|Some pictures from a birthday party we went to today!|
1) The Moby Wrap. Even if I weren't a "baby wearer" I would call this a necessity. Wraps really help a baby transition from womb to world and it helps your transition to parenthood as well! Hands free snuggling helps you feel productive and like your old self all while giving your newborn the cuddles he/she needs.
|3 weeks old, snuggled close to Mommy's heart just like before!|
3) Swaddle Me's - When swaddled in these guys, Ayden could not wiggle out. They were perfect for sleepy middle of the night swaddling (though David may disagree due to the loud Velcro) and also were our saving grace when we needed to resort to the 5 S's.
|1 month old|
5) Bouncy Seat: We liked having a light weight, safe place to put Ayden down that we could move around the house with ease. We used the Baby Trend monkey bouncer and had no complaints.
|1 month old|
|10 days old|
|1 day old, lounging on the Boppy in the hospital|
|Even boys can wear gowns!|
1 month old
Daddy Bonus: Special Song. This is David's advice to all of our pregnant friends and with good reason. Our wedding song has helped calm Ayden or put him to sleep since day one and still works today. We played it for him almost daily starting when I was 14 or 15 weeks pregnant and it really is magical. I suppose when you hear something that much when your brain is actually forming, you are just wired to be comforted by it. It has been a life saver so many times and even when we play it when he's awake and playing he smiles and just listens. He really loves it.
Okay so I know those post was about 10 months overdue but there you have it. I really enjoyed looking back through all of my old posts from the first month to get pictures so perhaps it was actually good to wait this long! I am hoping this may help some new parents out there and now we'll have something to refer back to next time around. What were your newborn must haves? Same? Different? Please share in the comments!