3 months old

Beau is now 3 months old! This month marks the last of the 4th trimester already.

Honestly, these newborn days are flying by. For the most part, she is a delightful little girl who smiles and coos the day away. She has been spitting up a lot more lately, which can make her more irritable, but with some changes on my end I feel as if we should be able to get a handle on it. I will start to give her probiotic more regularly, and plan to not nurse her for as long as I do. I’m just counting my blessings that she doesn’t have infant acid reflux like Remy did. Those were some hard days.

With that, here are Beau’s latest milestones:

– she received her 2 month immunizations

– she went from the 50th to the 85th percentile in weight

– she is discovering her tongue

– she is starting to give open mouth kisses

– she pushes her soother back in using her hands

– she is starting to teethe and is often chewing her fists

– she has laughed twice!

– she tries to sit upright from a reclining position

This month we are planning on buying her a Bumbo chair because we think she is ready for it. She is growing so quickly- even fitting into 6-12 month clothing! We love her so much and cannot wait to see what she does next.

Have a lovely week!


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how to look after yourself when you’ve got a young baby

Every parent falls in love with their baby at first sight. Often even before the baby is born. But loving your baby doesn’t mean being a parent isn’t exhausting. 

Whether you are a new parent or not, there are days when your baby won’t stop crying, and your patience will be getting thin. Don’t let it convince you that you are a bad parent. On the contrary, you need to be kind to yourself too. Having a baby is a 24/7 job that requires your full attention most of the time. You need to figure out what your child is trying to communicate, why they are crying, what they need, and much more. You don’t feel like you’ve got time to look after yourself when you’re stuck with changing diapers, feeding your baby, and trying to soothe their discomfort. 

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Make time to eat

Did you know that new mothers are more likely to lose weight during the first months after having a baby? It should be a crucial time for recovery, as your body goes through a lot during pregnancy and birth. Unfortunately, many mothers struggle to keep up regular and balanced meals during that time. Indeed, when you need to care for your baby, it’s easy to forget about yourself. However, regular meals are essential in building back your fitness, strength, and health. We appreciate that it can be tricky to prepare a meal and eat. But you can find quick and easy options, such as this smart chicken shawarma, which you can hold in your hand while feeding your baby. 

Make time to sleep

By the time they reach 3 to 4 months, most babies can sleep at least 5 hours at a time, which means you can get a break. But before that point, it can be tricky to get enough sleep. There is no parenting journey without eyes rimmed with tiredness and dark rings. However, you need to catch up on sleep to function, both mentally and physically. There is no magic spell to solve the problem. But you can find tricks to sneak in some hours of zzz, such as trying to sleep when your baby is asleep and creating a rest schedule with your partner. 

Just make time to be you

As much as you love your baby, you also need to reserve time for yourself. It’s easy to lose yourself in your responsibilities and life as a parent. But, you need to acknowledge how stressful and exhausting the situation can be for you. Carving out a few precious hours where you can be yourself is not selfish. It is indispensable for your mental health to switch off from time to time and recharge your batteries. You needn’t feel guilty about asking for help. Remind yourself that it is okay to leave your baby with the grandparents or a reliable childminder for an afternoon while you go to town, book a pampering appointment, or simply catch up with friends. You are allowed to be yourself and do things you enjoy too. 

As a new mother, you might feel overwhelmed at times. Looking after a baby is tiring. When you try to function on lack of sleep, food, and mental rest, you are more likely to feel stressed, depressed, and weak. Your baby deserves a strong mother, and that’s why you have every right to look after yourself too.

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4 reasons your new born baby won’t stop crying

When your baby is born, you are filled with excitement and happiness. You can’t wait to hold them in your arms and watch them grow. However, sometimes this joy is short-lived, as your baby begins to cry seemingly for no reason. If this happens to you, don’t worry – you’re not alone! This blog post will discuss four of the most common reasons why babies cry and how you can deal with them.

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1. Hunger

One of the most common reasons a baby will cry is hunger. This is because when your child was in the womb, their body was constantly getting food from you through an umbilical cord attached to them at birth.

This means that they have no idea how to get food on their own after birth yet! This can cause them to cry out in desperation for food.

Newborn babies tend to be hungry all the time because their stomachs can only hold a few ounces at any given moment – less than half of one cup! You’ll find that your baby wants milk every two hours or so and will take roughly 15-20 minutes to eat each time. If you’re breastfeeding, this means your body needs to produce enough milk at regular intervals in order for them not to feel hungry again before the next feeding time.

2. Wet And Dirty Diapers

Another common reason babies cry is that they need to be changed. A baby’s diaper can become wet or dirty for a number of reasons, such as when they pee or poop.

If your baby has a wet diaper, their skin will become irritated, and they’ll feel uncomfortable. If their diaper is full of poop, it can irritate their skin as well because poop contains bacteria that can cause rashes (diaper rash) or even worse infections!

3. Sickness And Pain

Sometimes, babies cry because they are in pain or discomfort. This could be caused by something like a stomach ache if your baby has been drinking too much at once. Another cause of pain might be that your baby has some alignment issues after the trauma of childbirth. In this case, it will be best for you to visit a pediatric chiropractor so that they can help adjust your baby’s spine.

Babies also cry when they are sick, as this is their natural way of telling us something is wrong. The most common illnesses for babies are colds and flu, which cause them to have a runny nose, fever, and congestion. If you think your baby might be sick, take them to the doctor immediately!

4. Colic

One of the most mysterious reasons for a baby’s crying is colic. Colic is defined as unexplained, excessive, inconsolable crying in an otherwise healthy child. This condition usually starts at around two to three weeks old and peaks around six weeks old.

Babies with colic cry for hours on end, sometimes up to three or four hours in a row. There is no single cause for colic, but it is thought to be caused by various factors such as gas and indigestion, changes in the baby’s diet or environment, or emotional stress.

There is no cure for colic, but there are ways to help ease your baby’s symptoms. For example, you can try feeding them smaller amounts more often throughout the day instead of giving them one large feed. You can also massage their stomach or use a pacifier to help calm them down.

In conclusion, there are many reasons why babies cry. The most common ones include hunger, wet and dirty diapers, sickness or pain and colic. If you think your baby might be sick, take them to the doctor immediately!

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2 months old

Our beautiful baby girl is two months old today! How the time flies! 😭

In the last few months she:

– went from newborn to 3-6 month clothing

– went from newborn diapers to size 2

– has started cooing

– smiles all day long

– has discovered her hands

– can roll from tummy to back and back to side

– lastly, baths and us are her favourite thing

She is honestly the most perfect little gift and we are all delighted to have her in our family. She is so loved.


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beau emmanuelle

Hello and Happy New Year!! 

Our sweet new addition came into this world in the wee hours of November 30. So far, she’s an absolute angel and we feel completely blessed to have her in our family. God is so good.

Let’s welcome 2022 with open arms! Positive thoughts for a happy and healthy year for everyone, as well as a sense of normalcy being brought back to our daily lives! Goodbye pandemic. 🤞 


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