have very little time to work on it, but I try to squeeze it in where I can.  It cheers me to see the rows building up.  Lillia chooses the next colour if she is about when I get to the end of a row, she is excited about all of us snuggling up underneath it when it is finished.  So am I, I just keep picturing it months from now, finished, and a happy Future Me.


  1. oh WOW, that happy blanket is AMAZING... I have crochet envy!! 6 weeks is a great milestone, good for you - I managed to feed R for 5 months, every day got easier and easier x

  2. Well done for your 6 weeks. My little one is approaching 4 months and I stopped breastfeeding at 5 weeks after 3 bouts of mastitus, feeding every 1 or 2 hours and very sleep deprived me! BabyCat is only getting up once now to feed at night which means I am only just getting my sparkle back. Hang in there x

  3. Look at those little feet, and those squashy legs! I love that you're using your creativity to help you through the rough spots. It looks so cheerful all rolled up like that! And congrats on making it 6 weeks. They really are the hardest for so many reasons, and I can already tell you're doing better each day, even if it doesn't feel like it to you. Good for you, mama!

  4. I LOVE the colors you chose for the blanket, and I can't wait to see more!

  5. You're definitely inspiring me to start a giant blanket project of my own. Perhaps it would take my mind of baby being late? ;-)


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