Biggest Surprise: Everything Takes Three Times Longer
I keep thinking that I have added enough extra time to get everything done before I walk out the door, but I still am running late to almost everything lol. Even this blog post is taking longer than normal. It seems like there is always something unexpected that throws us off – an extra diaper change or more feeding time or an outfit change (or maybe some extra snuggles).
Biggest Challenge: Homework
I have gotten the going to class part figured out now, but I still haven’t figured out how to effectively do homework one-handed. The good news is she is making me much more efficient. No time for perfectionist tendencies when someone wants to eat every two hours.
Best Baby Care Item: Halo Sleepsack Swaddle
I mentioned how difficult sleeping was in a previous post – luckily she has finally started going down in the bassinet at night for a few hours. A big help with this has been these Sleepsacks. We have lots of swaddle blankets, but our little miss is squirmy and kept getting her arms out. These have velcro to make swaddling super simple, and it is strong enough to keep her arms in so she doesn’t wake herself up with the Moro reflex.
Best Mommy Care Item: Healthy Snacks
I thought that I was hungry all the time when I was pregnant, but that was before I knew what breastfeeding was like. Now I am really hungry all the time. And it can be challenging to eat one handed. It has been really helpful to have healthy snacks on hand that I can easily grab when I need a fix. If you are pregnant and trying to figure out how to prepare for after baby arrives, give some thought as to how you are going to feed yourself when it is just you and baby at home. I don’t want to do much more than open the fridge and grab something quick (and I love to cook normally). My current favorite snacks are fresh blueberries and blackberries and greens whey crisp protein bars.
Favorite Memory: Miss Personality
She has started to smile responsively now and is developing quite the little personality. I am having fun documenting it. I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves 🙂