Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Baby Watch: Week 23

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Baby Watch: Week 23

Dear Tyne,
 
 
Today you are 23 weeks old.
 
5 months and 5 days old according to an online age calculator I've just checked!
 
Its been 161 days since you joined us in the world.
 
161 days doesn't sound like a very long time, but it's funny because I can't remember much about what my days were like before you were born. It feels like you've always been here!
 
You've changed such a lot over the past 5 months...its hard to recognise you as the same baby!
 

 
Eating & Sleeping
 
Your eating routine is the same as it was 2 weeks ago - you have a breakfast, a snack around lunchtime and a dinner and dessert at tea time.
 
But what has changed is that you are becoming MUCH more inquisitive with food. You have always watched us eat but now you seem to get very jealous when you see us with grown up food - you stare intently at us while we eat and shout as if to say "Where's Mine?!"
 
You have started trying to get food out of my hands too - last week you were sitting on my knee and I was eating a piece of toast, and you actually reached right up and grabbed it off me and tried to shove it in your mouth! I had to take it off you because it had strawberry jam and butter on, and was a seeded bread so I didn't want you choking - but you were very upset with me!
 
A couple of times I have let try more solid foods - a few days ago I let you have a little suck on a piece of garlic bread and WOW you loved it!!! I only let you have it for a few seconds as I didn't want any to break off in your mouth, but again you were very upset when I took it away!
 
 
 
Last weekend at a birthday party you helped yourself to a carrot stick from the table, and loved sucking away on it! I let you have that for a while as it was hard enough that none could break off in your mouth - you really enjoyed chomping on it!
 
I have been giving you Melon pieces in your Munchkin food bag a lot more recently - it gives you the freedom to chomp away on solid food without me having to worry about you choking on chunks!!
 
As for sleeping, you have been going down for the night around 10 pm most evenings and you sleep until about 3 am - we give you a bottle while you're half asleep and then you settle back down until around 8ish.
 
During the daytime you've been sleeping a lot less - you tend to have a long nap mid morning for a couple of hours, but for the rest of the day its just quick 20 minute catnaps here and there.
 
 
Your Life At 23 Weeks

 
There has been a major milestone achieved since our last Baby Watch update....
 
 
Tyne is now sitting up all by himself!!!!
 
He first did this two days after my last Baby Watch update at 21 weeks, so he was under 5 months old! I didn't expect him to do it so soon.
 
He's not perfectly steady yet, we have to make sure we sit behind him to catch him if he topples but he is doing really well!! He looks too small to be sitting up unaided though - it looks quite bizzare lol.
 
 
 
You are getting more and more playful everyday, and you just love playing with your toys and munching away on anything you can get your hands on!
 
You've found your feet lately and love to chomp on your toes whenever you have the chance!

 
Days Out & Socialising
 
It's been quite a busy couple of weeks really....
 
Last week you met Aunty Amy, one of Mummys closest friends, for the first time - she loved you and you seemed to really like her!
 
You can sometimes be a bit unsure of new faces but you were cooing away at Amy, giving her kisses and you even let her feed you!
 
 
A couple of weekends ago we also went on our first family trip away, to a holiday park in Cornwall which you can read about HERE - you really seemed to enjoy it and were very well behaved!
 
We loved exploring Cornwall so we decided to go back for a little mini-break - we've booked a 4 day break in Newquay for me, you and Daddy at the end of September! How exciting! :)

 
Last week you also experienced your very first birthday party!
 
Your cousin Amelie had her birthday party in a local adventure play centre and had a bear making session - you had a lot of fun!


You made your own Sweep teddy....
 

 
You sat at the party table with the other children...

 
And you played in the ball pond...

 
We also had a nice day out with Daddy to Dawlish this week when it was nice and sunny, we had a walk around, looked at the black swans, went in the arcades and you went on your very first ride!
Thomas The Tank Engine!


 
Well that's all of our news for this time,
 
Lots Of Love,
 
 
Mummy xoxo
 
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63 comments:

  1. Aww little Tyne!! He's hit quite a few milestones! Love reading your updates on him! I forgot about those little rides, I SO have to take Ethan on one! Haha x

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    1. Aww thanks Alex! ha yeah you have to, Ethan would love them! xx

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  2. Oh, what a beautiful post! So engaging and full of sweet quirky moments

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  3. Clever sausage! Love the photo of him biting the dog toy, such a cutie xx

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  4. Awww yey Tyne for sitting all by yourself!! :)

    Beau is trying to sit but she just hasn't got the hang of it yet! x

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    1. Aww she will do soon! Its amazing how one day they're just doing it! lol

      xxx

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  5. Aww he's such a handsome little chap. He looks like he's enjoying eating that poor sweep!

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  6. I want a Sweep for Oscar!

    Love, love, love the pictures of Tyne at the party. Bless him.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. I was amazed they had a Sweep, so old school!

      hehe thanks Lou!

      xxx

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  7. Hi Hayley, awww he is the cutest little man :) and we share a birthday! 26th March is the best day to be born on!
    it's lovely to see them grow and documenting it in a blog is such a fab way to keep a diary on them so after following your blog via a thumbnail on my phone for months I have finally plucked up the courage to start my own blog on my lil man who was born in June! It's in the early stages but I hope to learn the ropes quick :) would love it if you could pop by and take a look if you get chance!

    Love Louise xx http://loulouandtheboyinblue.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Louise!
      Oh how exciting!!! I'm heading over to your blog now! If you need any blog help, don't hesitate to ask :)
      xxx

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  8. I just LOVE the picture if Tyne giving Sweep a chew! Gorgeous!!

    Kate x
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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  9. Aw i love all the pictures, such a photogenic little man you have x

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  10. He is so beautiful, you have caught his progress on camera in a really special way and will be great to look back on in future, Did sweep taste good!

    http://umeandthekids.com/

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  11. its so nice you keep a record as he grows, they change so much especially in the first year :-)

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  12. Awww, this brought so many memories back of the baby years. Treasure them, he'll be 18 before you know it!

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  13. Tyne is so cute :) I have a 6 month old boy myself and its amazing to watch his development almost on a daily basis. Makes me want another one!!x

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  14. brings back memories of when my son was that age they are cute and rewarding

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  15. What a lovely picture diary. I wish I had recorded my children's first years so well.

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  16. lovin this; i wish my boy was still like that. hes 8 now; it goes to fast

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  17. aww bless, as I sit here I am jumping every time the phone rings, our Daughter is in the early stages of labour ( contractions every 10 mins lasting for 50 seconds) as soon as she is ready to go to hospital we have to drive 2 hours to get there, as she and Son-in-Law want us present.So excited, it will be our 1st grandbaby.

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  18. I dont think I can remeber the times before my kids, feels like they have been around forever, but I wouldnt change a thing, you have a gorgeous little boy.

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  19. I enjoy reading the tales of the last five months and some of these pictures are so adorable!

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  20. awww beautiful, love the pic of tyne trying to eat sweep :)

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  21. Omg so gorgeous and what a lovely way to record babys firsts x

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  22. aww he seems like such a happy little chappy

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  23. What a lovely record of a wonderful little chap's progress.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  24. this really makes me want another!!!

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  25. What a cute little boy and a lovely way to record his progress

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  26. Aww how lovely! I love hearing all about babies & their developments, thanks :)

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  27. Lovely idea to word it directly to him. Cool name too!

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  28. its good to take photos as they grow up so quickly I have taken loads of my grandchildren as they change whenever I see them especially the youngest one she is 22 months now.

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  29. Aww - How cute. He's just adorable.

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  30. He looks so cute. I wish I had been a diary writer when mine were little, it would have been amazing to look back and see how they changed.

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  31. Omg how cute is he?!? what a beautiful family you have :) x

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  32. Great family photos, what a lovely little man.

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  33. Those early months are amazing for development. Cute photos!

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  34. So so adorable you must be so proud, gorgeous pics!

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  35. He is too cute! & sitting up too! Well done Tyne!

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  36. Awww, it really is amazing how much they change ! Love the pic of little man chewing on Sweep ha x

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  37. what a lovely post. beautiful baby too :)

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  38. It's so amazing how quickly they grow - can't blame him on the garlic bread -yum :)
    He looks a real cutey x

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