Thursday, December 20, 2012

Twenty Seven Weeks

Huge milestone this week! We have teeth! Yesterday he woke up with his two bottom teeth poking through. He hadn't slept well the night before, and I knew why when I was nursing him. Poor little guy was suffering.

Max's whole face looks different now. He's holding his jaw differently, and his face looks chubbier. It's so weird how different he looks in just one day! Pretty soon you'll be able to see these teeth when he smiles! Yikes.

Our baby is growing up! He has teeth, so the time has come. We will start him on rice cereal this weekend, or at least that's the plan. For some reason, I'm struggling with this. Feeding him anything other than breast milk means that he's growing up. He's not my teeny tiny baby anymore, and it is hard. I know (obviously) that he is going to grow up, and I just need to go along for the ride. But it's hard, and I know millions of parents feel this way.

We were waiting for him to hit six months to move him into his room, but I'm not ready yet. It's hard to think of my baby not being right next to me in his little bed. On nights that he wakes up hourly and needs his mommy, those nights will be so hard when he's in his room. Poor thing, he will be screaming and scared. Or maybe that's me? Either way, this stuff is hard to think about. Every night I still reach over and check that he's breathing. It's going to be a huge emotional hurdle for me to move him into his room!

Some moms have their babies in their own room starting on the first night they are home. That's fine for their family, but not for mine. I know a few moms that have done that, and it has worked out very well for them. It's all about what you feel comfortable with, and how your family deals with the situation. I did a lot of research and decided that it wasn't for me. It's all about doing what is best for your family.

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