Let’s talk about BECK! He is ten months old in a few days and just getting more fun by the day.
*When I take a shower, I have to leave the shower door open, ha. Beck crawls around while I am showering, and if I close the door, he is NOT happy, so I leave it open. He does not like it if he ever feels like he is alone unless he is going to sleep.
*If he has a chance to stand up and there is something he can hold on to, he is up and standing very quickly.
*Beck is extremely interested in Baretta and following her around and checking out what she is up to. She is such a gentle dog and just lets him follow her around.
*Beck is beyond obsessed with water and eating sand.
*The second Beck notices I’m cuddling with someone else, he is over in a few seconds to join (or push the other person off).
*He has had two ear infections over the last little while, which meant he was waking up often during those nights, but other than that, he crushes it with his sleeping.
*He isn’t the biggest fan of veggies, but I have found I can sneak a lot of them into a smoothie, and then he goes crazy for them. These frozen avocado chunks and spinach are my favorites to add with some blueberries and yogurt.
*We found out that he does not like slides!
*I’ve been crying over everything the last week or so. Stuff that usually wouldn’t make me cry makes me cry. I’ve learned after having three babies that the postpartum time is a RIDE. I never know what my emotions will be because of the hormones, and I’m not sure what is going on, but if somebody looks at me wrong, I’m in tears! I’ve learned to be open about these types of things and talk to whoever I need to talk to about them for my mental health. Hormones are no joke. I have been reading that when babies start to feed less (he has gone down in his feedings which I’ll talk about next), it can produce a lot of sadness/anxiety for mothers.
*Beck still makes breastfeeding extremely easy (ps if you struggle with breastfeeding, I definitely did with the girls too). We don’t really have a schedule with this, but he lets me know by rolling into position in my arms, and on average, I am nursing him four times a day which seems like an entirely different world than those first few months when you are feeding them every hour or two it feels like!
*I’ve learned to wear oversized shirts every day because it makes it very easy to cover when I feed him ha (and I hold the bottom of my shirt open, so he is getting plenty of air:).
*We put Beck to bed at around 8:30, and then he sleeps until I am home from my run. I feed him right before I leave for a run, and then he goes back to sleep until I am done. He knows how important a good run is to me;). He takes two naps throughout the day ranging from 1-3 hours each.
*He just started crawling normally this last week! I already miss seeing him zoom around the house moving like a caterpillar. Also, each week he holds these planks for longer and longer. He is going to have a six-pack soon.
*Beck LOVES Andrew and gets so excited when he hears his voice.
*Beck has been by far my most wiggly baby. Getting him dressed or changing his diaper is quite the workout.
*I do not do well with hormonal birth control, so I’ve been researching the copper IUD… CAN ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH IT?
Weaning and dropping feedings… did it affect you and your hormones?
Those with littles… When did they start walking?
What are some milestones that your kids are up to these days?
Copper IUD, tell me everything!