Eesa’s First Haircut

Today we went for Eesa’s first haircut! The fact that I’m writing this on the same day is a first. I was actually quite nervous about getting his haircut. We shaved his head completely when he was a newborn, and then trimmed only the sides at about 4 months to help things grow evenly. At 5 months my husband wanted to “even” everything out and accidentally shaved it too low so we had to just shave the whole thing 😭 I was not too happy about it, and decided that next time I would wait for it to be long enough for him to get a proper haircut.

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My little Baldy

So that is why we waited until now, and with Eid coming up we felt like it would be nice to get him a haircut 🙂 I wanted to get him a bit of a fade. We decided to go to Minicoupe in Laval, and they were amazing! She talked and cheered him on the whole time, and was able to do exactly what I wanted. I will be going back there for all future haircuts until he is old enough to go to his daddy’s hairdresser.

Before

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During

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We are very happy! He looks older and less like a baby – which I obviously have 39485 emotions about.

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6 Month Update

I was so emotional as my son turned 6 months. I never expected to love him as much as I do, and be so happy and sad at the same time at how quickly these past 6 months have gone. He’s not considered a little baby anymore! Here’s how this past month has been.

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Height/Weight: Eesa was weighed at his 6 month appointment and he was 15.3lbs. Still on the smaller end of babies, but growing according to his own curve.Grow baby grow!

Daily: His day is pretty much the same as it was when he was 5 months old. He wakes up at 8:30-9:00 for a feeding, then talks himself to sleep. He naps until about 11:30-12:00pm then wakes up, drinks milk, eats some solids (we are doing baby-led weaning) and plays with his toys. Sometimes he does time in the jolly jumper too. He takes a nap, and goes in this cycles usually until bedtime.

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Bedtime: Not much new to say here haha. All I’m learning from these updates is that we are blessed with a very consistent baby. He did not go through any new sleep changes, which we are very very grateful for!

Eating: We started a whole new variety of foods with him! He eats pretty much what we eat or sometimes I make him his own food, but no more purees! And honestly it makes life so much easier and simpler. I love baby-led weaning and will do a post on it soon, as I could go on about it for days.

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Sizes: In sweaters he can fit into 6-9months, like the one shown above. He can also fit into Zara pants and sweaters that are 6-9months. Other than that he is still comfortably fitting in his 3-6month clothes still!

Milestones: 

Here are some of the things he’s learned recently:

  • Can sit up on his own for long periods of time
  • Can lift himself up onto his hands and knees
  • Can push forwards a little bit
  • Is developing his pincer grip
  • Can chew on foods

That’s all for now! I love him more and more each day and can’t wait for what’s to come! Looking forward to writing on here more often.

Montreal Auto Show

Every year at the Palais de Congres in Montreal they host an auto show. The last time I went to one was when I was a little girl with my daddy. My husband likes to go so this year we decided to go with Eesa. If you like cars or are interested in a weekend activity, it was a lot of fun! Here’s a few pics from the show:

My favourite cars are Audi’s, and here’s the one I want, and Eesa driving it 🙂

Here are some of the fancy cars

and Eesa’s face when he saw how much they cost

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and here’s a photo of the two loves of my life ❤ (and no, I’m not referring to the car)

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and that’s it! I had fun, and would recommend it 🙂

Newborn Photoshoot

When Eesa was 3 weeks old I did a at home photoshoot with him. I highly recommend taking newborn pictures of your little babe, the newborn phase goes by so quickly and is so precious! There were some pro’s and con’s to doing it myself that I’ll share on here, and then I’ll share the pictures I took 🙂

Pro’s

  • You can do it at the time most convenient to your baby
  • You are in your own environment where your baby is comfortable
  • You can take as many breaks as you need without paying studio time
  • If it is not a good day you can just stop and try again another day
  • You can feed your baby during the photoshoot as needed

Con’s

  • You can’t be in the pictures
  • You may not have the proper materials/skill level
  • You’re biased towards your baby ergo you don’t have a subjective view
  • Your husband can coincidently be napping at the only time your baby is co-operating eliminating him from the photoshoot (okay maybe that’s just me)

The setup for the photoshoot was simple, I took his nursing pillow and draped a fluffy blue blanket that was given to me by a friend. I placed both these onto his glider and worked from there. Here are a few of the shots we got:

 

5 Month Update

I can’t believe my baby is five months old already! I feel like every day goes slowly and at the same time passes by so quickly. I’m trying to appreciate the moments that we’ve been given by writing on here to keep memories of my baby growing up. So here goes nothing!

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Height/Weight: The last time Eesa was weighed was at his 4 month appointment, where he weighed 13.5lbs and his height was 60cm. He’s always been on the lower end of the scale, but we love his size! He often gets mistaken for older than he is.

Daily: Eesa’s days consist of playing, eating and sleeping. He usually starts off around 8-8:30am with a feeding, and then we put him in his crib and he talks himself to sleep. He naps until about 11:30am. When he wakes up I feed him, and then we do independent play time while I make/have breakfast. Once he’s done with that, we sing some nursery rhymes together, and then we do some time in the jolly jumper while I clean up the bedrooms. He’s been loving the jolly jumper! After that he takes a nap from around 2:00pm to 5:30pm. Once he’s done napping we usually go out for the day, if not we play until bedtime, which is about 9:00pm.

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Bedtime: Eesa is an amazing sleeper. We are truly blessed. At 9:00pm I feed him, put him down in his crib, tell him goodnight and walk out the door. He is usually asleep within 1-3 minutes, and this is true for 90% of the time. Naps go the same way.

Eating: We started solids last month with purees (banana, avocado, carrots, and oat cereal) and this month we’ve moved on to baby led weaning. He is very good at it, and can easily guide the food to his mouth. He sucks on it more than he eats, but that’s the point at his age! We started baby led weaning with some sweet potato, and will soon move on to other foods 🙂

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Sizes: He is currently wearing size 3-6 months and he fits into them comfortably. He still has at least 1-2 months before he outgrows them. He also wears size 4-6months.

Milestones: 

Here are some of the things he’s learned recently:

  • Can sit up on his own for a few minutes at a time
  • Can roll over from back to front and front to back
  • Can take items out of baskets
  • Can grab with both hands and guide to his mouth
  • Turning himself when on his tummy in all directions

That’s all for now! I love him more and more each day and can’t wait for what’s to come! Looking forward to writing on here more often.