Taking in a New Foster Baby and Learning How to Care for an African American Baby’s Hair
The phone rang while I was waiting to get my daughter’s birth certificate straightened out. There had been an error when her birth certificate was filed originally at the time of her adoption. We never received a copy of the certificate but needed it to be able to obtain a passport for my daughter to go out of country with us. I was laughing because it was an error on DSS’ part and we were a little perturbed with having to go back to Raleigh for a second time to try fixing the problem. So, while standing in line at the Vital Records office, I look down to see it is a call coming in from DSS. I joked with the employee at the vital records office saying, “They probably have another child for us to take in.”
A baby’s first Christmas can be one of the sweetest memories. Even though they are sweet memories for the parent, the baby sure won’t remember his or her very first Christmas. That is why buying a bunch of toys isn’t necessary. Instead of buying a bunch of “stuff”, consider buying useful items that your baby will need in the upcoming year.
Helping Your Baby Reach Their Developmental Milestones
Around the age of four months, babies begin to reach for and grasp objects. This occurs when the baby’s eyes begin to focus and work together to gain depth perception. This is the age where you need to beware of broken necklaces and earrings being ripped from the ear. They WILL grasp at anything and everything they have in reach.
Preparing for a Newborn Photo Session
One little secret that most people don’t know about me… I was a photographer for about eight years. I still enjoy taking photos but I no longer do it as a job. Newborn photography was one of my favorite parts of photography yet it was also one of my least favorites at the same time. Hold tight and let me explain. I am about to give you the scoop on some tips you need to know before you even have your baby. You can thank me later when you are holding priceless photos of your newborn! 🙂