I am in the thick of preparing for the arrival of our second daughter. This second time around, I can look back at how I prepared for our first and see what worked and what would have been helpful. Here are the things that I’m doing differently AND what I’m repeating as I prepare for baby number two.
I have a lot of feelings as we approach this new chapter as a family. I am so excited to meet your little sister and see you as a big sister, and I am sad that our time with you as the only one is coming to a close. am both grieving the inevitable absence of our one-on-one time, and also am so excited to see you in this new role of big sister.
As we approach my December baby’s first birthday and I look back on this season last year, I have some tips to share for other mamas expecting a baby around the holidays. And remember: holidays are for moms, too. Even (especially!) when you’re in such a raw emotional and physical state, you deserve to experience the magic in it all!
Baby gear can be intimidating; there are so many things, so many options, and so many people trying to sell you the latest and greatest. When I started my baby registry I found half of the internet telling me I needed so many things I’d have to take a second mortgage out on our house, while the other half of the internet told me that babies don’t need anything other than white onesies. Here are some things that I learned along the way that will hopefully help make your baby registry process a little bit easier.
successful breastfeeding. If you do have any difficulties nursing or pumping I always recommend first seeing an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), no matter how old your baby is or what stage you are in your nursing journey. And if you are in the market for some products to make the journey a little easier, here are some of my favorites, most of which I use everyday as a breastfeeding mom!
News flash: the babies born at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic are turning two! Their little lives have been marked with fear, stress, sadness . . . and, undeniably, also joy. In today’s episode, Meagan and Sarah are joined by seven moms from our team sharing about their remarkable babies and this historic time they’ve entered the world. You’ll hear different perspectives on how real moms have handled situations like introducing their babies to other people, venturing out into the world, and the little moments that made them think, “Wow, this is a pandemic baby!” Even if you didn’t have a baby in the past two years, you’re sure to appreciate this reflective episode – the first in a two-part series – as we honor the hard and celebrate the specialness of pandemic babies.