Having a baby isn’t always rainbows and laughter but with plenty of sleep, good food and a supportive surrounding it is one of the most stimulating and rewarding things I’ve done in my life to this day. One of the beautiful things about children is that they aren’t jaded, anything can be fun and interesting… a sound, a funny face or even a spinning fan.
For me, engaging with my child is very important, to make him feel like a part of our dynamics rather than the thing that put us out of our loop of our previous lifestyle. He’s in the kitchen watching when I cook, sniffing ingredients and spices and laughing at me when I eat because apparently I make funny faces of enjoyment when I eat. When I go out for walks he’s in the carrier mostly and I interact, talk and cuddle with him most of the time. Ana reads to him and we listen to music together, or sit and just trade looks and weird sounds.
One thing I knew from the start was that I didn’t want his childhood to be filled with toys and material things. I wanted him to explore the world as it is, to find wonder and amazement in everyday magic rather than in colorful plastic. He’s three and a half months now and to this day he only has two toys. When he’s bored I stimulate him by talking to him or practice anything from tummy time and hand clapping to long walks and visual stimulation. Continue reading