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Day 332We’ve been keeping another secret from you…

Having accepted the offer on our flat in Aberdeen, when Florence was just five days old, we started viewing houses here in Inverness, fell in love with one and put an offer in. That offer was accepted, subject to mortgage, and today we found out our mortgage was approved! God willing, we will be moving in to our new home in a couple of weeks. I almost cried when I heard the news! We’re so excited to start this next chapter! I can’t wait to decorate for Florence’s first Christmas, eeeeeeek!!

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Yay! One month old today! Shortly after Mummy took this photo I had a poop explosion in my carseat, just as she was about to head out to the car to meet a friend for coffee! It took the path of least resistance and went all down my leg to my foot, thankfully contained by my sleepsuit! She thought she’d need to bath me, but I’m happy she didn’t, and just used up half a pack of wipes instead.

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Day 330.jpgRemember I said yesterday that Matthew and his Dad took a van through to Aberdeen to move our furniture out of the flat? Well, there was so much of it that they needed to go back again today, so this time Florence and I went too! Matthew drove us down in the car and dropped us off at Nana Jana’s, yay! Then he headed in to the flat to load up the final bits n bobs, and run around with the hoover. It was so nice spending the afternoon with Mum. I wasn’t the one doing the driving, but it felt very easy to just nip through to Mum’s for the afternoon, maybe we’ll do it more often! Until Florence no longer sleeps for an entire journey…

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Day 329.jpgShe’s a Dog Whisperer as well as a Baby Whisperer! Haha. It was so good to finally introduce Florence to my Rachel today! We had a lovely Girls Day Out, while Matthew and his Dad headed through to Aberdeen with a van to move all our stuff out of the flat *Eek!* Then she came back up to the house for dinner, and Jasper was very excited to see her!! He snuggled right in when she sat down on the sofa with Florence, it was adorable!

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Day 328.jpgOh my goodness, four weeks old?! How is that even possible? The past four weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster. Part of me is like “Woo! Four weeks have past! We’re surviving!” and another part of me is like “No! How is time moving so fast?! Stop growing!”. I’m very thankful to say that I think my hormones are balancing out a bit more now, and we’re getting in to the swing of things. Since starting the formula, Florence has been sleeping a four hour stretch and then a three hour stretch through the night, and that is absolutely wonderful! I feel so well rested, and don’t even nap during the day. I don’t think I’ll be giving that up even when we do eventually get the breastfeeding sorted out!

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Settings (It’s been a while, but this one deserves to have the settings with it) – IS0 12800, 24mm, f2.8, 1/80sec

I was in bed, and Matthew was about to climb in beside me, when I said I hadn’t taken a blog photo today…so off he went to get my camera and I snapped this photo of our little snuggle bug beside me. It really is wonderful having her so close.

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Day 326,.jpgFlorence got to meet her Grand Auntie Anne tonight, yay! She had to fend off these two munchkins to get a cuddle with her; they’re so obsessed! Asking for a cuddle the minute we arrive at the house, and complaining if the other got a longer cuddle than they did. They couldn’t comprehend why Anne was allowed such a long cuddle, because she lives in Glasgow and only gets to see Florie for a short while this evening, and they’ll get to see her loads and get loads of cuddles another time. I love how much they love her already!

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Day 325Pumping is hard work! I was reading that women express milk six to eight times a day if they’re not able to breastfeed…I’m not sure how they have time for that! When you add in actually feeding your baby, cuddling your baby, cleaning the pump equipment and doing any other daily tasks, how do they manage to pump so often?? I’ve only been managing three times a day, as we’ve been out and about most days, I live with my in-laws, and a lot of people have been coming up to meet Florence so finding the time/privacy to pump has been a little difficult. I really should be making it more of a priority, to make sure my milk supply stays high. Really hoping we can get back to breastfeeding soon, as they don’t need sanitised every time I feed!