A Refresher: A Letter from Mama in the City0
Hello new and old readers of Mama in the City! How are you doing? I have had a bunch of new readers come to this site and thought it might be time for a little refresher and update! If you feel like coming out of the closet and ‘delurking‘ I would LOVE a comment from you. Say hello in the comment section of this post if you feel brave.
I just finished up a busy, tiring and wonderful year off of work and on maternity leave and I am NOW a full time working mum to a one year old feisty boy named Ben. I work as a labor and delivery RN at our city hospital and, besides the usual aches and pains that most work brings, I really dig my job helping women have babies. After a successful year of breastfeeding my baby I like to write and promote breastfeeding and the ease that it can bring to a busy life. So, you will read about breastfeeding here on this blog from time to time.
My husband is a wonderful photographer and about 99% of the images I post are his. He has a photography website HERE and I think he pretty much is awesome at what he does. He is a very hands on Dad and will be parenting Ben while I am at work and working while I am on my days off.
My boy Ben just turned one and he is almost ready to walk. He can stand up on his own and take up to 5 steps with a gleaming smile across his face. He is pretty proud of himself and likes to coo and clap his hands when he notices that you are watching him do his latest trick. He has at least 9 teeth and maybe more as it feels like he is teething all the time. The boy has the hearty appetite of a teenager and know the sign for ‘more’ only in context to food. He loves all things musical and is generally a happy boy.
Just when you think it sounds like I am bragging about my wonderful life I will let you know one thing. Sleep in our house is still a gong show and it has been that way since Ben was born. We don’t believe in all night ‘cry it out‘ marathons in our house and so we suck it up and parent him 24/7 as he needs it. We had our BIGGEST success the other night as he slept from 8 PM to 5:30 AM. In one year this is the longest stretch where we didn’t have to parent Ben back to sleep. It used to be a whole lot of baby dancing and slinging as he was a fussy high needs babe who cried and cried and cried. He used to co sleep with me but now Ben sleeps in his crib in his room and requires a little ‘shhh’ and maybe a pat on his back when he wakes up at night.
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Mama in the City