Archive of ‘Baby’ category

Top 8 can’t-live-without but optional baby items!

So it’s been 6 months since I’ve been a mommy.  I figured now is a good time to share with you my thoughts on which baby items I think is super useful and nice to have, but not essential.

Some of these things I didn’t buy right at the beginning, but accumulated as I realized that I needed them. There are also some things I did buy right at the beginning, but then realized they weren’t actually all that useful.  I will share that with you here too!

So, here we go: (more…)

Babies and Boobies

Sometimes, I wish I could just tie/tape my baby to my boobs.

Lately, I’ve come to accept that there’s just nothing else on Earth that can comfort and feed my baby as effectively as the boob. (more…)

Baby not pooping

Today is day 8 of Chichi not pooping.

While I have to admit that it’s a lot easier to change pee diapers, this no pooping business is starting to freak me out. (more…)

Ten things that happen once you have a baby

A new bundle of joy comes with the expected sleepless nights, lots of dirty diapers and exhaustion. Here’s my top ten list of things that you may not expect to happen once the baby comes! (more…)

Go back to work or stay at home

One of the things I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is whether I should go back to work.

Here in Canada, I have been very very lucky to be able to be off work for the first year of baby’s life on maternity leave.  (more…)

Homemade natural household items

It all started one night when I was giving Chichi a bath.

I flipped her over to wash her back (in your typical froggy position), next thing I knew, she was spitting water out of her mouth because I’d accidentally dipped her too low.

Guilt. Guilt of the very worst kind (more…)

Kids on the news

Ever since I had Chichi, certain news articles will catch my eye, and break my heart

“Doctor convicted of waterboarding companion’s daughter, holding girl’s head under faucet”  (The Canadian Press, Feb 13, 2014.)

Or how about

“Baby Box Pastor rescues unwanted Korean Infants”  (CBN News, Feb 22, 2013) (more…)

Medela Nipple Shield

Due to Chichi’s extended stay in the hospital, she was introduced to bottle feeding before breastfeeding.  This was because I wasn’t in the hospital 24/7 to feed her, and also I simply didn’t have milk for her the first 4-5 days after I gave birth.  I probably produced a total of 1 drop of colostrum in the first 4 days (pitiful, I know!), which was obviously not sufficient to feed her.  Once my milk came in around day 5, I was able to pump loads of milk to bring to her in the hospital, that they fed via bottle.

I did, however, attempt to breastfeed her every chance I had while I was in the hospital. She was never able to get any milk from me, despite numerous attempts. She could latch on (or I thought), and she would suck but she wasn’t getting any milk.  (more…)

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