Monday, June 27, 2011

Watch Ezaias Grow (4 months old)!!


You are my pride and joy! You are a blessing and I thank God everyday for you!!

You are four months old today (6.27.11)! Here is a look at how you have changed and have grown this past month!


You are still in your 0-3 month clothes. Midget! LOL


You started the month off in size 1-2's. Now that that box is done (lol), you are wearing size 2.


You are still mostly breastfed.  You only get bottles (of breastmilk) when mommy has to leave you home with daddy or someone else. 


You are sleeping very well. Your naptimes and bedtimes are awesome. 

Other Highlights:

We started putting you in your bounce-a-bout. You love it! Although you don’t really play with the toys on it much yet, I think you just love that you’re able to stand on your own. 

You were christened.  Your grandfather (saba) had the pleasure of blessing you! 

You are now propping yourself up on your elbows – especially when you are put down for a nap and/or wake up from a nap. 

 You had your first few trips to the pool. You loved it! 

I love your face.

You celebrated your daddy's first Father’s Day with him

You are totally amazed with my singing.

You are perfecting your grabbing skills.

Your hands are ALWAYS in your mouth.

You have discovered that sometimes its more fun to play than to eat.

You are ACTUALLY laughing.

You are officially nosey! LOL. No-one can walk into your room without you looking around to see who it is or what’s going on.

Another note to your nosiness.  If other things are going on while I’m nursing you, you have to find out what it is.

At the beginning of the month, you were flipping from your tummy to your back in your sleep, startling yourself and waking up crying. NOW, you flip from your tummy to your back and laugh! 

You have discovered your ears and hair and you’re always pulling on them.

I am more interesting than most things (ie toys, food, the tv) because you are constantly staring in my face.

I took my braids out and got my hair relaxed (after four long months) and when I wrap and unwrap my hair, you do not to take your eyes off of me. I guess it really intrigues you!

Your smile continues to the completely amaze me and brighten up my day and my life!
Your daddy adores you. And so do I. 

What do you remember about your child's fourth month? Do any of the things I mentioned ring a bell? If your baby is younger than 4 months, what do you look forward to?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Back To Work Blues - Already!!!

This morning seemed to be a normal Monday morning as I got up to wake and feed Ezaias.

I brought him to our bed, fed him and then played with him while daddy slept next to us.

After changing him and a little more playtime, I put Ezaias down for a nap and went back to join hubby in bed to catch some more z's.

(On most mornings, I'm dashing out of the house to make it to a 9 o clock gym class and leave the changing duties, etc. to daddy. I am so glad this wasn't a gym morning though.)

It dawned on me that I had 2 more short weeks at home with my baby. 

I started to feel, well honestly, sad. 

As I lay there, I listened to Ezaias talk and play. 

I didn't feel tired anymore. 

I wanted to spend some time with him. 

I walked over to his room. 

He was laying on his tummy - babbling. 

When he sensed my presence, he looked up at me with most gorgeous puppy dog look ever.

 I would have loved to capture that moment with my camera, but I didn't want to move. 

He stared at me for a few seconds. 

Then I smiled at him and said "Hey Papa" and he flashed his usual big, bright smile. 

I felt my eyes start to water and as I wiped them away, he looked @ me with the most concerned look in his eyes. 

It was as if he knew. 

I wiped the tears away, smiled at him and he smiled back a smile that made me feel like he was saying "Its Going To Be Ok, Mommy". 

He then laid his head down.

*Written as I sat on the arm of the rocking chair in room, as I watched him toss and turn, find his finger (to suck) and then drift off to sleep.*

After he fell asleep, I went back into our room, where hubby was still sleeping.

I cuddled up next to him and he asked me if my nose was stuffy (lol).

I said "No. I'm just sad that I only have 2 more weeks at home with my baby".

He chuckled and  still half-asleep said "Just enjoy him."

When he realized that I was still crying, he held me real tight and rubbed my back until I drifted off to sleep.

(Lol, I guess there may be two babies in the house!)

I have enjoyed 16 lovely weeks at home with Ezaias and he will be 18 weeks when I return to work.

This is going to be HARD!

What feelings did you have before you went back to work and after you returned to work?  What advice can you give to a mom like me who is already experiencing the back to work blues?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Nap Time

Apparently he moves a lot in his sleep - so much that he does a complete 180! LOL :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Maternity Leaving Coming To A Close

Sooo, my last day of work was February 18th and I return to work on July 5th.

I don't know where the time has gone. :(

July 5th is about a month away and while to some that may seem like a long time, I realize how time flies and I need to start my preparations from NOW!

So far:

*I have spoken to someone about childcare for Ezaias.

*I have started pumping daily (well I try to do it daily) to build my milk stash.

*I have started Ezaias on a more consistent schedule and actually established a "bedtime" for him.

*I have set up a time to speak with my boss about my return.

I will be meeting with my boss this Friday and I have an idea of what I want to talk to him about (Like me working half time, but getting paid for full time. No? Not gonna work?).  But I am also curious to hear about the changes in the company and the plans he has going forward.

What are some things I should consider when returning to work - that I might want to mention to my boss?  Can you share anything with me about your return to work? What were your challenges?