Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Baby Changes~The 4-5 month old baby

5.20.15
I was wondering why Anna's sleep and eat cycle changed after doing so well. She is no longer sleeping her 4 hr stretches at night and that 4-5 oz of formula she used to guzzle down every 1.5-2hrs is now 1 oz here and there.

Online I discovered this article, and to be honest it made me feel much better. Knowing that I'm not alone has definitely calmed my nerves.
I'm sure she is teething because she is always chomping on her fingers and anything she could find. (She doesn't care for teething rings and the paccy) Also, as the article says, she is going through a
lot right now, a serious development stage. Poor thing. Babies go through so much. After the teething phase (or during) there would be another growth spurt

Staying strong and loving to my baby while she's going through yet another milestone in her little life


5.26.15 UPDATE: She is almost back to her usual self and routine :)
(She'll be 5 months tomorrow)

Blessings
J

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope you all having a great weekend. The weather is beautiful here in NY.

Mommy got her groove back! lol I went to a boat ride yesterday Had a blast. My first real outing since giving birth.


Enjoy the Holiday
Blessings
J


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mini Acorn Moccs

I came across Mini Acorn on Instagram and I immediately rushed to their website.
I've bin eyeing Freshly Picked moccs for a while now but was not ready to dish out the 40-50 bucks.
I read reviews on Acorn's Moccasins and was pleased. Also at that price, you can't go wrong.

Choosing a color was the hard part. I wanted gold, duh, but they were out of stock...duh. I went with rose red because matching with me (with my red converse) seemed dope.lol. Shipping was pretty decent and packaging was cute. Only thing (and this is my bad) I got a size two, hoping it would sorta fit now but be perfect for summer. Turns out its super big and might fit ok for summer. Eh I love to see bare feet babies anyway...who needs moccs?! Plus she has sweaty feet so it
might be for the best...till Fall I guess.

Well, the other day, I was determined she wore it tho HA! so I left some of the stuffing that came with the shoe inside and that's how she rocked it. It didnt look too bad.
This is the outfit I put together.

pic taken 2 weeks ago

Hoodie| (gift) H&M   Sweat Pants| Carter's (there is a pink bow on the waistband)

I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Check out their website for your little one... or someone else's little one, I'm sure they wouldn't mind


Blessings J and A

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sundaze

Hope this post reaches you in a good mood.

My weekend was everything. Apart from the weather being amazing, I got to enjoy it with my best friend, my daughter.
We made it to church then spent the evening Down Town Brooklyn at my favorite lookout. I see many more of these 'daze' ahead for my love and I.


I'm wearing|Top: H&M


Anna's wearing:
Carter's Romper size 6 months
Bow| Carter's

Memorial weekend coming up. Any plans?

Blessings
J

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Its bin how long...? My baby 0-4 months story

Hi everyone!! *covers eyes*
Its bin wayyyy too long. I have so much to update you on

My baby is 4 1/2 months already and boy oh boy a lot has happened.

First, I hope everyone is doing great. Its finally warm in NYC yay!! The little one and I cant wait to be on the move... well...me especially, after being cooped up all winter.


Anna-Leah was born with jaundice, which thankfully didn't last long (about a week). We were in and out of the emergency room for her first week of life.

She was also very colic I will have to make a separate post about this. It was a very hard time. Frustrating, sleepless days and nights. I'm so glad I know God and have a relationship with him. HE kept me sane. I would tell friends and family about what I was going through, but no one understood. Thank goodness its over. It lasted about 3 1/2 months.


I also decided to exclusively breast feed Anna (after bottle feeding for a while) which lasted about 6 weeks. It was great! We bonded really well :) After her 4 month shots she started to refuse the breast. I thought something was wrong with me lol But hey, babies change. I had to bottle train her again. That took 3 days. Before then though I fed her with a dropper. Yup. A dropper! I would try with the bottle, if she refused after 20-30 mins, I took a 5-10 minute break and out came the dropper. That phase lasted 4 days. It was tedious.


NOW she takes the bottle no problem. She uses the Dr Browns bottles. I wish I bought those from the jump instead of the Avent and Tommee Tippy (which I might use again when she gets older). She drinks 3-4 oz every 1.5- 2 hrs. She is not on cereal, solids or juice as yet. Her behavior has changed. Once a cranky fussy baby, she's now very inquisitive (she sees everything...I hope she keeps that up) content and well behaved bunch of cuteness. I'm so proud of her.
She fusses only when she's very sleepy. Since I know her hunger signals, there is no crying when her tummy is empty (way to go mom!! lol)


So yeah. I think I got all the important points down.

Being a mom is a lot of work but its definitely worth it.

Would you like me to blog about anything in particular?? Feel free to let me know. I'll be around more often.

Have a good One

Blessings
J

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Season's Greetings!!

I saved money by taking some Christmas/ Maternity pics at home. Photo cred: my lil cuz Makeill :)


I grew up with a huge Christmas spirit in Trinidad
There we buy new curtains, paint the house and Parang Music is a must!!

mom

I try to carry on the same traditions here, but the vibe
is definitely not the same.


With that said though, it's still
one of my favorite Holidays...


Happy Holidays
Everyone

Blessings
J

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Journey~ 36 weeks pregnant

Well here we are! Anna-Leah and I are almost at the end of this part of our lives- unborn & first time mom to be  to newborn and mother . I'm excited to meet my butterfly! 

Here are the Pros and Cons I experenced over the past 4 weeks

Vid

I might not have another 4 week update if she decides to arrive early ( or even ontime) I will try to record a labor and delivery vlog. If not my next baby related post should be my delivery story


Thanks for your support, always

Blessings
J