My 3 Month Old

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Being a new mom, even though days are long and tough and sometimes it feels like it never ends…Time does fly. My little one is already 3 months and right now has been the most fun (as of yet!) Month one and two is a lot of the same thing, nurse and sleep. Now we have “wake time” which we actually do things like tummy time, rolling around, stretching, talking and smiling.He started smiling around the later half of month two. Now its every morning! We sing the “Good Morning, Hello How Are You?” song and he smiles so BIG! Makes me forget I barely slept lol
He loves to try to fit his whole wrist in his mouth. Two thumbs at the same time. Yesterday we finally got him some TOYS to put in there and his favorite has been the Elephant KiKi. The tummy time we have has been great. He picked it up pretty quick. Every now and then he will actually try to roll over and do tummy time on his own! (Feel like he will crawl soon) Another new thing are his feet. He loves to raise them up and flex his toes. If you kiss those mini E toes he smiles and sometimes giggles. You can find my husband and I kissing and nibbling on his toes all day long! LOL
He is also a talker. He is most vocal on his back , right before he is about to fall asleep. Or its when he is on his back in his favorite spot, the dressing table. He will start a conversation and have so much to say. Its the cutest thing!!! End of the day too, you start talking to him and he will talk with you. You can tell he wants to talk.
Sitting….he also wants to sit on his own all the time now. Soon…soon he will sit on his own and we can face each other and talk!

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Photo by Crystal

Life in the Past Few Weeks with A Newborn

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Being a new mom was not as natural as I thought it would be.For some reason I didn’t think I would need to read much or know anything about newborns because maybe they would just eat and sleep all day…WHICH they do! BUT I didn’t know that there were baby schedules or the struggles of breast feeding , emotions and crying at any moment thinking you failed and the battle with sleep! It really was non-stop. Plus having the family here at the house during the holidays and the newborn it was a very overwhelming time for me. But I am close to three weeks and wanted to document what I’ve been through!

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9 Week Update and Traveling During First Trimester

Heading out to Japan and been reading a lot on what I should do in the plane like:
The only real risk of a long flight is a DVT (deep venous thrombosis) or blood clot. This is a risk for all travelers on long flights, but pregnant women are at higher risk. To help prevent this from happening, see the tips below. Below are a few travel tips to pregnant women on the go:
1. Book an Aisle Seat – It’s easier access for your hourly walks and trips to the restroom.
2. Prevent Air Sickness – If you are still in the morning sickness phase of pregnancy, air travel may make things worse. Ask your practitioner for an anti-nausea medication to take with you.
3. Wear Pantyhose – Some practitioners recommend that you wear support stockings to increase circulation and prevent a blood clot from developing in your leg.
4. Take a Walk – Avoid being immobilized for long periods of time.
5.Take an empty water bottle with you in carry-on luggage and fill it up after you get through security.
6. Go Gas Free – Don’t drink or eat any gas-producing items (carbonated beverages, refried beans, etc.) before or during your flight. Entrapped gas expands at higher altitudes and can give you a stomachache.
7. Carry snacks and know your pressure points!

Quick update:
I found a midwife and I love her/them! Am feeling slightly tired and a bit of nausea but nothing major. Eating mini meals through out the day. Loads of fruits makes me happy!

Was worried a little about traveling and feeling sick, but it was better than I thought! If you feel like you will have a harder time then don’t force yourself! Talk with your doctor/mid wife before you book any flights.
This site had loads of info Pregnancy.org

Products mentioned in the video: Sockwell Circulator SockBella Band Camelback Water Bottle Ginger Chews

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