If there is ever a moment when the cameras come out in full-force, it’s when your baby makes the big debut.
Of course, as the mother, it’s not necessarily the most photogenic moment of your life.
But since so many photos are taken in that first day or two, I think it’s usually worth making at least a little effort to look halfway decent so you don’t want to burn every photo from your baby’s first moments on earth.
Here are five tips I’ve picked up over my last two deliveries and that I’m planning on using when my third baby is born next month:
When I was expecting my second baby, I had all those fears that a second-time mom has. Will I love this baby as much? How will I handle two children? Have I ruined everything by getting pregnant again?
Now that I’m close to having my third baby, I’ve noticed that I’m much less stressed about adding a new member to our family, even though my husband and I will now be outnumbered by tiny munchkins.
Here are three reasons why:
Last week, a few days before my younger daughter turned two, we flew back from London after spending a semester there for my husband’s MBA program.
Of course, the 14-hour flight was only the beginning. Once we were back in the States, then it was time to deal with jet lag as we worked with an 8-hour time difference.
If holiday travel is in your plans, here are a couple of tricks for making the transition a little easier:
It can be fun to have all the children in your family have names that go together in some way. Over the years, I’ve seen lots of families choose names for their children that go together in some way. Some themes are subtle, while others are more obvious. Would you do it?