Four Month Update + Pajama Sale

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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!

**sources for all nursery items are linked HERE

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!

15 Comments

  1. 6.11.19
    Heidi said:

    You and Collins look happy and healthy! Great job! We have three and our youngest is 7 weeks. This is our first time following moms on call and love it. I wish I had it with the other two.?

  2. 6.11.19
    Abby said:

    It means so much that you shared your journey with breastfeeding and supplementing formula. I had my sweet girl on May 24 and breastfeeding isn’t working out for us like I always imagined it would. She had a tongue tie that didn’t get fixed until she was a week old and by that point she was used to getting formula and a little bit of pumped breast milk through a bottle because, like you said, fed is best, and now she isn’t interested in latching to me directly and feeding. I’m pumping like crazy to try and make my supply come in but it’s been eating at me that we never got to actually nurse and I don’t get that bond. Some people are so judgmental about giving formula but I could never let my baby be hungry because we have roadblocks to breastfeeding. Thank you for sharing!

  3. 6.11.19
    Rhiannon said:

    Hi,
    First, I love your blog and follow your insta stories for fashion advice!
    Second, I think it’s great that this post is honest. It still drives me crazy (my kids are in school now) that people have to explain why they are giving their baby formula. My three kiddos were all formula fed from the start (my choice, I had zero interest in breastfeeding) and guess what? – all these years later they are just like all of the other kids out there! When I volunteer at school or have their friends over, I have no idea who had breast milk and who had formula. We put way to much emphasis on infant feeding. So I say good for you for doing what is best for your child! Keep up the good work, Mama! Motherhood is a wild ride!

  4. 6.11.19
    Paige said:

    Can I just say THANK YOU for your honesty about your feelings on adding in formula?? I just don’t think we talk about it out loud enough, and we almost feel guilty for even having those feelings, when really – all we want is for our children to be fed and healthy! I haven’t even made it 2 full months with breastfeeding, and I’m not sure I’m going to make it (stupid allergy that the doctor thinks is a dairy allergy but it isn’t improving) and I feel guilt daily, because I feel like I am not providing for my daughter. It doesn’t have anything to do with breast milk vs. formula, it’s exactly like you said, just the guilt. Again, thank you for your honesty, I am so glad I found your Instagram/blog!

  5. 6.11.19
    Kaila said:

    Thank you for sharing an update! Question for you regarding formula during day feeds- do you pump during those feeds or have cut them out completely? Thinking about Doug something similar.

  6. 6.11.19
    Jennifer said:

    Hi Brittany!

    I love following you on Instagram and read your blog regularly. As of yesterday, I started giving my baby formula as well and I too felt bad about not being able to give my baby enough food. Like you said, I too always felt like he was still hungry and it was discouraging. It’s refreshing to hear someone else say the same thing and know I’m not alone so I really appreciate your honesty. It gives me a lot of comfort. Fed is best and it feels a lot better knowing that he’s getting enough.

  7. 6.11.19
    Claire said:

    Thanks so much for opening up about formula. Our babes are about 1 month apart in age and we went through the same transition. Going to formula was such a mind game. It made me feel like I wasn’t being a good enough mom if I couldn’t provide what my son needed, but as soon as we started supplementing he became happier longer and I could tell he was finally satisfied. Now that we’ve done it, it feels nice to have some freedom to just give formula if you don’t have enough milk in the fridge, are on the go, or whatever reason. I appreciate you opening up about this because it helps in knowing we’re not alone. So glad both you and Collins are doing so well! ?

  8. 6.11.19
    Emilee said:

    I’m so glad you shared about introducing formula to Collins! I have had the same feelings about not being able to produce enough and also had to give formula to my baby girl. Just want to let you know you are doing awesome Mama! ?

  9. 6.11.19
    Kelli said:

    Thank you for sharing your journey with Collins. I am sure it can be intimating to put it all out there, but at the end of the day just remember that you know your baby best as well as what they need. I have a 3 month old so it has been great to follow along. We are also using Moms on Call and love it! Again, thank you for your honest update!

  10. 6.11.19
    Karen Krause said:

    Yes, fed is best. With my first baby who’s two years old now, I breast fed her for two months and then started giving her formula because I wasn’t producing enough milk. I felt so guilty because I couldn’t do it but I stopped beating myself up for it because as long as she’s fed, that’s all that matters. I now have my second baby and he’s two months old and thankfully we’re still breastfeeding and I love it. Love your blog posts and all the mommy and fashion content you post!

  11. 6.11.19
    Catie said:

    Great job momma!! Your baby is beautiful!

  12. 6.11.19
    Chelsea said:

    Collins is such a beautiful babe! My girl is 5 weeks old and we’re loving the Moms on Call system! Although each transition makes me a little anxious cause I’m not sure how she’ll do but so far so good! She sleeps from 9-4 or 5 every night and naps well! That book has been a life saver so thank you for recommending it! We also give each other alone time to do something we love and that’s definitely helped us be better parents!

  13. 6.11.19
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I love your posts on Collins because my son is just one month behind her! I just started him on the MOC schedule a few weeks ago and we’re both enjoying him being on a set nap schedule 🙂 I’m eager for him to try food next month!!
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  14. 6.12.19
    Sara Byrd said:

    Hi! I love that I found your blog. I have a 4 month old little boy. I have started baby food as well and curious what your schedule is currently. I am only doing veggies at dinner and he still isn’t sleeping through the night. Do you mind sharing your feeding schedule ?

    Thank you!

  15. 6.27.19
    Gabby said:

    Brit it’s so lovely to hear little updates on your life, especially just being a stranger. What you do with your daughter is yours and your family’s business and I hope you don’t get criticism for that xxx
    She is so gorgeous!

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