FIVE MONTHS

FIVE MONTHS

 

I can't believe we are almost at the half way mark until the big 1 year. Rye is not my little newborn anymore, he is a baby. I am constantly amazed by Rye and how much he is developing. We had tons of milestone this month:

Around 3 months Rye was able to sorta hold his bottle, but now he can fully hold his bottle and feed himself. This honestly makes me so happy, this might make me sound lazy, or like a bad mom but sometimes I hated having to bottle feed him. 

Rye discovered his feet. I remember the moment he saw them and he became insanely entranced. He likes to grab onto them and suck on his toes. It's so wonderful being able to watch the moment they realize something new. 

This is a big one, Rye finally rolled over! I was out and Timmy was home watching him. Timmy stepped away for a second while Rye was in his bassinet and came back to find Rye laying on his tummy.

Rye had his first taste of food! He went crazy!!! We gave him mashed avocado and bananas and he loved it. When our doctor said we could start giving him food, I freaked out. I have been waiting for this food journey since the moment I knew I was having a baby. As you know food is a big part of my life and to be able to share my passion with my baby is everything to me. 

Surprises

Sleep training
The minute we got into the 4 month zone we started sleep training Rye and I thought it was going to be awful. I was prepared to do the whole cry it out method, but thats not exactly what happened. What we did was give him a warm bottle while he lays in his bassinet and goes into food coma and falls right to sleep. The only problem is he still wakes up 1 -2 times in the middle of night. What we should do is let him cry it out and let him learn to fall asleep, but we give him a bottle and he falls back to sleep. I talked to our Pediatrician about it and he said that was fine but he recommended lowering the amount of milk we give him because he really isn't hungry, he just is used to sucking on my breasts all through the night. Then by 6am he is like ok I have had enough of the bassinet I need to get back in bed with my parents. I of course want him to be able to sleep fully through out the night and in his own bed, but for the time being I am happy with our progress. 

Breastfeeding
One of my friends asked me how long I was going to breastfeed for, and I didn't have an answer! I really thought I was going to have a cut off date initially, but I didn't think I was going to love it this much. Maybe it was because I wasn't sure I was going to be able to breastfeed. I don't produce enough milk but the milk I produce I want Rye to have. I am just not at the point where I see myself stopping. I really love the closeness it brings to Rye and myself. I mean my boobs legit make Rye calm even when he isn't hungry. 

Challenges

Working mom
I am going to be heading back to work soon. Which I am excited about, but I am also really sad to leave Rye. I am worried I am going to miss out on important milestones. I am going to miss snuggling him all day. I am also scared to go back to work and not be all there, because I am tired and have mommy brain. I think when I first go off to work I am going to be a mess, I am preparing to go into my first day of work with swollen eyes. 

Unsolicited advice again
I swear I had numerous people come up to me this month telling me to cherish these moments because they go fast. I know these people are being harmless, but I really don't need to hear it. Every time I think about Rye not being in my arms it makes me cry. I don't want to think about the future with Rye, I just want to stay in the now. This one women who told me to cherish the moment was telling me all about how her boys don't talk to her anymore and are so mean to her.  I am like why are you telling me this! And the lady next to her was like it won't happen to you. It truly freaks me out. I can't imagine Rye not being obsessed with me. Sorry it just gets me so mad!

 
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