My little man turned six months yesterday and it’s hard to believe that in just a few months I will need to start planning his first birthday party. He is growing so beautifully and has become such a social butterfly. Alyssa is already his favorite playmate and she has him giggling and babbling all the time. He still wakes up once or twice during the night but goes back down quite quickly. I am REALLY hoping that he will begin to sleep through the night within the next few months. I read that once protein is introduced to his meals (which I have just done this week) , it should keep him fuller for longer and hopefully that will aid him to sleep longer stretches during the night. Fingers crossed.
Breast or bottle? That’s the question all pregnant women ask themselves before giving birth and there are of course advocates on both sides keen to win you over. I’m also sure this post has been written a million times but… we each have our own story and every baby is unique. . What works for one may not work for the other.
While I really do believe in the benefits of breastfeeding, I don’t have anything against formula either. There are many reasons why some moms prefer formula over breastfeeding and each to their own. I’ve stuck with breastfeeding as it worked out so well with Alyssa and up until now with Aidan. As long as Aidan is gaining weight and healthy, I will continue to breastfeed however I won’t have a problem introducing formula to him should the need arise. People always say that the longer you breastfeed the healthier baby will be throughout childhood. WHATEVER! I breastfed Alyssa for a year, yet she’s been getting sick every other week since she’s started school! Aidan is breastfed, yet he picked up RSV from Alyssa!
Next up in the Celebrating Baby’s first birthday series is the gorgeous Jax, who turned one on the 18th of August. He is such a bundle of joy.
He’s parents Emma and Donovan, who are good old friends of ours, just love action hero’s like Superman… so you can imagine their excitement when they found out they were expecting a boy to share this love with.
Its really hard being a Mom. We go through so many challenges and obstacles, yet we keep on doubting ourselves and feel guilty for just about everything. I’m back at work for almost 2 weeks now and I really thought that coming back would be easier this time around, but it really isn’t!
Maternity Leave is really bitter sweet. The first 3 months are so tiring and hard while baby is still trying to adapt to life outside of the womb and just when baby starts to get used to it and actually form a personality, Mommy needs to get back to work.