What's Happening with Your Baby
Around this time, your baby may enjoy the "game" of being pulled into a sitting position. This gives him a whole new perspective on his world. Give him opportunities to experiment with this new view by propping him up firmly with pillows on the floor, in his high chair or in his stroller. (Make sure you stay with your little one at all times and fasten any safety restraints, as you never know when your baby might lunge forward.) Allowing your baby to practice sitting up for short periods of time will build the muscles necessary for him to sit by himself, which probably is still a few months off. Your little one may also recognize the breast or a bottle and may break into a toothless grin when it comes into his view.
Taking Care of Yourself
Feeling stressed from the daily pressures of parenthood? You are not alone. All new parents wish for a few moments to themselves. Encourage your partner and baby to spend some special time together while you retreat to a quiet place. Maybe you'd enjoy a long, warm soak in the tub. Take along your favorite book or magazine, light a scented candle, pour in a liberal amount of bubble bath and enjoy. You'll feel all your stress wash away in no time.