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So my little baby turns 7 months old today. Time is flying but it's not at the same time. There have been looooooong days my friends. The kind where it's like you spend forty five minutes getting your baby down for a thirty minute nap and you haven't had a chance to shower or eat … Continue reading Mature Mom: cuddle cuddle, kiss kiss, I love you, squeeze and kiss, I love you, squeeze and kiss, I love you!!!!
Ugh, for the sensitive soul like me, especially as a new mom, it hasn't taken much to make me second guess myself. Determined not to make a mistake that could potentially harm or hold back my baby, I've read as much as I could and continue to look everything up and ask everyone for advice … Continue reading Mature Mom – mom-shaming!
Breastfeeding has been a successful partnership with my baby, but it also has not been without its shooting pains at the very beginning. I remember the soreness, the chapping, the scabbing, and the pain from that first draw could just downright made me angry! But then it gets easier from the pain standpoint. I don't … Continue reading Mature Mom – breastfeeding
Sleep - ahhhhh sleep. There’s moms and dads sleep and then there is baby’s sleep. Apparently babies at first don’t have a lot of awake time unless they are like mine who are super alert and fight sleep. I remember people saying “oh for the first three months you can go out for dinner still … Continue reading Mature Mom – sleep, wonder weeks, growth spurts, sickness and wishing someone could show me how to do all of this better
Once I had given birth, I realized two things - my baby was born! and do you think I could sleep that first night? I was amazed at how she was breathing on her own but I kept looking at her to make sure everything was still okay, time and time again. The nurses came … Continue reading Mature Mom – the baby arrives… and boy, do I need help..
The last post ended of wishing that I had hired a doula to help me know what was going on with my body at this point, and how to remain patient when all I wanted was for this little person to come out and be in my arms! Early labour. I would prefer active labour … Continue reading Mature Mom – labour and delivery