3 Months. My baby is 3 months old. I can’t wrap my brain around it. It’s been just enough time to where I still remember life before her arrival; yet, can’t imagine life without her. It’s the beginning of my favorite month so far. She’s no longer a newborn and it’s very noticeable. We’ve adjusted, and life together makes sense. I’m enjoying her more now than ever and thank God for this life every day. It’s also the end of my vacation with her and I am terribly sad (but I will do a post on being a working mama soon).
Today, I wanted to look back on the top 10 ‘life lessons’ I’ve learned since the day I became pregnant. Let’s begin:
- Ginger candy is spicy. It burned my tongue. In my opinion, the stuff was gross. When you’re already feeling nauseous and have a loss of appetite…this stuff doesn’t help!
- Don’t plan your baby moon during the first trimester. Traveling + eating out a lot just does not mix well at that point in time!
- Hospital bags should be packed with these other items I don’t see mentioned a lot: a pre-admission snack, slippers, camera, maternity leave paperwork.
- The healing time is rough ladies! For me, it was worse than the labor. Don’t be afraid to ask the nurses for a home-care kit. Stock up on the postpartum hygiene products (pads, spray bottles, stool softeners, icepacks, donut cushion, sitz bath, granny panties, pain relievers, etc.).
- Trust your “Mama Intuition”. If you fear something is concerning with your baby, speak up!
- Keep a hospital bag packed for home. You never know if you will need to rush the baby back in those first few months. Not trying to scare you, it’s just a harsh reality I want to mention.
- You can return for store credit/exchange sizes on diapers. They grow out of some sizes so quickly (I’m talking from week-to-week) & stay in others for some time. Callie is in size 2 now. If you can’t for any reason, save them for a diaper raffle at your next (before their expiration) baby shower or donate them to your local church nursery.
- Don’t neglect ‘tummy time’. It’s so important for your baby’s development. I notice such a difference in Callie if I forget to do it for a few days. Upon starting again, she’s so much more active!
- Even if you think you cleaned them well…check those rolls again! Callie isn’t even that chunky but milk still gets stuck and causes such a bad skin irritation.
- Enjoy every minute of it! Be patient, be strong, be grateful. You have just experienced one of God’s greatest blessings.
If you have any ‘life lessons’ you’d like to share, just comment below! I’d love to get others’ advice. As always, don’t forget to go follow me on all the other social media platforms for all things Live Laugh Lanier. Happy Sunday and have a great week,