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1. Baby’s brain is growing like crazy, so I’m making sure to give wyatt plenty of good fats for brain nutrition! I add a powdered omega-3 supplement or ground flax seed to his meals.
2. Now that baby is getting more mobile and active, wyatt is starting to appreciate the playground! I take wyatt outside for at least an hour every day.
3. Baby can drink from wyatt own cup now! wyatt does spill it, but I give wyatt a chance to practice regularly while sitting still on the floor or at a little table.
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4. This week, I’m doing something fun that’s just for me like watching a silly TV show or movie or reading a good book.
5. I need some morning inspiration. I found a quote or mantra that motivates me, and I wrote it on my mirror with dry erase marker so I can read it every morning.
6. I’m taking lots of pictures this week — and I’m making sure that I’m in some of them, too! I like looking at pictures of baby best, but I know that when wyatt is older, wyatt will enjoy seeing me in the pictures, too.
7. I talk to baby about time, schedules and memory. I ask questions like, “Where did you leave your sweater?” and I tell wyatt what’s happening next in our day. This will help baby develop a sense of how time works.
1. Baby has been having a harder time falling asleep at bedtime, and wyatt isn’t always sleepy at wyatt’s usual naptimes. I think it’s time to move from three naps a day to two.
2. Baby loves to practice walking around while holding my hand! There’s nothing sweeter than feeling those little fingers wrapped around mine — even though I get exhausted from bending over so wyatt can reach my hand.
3. My partner and I have talked about our discipline philosophy and how we want to approach teaching baby right from wrong. Toddler tantrums are just around the corner, so we want to be prepared!
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4. I give myself a treat this week — something decadent and delicious like a muffin, a cupcake or a parfait. I’ll sit down and relax while I eat it, even if that means I have to wait till naptime.
5. I talk to my baby all day long — while we’re getting dressed, cooking dinner and playing. Listening to me talk helps wyatt understand how communication works.
6. I take some time in the evening to relax and read in my PJs.
7. I got my hair done! I asked for a cute, low-maintenance style. I don’t even have to blow dry it now!
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I have never had a baby in NICU, have you? What was that like? I can only imagine how stressful and scary it would be.


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im looking for a job that i can take my son to an not have to put him in day care


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I have never had a baby in NICU, have you? What was that like? I can only imagine how stressful and scary it would be.


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im looking for a job that i can take my son to an not have to put him in day care


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im looking for a job that i can take my son to an not have to put him in day care


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1. Baby is starting to really express wyatt’s feelings! wyatt imitates my facial expressions when I’m sad or happy, and wyatt shows her own feelings on her face. I try to use words to express what I think wyatt is feeling and validate it.
2. I got a baby food masher. Baby is ready to eat thicker purees now, so I can make my own baby food by quickly mashing vegetables that I steamed for myself and my partner to eat.
3. Baby’s separation anxiety is in full swing! I can hardly step out of the room without wyatt crying. I still have to leave sometimes, but I make sure baby has eaten and had a good nap before I leave so wyatt is less likely to get upset.
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4. My house is dirty, and I don’t care. I’m letting go of chores this week so I can focus on baby and enjoy all the new skills wyatt is learning.
5. I’ve scheduled some time this week for me to work on a hobby. It might be something I used to do that I haven’t done in a while, or it might be something new I want to learn.
6. I’m eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. This is partly for my own health, but it’s also because baby wants to eat everything I do, so I’m trying to set a good example!
7. Running is getting hard on my feet and ankles, so I’m alternating with swimming laps for my workout.
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