When Fever Strikes 

Unfortunately, you’ve come down with a fever and I don’t know the cause of it. There are no signs of a cold – no coughing, no sniffling – just lots of sleeping and crying. I’m beginning to think you might be cutting a tooth and that’s causing your high fever because you keep trying to rip my… Anyways, when we brought you to the doctors all they said was you are developing a cold. Still, no signs of anything. If this is teething, then I’m not looking forward to when you actually have teeth (ouch). For now, I am just keeping an eye out to see if anything else develops (hopefully not).

A good tool for checking a baby’s temperature is a thermometer, of course. (We got this cute little kit in our registry and it came with a thermometer among other things). Doctors always tell me a rectal thermometer is more accurate, but I was always scared to use it! “Who wants to stick a thermometer up their baby’s butt” I always wondered, but with your high fever, I had to tough it up. It actually was a lot easier than I thought, just stick the little mercury silver part with some petroleum jelly in there and keep the baby still. That is actually the hardest part because it takes so long for it to read your temperature… I’m debating buying this one because it would be easier and we’ll just keep the forehead thermometer for us and the other thermometer for you.

Anyways, you’re in your bassinet tonight so I can observe you in case anything should happen. The fact that you’re not feeling well is upsetting. I was hoping we could go a while without you getting sick, but it was unavoidable. Hopefully, you’re better tomorrow, otherwise back to the doctors we go ūüė¶

Our first trip to the water park!

Our first trip to the water park with you went much smoother than we expected! Since we had planned on going the day before and it started to rain, we had everything that we needed. All we had to do was pack up and go. On our way there you fell asleep in your car seat so we just popped you into the stroller and you continued sleeping for a good while. It took a while for your grandma, aunt, and uncle to arrive and by the time they did arrive, an hour had already passed! Your dad had gone on the slides about 3 times and I just sat and waited for them. More people were starting to come in so I had to keep people from taking our chairs.

Anyways, when you finally woke up we changed you into your little swim trunks, water diaper and headed over to the little children’s area. You’d think that they would warm up the water for the little kids to be warm, but no. We sat you down in the water and you started to cry! The water was cold and you didn’t like it at first, but it didn’t take you long to get used to it… We decided not to let you sit there for too long as the sun was beating down on our backs. The risk of you getting a burn was not worth the fun. Other than that, we all enjoyed ourselves and I can’t wait until we go to¬†the pool again when you’re older.

On another note, it is important when you are taking your baby out in the sun to take the proper¬†precautions to prevent sunburn. A baby’s skin is more delicate than ours so it needs more attention! I am no pediatrician, just a mom who likes to research a lot and you should always talk to your pediatrician about what is good for your child, and from there you decide what is right for them. Based on my research, I have read that it is important to put sunscreen on your baby (if they are 6 months or older) before they go outside. Otherwise make sure that they wear a long sleeve cotton shirt, pants and a hat when going out in the sun. Personally, I like Babyganics as it is an organic sunscreen and has good coverage! Also, this hat for boys and this cute little hat for girls is perfect for protecting your bundle of joy from the sun’s harsh rays. If you really want to add some more protection why not add some sunglasses as well?

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First of Many

Regretfully, I haven’t been writing as often as I have wanted, but I am still trying to figure out a writing schedule. Sunday though, I chose not to write because it was the weekend and it’s when all three of us spend time together! Since it was a day filled with lots of new firsts for you, I decided to write about it today.

Anytime that we venture outside of our home to a store or a relatives house I am worried about your¬†comportment. Usually, you are in a good mood, but sometimes you’re cranky and we have to run our errands in a hurry or we have to leave someones home earlier than we intended. Yesterday though, you were in a good mood because you were able to nap before going out. It was an interesting day as you got to try applesauce for the first time! We haven’t been giving you any fruits just yet because I heard that you won’t like vegetables if we try to give you something sweet first. Although I do not know how true that is, I wanted to try it for myself. So far, it seems to have worked as you seem to like the few vegetables we have given you. We haven’t really introduced you to much food yet, as you are not quite yet 6 months old. The pediatrician told us that you were ready to eat foods, but I have heard that it is actually recommended to wait until a baby is 6 months before introducing any food. I do not wish to have any sort of debate on that issue and I’m only feeding you baby food here and there and not every single day.

In addition to trying a new food for the first time, you actually slept the whole night in your own crib! Usually, we have you in the bassinet next to us (that our kind friends bought for us), but you are growing out of it! Honestly, I was more dispirited than excited that you were going to sleep in your own room for the first time… Being one of those people who likes to google search everything, I had a hard time sleeping, thinking about you.¬†According to what I have read, it is recommended for your baby to sleep¬†in the same room as you for the first 6 months of their life so I wasn’t ready for you to leave the comfort of our room just yet… Setting up the baby monitor in your room though, gave me a bit of relief knowing that I could watch you from our own room with the parent device.

Baby monitors are a must have for any new or expectant mother to have. The one that we have has a camera that goes into your room and the one with the screen that shows us a live video with sound goes into our room. When we were creating our registry we put a monitor that had no camera only sound, but now that I have experienced using a baby monitor with a camera I believe it is the way to go. That way we can check up on you without actually going into the room and disturbing you. This monitor is the one that we had on our baby registry, but this is another one (currently on sale, which I wish we had) where you can view your baby on a smart phone, tablet or computer.

Of course, it is a great achievement for you, but it just makes me realize how fast you are growing and how my cuddling days are limited. When you are older you probably won’t want to cuddle as much anymore and I’m going to reminisce about the days you were a baby. If it were up to me, I would’ve kept you in our room as long as possible, but your dad suggested that it was time for you to begin sleeping in your crib. Hopefully tonight you will sleep as peacefully as you did last night!

 

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Being Mom

As a mom, there are many things that you have to decide on. All of the decisions that you make affect the life of your child and so you have to be conscious of everything that you do! Today, I have decided to take a break from my phone (I know being on my laptop is probably not any better, but I’m trying to make a living out of it and blogging helps me to¬†open up). I decided that I don’t want to be glued to my phone when you’re sleeping in my arms. I decided that I don’t want to be staring at a screen when I could be staring into your blue eyes. I decided that I don’t want to miss out on your life because of my phone! Of course, I am going to have to use it to text people every once in awhile, but I don’t want it to be like how it is now. I want to have control over my phone, not my phone over me.

It will be interesting to see how my life will play out now that I plan to use my phone less. Will I be more open in talking to people when I’m waiting in line at the grocery store because my phone isn’t covering my face? Will I be able to see the world around me more? I really do not know, but I plan on figuring out!¬†For now, I plan on spending more time on watching you grow than watching my notifications grow.

My Growing Four-Month-Old

Today I’m just sitting here with you wondering how I can play with you more! I feel like you get bored just laying there not being able to do anything. Obviously, I don’t just let you lay on your back all day. I try to make things interesting by including some tummy time, walking around with you outside, talking with you and taking you on car rides!

A great gift that I received from our family at your baby shower was a¬†Boppy!¬†It is really useful when I’m breastfeeding because it allows you¬†to be elevated to the perfect height for breastfeeding. It is also very comfortable for you to lay on and I can position you in many different ways. Not only can you use it for breastfeeding, but you can also use it for sitting up the baby or using it for tummy time. Which since you are four months old now I can use it for your tummy time and you seem to enjoy it.

Another good thing about these pillows is that you can buy different slip covers for them! There are a wide variety of designs for both girls and boys like this cute pink one for girls and this blue one for boys.

Amazon has so many amazing things that you can buy and it’s usually where I do my shopping because we do not have many stores where we live! Even if we did have many stores though, I would still use Amazon because it’s easier than going out with a four-month-old by myself. You are pretty heavy in your car seat and it’s hard to shop with a baby who is almost half my height now. You just continue to grow every day and you’re going to catch up to me pretty soon!

Post of the day

On this day of my writing, you are four months old! I can’t believe so much time has passed already and there are so many things waiting for you in your future. Today, your dad and I went to Tae Kwon Do for our weekly class while your grandma babysat for an hour, and then we ate Mccalisters with her and your grandpa. It has become our weekly thing to do and it’s nice because we all get to spend time with each other. We are thinking of putting you into Tae Kwon Do when you are old enough. Hopefully, you like it as much as we do! We just recently got our orange belts and we plan to keep on moving up. What was funny about today was that there was a girl in the previous class with the same name as me, but she was a black belt. Every time the master would say her name I would think that he was talking to me. It’s funny because your dad also has someone in the class with the same name as him. Tomorrow we have class as well and I’m sure it will be just as challenging as today.

It is 10:23 right now as I am writing this and you are sleeping in the room on our bed. Sometimes you are quite difficult to put to sleep because you fight it, but tonight I was able to get you to bed at a decent hour. Usually, you are sleeping from 9-5 and then you go back to sleep until about 8 or 9. It’s nice to wake up every day to your smiling face. I just stick my head towards your bassinet and you look up at me and give me that toothless grin of yours. It is such a great feeling and I am blessed to be able to experience it every day. My life has not been the easiest or the most difficult, and it has certainly had its challenges. I just thank God and the universe for all of the experiences I have had in my life both good and bad, and I pray that I get to see your smiling face every day. I would not change my life for anything. I love you and I always will!

From your mommy who loves you.

First Post

This is my very first post on this blog! I am making this blog so that when my son is older he can look back at everything that happened when he was younger. Also, so that I can look back and smile and laugh at all the memories. I loved it when my mom would tell me stories about myself when I was a baby, but she wouldn’t always remember everything. It would’ve been nice to have a blog to read about all of our adventures, but I don’t even know if blogs existed back then. So, hopefully, my son will have the same desire to come back and read a lot about his life when he was young. Otherwise, my husband and I can look back at our memories! (If he wants to). So, future me and or son or husband, I hope that you enjoy everything that I write! Don’t be too critical of my grammar either ūüėČ