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I'll be writing a 4 piece series with Philips Avent in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week in August.

This is my third piece: A dad's role. Have you read my first and second pieces?

Avent recognises the equally important role that daddies have to play in the parenting journey, providing families with convenient solutions for baby's best start in life and leaving more time for family bonding. Thus this is a jointly written piece from both Skai and I. Pretty much like a "She says, He says" kind of article.

Let's start off with his thoughts.

Here are some tips he has shared on how to be a supporting husband.

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I'll be writing a 4 piece series with Philips in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week in August.

This is my second piece: Bringing Aidan home. 

You've probably read about my pre-preparation before Aidan arrived and Aidan's birth story. Here's my experience after giving birth.

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After giving birth, I was disappointed that my milk supply hadn't kicked in. Thankfully I had very supportive nurses, lactation consultants who kept encouraging me to have skin to skin contact with Aidan and to continue latching him.

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A is now #5monthsold!

He is still exclusively breastfed and i hope to hit my personal milestone of 6 months! Looks very achievable!

He has conquered tummy-time and flipping easily. Now he constantly flips over on his tummy to look at us.

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He is still extremely cheerful and usually will flash a grin though at times he would respond shyly. We think he's more aware of his surroundings now.

He has discovered that he can grab things easily and is always constantly tugging my hair and clothes.

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He loves to be carried upright and would immediately quieten down once carried.

He is still a night owl. He is still active at night and very sleepy and drowsy in the morning. Unfortunately he has yet to sleep through the night.

We suspect that he is starting to teeth now as he has started to (gummily) chew on the sides of his pacifier and started to be cranky at night.

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With each monthly milestone, it means that it's time for another jab. He'll be going for another vaccination this week. My poor boy!

In a blink of an eye, 5 months have passed. ??? way too fast! I'm trying my best to treasure this time as much as i can.

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I'll be writing a 4 piece series with Philips Avent in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week in August.

This is my first piece: Pre-preparation before Aidan arrived home.

While I was pregnant, I did a lot of research. I read books, attended plenty of parenting seminars and even undergo a 5 weeks course to prepare myself for childbirth and taking care of Aidan.

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While I prepared physical items such as his nursery with sufficient supply of wet wipes, diapers, changing table, creams etc

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Honestly, I didn't think about blogging about this but Skai encouraged me to blog about it for memory sake.

He also added that since my memory seems to be bad these days, I should really blog about it before I forget.

I didn't have a smooth sailing pregnancy as I kept having bleeding issues. A few causes that was diagnosed was the fact that I had a low placenta and that I had cervical polyps. Three of them.

From the start, my gynae had warned me that I might have to go for a caesarian due to my low placenta but we were all hoping and trying for a natural birth.

At 33 weeks, I kept having intermittent bleeding and at 35 weeks, I had a huge scare as I had a HUGE blood clot that came out of me in the middle of the night. Didn't know if it was the bloody show. Skai asked if I wanted to go to the hospital but I decided to wait. Didn't feel any pains so I told him I decided to wait.

The next day, I even told him to go to work while I made my way slowly to visit my gynae. Turns out that I was dilated at 1cm at that time and my gynae gave me some meds to ensure that Aidan would stay in for a while.

The placenta still stayed low then and my gynae and I decided if by 38 weeks, Aidan doesn't show, we'll go for a scheduled caesarian. If anytime before that, he appears, we'll try for natural (though there was a possibility, I might even have to do an emergency caesarian).

Turns out that week 38 falls zun zun during our paktorversary, our 7th one. We decided to fix a date for our 3rd party to appear on our 7th anniversary. After all, that's when the 7th year itch appears right? (on hind sight, it means we'll never be able to celebrate our anniversary alone again for a very long time...)

My surgery was scheduled to be in the morning. As I had opted for a single room, I could check in the night before, after midnight.

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We went to the hospital at 1ish in the morning and after the respective paperwork etc, I finally reached my room at 2ish in the morning.

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