As Baby O approaches his 9-month birthday, I’m struck with the reality that my baby is closer to being a toddler than a newborn now.
I have no idea where these last 9 months have gone. Given the number of sleepless nights and days when I didn’t think I was going to survive until bedtime without going completely insane, you’d think this day would have been a very long time coming. But sadly, it’s gone by too quickly and I’m already finding myself reminiscing about not only his first 9 months but also about how quickly my (not-so) little Fit Boy is growing up as well.
I’ve been marking down all of the milestones Baby O has been reaching, from first solids, first teeth to first creepy crawly slides across the floor (as I’m sitting here typing out this draft, this is where’s he’s ended up, trying to find his way inside his big brother’s play garage).
The other thought that has been on my mind lately is that I will be going back to work in a few months, something I am absolutely not prepared or looking forward to. My plan was always to continue breastfeeding for as long as Baby O wanted to but it has become increasing clear that he is no longer interested (insert uncontrollable sobbing here). Add that when I’m at work all day, nursing on demand is no longer an option.
Fit Boy started cows milk at one year and I remember it not being the easiest transition for him because he didn’t like the taste at all. It took quite a while to get him to drink it with no add-ins to help the flavour. I’d be lying if I said that I anticipated a seamless transition for Baby O.
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- Easy to digest, because it has a lower protein content than regular milk and provides a whey/casein ratio close to that of breast milk.
- 4% fat content.
- Contains a natural source of Omega-3 DHA.
- Excellent source of calcium.
- A source of vitamins A, C, D, E and B6.
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Right now, Baby O is too young to need to worry about cow’s milk and truth be told, I’m adding that milestone to the list of things I hide my head in the sand to try not to think about right now. But when the time comes, I’m glad that there will be an option for me to help him on his journey into toddlerhood.
Now someone please pass this mama some Kleenex because I’m getting teary-eyed!
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Disclosure – I am participating in the Baboo Blog Tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Natrel. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.