At the major risk of living the biggest parent cliche ever – I can confidently say these months are FLYING BY. It seems like literally 2 days ago I was writing all about Kennedy being 6 months old and now here we are – she is 7 months old…
This month had a TON of firsts for both Kennedy & I. The big one of course being the Dayhome.
Trusting your child with anyone is terrifying . In the past I had always heard lots of moms and dads talking about it but like everything in my life I never realized how hard it is to find child care until it came time to actually look at it.
When I got pregnant I thought well the only solution is a nanny given my hours (5am starts- YIKES) and after tons of research into that I discovered that for my family – a nanny for just one child was a bit on the pricey side . So I started looking into Dayhomes and day cares . There is a great government website that will let you know about accredited Dayhomes and cares in your area according to the postal code . You can find it here . Whether you choose an accredited daytime / daycare or a private one – the choice is ultimately up to you. Don’t let anyone swing you either way. Like EVERYTHING when it comes to kids – EVERYONE will have an opinion. I can tell you – either way it will be so scary and in both situations – trust your gut.
I don’t want to say too much about the exact Dayhome that Kennedy is at just due to privacy however I can tell you that I am so happy . Kennedy’s Dayhome provider even called me the night before the first day of dropping her off to see how I was doing . It was pretty impressive . If you have the luxury of doing a few trial days I highly recommend it . It let us both ease into it and try it out.
And don’t think I got through that morning tear free. Hahaha I was a mess. But I promise you every single morning gets easier. And I am that mom that gets so excited to pick her up. If my husband Bobby is home – we both go and pick her up. Yep – were those intense parents.
Speaking of being “that mom” ….. before I had kids I always thought I would go on a kid free vacation and relish every moment . When parents would watch videos and pictures of their kids while away I just didn’t get it . That’s so strange – don’t you want to be away from your kids?? It’s a vacation!
……like everything I discovered in the past 7 months – Boy was I wrong !!! My first real few days away from Kennedy happened this month and I was shocked at how much I missed her. To the point of where my heart hurt . I begged for photos and videos every day . We’ve been together 24/7 for the last 7 months so to not have to be on high alert was very strange . I liked it but I didn’t love it . I thought I would sleep forever haha but my body was like NOPE! I was up at 7am but the weird thing was I felt fine haha what a cruel joke. The people I used to be so confused at is now who I have become . That’s parenthood I suppose. You turn into the things you thought you never would and it’s a great thing (moooooost of the time!).
Although I have one big confession – Kennedy was flipping perfect for Bobby while I was away. They had the BEST time and I was kind of upset about that. I wanted to get at least one panicked phone call from him not knowing what to feed her or how long she should nap for. But nope. The two were like peas and carrots and had a perfect 4 days haha. Of course.
I also had my very first Mothers Day where I was THE MOM!! It actually felt kinda weird in that even though I know I’m a mom (duh) – I don’t feel old enough or mature enough to be one. My husband Bobby made a really sweet video of the past 6 months with Kennedy- a keepsake for sure! Its right at the bottom of this blog!
This month was a huge milestone too because Kennedy now has TWO teeth! How can just teeth be adorable ? I’ve lost my mind and it’s so crazy but I don’t think I’ve seen anything cuter . She has a few intense nights as they were coming through but for the most part she was pretty great . But I’m not taking it for granted hahaha as soon as I say she is a great teething baby -she won’t be !
The solid food situation is going a litttllleeee better . Thank you to all of you for your incredible advice ! We had some fun with it on the morning show and all your calls, texts, and messages worked! It DID take her a few tries with each food to get used to it. Textures are huge!
Yogurt and sweet potatoes are still big in her world . I’m still in love with my Baby Breeza Baby Food Maker but I have also let go of trying to do it all myself. I’ve embraced Love Child Organics for some meals – and when it comes to greens ( spinach , peas, broccoli etc ) she gobbles them down . I’m honestly kinda sad cause I feel like I can’t do it all – but I know that’s silly. What counts is she is eating – A LOT. …. And she is hilarious with her faces ……. she is one extremely expressive baby. Not sure where she gets that from ……..???
LOTS of questions as to when we are going to have a second baby. It seems when your little one hits 6 months- well that’s it – get on it ! To be honest – if we could have another one like Kennedy – a baby that is soooooo good to us – I would be six months pregnant already hahahaha but I am TERRIFIED of having a second child who is not as nice haha . Babies are tough work and I know we have hit the lottery with Kennedy….. so do we take our chances ??
Well we got through the Dayhome , the first two teeth and a trip away. I’m hoping this next month is perhaps just a little quieter …. although with us – I’m not really sure that’s even possible .
ps- Will Kennedy Ever Grow Hair? #BaldBaby