Putting my big girl pants on 👖—9-week-old-baby

We’re not ones to brag—but you made a human with your body, gave birth and kept her alive for two straight months? You’re kind of a big deal. ? Motherhood gives you superpowers—supersonic hearing, efficiency at work, the ability to change a diaper in the dark, and a depth of love you’ve never known. What you do with those newfound powers? Well, that’s entirely up to you.



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? Baby this week: You’ll start to soon see the beginning of hand-eye coordination. Try this: Promote coordination—Help your tot gently stroke a household pet, dangle a textured, crinkly toy for those little hands to swat, or lay baby on an activity gym and let her reach for overhead toys.

When I was expecting my first child, I wanted to know everything that could possibly be in store for his first year.

I quizzed my own mom and the friends who ventured into motherhood before I did. I absorbed parenting books and articles like a sponge. I signed up for classes on childbirth, breastfeeding and even baby-led weaning. My philosophy? The more I knew, the better.

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