When I was preparing for my darling little girl, I was so confident she would not get nappy rash. I did everything to find information on the subject including watching people wipe their children for tips on YouTube. So much so that I didn’t even buy any nappy rash cream.
My newborn’s first 5 weeks of life were pretty crazy and nothing like I really imagined. Granted I knew my days of uninterrupted sleep were over, but there were a few other things that I didn’t anticipate. So without further adieu, here are 5 facts I’ve learned over my baby’s first 5 weeks of life:
First, I must apologize for my absence. I’m still adjusting to life as a new mum these days and most of my time is now spent breastfeeding, napping, and changing nappies. The small free time I have, I’m cleaning and/or running small errands which I’m guessing is pretty much the norm for new mums.
My year ended with some crazy new changes and now it’s time for me to reevaluate myself and see what resolutions I can achieve for next year. As this is a pregnancy blog, I’ll try my best to focus primarily on mommy related goals. So, let’s begin.
When we started this journey, I had every intention of having my baby sleep in her own crib (the Snuzpod) next to our bed, but unfortunately she’s spending little time in her crib and more time cosleeping next to us.
I was always so worried about co-sleeping due to both SIDS and the chance of smothering my child accidentally as I tend to move a lot in my sleep, however, at the moment our little girl only seems to fall asleep next to mommy and somehow I’ve just fallen straight into it. Where before I’d roll around the bed, I’m completely static now with one arm around Ali and the bedside crib right next to us with the mesh covering folded down.
Sleep is a very sought after currency in our household with a newborn. Whenever you can sneak a nap in, you attempt to do it. Sometimes the baby wakes up, sometimes she doesn’t. It’s very difficult to manage especially when you have things you need to get done around the house on top of taking care of the little one. I’ve put together a list of tips I’m currently following in order to ensure you don’t lose out on sleep.
Upon my daughter completing her second week in the world, I’ve come to know a certain baby phrase quite well and have also come to despise it with a fiery passion of a thousand suns… Cluster Feeding.
The time has come; I am now ready to present to the world my little girl Alessandra. She was born 6lbs 11oz at 5:49am. I was in labour for 9 hours with the second part of labour taking only 14 minutes. I had a waterbirth and the only “drug” I used was gas and air which was INCREDIBLE. So now that I’ve read you the sparknotes version, here is the full story.
- I’ve had my show!
- Soreness in my pelvic region
- I’m back to cereal for some reason. Honey Nut Cheerios are <3
Alright ladies and gents, the day has come. It’s my due date and my hospital bag is for the most part packed! So in honor of the occasion, I decided I’d share with you all the contents of my hospital bag and a few of the things I’ll be grabbing when we’re just about to leave.
- INDIGESTION… PLEASE DEAR LORD GET OUT OF MY RIBS! ;3;
- … Ice cream.
It’s the final countdown. Well… maybe. If I’m not late. But yes, one week until the baby’s due date and I’ve gotten my nursing covers! I’m still walking, still moving, still working at home. I feel just as I did a few weeks ago and the baby is still snugged tightly in what feels like my rib cage. My midwife has informed me that her head is apparently pretty far down and that she’s a pretty long baby… so I fear my dreams of having her magically dropping down one day to relieve me of my indigestion for a few days have been tarnished somewhat.
- Still have the burning at the top of my bump
- Indigestion goodness
- Pretty emotional
- Nothing really at the moment
Stretchmarks are often feared as the sort of boogeymen of pregnancy. They’re often associated with weight gain in pregnancy and, unfortunately, are notoriously hard to get rid of post pregnancy.