Around six months of age, I noticed Necalli eyeing my bowls and cups whenever I ate. He’d stare whenever I went into the kitchen, and he seemed to be breastfeeding more often. The former may have just been slight separation anxiety, but I got the hint that he was ready for baby food.
I can’t believe it’s already March. We just kinda slid into Chapter 3 of 2018, didn’t we? This month is going to be a busy one for me. Between doctor appointments for the baby and I, finishing our taxes (ugh), and day-to-day chores, I’m going to need to carve out some me time. That’s why I’ve chosen to do a 30 day yoga challenge.
If you are anything like me, you’ve probably spent hours watching YouTube videos about what moms-to-be packed in their hospital bags. You may have even taken notes and shopped their links for that super spacious duffel bag they used. After the fifteenth video, however, your list is probably a mile long and you’re no closer to understanding what you’ll really need and what you can do without. So before you watch another “What I Packed” video, I’d like to share with you what I wished I packed in my hospital bag. I think this will really help you make those final cuts when it comes time to pack.
I’m currently 13 weeks postpartum which means two things. First, my precious little boy is three months old! Watching him grow has been so interesting and so fulfilling all at once. (As I write this, he’s discovering that the hand he shoves in his mouth 24/7 is actually his.) Secondly, I feel as though I’ve experienced enough of “the postpartum experience” to give my two cents. Before we continue, my list is full of TMIs and the like, so if that kind of thing grosses you out or makes you feel uncomfortable, stop reading now. If you’ve got on your big girl panties, I invite you to continue on.
As a first-time mom, the thought of giving birth scared the crap out of me. What scared me most wasn’t the pain, oddly enough. It was not knowing how anything would go that shook this millennial to her core. So, for the benefit of other young first-time moms, I’m going to share some things I found out only after I’d gone into labor. Now, some of these things may seem obvious, but I’m willingly to bet that some of my points will make you say “huh…I hadn’t really thought about that, but it makes sense.” Stay with me.