Archive for May 29th, 2011
Owen is a week shy to turning five months old and we’ve entered the separation anxiety stage that most if not all babies and children commonly go through. I went through this stage with my daughter as well and it went away on it’s own around when she turned one years old. I have a hunch that it’s going to be more of a challenge to handle with my son though. He seems quite a bit more attached to me. It used to be my first born, Melody was pretty happy with either mommy or daddy but when Owen is upset, he wants just me.
It breaks our hearts as a mommy to see them stressed and unsure of what’s going on and to think we are leaving them and not coming back! The plus is that we know the bond we have worked at and created with our child is very strong and I know meeting attachment needs now will usually produce a very strong, capable, independent child as I’ve seen come to pass with my daughter.
Since I’m a stay at home mommy I usually don’t have too many instance where I have to be separated from my children. Church is a big one for us though. Today he was not happy at all in the nursery. He cried and cried and cried and the only thing that made him happy was to be in my arms. Normally if he cries from more than five minutes or so I know it’s time to take him out of there. I don’t want him stressed for the entire day and breaks my heart and stresses me to hear him cry while I’m in the church service ( not to mention the poor nursery workers).
Today was very rough day for us both. So I may start keeping him with me in the service for awhile or make use of the nursing mother’s room if he’s upset. I would have today but there were other mommies in there and no space for us. We ended up just going out to the car.
How did you end up handling this stage with your children?
I was able to review a Smocked floral print nursing sundress from Milk. And this dress couldn’t have arrived at a better time as it came few days before we were headed out for a three day vacation to the Oregon Coast! First this dress is acutally pretty decently priced at 49.00. I know that may seem like a lot for some people but note that this dress will last you all spring and summer long. You can also wear this dress for both pregnancy, nursing, and long after your little one is weaned!
I found this dress to be super soft and very comfortable to wear! It’s bra-friendly straps and neckline for no-stress dressing is a wonderful feature! Some people may even decide to go bra free but I’m not so bold. I like versatility of this dress as you can wear it as is of add a cardigan or jacket for different looks!
Nursing in this dress has been a breeze! Basically you lift the mocked top to access nursing openings! There’s really no need for a nursing cover if you are comfortable nursing uncovered in public. This dress is super discrete and covers everything that should be completely.
I may have been able to go for a size smaller because of my height but the fact it’s little longer on me hasn’t been a problem. It still fits well and looks very nice. It’s one of my favorite additions to my nursing wardrobe since I love wearing dresses. It’s simple and easy and I plan on getting lots more wear out of it this Summer!
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Disclaimer: I was sent the dress mentioned above for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.