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How to Take the Perfect Picture of Your Baby

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This title is rather misleading. I have no idea how to take the perfect picture of my baby in spite of many, many tries. My goal today was to get a festive Christmas picture of Joey to send out with our holiday cards. I stocked up on decorations at the dollar store, laid down fake snow, and stuck a Santa hat on my naked baby- a perfect recipe for success right? Yea, not so much. My biggest problem is my super active, super curious baby. He sits still for about 1 second and then he’s off (I think he was a bit scared of the garland though, which helped him stay in place just a little bit longer).

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Things I swore I would never do

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I don’t know about you, but before I had a baby, there were certain things I thought were ridiculous and swore I would never do. One of which was to listen to “baby” music, especially in the car. I would tell everyone that we would just play the music we liked and I was sure my future baby would enjoy that music as well. And that would be that.

Fast forward to the first car ride with my son. Even on the ride home from the hospital it was evident Joey was not a fan of the car seat or the car. Every time we hit a red light and had to stop, he’d scream. From that day on, no matter what we tried, he screams in the car. He could be in the best mood, but put him in the car and start driving, and he starts screaming. And it’s not intermittent- he screams the entire duration of the ride, non-stop. It’s not just a little bit of crying either –it’s full fledged hysteria. Bright red face, tears flowing, hyperventilating- you name it. Let’s just say driving with Joey is an experience unlike any other 😉

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Food Fights

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Before having a baby, feeding a baby seemed like a pretty simple task. Give him milk until 4-6 months, and then start solids. No big deal, right? Except that from the moment your baby is born, your life revolves around food, his eating schedule, if he ate enough, and the list goes on. I never expected the anxiety I felt that comes along with making sure your baby is fed correctly. And again, I do this for a living. Although I typically work with older children, I do have experience with infant feeding, so I should know this stuff. Many times I embarrassed to even ask my son’s pediatrician some basic nutrition questions, because I should (and probably do) know the answers. But when it’s your kid, it’s different. Your mind goes blank (or I’ve just lost too many brain cells from lack of sleep), but you need that reassurance that you’re doing it right.

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Adventures in Joeyhood

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Welcome to “Mommyhood Bites” and thank you for joining me. I am thrilled to make this first post on what I like to call my “hybrid blog”- one part mommy blog, one part food and nutrition, and some random thoughts thrown in. If you are confused by the name, I don’t think mommyhood actually bites in a bad sense (well sometimes, but not really), but instead I hope to share “bites” of wisdom, mistakes, funny stories, and any anything else I think you would enjoy and relate to. I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I enjoy putting it together and I look forward to your comments, advice, and words of wisdom.

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