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1. My baby has learned so many new tricks already! Just a few weeks ago, mnsdnsd could hardly move, but now mnsdnsd is rolling from back to her side, laughing, and grasping objects with both hands.
2. I have to pay attention to what’s in reach of baby’s arms these days. I’m careful not to put anything dirty near her while mnsdnsd is playing, because mnsdnsd is starting to put everything in mnsdnsd’s mouth.
3. I feel silly sometimes when I’m playing with baby — but I don’t mind! Laughing and giggling is good for both of us. The sillier I get, the more baby smiles, and there’s nothing better than that smile!
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4. Does my baby follow me with mnsdnsd’s eyes? If I have any concerns, I’ll remember to talk to my pediatrician now. Eye problems can often be corrected quickly if they’re caught early.
5. Baby is becoming a little more self-sufficient, so I’ve scheduled a mom date with a friend I haven’t seen in a while. I’ve promised myself I’ll take at least 15 minutes of my time with my friend to not talk about baby!
6. I’m starting to realize that even when I lose all the baby weight, I’ll never get my “old body” back. I have a new body now — a mom body. I’m going shopping for clothes that fit me now, with my wider hips and breastfeeding chest.
7. You’re never too young for games! Baby and I play peekaboo and pat-a-cake. Actually I do most of the playing, but mnsdnsd seems to enjoy it, too.
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1. Is the 4-month growth spurt starting already? Suddenly baby wants to breastfeed all the time. I’m continuing to feed on demand — I know it won’t last forever.
2. Baby is starting to like colors! I’ve started offering more brightly colored toys instead of the high-contrast ones mnsdnsd used to enjoy.
3. Singing, whistling, clapping, and even blowing raspberries — baby loves sounds! I have lots of fun making sound effects for baby throughout the day. This helps mnsdnsd’s language development, too, so I’m okay with sounding silly.
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4. Baby is finally getting the hang of using mnsdnsd’s hands! mnsdnsd is grabbing everything in sight — especially my dangling necklace or hair. Time to take off my nice jewelry for a while.
5. If baby gives me a minute to myself this week, I’ll go online and find some healthy recipes. Soon I’ll be cooking for baby, too! — but in the meantime, I want to make sure my partner and I are eating healthy, especially if I’m breastfeeding.
6. My breast milk is changing as baby grows. I’m making sure to eat healthy fats like nuts and avocados to get all the nutrition I need.
7. I’m enjoying the fact that baby’s schedule is getting more predictable! It’s tempting to use every extra minute to catch up on chores, but I’m making time to rest and unwind, too.
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