The fourth trimester is over.
I can’t even believe I’m writing this! 12 weeks…how the time has flown? Gone by in a haze? Left me in a continual state of shock? All of the above.
I recall being told that the first 12 weeks are the hardest but that seemed such a long way off…it’s hard to believe Sam is 3 months old already.
What I have learned is that babies definitely don’t do things on cue! I’ve been thinking about a few things I was told and compared to what is actually happening:
By 12 weeks your baby will likely have settled into a routine – Wouldn’t that be nice!
You may find your baby starts sleeping longer spells from 6-8 weeks – hmmm
Most young babies nap for hours during the day – Do they? Can I borrow one?
Babies start teething from approximately 4 months – I wish! Hello early tooth that is just sitting there making my baby grumpy, but not coming further through.
It really helps when your baby starts smiling – So true. That toothless smile will make life better when you’re awake – again – at 3am.
Your baby smiling when they see you will make it all worthwhile – Melts my heart every time.
All babies are different, so don’t worry about what yours is/isn’t doing – Correct!!