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Dena Baird answered to:
Baby Checklist. Month 7 Week 1
1. My baby is going places! Isaac is starting to roll, scoot, and even crawl. Suddenly Isaac is getting into everything! I’ve followed Isaac around the house to spot anything that isn’t safe for a baby to explore, and I’ve made sure everything dangerous is out of reach or securely locked.
2. I don’t have to puree baby’s foods anymore. Isaac can chew well, so I just boil food so it’s soft and mash it with a fork. My baby is practically eating with the family!
3. I’m still careful about which foods I give baby. I wait several days between introducing new foods, and I keep track of what foods Isaac is eating. That way, if baby has an allergic reaction, I’ll know which food caused it.
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4. I feel like I’m busy all the time these days, but I try to make time to take care of myself, too. Even a quick shower does wonders for how I feel!
5. I’m making time for some “alone time” with my partner this week. Scheduling it may not be romantic, but it’s the only way to make it happen these days! We both know baby could interrupt, so we’re prepared to be flexible.
6. Now that baby’s mobile, Isaac bumps her head constantly on the floor and on furniture. I know how to recognize a concussion, and I know what signs mean I should call my doctor or take Isaac to the ER.
7. Baby puts everything in Isaac’s mouth these days, and sometimes I find random things in Isaac’s diaper a few days later! I know what symptoms would mean something’s stuck in his digestive tract.
Dena Baird answered to:
Baby Checklist. Month 4 Week 1
1. I’m totally baby’s favorite. Isaac laughs and smiles when I come into the room and cries when I leave. It breaks my heart, but it also makes me feel like the most important person in the world!
2. Baby rolled from tummy to back for the first time! I’m not sure who’s more excited about this — me or baby. Isaac won’t stop practicing this new trick!
3. I never, ever leave baby on a bed, changing table, or any other high surface. Now that Isaac is rolling, it’s even more important that I always follow this safety rule.
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4. I think it’s time for another date night. I’ll try to find a babysitter this week so my partner and I can go out for a little while, even if it’s just for a quick coffee.
5. If I don’t already have a nasal aspirator, I’ll get one this week. Baby’s first cold is probably coming soon, if Isaac hasn’t had one already!
6. My partner and I are making time for sex again, but things are a little different these days. If I’m breastfeeding, it’s totally normal to leak milk in the middle of an intimate moment. I know this is nothing to be embarrassed about (and my partner might even get a kick out of it)!
7. I talked to my pediatrician about when baby should start solids. I also asked about good choices for baby’s first foods. I’m looking forward to this new culinary adventure!
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