I put the jar of food back on the shelf, turned to Jensen and openly shared my truth: I’ve never been much of a cook, but if he was willing to be my sous-chef, I was willing to learn how to make our own baby food.
When it came to understanding and communicating with my baby, I continued to build on the baby sign language being taught at daycare. In doing so, communication between us is becoming more clear. I spend less time wondering if I’m guessing correctly and more time trusting in his growing independence, knowing that he will tell me his needs and wants.
The first two weeks with newborn twins is shocking. I did not have much experience with newborns, and now there were two.
Last night, my three-year-old daughter fell asleep on my lap while we watched a movie. Cradling her in my arms just like when she was an infant, I felt extreme nostalgia and longing for her to be a little...
We live in an age where we can read about the experience of 50 different moms’ experiences breastfeeding within an hour and yet I’ve found all that really did for me was lead to overwhelm. Anyone with a platform can spew misinformation about breastfeeding.
We set up the swing, bassinet, and all his clothes a couple of months in advance, and we taught her what was what and to whom it belonged. She caught on and learned everything so quickly!
Knowing a virus is wreaking havoc in our world is weighing heavy on pregnant women. The uncertainty makes it hard to really feel good about the future. It causes doubts about whether going back to work is a good idea or if allowing visitors in your home would harm the new baby.