Well, Sunday was a very special day for us. We had April baptised. We’re not the most religious people, but we felt it was important to have her Christened and blessed after everything we had been through. It just felt right…and of course it had to be in April didn’t it!
We had April Christened in the local church where we got married and then headed to the village hall opposite afterwards. It was our chance to welcome her into the world properly with friends & family and to say thank you to everyone for their support.
She was so good all day & didn’t mind having her head wet by the vicar. She wasn’t too happy being passed around afterwards, but once she got a bottle & bum change she was fine…she is such a placid little thing!
I had to decorate the village hall a bit to make it look nice for the occasion & we had a free bar for everyone. It was our thank you; however we asked if anyone wanted to give donations and anything we raised we’d donate to BLISS – the charity for premature babies. We have also set up a Sunshine Fund for April. This means that all the money we raise will be in April’s name and once we raise £1000 The Woodland Trust will plant a tree in a nearby forest in April’s name. We were astounded to raise over £300 from our guests generous donations.
I have to say I was shattered on Monday – having a baby, running a business and organising a Christening was/is hard work!
April’s weaning is still going well. She now eats carrots, sweet potato, pear, apple, turnip and an abundance of baby rice! Not keen on corgette at all. She seems to like vegetables over fruit, but is generally eating a lot more than we were expecting. We keep upping quantities and should be going on to the next stage soon – introducing breakfast. She got a high chair off her nana and grandad for her Christening, which makes dinner time much easier.
It feels like she is really progressing recently, eating, sitting in a high chair, rolling over and starting to sit up. You can see her little personality coming through as well now – she particulalry loves the nursery rhyme about ‘5 Little Speckled Frogs’ – and I love singing it to her too!