WE’RE SIX MONTHS INTO MOTHERHOOD –
It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged – but I have the greatest excuse ever…I’ve got a 6-month old baby that’s been keeping me pretty busy. But it has been so much fun! From being terrified to get pee in my eye in the newborn phase to being force-fed fingers that he just slobbered all over now - I’m loving all of it. Every single second of it.
Before we get into the fun part of this blog post, like the 6-month update on Chad and his developments, products we love and some more holiday photos, I want to get real for a second and talk about the struggle of being a NEW working mom – my mom guilt.
I’m still struggling with this, a lot. Mom guilt is a real thing and it comes at you from a variety of ways, mine is mostly rooted in working. Don’t get me wrong, I like my job. I like what I do and I like the people I work with, I just like my baby more.
Some days are better than others, but surprisingly, the older he gets, the harder it gets and I was expecting it to get easier. I keep thinking about how I might miss milestones because they may happen on a weekday during daycare instead of a night or on a weekend spent at home.
But hey, it’s life and I’ll keep on keeping on. If you’re a working mom and you’ve found the balance or conquered mom guilt, I would love some tips and tricks! Help me out!
Okay, with that out of the way. We’re ready for the fun part!
A QUICK UPDATE -
We have a super happy, talkative, feet loving, finger sucking, adventurous and homemade baby food eating baby on our hands people! CJ spends a lot of the day “talking” to whoever he’s with, playing with his toes (taking his socks off to see said toes), sucking on his fingers and trying to wiggle his way out of your arms. People aren’t kidding when they say things happen fast but it’s so fun to watch him learn and grow.
PRODUCTS WE LOVE -
BABY EINSTEIN JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY JUMPER - CJ is OBSESSED with this jumper! It’s his favorite thing to do and play with it. He will sit there for HOURS if you let him.
MAGIC BULLET BABY BULLET BABY FOOD MAKER - This one is a mom favorite! We just started solids a few weeks back and so far I’ve made homemade applesauce and carrot baby food. It’s really simple to use, easy to clean and so far, CJ loves to eat.
NUBY PLAY LINKS TEETHING TOYS - CJ loves his play links! Sometimes I take them off of the big ring and give him one or two to hold and chew on and sometimes I give him the entire ring full so he can hold onto the big ring and get excited by the noise it makes. Either way, this is a current favorite of his.
HATCH BABY REST – Another mom favorite here! This night light and sound machine was something I had on my registry. This thing is responsible for getting CJ to bed every night and the best part – it can be completely controlled by an app on your phone! It features a variety of color options for the light as well as sounds. You can set favorites and name them for bedtime, playtime, etc. It’s one of my most used baby shower gifts to date.
THE SIX-MONTH & FAMILY HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT –
Here’s the good stuff! We went to JC Penney this past weekend to have CJ’s 6-month milestone photos done as well as a family holiday photo shoot. See some of my favorite shots below!
P.S. – Want to see how much he’s changed since his newborn shoot? Read my last blog post!