This list of promises I pray around my child is bound to grow with time! I love praying for my daughter. Especially in those quiet moments when she's asleep, it's sweet to look at her and envision how bright her future is. It's in those moments that I speak to God the most often about my deepest desires for her. I recognize that our desires need to be aligned with God's plans for us. That's why I stand on His word in prayer for my child. I share my current promise list with you here. To download it as a…
Some people think, seemingly mainly in North America, that the stigma around breastfeeding in the black community may have its origins in this.
I feel obligated to say as well that if you were like I was before I had a baby, don't think you need to do a total 180 on your idealism. You might end up with a baby who never cries, is happy to be in anyone's arms, will happily drink from a bottle as well as your boob even though they're exclusively breast milk-fed and loves their sleep.
The weaning process started for us when my little girl turned 5 months. I started with tablespoon quantities of apple puree and the occasional mashed banana. Both went down well the first couple of days and then it was all just a big game of hit and miss!
I waited till I was 5 months before sharing. For one, I wanted to make sure I made it through my first trimester before breaking the news, which doctors suggest.
Those are types of things I heard in the first few months after I gave birth that made me think really hard about what I might have been doing wrong. I never once considered the possibility that my child would be any but calm and peaceful.