I wanted nothing more than to hold my newborn baby on my chest right after she was born. I wanted to touch her, kiss her, smell her, breastfeed her. . . Finally, three long hours after she was born I got my wish.
All little girls should own at least one tutu.
I spent hours on this site when my older daughter first started eating food and find myself back here again now that our seven month old baby is eating solids.
Ultimately, giving birth to a healthy baby is all that really matters whether it’s cold or hot, raining or snowing. But hearing over and over again that you are going to be miserable when you are pregnant in the heat is enough to make you miserable.
I used the deep breathing that I learned and practiced in yoga during labor extensively. Even if you plan to have an epidural, you may still experience pain during labor and the ability to breathe deeply during contractions will likely be invaluable to you.
I’ve spent a lot of time in search of the perfect shoes for my daughters and have learned a lot. I’ve also found some adorable shoes . . . I continue to be drawn to affordable, fun, fashionable styles made by small(ish) companies that are devoted to kids’ footwear.
If you are one of the many moms who do plan to bottle feed your baby, my advice is to be very patient and continue to try new bottles (and nipples) until you find one that your baby really likes.
If you are looking for a great way to give and receive gently used baby and child-related items, check out zwaggle. Why didn’t I think of this first?! Yet another reason to celebrate the wonderful world wide web.
Throwing a party? Don’t forget to check out etsy for unique treasures that are sure to make your event special.