It all seems like yesterday when I brought my little Angel home, Clueless on so many things about babies but I knew I will do just fine. I am thankful for God’s guidance, people who were there for me and the internet. It has definitely not been all rosy but I have learnt not to complain. All the sleepless nights,all the mama going crazy and body changes etc is all worth it.Time waits for no one so I am enjoying every minute of the time with the little one.The older she becomes the more easier it is for me.
5 Months update: As I said,the older she becomes, the better and more comfortable things get for me . This was a big month for us because she started her solid! I was so excited when her Doctor gave us the green light to feed her solids. I have always wanted to see what her reaction will be like on her first solid food so I couldn’t wait to feed her. We were given the go ahead when she was around 4 months but I waited till she turned 5 months. The mistake I made was to give her fruits first which I heard is a N0! No! but fortunately for me,when I gave her veggies, she loved it anyways.
We experienced our first constipation because of the solid and boy O boy! that was something I don’t want to see her go through again.Even adults find it very uncomfortable much less a baby. I thought because I was still breastfeeding her,it was OK not to give her water but I guess that was not enough. I read on one of those baby webs to mix water with apple juice or pear juice. I am not going to lie, that worked liked magic and I was so happy. It was just the happiest day of my life.
Daily routine: The minute she wakes up,she wants milk. She does not joke with it at all. Basically,that is her booster for the day. I give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar then at 9:30am, I give her either cereal or fruit puree. I do my best to feed her every 3 to 4 hours. Her last solid is normally at 6pm so any feeding from then is breast milk because it’s light. When we are going out, I take her formula along but 70% guaranteed,I end up breastfeeding her. Her sleeping pattern keeps evolving. We have not established a specific time. Some week she sleeps early ,others late. I am not going to force her and give her a specific time to sleep. She is normally asleep before 10pm anyways.
It was joyous when my baby said her first word, She is going to be a talkative! She has been doing a lot of baby talking,grabbing and she is sitting well now. Very active at this age, hence,we have been having a lot of fun together. She started teething and unfortunately,she had her first cold and cough during this period. All in one batch you can imagine how poorly my baby was. She never liked her her teething tools so she was always putting her finger in her mouth or biting on mummy and daddy. My saviors during this period was Oral gel,Shea butter,saline drops,baby rub and vicks humidifier.
One piece of advice, every baby is different so please do not compare your baby to another.