So after the bottom 2 teeth were out at 5 months, we were waiting for the top 2 to come in and boy was it horrible! At Cristiano’s dedication he was already not feeling too good and we could see the top gums were swollen and itching. We gave the normal Prodol and Panado to help him through it at night and then his cold teethers. Then there was the horror week before Christmas! 😵😵😵 Cristiano was generally a good sleeper, only woke up for wet diaper and to dream feed. However this week my poor baby would wake up screaming in pain despite the Prodol and Panado doses we gave him. And we could only give him so much. We were walking, talking zombies! He only wanted to sleep on my chest. I love that he chose my chest as his safe haven during this horrible time. The thing is, he is getting bigger and heavier and my back is unfortunately not that strong. With us also having summer, my legs and feet tire much quicker. Swollen feet in summer is no joke. My poor baby slept so bad one night that I had to take off work to take care of him. We went to the pharmacy to see what alternative there was and the pharmacist said the Prodol and Panado was the best. I told him to give me anything else, maybe the current combo isn’t working anymore. It was that afternoon that I discovered that along with the top 2 teeth, another bottom tooth was coming out. Turns out we were only treating the top gums when the bottom gums were also hurting. The discovery made life a little easier now that we could treat the root of all his misery. We also have multiple teethers that we’ve been using since 3months when the signs of teething started. We entered the new year with 5 teeth at almost 8 months old. ☺
This week mommy was too tired and baby was too hot to hassle with outfit change for 7 month pictures. Due to the heat we decided to go to the beach. The little mr was fussy and who wouldn’t be in this 38 degree weather in Cape Town. There was a bit of wind at the beach and we decided to keep him in his Doona. Little mr was not impressed and the look on his face says it all!
Cristiano is now somewhat crawling and very active! We constantly need to keep an eye on him! He jets through the house in his walking ring and pulls on everything and pulls out everything in cupboards. It also looks like 2 top teeth are trying to make its way through. This kid looks so tall and I cannot believe how much he has grown. He clearly has his father’s body build. He is bigger in clothing size on top than bottom.
I still can’t believe my little munchkin is 7months old! Will need to start planning first birthday soon!
We started attending Hillsong Church when we moved to Milnerton. We quite enjoy the Sunday services. It was here that we decided to dedicate our little one to the Lord and pledged to raise him in the Christian faith. The Lord has been our strength through this life and our prayer for our boy is that he will walk with the Lord through this journey called life. The bible verse we dedicate to him is Isaiah 40:31 “ But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Here are some pictures of the day.
Cristiano my boy, where has time gone?! I can’t believe you’re 6months old already! It was just the other day that I gave birth to you and held your tiny body on my chest. Now your personality is starting to shine through. You are such a happy, vibrant and friendly little boy. You love running the whole place full in your walking ring and talking to mom and dad. Your other favourite past time is rolling and crawling around on the floor or in your cot. You grab onto everything and recently started eating purity and veggies that mommy makes. You prefer sweet potato like your dad which makes him very happy. You also have 2 teeth and I think a few more on its way. Your smile and laughter makes everyone’s day! You are the most amazing boy in the whole universe and I am proud to be your mother. I love you boy! 😙
My little monkey is 5 months old! He is quite the busy bug. Cristiano discovered his strong legs, feet and toes. He now kicks like crazy and pulls his toes towards his mouth. This is so much fun but also so exhausting. Bath time has become a lot of fun and very wet! I think I may need to move him to the big bath. 🙈 He also scoots on his stomach and rolls back to tummy and vice versa. My little bug also started on solids and had some butternut. Still getting used to it but it’s ok so far. Next up we trying sweet potato. Ooohh! And my baby is teething! 2 bottom teeth are showing and boy are they sharp! The little bugger refuses to let me get a picture of this big milestone. 😒 Here’s some pics of his 5month shoot! 😍😍😍
Time is flying by and I am looking for a pause button! My baby that was born not too long ago is 4 months already! He is talking and playing a lot now. He has been chewing alot on his hands recently and the sister at the clinic says it’s normal. It also seems like his gums are itching quite a bit so I ordered him a teething mitten. I am so blessed to have a boy that sleeps straight through the night. I have to wake him to feed and change him as he does not eat a lot at once but rather multiple small bottles. He kicks a lot and always wants your full attention. Do not think you can be busy on your phone and deal with him. He will scream at you! 😅 I fully agree with him. I mean, who can ignore that cute little rascal face?
We did his 4 month photos yesterday and this is the results. 😊
The Superman onesie I got from the Woolies factory shop and I decided to make the 4 months on a Charly’s Bakery Cupcake.
We previously mentioned that we are expecting our first baby boy. Now this is a complete adventure on its own!
A quick background on our life. We met at university in 2006, got engaged in 2011, got married in 2012 and first baby in 2017. Because I am a bit of a control freak that think I have everything according to a plan, my life has panned out more or less how I planned with lots of prayer and help from God. Married by 25, career by 30 and baby after 30. God has a crazy way of working things to our best benefit.
Anyway, so we found out we were pregnant while living at the Upper East Side where we celebrated our 5year dating anniversary in 2011. Like I said, God has a crazy way of working things out. 😊 We then moved to a more child friendly suburb in Milnerton and close to the beach. My dream! 😍
The past couple of months has been quite the roller coaster! I always wanted to be pregnant during winter due to the heat issue in summer but that plan didn’t work out so well. 🙈 And to top it all, I was in my busy season at the office so a crazy 6 day work schedule did me no favours. I started thinking that pregnancy after 30 may not be the best idea I’ve had. I was so exhausted and got worked up even more because I couldn’t do as much as I was used to. I learnt so much during this time! Hubby has been a great support during this time and even forced me to relax at times. Something I am not very familiar with.
Now in my 38th week I am looking back at the journey so far and boy did it fly by! So far my doctor has been very happy with me and baby’s progress which I thank the Lord for. I can’t ask for anything better than a healthy, bouncing baby boy! ☺
The next couple of posts will be a bit more about our adventure preparing for baby. We had some outings inbetween and I’ll try my best to get up to date with those. 😊
Recently my sister hosted my baby shower at the Hillcrest Berry Orchards in Stellenbosch. It was a beautiful day filled with lots of fun, games and laughter with the people that share so much love for our little one.
A big thank you goes out to my sister for putting it all together all the way from Gauteng. Michelle, you are an amazingly loving soul and our baby is privileged to call you his aunty. We would also like to thank Grandparents Hendricks & Grandparents Olivier for all their love and continued support. Uncle Mitch, Uncle Jacques and Uncle Ajith, you have your work cut out for you! This kid will take all the mental and physical stimulation you guys can give! 🙂 Thank you to all the family and friends, near and far, for your continued support. Our little one is blessed to have so many people that love and care for him.
A special thanks to my talented friend and photographer Nicole for the stunning pictures.