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Beautiful Moments

March 14, 2009
tags: attachment parenting, Seth
by Hannah

Seth now weighs in at 9 pounds! Breastfeeding is going well and he is obviously enough- though we’ve had some latch problems (mostly affecting my comfort) and are working with a lactation consultant on that. He is more and more fun to hang out with all the time, and brings so much joy to our lives. He is getting stronger and will pick his head up off my shoulder and hold it up for longer stretches.
I registered for two summer courses for grad school, which will start May 11. I’m a little nervous about juggling the baby and writing papers, etc., but I know I’ll work it out somehow.
Manny is getting more used to his overnight shifts, and we’re beginning to fall into somewhat of a pattern, though life still feels far from normal.
Seth loves to be worn in a carrier, and I have become a big fan of babywearing. We have a wrap, a sling, and an Ergo, and have also borrowed and tried a pouch and a different type of wrap. Different ones are good for different things, though I’m thinking the Ergo will be a lot better when he’s a little older. Sometimes it is the only way to get things done, and a lot of research has shown that babies who are worn frequently grow and develop better, have better social skills and are more independent as older children and adults. This, along with many other parenting choices I’ve sort of natural gravitated towards, is often called attachment parenting, and has amazing benefits for the child and the parents. The Attachment Parenting Book is great, as are the others I’ve read from the Sears Parenting Library.

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  1. Adrienne permalink
    March 21, 2009 2:39 am

    i'm glad things are going so well!

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