I figured I should write up my favorite items for new mama’s or one day mama’s while they are nice and fresh on my mind:)
Solly Baby Wrap
In all fairness I’ve never tried any other wrap, but I did talk to a bunch of friends and a whole internet of other moms to come to this decision to choose this one and I LOVE it. I am such a glutton for baby cuddles. I have no desire whatsoever to put him down. Ever. In fact I’ve got him on my chest right now. So this wrap is a life saver I love being able to get things done and play with Crush while still cuddling the little guy. The fabric is stretchy but still strong and secure and it’s also pretty cute:) I have the gray stripe but I’m wanting the hand dyed blue one too!
This was by far my best purchase I made with Christian. Whenever I go into a friends house and everyone has to whisper and tip toe around as to not wake the baby I rush out and get them one of these babies. They are a LIFE SAVER. (Baby WIll is still pretty young so sounds don’t wake him much but he loves the white noise, it’s really soothing without me having to SHHHHH for hours a day:)
My first nursing bra that I purchased was pretty tight and I really think it was a big part in my already getting Masitist (yeah…not so fun!) I just forgot that I get major Dolly Partons when my milk first comes in so I probably just got too small of a size. I got this one as well though and I really love it. I still feel like a lady – not just a milk maker – but with all the functionality that I need.
Holy Moly. If you ever pump you NEED this bra. With Christian I never got one and at one point I had to pump for a few weeks straight (Crush had a bad latch and I was bleeding and cracking – sorry tmi) anyway it was always a 4 handed job to keep hooked up to the pump while trying to take care of a baby (who was usually hungry) and for years afterI had pumping nightmares. This time around I’ve pumped a few times and used the bra and it was just a BREEZE. Night and day I tell ya!
Two words: Muffin Top. I’ve got one in every pair of everything I own right now EXCEPT….These beautiful, generous and kind leggings. When I saw the words “Ultra Wide Waistband” I threw these in my cart immediately. Well they have truly exceeded my expectations. Not only does that waistband smooth out the tummy area but the leggings are nice and structured to smooth out the rest as well and they aren’t a smidgen see through (which I like) and yet they are still really comfortable and not hot. Kind of like the unicorn of leggings. Plus they’re on sale! You can get em at Nordstrom or if you have Amazon Prime get them THERE. I bought the gray ones originally but once I found out how awesome they are I got the black and brown as well.
Aden + Anais Bamboo Swaddles
I saw these on a friends instagram and honestly bought them for their cuteness alone but once I used them I fell doubly in love. They are perfect for swaddling and oh so soft and warm. (be sure to get the bamboo ones, they are MUCH softer!
Usually when you’re changing a diaper you have one hand to get wipes with and you only need one wipe at a time. Aside from the Costco brand every other type I use takes two hands or I end up with 4 wipes or no wipes because I need two hands to get them out of the dang bag!
I chose this carseat because it has a high safety rating and is also VERY light and if you’ve ever carted around a carseat you know how important that is! I also like that even though he’s really teensy it still cradles him in well and is soft and cozy.
Mamaroo baby swing
Nick’s mom bought us this amazing swing and Billy definitely loves it as much as we do. I know it’s a pricey but it’s really awesome! The swing motion is so seamless and mesmerizing. Plus it has a bunch of different swing motions (since they usually get sick of one) and sounds (including white noise!) It’s pretty great.
I really prefer when I don’t have to use a cover because I really don’t think Will is big into them. He gets a little cranky and pulls away a bunch when he’s covered up and his little hair gets all sweaty and curly (which is cute but makes me feel bad!) and I’m usually just home most of the day, but there are still occasions when I need a cover and when that happens this is my favorite I’ve tried so far. It’s cute and discrete and I like that it covers my back a little too because my shirt sometimes comes up back there as well.
Happiest Hump Day to you all!