It’s just occurred to me today that I no longer have a newborn baby.
Sienna certainly doesn’t look newborn any more. In fact, I think she only really looked newborn for around the first week of her life, as she is a big girl! And she no longer acts like a newborn either.
I’ve not really acknowledged it happening, but the traits of that newborn stage are long gone too. They say the first few months of a baby’s life should be classed as the fourth trimester. They favour the conditions they are used to in the womb – white noise, being held close, their mother’s heartbeat. Looking back over my Instagram pictures, so many of them are with Sienna fast asleep in my arms. She wouldn’t be put down. She wanted the comfort, and typically that comfort had to be me.