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1. Baby is taking two naps a day, which is important for Joey’s development. Joey’s sleep pattern is pretty predictable, so I can finally plan around naptime! I nap too sometimes, but on days when I have energy, I catch up on housework.
2. Baby and I have fabulous conversations these days! True, his {name’s side of the conversation is just babbling, but I respond as if we’re talking. This will encourage language development and help baby learn conversation patterns.
3. Baby can hold head up well and sit without help. Joey loves to look in the mirror and smile at himself — Joey thinks it’s a friend to play with! Joey is starting to discover body parts, too — Joey’s own fingers and toes are Joey’s favorite toys.
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4. I’m finally getting some “me” time! When baby is napping or playing independently, I take some time for myself. I might even start to rediscover some old hobbies.
5. Sometime this week, I’ll sit down, put my feet up, and enjoy a relaxing drink — maybe a cup of tea, a fruit smoothie, or even a glass of wine.
6. Being a mom is fun, but sometimes it’s overwhelming. When I feel exhausted and overwhelmed, I take a minute to close my eyes, relax my muscles, and breathe deep.
7. I eat between 8 and 12 ounces of seafood a week (cooked — not sushi). Omega-3s are good brain food, and I need all the help I can get!
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