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5 months

January 15, 2018

Remy is 5 whole months old and he’s growing up so damn fast! This month has been full of giggles and leaps but also a few challenging moments.

Rem is pretty distracted these days. He loves to grab at everything: faces, phones, plates, toys. He wants it all and it usually goes straight into his mouth. He’s also started scratching at things, I guess to get a feel for textures and stuff. It’s not nice when he does it on my boob when he’s eating though so I’m always reminded to cut his little dagger fingernails.

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4 Months

December 14, 2017

We’re at the point now where we can look back on old photos of Remy and say “look how little he was!” And I know that’s only going to be more obvious as time goes on, but seriously how is he already 4 months old?

Remy is almost 15 pounds now and he’s 25 inches long! He had his 4 month shots the other day and his doctor says he’s doing great and we even started talking about introducing solids in a month or so. We’re so not ready to start feeding him real food, but are also really excited about seeing his reaction to veggies and stuff. His shots were pretty brutal this time around and he ended up spiking a fever afterwards. I knew he’d eventually get a fever or get sick, but I guess I didn’t prepare myself enough for it because I had a total first time mom moment and freaked out. After lots of Tylenol and snuggles he’s returned to his happy state (and I’m still kind of recovering).

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Postpartum

November 15, 2017

Remy is 3 months old now and his birth seems like it was so long ago. My days are so different than they were 3 months ago. Lots of spit up, weird growth spurts, fussy nights, and trying to help our cats adjust. Not to mention trying to maintain normalcy with our relationship..baby business is tough!

When you’re pregnant all you think about is being pregnant-eating the right stuff and avoiding weird things you’ve read about. None of it actually prepared me for having a baby. For dealing with the sleep deprivation those first 6 weeks, for the breastfeeding frustrations, for the mom guilt, for the baby blues..and even if I was warned about it, the advice was way off or romanticized. Anyways here are some things I’ve found to be bs or totally solid advice-wise.

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3 months

November 13, 2017

Remy is 3 months old! I can’t believe how fast time is flying by. Ricky loves to say “I can’t wait until he’s walking” and I always say “slow down!”.

Remy is so much fun now. He recognizes us and loves to talk to us. It’s really cute. He’s probably the loudest baby ever. When he gets excited or upset he’s started letting out this high pitched squeal that makes everyone’s eyes go wide. When he’s upset and squealing that loud it’s hard to not smile at him. Not sure how long that will last but I enjoy it for now. He also has the cutest little smile. Ricky and I spend a lot of time just getting him to smile. Oh and now he blows raspberries! He does this thing where he looks us in the eyes and coos and smiles and blows raspberries. It’s v v cute.

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2 Months

October 12, 2017

Remy is two months old! Everyone is always telling us to enjoy these moments because they go by so fast. But omg does it go by so fast. I already look back at pictures of him saying “look how little he was!”. Really, though, he needs to slow down.

Ricky and I are finally starting to feel like parents. We were so in awe of his cuteness in the early days, but also so shocked by how fast our lives changed we kind of felt like we were just fill-ins in someone else’s life. But it’s definitely getting easier now, and I think we’ve got the whole mom & dad thing down. Jk, we have no idea what we’re doing. He’s a little less grumpy lately though and we get to see lots of smiles so I like to think we’re doing something right.

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