There’s no doubt that I love being a Mom. Even on the most challenging days the love I feel for Buel trumps any frustrations. Even those I have with my post-baby body….
Now that I am three weeks postpartum, I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. Today I thought I would share some of my favorite things that I would recommend to friends and as a mental note for myself in the future.
One of my favorite (and most popular) posts of all time was when I shared how I successfully packed for our sixteen day European adventure in a carry on. It was a challenge, but since surviving that trip with just a carry on I’ve managed to become a “no checked bags” girl and have never looked back.
Packing for our hospital stay was a different story. I had no idea what I would need or what I would actually use, so I turned to Pinterest and my girlfriends to come up with my list. I ended up pairing down as much as possible, but as expected some things I did not use. …
While I know that you’re never really ready to have your first baby, when I got pregnant I knew that I wanted to be prepared when our baby arrived. I spent my forty weeks of pregnancy getting ready and by the end I couldn’t have felt more ready.
At both of my baby showers, I requested that our guests each write down their advice for Rich and me. I was so glad I did, because I got some great advice and it was so fun to hear all of the different perspectives.
Here are some of my favorites and the most common pieces of advice!
Over the past few weeks, everything was ready for baby and I had nothing left to prepare so I shifted my focus to food. Rich and I tend to get crabby when we’re tired and hungry, so I tried my best to prevent at least one of these things from happening since I know we’ll be exhausted!
The older and older I get, the more I realize how much I hit the jackpot when it comes to my family and friends. Sunday was one of those days that reminded me of this fact as I looked around the room at our second baby shower in Michigan.
Yesterday I had my first baby shower! It was a fabulous afternoon and I left feeling so, so loved.
When I found out I was expecting, I immediately started to worry about what I would wear when I finally “popped.” Lucky for me, I had been wanting to attempt a true capsule wardrobe. Building out my maternity wardrobe gave me the perfect opportunity to try it out.