A Proper Welcome!

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Welcome to my mommy blog aptly titled, Young.Mom.Love!

In here, you’ll get to read my adventures as a wife and mom; and consequently, the lessons I’m grasping in every turn of event. Some may call it “oversharenting”, but blogging about my baby is one way of keeping track of his development and activities, which is happening all too fast. I do hope I get to inspire other moms who are visiting but this is all new to me, so comments and story-swapping are all welcome here.

This site owes a lot of gratitude to the following genuises:

  • Dart Tiglao – for the blog hosting and unlimited tutorial sessions;
  • Dainty Mom Media – for giving me a jump start in blogging and for always being a source of inspiration as a mom and blogger;
  • Fancy Girl Designs – for translating what I want to a yummy-looking blog theme, which makes me giddy inside-out. 

And to YOU as well for taking time to read  my musings!

Enjoy your stay and I do hope you’ll come back for more!

Happy Daddy’s Day, Mr. Bry126!

It’s not often that I write about my other half. I’d like to think that we’ve outgrown the “virtual PDA” stage… we’re both in the “proud parent” stage; posting only pictures and updates of Z — oversharenting at its finest!

But, today is a special day, and you my love, deserve my blog’s center stage.

I am super blessed to have you as Z’s father. You are so good in this fathering mode that it’s surprising that you’re only doing this for 8 months. Since the time that we were pregnant, you were supportive in attending birthing classes and breastfeeding seminars with me. Right then and there, I knew that you would be as hands-on as I am in raising Z. And these seminars paid off as you always felt proud in telling Z’s birth story because you were there! I have also you to thank for a successful breastfeeding journey. Behind every breastfeeding mom, is a dad who chooses only the best for his child. Eight months of pure, direct breastfeeding is no joke and I am lucky because you understood why I wanted to do so. Let’s do it until Z doesn’t want to anymore, ok?!

Yes, they look like each other...

Up to this day, you are still always present in Z’s activities — giving him a bath, eating with him, going to Kindermusik class, roughing it up in the playroom… You can now say that you’ve achieved your dream of becoming a dad! You’ve embodied that term so dearly, and it makes me love you more and more and more…!

Mr. Bry126, you now officially belong in the “Happy Father’s Day!” celebration!

 

 

Eight Month Narrative Report

Just because I miss being a teacher, here’s Z’s 8th month narrative report:

PHYSICAL

You can easily roll over from your back to your tummy, then back again. You’re starting to crawl, without your tummy touching the ground. Maybe a little more practice can get you going to do crawls for longer than 5 minutes. There’s no need for assistance when sitting, and you’re starting to pull yourself up to sitting position when you go off-balanced. You are also showing interest in trying to walk as you take steps when your feet are touching the ground.

The development of your fine motor skills are at par. You know how to use your fingers in order to get something. You’re just starting to realize that both of your hands can work together. Hand and eye coordination seems to be developing well as you can put things in your mouth.

SOCIO-EMOTIONAL

People who see you always say you’re a happy and cheerful child who always smiles and give a warm feeling. Though stranger anxiety hasn’t kicked in, separation anxiety is slowly taking place. But, you quickly adjust when Mommy leaves the room.

Children seem to give you joy as you always want to play with those you see, or even just hear. In the playroom, instead of crawling, you bask in the big children’s games and just stare in awe.

COGNITIVE

Your memory skills are developing extremely well as you remember what to do in a certain event. For example, in a car, you would know that you can “drive” the steering wheel, even if you haven’t been in a car for a week. You’re also starting to respond when your name is called. Babbling and cooing are getting daily appearances.

Ok, I tried making it unbiased but I’m really proud of my little guy! He has been amazing since day 1 and here we are starting his 8th month. I wonder what his surprises will be!