Things that made me nervous as a new mom and why they don’t make me nervous anymore. So much has changed in four years. As a new mom I was nervous, I second-guessed myself, I had little confidence in my decisions and most of the time I felt like I was asking all of my mom friends for advice & help. The third time around it is a whole new ballgame. I want to encourage you new mamas. You new dads. It gets so much easier! As time goes on you will settle into this new role. You will be confident that you are the mama and you know what is best for your child.
You will get in your groove & you will soar!
I have swaddled all of my babies and even invented & perfected the double swaddle. My babies all wanted to be swaddled long after their little friends grew out of it and I was great with that. By baby number three I know what blankets are my favorite! Michelle also did a great post of all of the Disney Baby Swaddle Blankets available here! Here are a few of mine and Apple’s favorite swaddles!
Traveling with a baby is a lot different than the pre-baby days. This time us parents have to think about nap schedules, places to feed the baby, refrigerators for stored milk and baby food, plugs for breast pumps or formula storage and quiet spots for the pack n play.
After having three little ones, I have compiled a list of my favorite spots to take a baby. Some simple & some more extravagant. Enjoy!
With two girls in the house I have a big soft spot for squishy babies, frilly swimsuits and spring break! Here in Texas the hot summer sun is already out and my kiddos are ready to bring out the sprinklers, water table and fountains! As a first time mom, I was a bit overwhelmed with all the options but now after having my second girl, I know what I like! Amy also did a fabulous Disney swim post of all the incredible options on Disney Baby right now!
Grab a towel and journey with me through a few of my favorite swimsuits for your little lady!
From the moment my third baby came home, she has been absolutely amazing and easy-going. She has made the transition to a family of five incredibly ideal. I remember with my first, Aiden, he needed to be swaddled, sang to, rocked and fed to go to sleep at all times. Looking back it might have been actually more me than him. I was worried and stressed and always second guessing myself as a new mama. I think that rubbed off on him.
But now, with number three, I am more relaxed and in turn it has made baby number three, Apple, incredibly relaxed. This sweet child will fall asleep anywhere. She rolls with the flow and accepts the chaos happily. She’s a total sweetheart.