Ah my baby boy is fast becoming less baby and more boy.
It’s almost as if his development shot forward an extra three months in April. HE’S SITTING IN HIS HIGH CHAIR AND EATING PUREE! Just a month ago I was convinced this kid was going to take his time with sitting like he did with rolling over but nope! I am so proud.
He’s chatting away so much too and learning to make new sounds by moving his lips and tongue. It’s been the most fascinating and hysterical thing to witness. Charl and I both think that he says “hey” but it’s not a very specific sounding word so we can’t be sure. We’ve always made a point to say “hey” and wave to him whenever we walk into the room so it COULD be?
This month we’ve also experimented with a lot more with food. Due to medical reasons, we meet with a pediatric dietician weekly and he’s needed puree since he was three weeks old. Lucky bugger! His favourite meal, at the moment, is a mix of mashed potatoes, parsnip, broccoli and peas. He can’t get enough of it. It makes his poops hella smelly though!
It goes without saying that I’m not going to comment on how / when to wean your baby because my experience is one of special circumstance. If you feel that your baby needs early weaning (before six months) then make an appointment with your paediatrician beforehand.
For me though, this month was by far the most difficult yet. I don’t want to go into too much detail because there are a lot of personal things going on, but my postnatal depression is out of control at the moment. I’ve always known that I would get it… it happens to all new moms in one way or another but I didn’t expect it to be this bad or to feel SO out of control. I have a history of depression and this time round it felt so different, that it took me a long time to notice that I was losing it.
I’ve been to the doctor and they are sure that it’s just postnatal depression but I am “sure, sure” that it’s the Nexplanon implant in my arm making me feel so crazy. If I don’t feel 100% like my old self by the end of July, then I’m going to have the Nexplanon removed.
I’m thinking about writing a longer post about it but I’m not in the right head space yet.
If you have just had a baby, or are going to have a baby – don’t dismiss the “feeling” as nothing. Your mental health is now more important than ever. Get help.