Baby Food!

My little one will be 5 months old next week, and today had his first helping of baby food!

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We started out with rice cereal for lunch, and then Ace picked out carrots for dinner!  He has been smacking his little lips for a couple weeks now anytime he watches mommy or daddy eat, and hasn’t seemed satisfied after bottles feedings, so we felt it was time to start him on baby food.

I’m so proud of my growing boy!

You are Judging You

Why do we feel the need to be judged?  Yes you read that correctly … Why do we feel the need to be judged?

As people, as parents, as children, as partners, as friends; we feel the need to be judged.  We feel the need to compare ourselves to an unattainable image of what we think is perfection.  The simple fact is there is no “perfect” version of you or your life.  Why waste time feeling guilty that you’ve not attained that image in your mind?  Close your eyes, take a deep breath,  and concentrate on how you can be the best you, and when you open your eyes … You are already your version of perfection – realize it and your life will be so much greater.

4 Month Marker!

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My little big guy is growing up so quickly!

Today he was laying on his back, then rolled onto his side, and then actually rolled onto his stomach!  He’s such an active baby but this still was such a surprise!  I’m so excited to see Ace develop but know that I will miss him being a baby.  I just hope – no master his age – he always hugs me.

Strong & Strong-Willed

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At not quite 4 months old he is holding his bottle all by himself.  This taller Dr Brown bottle is more difficult for him than the Munchkin Latch bottles, but he’s definitely making an effort.

My little big guy is so strong-willed and already expresses likes and dislikes.  Every day there is something new I learn through him and I’m truly in awe.

Baby Muscles

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From the first time he grabbed my hand I knew my little one was strong.  His grip has become so tight that it actually hurts!  Who knew that my baby could have more upper body strength than its mother [haha] seriously!

Tummy Time is gradually changing as well; my peanut doesn’t really care for it.  During months 1 & 2 he would route thinking it to be Mommy Milk Time, but now he just seems impatient not knowing why I’m making him lay on his tummy.  He started holding his head up in his first month, and now in month 3 can hold it up all on his own confidently as if he always had.

Working on the development of his arm and shoulder muscles is also a very important part of Tummy Time and that’s the part I’m not sure we’re doing enough.

Watching Baby Sleep

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Yes, even especially when my baby sleeps, he is the most adorable thing in the universe.

I know I’ve been talking (or blogging  rather) a lot about going back to work full-time but it’s weighing heavy on me.  Once I’m back on a schedule it will be fine but the anticipation of our separation is tearing me up.  The things I’ll miss out on especially … like naptimes.  While most moms [maybe] use their baby’s naptimes wisely, to get things done around the house or to make a meal, I stare at my little quick growing peanut.  Sounds creepy in print but I swear its magical.