Can y’all believe that Collins is four months old? I love her personality and she is changing daily so it’s been so much fun watch her grow. It’s been a while since I’ve shared an update on life with Collins. I wanted to be a mom for so long and now that I’m in the role, I love everything about it. I have tough days and times that I cry for no reason (thanks hormones) but I’m the luckiest woman in the world to hold the mom title.
Before we get into Collins, I want to let you know that my grey pajama set and robe are on sale at Soma right now! I’ve been wearing Soma pajamas for the last year and love them! I started wearing them when I was pregnant and loved the quality. I always suggest gifting Soma pieces to expecting or new moms because comfort is key! They are having a 70% OFF Sale right now that you don’t want to miss!
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Four Month Update:
- Sleeping through the night! We are soooo thankful that she started sleeping through the night at around 10 weeks. We follow the Moms on Call schedule and have thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are a new or expecting mom, I HIGHLY recommend that you buy and read this book asap! It’s saved our sanity for sure! A few people have asked about a 4 month sleep regression and we have not noticed a change in her sleep. Her nap schedule has changed but not her overnight sleep.
- We introduced formula! I wasn’t really sure I wanted to share this info to be honest. I don’t really know why but for some reason admitting to needing help feeding my child kind of got to me. We still breastfeed in the morning and night and she drinks formula during the day. I started to get the feeling that I wasn’t producing enough milk at about 3.5 months, my goal was to feed her breastmilk until 6 months. But she just seemed to be hungry after a feeding. When I was pumping, I wasn’t getting as much as I had been so we started to go through our stored supply of breastmilk. I talked to my mom, my close friends and my doctor and based off all their input, Chris and I decided to add in formula to feed Collins. I have always been one that believes FED is best but wanted to breastfeed Collins for as long as I could. She has done really well with the transition and it’s been a lot easier than I thought it would. We use Dr. Browns bottles. We started using these bottles when she was a few weeks old to feed her breastmilk. She took to them really well so we haven’t tried anything else.
- We have also started to introduce fruits and veggies along with cereal. Moms on Call suggests to start giving them baby foods at the four month mark. We talked with our doctor (I suggest you talk with yours too) first and she gave us the go ahead to give Collins food. Obviously this is just pureed fruits and veggies and we will move up to other foods or consider baby lead weaning when she is a little older. Just a reminder, I have done a ton of research on what I am doing for Collins. Everyone parents differently and some might not agree but just remember that I am the mom to Collins and you are the mom to your babe. I’m not questioning what you are doing and you shouldn’t questions my moves either.
- Collins has quite the personality. She pretty much “talks” (makes sounds) all day long. She has the biggest smile and expressions and loves interacting with anyone who will give her attention! She is drooling and loves to chew on her little Catcus Mit by Itzy Ritzy.
Those are the major updates I have for you on Collins! It’s been an amazing journey but can be very exhausting at times. I’m very thankful for Chris and his role in our family. He loves Collins so much and truly is a partner in this parenting gig. We both try to give the other a few hours each week to spend time to ourselves and that’s made us both better parents.
Happy you stopped by today! This post is sponsored by Soma Intimates. As always, all opinions are my own!