Sunday, April 25, 2021

Zion Benjamin | 3 Month Update

3 Months with you. 

It’s been 3 months and one week since you arrived and changed my life for the better forever. 3 months of being a mom and figuring out exactly what that means to you. It’s been the best 3 months of my life thus far. I can’t remember a time better. You are now smiling and cooing at me, playing and attempting to watch TV. My new hobbies include holding your hand while you sleep and sniffing your sweet little baby toes 🥰 As I gear up to go back to work on Monday I wanted to sit here and compile my thoughts of the last 3 months. These moments go by far too fast and I’m afraid I’ll forget the details. Mom’s, tell me I'm not the only one that memory has gone to mush since having her baby. 

You are currently 10lbs, 13oz and fitting into 0-3 months clothing. Starting off at 4lbs 9 oz you are catching up nicely. You currently are bottle fed a mix of breast milk and formula. Mommy is working real hard pumping enough milk for you between that and the formula your doctor wants you on so you are growing like a weed. I would have laughed before if someone told me I would feel this much PRIDE from pumping 4 ounces of milk.  Pumping is a WHOLE full time job and easily the hardest yet most rewarding part of this journey but I love it nonetheless. I was super sad when breastfeeding didn’t work out for us but after spending 12 days in the NICU you were just too used to the bottle and didn’t want to work as hard for the boob juice, I get it. You’re a smart baby and know those calories will be better saved and stored. You still get all your snuggles and let mommy get all the kisses she wants, thank you for that, I know one day you want like them as much. 

Your favorite toy is certainly your Wubbanub and your hands lately. You have suckers in every color yet you prefer the wubbanub hands down. It makes me smile to know that. Everyday I learn more and more about you and consider it a privilege to grow with you. You have started to drool and I swear it’s the cutest thing ever. I stare at you constantly still in awe that you are all mine. The way you stare back at me makes me feel you are thinking the same about me. 🥰🥰 but who knows all I know is it melts my heart.

The statement “I can’t imagine my life before kids” never quite resonated with me before. Sure everything changes when you have a child but that becomes so clear when you hold your little human in your arms. I love him so much it hurts and can’t imagine life any other way. 

Here are pictures from his Newborn shoot that I just can’t get over. 😩😩 We took these after my little guy was released from the NICU and cleared by his doctor. This shoot was originally supposed to be my maternity shoot by the super talented Nafa of Judah Avenue but Zion couldn’t wait to join the party so we made it a Newborn shoot instead. My experience with them was great and certainly recommend them if your in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. 



  1. Pumping is definitely a full time job! I'm in love with these pics! Zion is such a cutie!!

  2. Great post! Very interesting to read. I would like to read some more updates from you. Thanks for sharing your post.

  3. Awesome post. I like your all post. Thanks for sharing with us.


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