I know that many people say that if you start rocking your baby to sleep he/she is going to need you to rock them always to sleep. This is true. If you start a pattern your child is going to expect that and want that as part of their routine. When my son was about 5 months old he was a little harder to put … Continue reading Why I Rock my Baby to Sleep
I briefly discussed dealing with postpartum depression (PPD)before, but little did I know then that I would have it ten times worse with the birth of my second child. I knew something wasn’t right when I was pregnant, when I was getting agitated over the stupidest things. It only took one dinner, where I threw a 4-year-old tantrum because my husband cooked the potatoes with garlic and onions, to … Continue reading Postpartum Depression
Babies start learning from the minute they are born. Over the course of their first year they learn so much, there are a lot of activities that you can do with infants to help with development. Below are a few activities for ages 9-12 months: A Bath Surprise: While your baby is in the bathtub, show him/her a floating toy. Cover the toy up with the wash cloth and … Continue reading Activities for Babies: 9-12 Months
My husband and I are blessed to still have at least 1 grandparent alive. When we got pregnant with RC they were excited to meet their first great-grandchild, something that they didn’t even think that they would be able to see. Now that RC is a little older it is great to see him interact with them. When we were out to dinner with my … Continue reading Heartwarmer: Great- Grandmas!
Post Partum Depression(PPD) affects between 11 and 20 percent of women. It can be a mild case or a severe case, but usually goes away on its own over time. PPD is a disorder that occurs after the birth of a child, usually due to hormone imbalances. Some symptoms of PPD are loss of appetite, sadness, feeling worthless, feeling rejected, loss of interest in the … Continue reading Dealing with Post Partum Depression