Teething Update

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. ☺

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7 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!

Cristiano’s DedicationΒ 

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. 

 

6 Months Old!

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! πŸ˜™

 

5 Months Old!

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. πŸ™ˆ 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. πŸ˜’ Here’s some pics of his 5month shoot! 😍😍😍

Priceless Moments

It’s 12am and I am wide awake after feeding Cristiano and putting him back to bed. For some reason I cannot stop looking at his precious face that brightens up my days. All I can think is how blessed I am to have this little human in my life and calling him mine. Cristiano, one day when you read this, always remember that mommy loves you more than life itself. ❀❀❀

4 Months Old!

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! πŸ˜… 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.

 

Change is as Good as a Holiday!

I am 7 weeks postpartum and the last week has had its own set of crazy. For the past few weeks the weather has been terrible (it’s winter in South Africa at the moment). And to top it all, me and hubby had the flu and baby ended up with a cold (runny nose and a cough). I was keeping a close eye on him for a fever as I didn’t want my precious bundle to feel the horror of the flu like us. I got some great advice from a very good doctor on what to look out for and what items to keep at home. 

With all of this happening and baby not sleeping too well, I started feeling drained and not myself. Also being in the house all the time did not sit well with me. For a person that is constantly out and about getting things done, this is one of the worst things to deal with. Yes I went to the shop to grab something here and there but it was not what I needed. I needed a change to get out of this slump I found myself in. I also feel that keeping baby indoors all the time is not good for him but with him still needing to get his vaccination, I am not risking him getting sick for my sanity. Luckily he is going in the next couple of days and we’ll be able to go out and do things.

So with all of this in mind, I still needed a change. That change came in the form of a haircut by my very own personal stylist, my husband. πŸ˜† Marc has been cutting my hair since we started dating back in university. He may not have the technique to style like my favourite hairdresser but whenever I need a trim at no cost, he’s the best. You see, my husband’s hand grows very quickly. I always get flack from people (mostly my mom) whenever I cut my hair but for me hair is just hair and it grows back. I am not a hair person and when it comes to styling mine, I’m useless! My whole life I only had my hair loose with a side parting, a ponytail or tied in a bun. So when I cut it, it needs to at least tie in a ponytail. Now being a mother with very little time for myself, I needed the shorter hair more than ever. And the cut is doing wonders for my mood! 😍 Will I miss my long hair, probably. But I am very happy with the knowledge that my hair can and will grow again. For now, I’m happy with the new look. 😊

Below is the “transformation”. πŸ˜…

Ps. How cute is my little boy? 😍

Hair Before
Snip! Snip! πŸ’‡
New Look