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.

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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.

7-10 Month Update 

So it has been 4 months. I may be a bit behind. Basically around the time I wrote my last update I started an elimination diet because my eczema was out of control (I will probably write a post about that later) and once that was done I just simply lost touch. But reading back, I really enjoy seeing how my baby has grown, and my own thoughts and feelings in the process. And if that is how much I enjoy it now, I cannot imagine how I will feel a few years from now. So even though it has been four months, here’s to trying again!

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Height/Weight: Eesa weighed in at 17.7lbs a few days ago. So very much so still a small little guy, but the doctor is still not at all concerned because he’s consistenly growing.

Daily: His daily schedule actually has not even changed that much. He wakes up around 9:30-10:00am. He plays in his room for a bit (we removed his crib so he can move around in his room – more on that later) so he plays for 30mins to 1hr sometimes. He nurses and then we have breakfast together. After that he plays until he shows signs of sleepiness around 1:00-2:00pm. Then he’ll nurse again and take a nap until somewhere between 4:00-5:00pm. Once he’s done napping we usually go out either to the park or to see grandparents or friends. If he woke up early from his nap then sometimes he takes an evening nap for 30-45mins. Then we come home and we play until he is ready for bed.

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Bedtime: Bedtime is actually relatively the same, which is no routine. We change his diaper and put him in a onesie when we get home from the day, and then nurse him and if he sleepy we put him in his bed, if he is awake then we play with him until he gets sleepy. Sometimes if he is having trouble putting himself to sleep we pat his back until he falls asleep, and sometimes we let him figure things out for himself for a few minutes to see if he’ll settle himself back to sleep.

Eating: We are still baby-led weaning and loving it! He eats anything and can actually eat quite a large quantity too. I can maybe go into a detailed post about what exactly he eats. He has quite a few allergies so we try to work around those. He does not seem to dislike anything really so we just continue to give him mostly what we are having with a few exceptions.

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Sizes: Oh gosh, don’t even get me started. He still wears 3-6months in most of his clothing. He wears some 6-9months clothing but lets be real, the boy is 10 months old.
Milestones:

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

  • Learned crawling at 6.5 months
  • Learned to pull himself up at 7 months
  • Started cruising at 7.5 months
  • Babbles alot, says baba
  • Can wave and clap when he feels like it
  • Has four teeth yay!
  • Can climb stairs quite efficiently I might add

I’m so happy to be writing here again. I really hope I will look back and be grateful to have these in my repertoire.