Almost 5 months old!

21 May

Where has the time gone?! I think I’ve apologized enough times for being so behind, I’m actually just so embarrassed to apologize one more time. But I will, I’m so sorry! It’s been hectic, with traveling to the states and then coming back, it’s been quite am adjustment. We have a good amount to cover, so we’ll start with the little one.
She’s almost 5 months old now! She’s still trying to roll over (hasn’t quite mastered it yet), started taking her pacifier in and out of her mouth (she’s quite fascinated with this one, and loves doing it!). She looooves to sit and chit chat, and hear her cute little voice! She’s still exclusively breastfeeding, and is sleeping a good 5-6 hours, wakes up for a feeding and then goes back to sleep. She’s still sleeping next to us, but we are going to transition her into her crib sometime this month. I’m honestly kind of anxious about it. I’m so used to her being next to me, and being able to check on her anytime I want, and also, her being next to me makes that 6am feeding just so much easier for me, I don’t have to get out of bed and therefore I can just go back to sleep right away. I’m afraid that if I have to get up to feed her, I’ll have a really hard time going back to sleep. But, I know that this is a necessity, so I’m actually excited for her to start using her room finally!!! It’s been such a long process to get her finally to use her room that I worked so hard on decorating and preparing for her. I want to start putting her to sleep without her swaddle blanket soon, but she’s still waking up from her hands and she sits and cries so I don’t think she’s ready yet. We have decided to put off food until 6 months atleast because of allergies. And she’s still suffering from eczema. It’s obvious that it’s from my food, because when I’m able to cut out dairy 100% she heals up after a few weeks. But let’s be honest, it’s so damn difficult to cut it out completely! So unfortunately it’s just a back and forth with that one. Here are some photos

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We also had a family photo shoot while we were visiting the states

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I feel like life has flown by. I have decided not to go back to work for many reasons, but my main reason is to be home to take care of her. I wish I could go back to working and not feel guilty, but I don’t think I can manage that for a little while. It’s been a really difficult decision for me to make. Sometimes I wish I could be as strong as the other working moms, and be able to get back normally to my old life, but transitions are hard for me, and I think the transition into motherhood has been the most difficult one for me yet. I promise I’ll try not to take as long next time to update, I just kept putting it off because I knew that I was so behind, and was just embarrassed to update so late!

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16 Responses to “Almost 5 months old!”

  1. Steph Mignon May 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    She is absolutely gorgeous! U both look great!!!! I’m to start a new job in august when daphne is 3 months old and I’m super sad about it :/ happy to hear u have embraced staying home (I may too if I hate it!). Also other than cutting out dairy what do u do for your daughter’s excema? D has horrible baby acne I’m starting to suspect may be more than just acne…

    • bloggerkuwait May 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

      My allergy specialist actually told me to cut out all dairy, nuts & eggs. It’s very difficult to know what they’re allergic to this young unfortunately. And I thought our diets were so tough when we were pregnant! 😦

  2. Sarah May 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    Beautiful! What a little love bug!

  3. journeyformybaby May 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    Great that you are able to stay home. I do took although things are extremely tight. But the pay for being a SAHM for now far outweighs the pay I could earn at a job. 🙂

    • bloggerkuwait May 24, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

      It’s so true! I just can’t manage to leave her, my little baby ❤️

  4. Lauren May 21, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    Five months already wow! She is beautiful and you look gorgeous in the photo too. So glad to hear from you…don’t worry about how late it is at any point!

  5. Stephanie May 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    What a gorgeous little girl! She is precious. Good luck with the crib transition. We recently stopped swaddling Caroline (at about 6 1/2 months) because she just wasn’t ready for it until then. It’s pretty much second nature now though! 🙂

    • bloggerkuwait May 24, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

      Thank you! 🙂 we’re you worried when she started rolling? I’m just panicking all the time now because she just rolled for the first time today. Not sure if I should stop now for safety or continue. What are your thoughts on this?

      • Stephanie May 25, 2014 at 3:21 am #

        Everything I’ve read said that once they start to roll you should stop swaddling them for safety sake. But, she has actually slept on her tummy for a really long time so what I started doing was just wrapping her in an afghan blanket so that she was snug but it wouldn’t hurt her if her face got under it. Usually when babies begin to roll onto their tummies on their own it’s okay to let them sleep that way 🙂

  6. maternalstateofmind May 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    Welcome back! She is so beautiful – love all the pics! Sounds like you’re doing great and you sound happy! Missed you…

  7. maternalstateofmind December 28, 2014 at 3:35 am #

    Been thinking of you. Hope all is well!

    • bloggerkuwait January 5, 2015 at 4:41 am #

      Ive been so bad! But been checking on all of you! Will update for first birthday soon 😊 miss you all!

  8. journeyformybaby August 13, 2015 at 2:19 am #

    Would love to read another update!

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