When we read to William we get mixed results, everything from a lot of interest to no interest at all. This is one of two books that I tried to read to him one night when he was fussing, the other being Ten Apples Up on Top. As with that book, due to his reaction, I had to reread it to properly review it here. This was a book that had quite the reaction at the same parts from Matt and I both.
It’s been definitely obvious that William has been exploring and learning about his world with his hands. This week’s preview reminds me to make sure he gets to use his tactile senses with skin to skin contact and a wide variety of synthetic fabrics as well.
I started this blog in March 2017, my birth month and also the month I found out I was expecting. So much has changed since then both in our lives as a whole and in my blogging experience. I’ve had blogs for longer in duration, yet this is the most consistent blog I’ve had, and even though the other were related to the part-time wedding business I then owned, most likely has many more photos.
I had a concept in mind for William’s three month shoot based on some fun outfits he had received as a present from his Godparents on the day they met him. While I did use one of those for this shoot, the set turned out to be a bit big for him. So I adapted my photo shoot ideas and believe this came out even better than I had originally intended. This time this collection only includes one landmark date photo, actually the only one I took of him. While he’s not smiling in it, it perfectly captures the awareness in his eyes, his happy feet and how the W casually leans and he is inadvertently holding it up.
I’ve reviewed products on my blog on most Friday’s since I’ve started it in March of 2017. Some products I know as soon as I receive them I want to review them, others I want to review, though I have to wait for William to be developmentally ready for him to use, so I have wait. This one will be more of an overview, with a review to occur later in the future.
In recent weeks he’d been crying more, drooling a bit more and sucking on his fingers and fist more. Our friend Stephen suggested that he might be early teething, so I bough two products I’d had my eye on for a while, The Teething Egg and the Nummie Lovey Security Blanket with Attachment. The egg is shaped very similarly to chicken eggs and comes with an attachable lanyard. They have a variety of colors, I chose this blue in part of it’s almost a robin’s egg blue and I enjoyed finding robin eggs when going on walks with my dad in my early childhood.
Last year on January 21st, I participated in the Women’s March in San Jose. It was a historic day for myself and many women, men, and children of all ages as we participated to show our feelings and responses to the results of the Presidential election. I was honored to be one of the Peace Ambassadors chosen, along with my friend, Mei-Hsia, to help with crowd control so that the event would be an orderly one. That day I wore a pink cat hat as did many women and a Giving Key with Faith on it.
Midway through my pregnancy I knew that under the Affordable Care Act, I would be able to receive a free breast pump. I know now that I really didn’t do enough research on my options. I asked for a Medela as that is the manufacturer that William’s pediatrician had recommended. I had asked if I could have a hospital grade one as they are more efficient, but I was told my insurance did not cover the cost of that one for the Medela. So I ordered the one they did cover, the Medela Pump in Style.