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. …
When we left off on part one of baby Buel’s birth story, we had just left the labor and delivery floor of the hospital to be transported one floor below for recovery. It was amazing how after having almost a dozen people in the delivery room, Rich and I were left with one nurse and a baby as we rolled our bags and Buel in his bassinet to our recovery room.
It’s officially been one week today that baby Buel was born. This past week was one of the longest, most precious weeks of my life and looking back at pictures I can’t believe that he has already grown so much.
Now that it’s been a week and I have a sleeping baby by my side, I am ready to share my birth story. In short, my labor story was a great reminder that life has its own plan, but in the end things work out as they should.
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.