We are 5 weeks into being parents and I still can’t really swaddle my little boy with a blanket. I mean, I technically can but it’s not the same as the SwaddleMe blankets my mom got us. They have Velcro pieces on them so that 1) you know where each fold should lay and 2) you can get a nice tight swaddle! It makes swaddling so much easy and since you don’t have as much extra material to work with it’s faster – which makes for a happy momma at 2 in the morning when I have to reswaddle him after a diaper change.
White noise machine
We received a white noise machine from my aunt about two weeks ago and it’s been a game changer! Now I believe that you should take your kids places that our loud so that they learn to sleep through noise but at night, when I want him to sleep for longer periods of time, this little machine is on full blast. You would think that by making noise it wouldn’t help him sleep but it totally does. It basically knocks out any other sound and helps him figure out his night routine.
This is one of those products that you’re probably all thinking, “Well of course you need bibs!” but for a newborn who doesn’t eat solid foods yet I thought these were pointless. Seriously every time I got one I thought to myself, “What am I supposed to do with these until he needs them??” Let me tell you all something – my child is a messy eater. Like bad. I swear he eats like he has never been fed in his life – he can’t seem to eat fast enough! This makes for a very sloppy but cute face/neck covered in milk and one very wet outfit. Well guess what? If you put a bib on your baby before you feed him it will solve all your problems! And yes, they do make bibs in newborn size – who knew? This basic necessity has made my life so much easier as he learns to eat and I can’t believe I went almost three weeks without using them. #lessonlearned
This is huge for every new mom whether it’s your first or fifth kid. Having a new born is tough and a lot of work. They take over your world in the best ways possible but also challenge you like you never imagined. They basically run your world and there are times where you feel very alone. Bringing a meal over, watching the baby so mom can get a small nap in, or just spending time with someone goes a long ways. My husband has been amazing at supporting me and keeping me sane. Since he can’t help out at night he really steps up during the day when he can. He cleans, makes sure I eat, and takes over baby duty so I can shower or get whatever else I need done. Plus he is still his weird goofy self which I love because not only do I get some good laughs in every day but I can tell that he is trying to keep our relationship the same as it was before baby came.
I was really worried that we would be so consumed by taking care of a baby that we wouldn’t make time for each other. Our relationship isn’t exactly the same as it was but we both try every day to keep one another in the back of our minds. Every night Dakota asks me what he can do to help me and that simple question, even if I don’t need anything, means so much! I’m one lucky girl and am grateful every day for my little familyj No matter what challenges come our way we can manage it all!
When you have a newborn you have to keep track of everything. Their poops, their pees, how often they eat, how long they ate, nap time, etc. And let me tell you something you don’t hear about being a new mom – you lose your phone and you lose it often. Or if you are one of the amazing women that don’t lose your every 30 minutes you have no desire to look at your texts and emails or be on social media. Without your phone it’s hard to keep track of all these important things! That’s why I’m so grateful for my JORD wood watch. It never leaves my arm and I can easily keep track of our new schedule.
It may be too soon to say but I think I can get used to wearing watches and bracelets now. It’s been really nice having a watch so that I can keep track of my baby’s schedule (sleep training is hard!) while running around like crazy every day. Plus I love the style adds a classic and modern look to my worn out mom look! Something so simple can go a long way.
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