Monthly Archives: August 2016

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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 final piece: Transitioning back to work. Have you read the first few pieces? I wrote about my pre-preparation for Aidan's arrival, bringing Aidan home and a dad's role.

I won't lie. Going back to work was hard. The first day I left Aidan, I cried. Honestly, I hated going back to work and being apart from Aidan.

It is still hard but it's much better now. My last piece will focus on how I managed to transition back to work.

Pre-preparation.

16 weeks of maternity leave is way too short. Seriously. In the beginning, Skai and I thought of sending Aidan to my MIL's place (she will be the primarily caregiver while I'm back at work) a week before I started work so that it would be easier for me to be apart from Aidan.

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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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