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    How to start your baby with high gag reflex on solids

    When Declan was six month I got so excited to start solids since he was my first baby. I thought it was going to be super easy. He loves to eat (drink his milk) so for sure I thought he was going to love to eat solids. That’s when I hit a brick wall. Declan hated food! Or that is what I thought. I introduced him to baby food just like every book says. It got to a point that he would look to that baby spoon and gag even before the spoon got to his mouth. So that is when I first heard about Baby Led Weaning. I decided…

  • Why Should your wake your baby up to feed? How to wake newborn baby to eat?
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    HOW AND WHY YOU SHOULD WAKE YOUR BABY UP TO FEED

    When Declan was about three months old I post a video on Instagram asking if I should wake him up to eat. Surprisingly most people said ‘NO’. Maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise since I always hear when the baby is asleep you let him sleep. However, it was a surprise for me because I realize most people are not keeping their baby in a schedule. Follow me on Instagram Why you should wake your baby up to eat Schedule If you are trying to keep your baby in a schedule a lot of times he won’t know it is time to eat since he is sleeping. Waking him up…

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    HOW TO CREATE A STAY AT HOME MOM ROUTINE

    Creating a good and consistent stay at home mom routine will help you enjoy the more important things in life.   Once I quit my job and became a full-time stay at home mom, I quickly realized that at the same time that I had a lot of time in my hands, I had no time in my hands. I had to come up with a plan of attack. I had to organize my every day so that I am not wasting my time with unimportant things. However, I also did not want to miss any important milestone in Declan’s life. Thank God, I came across the book Grace not…

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  • Parenting

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SIDS

    Before having Declan I was set on having him sleep on his crib from day one. However, while still in the hospital Declan gagged a little on breastmilk. After that, I could not stop thinking about what if I wasn’t there. I was so scared that Declan would die on his sleep because I wasn’t there to watch his every little move. I remember when we got home and Declan was sleeping in our bedroom next to our bed. I was so exhausted that I prayed. I think this is what God was waiting for me to pray so that He could give me His rest. I said, Lord, I…

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    WHY AND HOW TO CREATE A CALM BABY NIGHTTIME ROUTINE

    Sleep!!!! If you have read any of my other blogs posts like how to sleep train your baby, or how to teach your baby to sleep at night, you know something about me. I love my sleep. Let’s be honest, a tired mom is no good for anyone. Therefore, I do like to create steps that will help my baby get good rest, which consequently gets ME some good rest. Why should you create a nightly routine for your baby? I have heard so many controversial things when it comes to putting your baby in a schedule. However, I can’t speak for everyone. I can only speak for myself. Related:…

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    WHEN AND WHY SWITCH YOUR BABY’S BOTTLE NIPPLES SIZE

    A few weeks ago I got a brand new water bottle. I was actually pretty excited because it was going to be perfect for when I run. The bottle had a straw which I prefer. for some reason drinking from a straw encourages me to drink more water. I got home, washed my water bottle and immediately filled with water. I was pumped to try it. I know you are probably thinking who gets that excited about water bottles?! However, it was so disappointing when I started to try to suck the water from the straw their was more air coming than water. Related: Why You Should Avoid Sugar During…

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    HOW TO SAFELY DRY YOUR MILK SUPPLY

    Hunter and I went on an all-inclusive trip this past week. When we started planning on this trip I knew I wanted to continue feeding Declan with breastmilk after we came back. I planned on what I was going to do there to keep my milk supply up but also be able to enjoy my time over there. Related: Ways Dad Can Help When Newborn Arrives When I got to our hotel I realized my pump was broken. I am going, to be honest, I am not one to suffer for something out of my control. Even though I was frustrated I realized that I was either going to have…

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    HOW TO STOP YOUR NEW BABY FROM SNACKING

    When Declan got his first set of teeth, I didn’t even realize he was getting a tooth. He didn’t have a fever, get fussy or anything in between. One day he simply put my finger in his mouth and that is when I realize he had two little teeth. However, recently Declan started to get 4 more teeth and I was not as lucky as the first time. This time Declan has gotten a little fever and he became something I knew from the beginning I had to be very careful with. A SNACKER. What does it look like to have a snacker? A baby that is a snacker will…

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    THINGS I WISH I KNEW BEFORE I GOT PREGNANT

    When I was younger my aunt got pregnant with her first child, I witness the whole pregnancy. However, I believe I did not have the whole story. My aunt loved being pregnant. She thought she was the most beautiful women alive and she several times said that if she could remain pregnant forever she would. WHAT?!?!?
 I created this fantasy in my head that I was going to have the same kind of reaction to my pregnancy that my aunt had. Unfortunately, that is NOT what happened. Contrary to my aunt I felt ugly, fat and literally I felt horrible. I couldn’t wait for my pregnancy to be over. As…

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    Co Sleeping – Why it is not for me

    I am not writing this blog post with the intent to change anyone’s mind about co-sleeping. I am writing to inform parents that are trying to figure it out what is best for their families. Story Time When Declan was just a few weeks old he was still sleeping in our bedroom. We had him in the rock and play right next to me. During the night I would wake up, get him and go to the nursery and feed him there. However, one night I was exhausted and without much thought, I decided to try to breastfeed him in bed and see how it went. As I was breastfeeding…