There are many things to prepare for when welcoming a new baby into the world, and breastfeeding may not be the first aspect that a new mom thinks about. So let’s talk about breastfeeding and my 5 pieces of advice for new moms.
There is so much to think about when you are getting ready to welcome your newborn into the world. Here are 3 things I wish I knew!
TRIGGER WARNING: PREGNANCY LOSS This is my first podcast in French, and my first podcast where I discuss this very difficult subject; perinatal bereavement. This is the name for the experience of parents facing pregnancy loss. Thank you very much Hélène on @parentsclub_official for giving me the opportunity to open up and share my emotions a[...]
Let's talk about my 21 baby must-haves because it’s pregnancy #2. This time around, I’m getting minimal baby stuff that are my babymust-haves and are a little easier on the eye. I have to admit that some baby furniture, pillows, loungers and bouncers….made my eyes and head hurt. Please note this list doesn’t include playtime options -[...]
I didn't know anything about babies before I got pregnant. They are these interesting creatures full of mystery. They need us to be there for them and I've learned little things about babies that have kept me sane in my new mommy role. I figured I'd share them with you! SKIN-TO-SKIN The first thing that happens after a baby is born[...]
I was terrified to get to the point of having to feed Oliver more than milk! However, it turned out to be a really fun experience...Here's what I learned! It is recommended to feed food other than milk to your baby at 6 months. It is also recommended to start feeding your baby solids when you can see that they're ready! Oliver was starting to show som[...]
I practice daily patience with Oliver by always understanding him and being compassionate about what he is possibly going through. I think we forget to put ourselves in our babies' shoes; my dad always said, "Imagine what they're going through! Their first time at everything. The smells, the sounds, the touch...everything." If you really think about it[...]
Breastfeeding was my first choice as I did my research and decided it was the best fit for my baby and I. I imagined it being really simple and saving me some time on washing and sterilizing bottles. While that's true, it was a little more challenging than I expected. If you are reading this, maybe you are mommy-to be-, already a mommy, or just curiou[...]
There's a lot of baby products out there! Here's a list of the growing adorable companies that have stolen my heart. SPARKLING MAMA If you're pregnant and your morning sickness is as bad as mine was...........This is for you! I remember coming across Tami's product at the start of her company like "AH HA!" She was so kind and helpful. I was literal[...]
Here are a few items that I couldn't live without and I am so glad I purchased. Some are things that you can get with time, but not to overwhelm a new mom, here a few that were a must for me. THE BOPPY PILLOW OR DOCKATOT These are absolutely fantastic and an absolute must for me. If you want to put your baby down anywhere next to you, let's say on[...]
It was the most surreal feeling, bringing a baby home. Kyle and I and our doula Lacey left for the hospital on July 16th and we came back home with a little tiny human being. He was real. I could finally see his little face, toes and fingers. OUR HEARTS JUST EXPLODED INTO LITTLE PIECES. Oliver Kingsley 7/17/17 6lbs, 6oz 2:45pm I wrote a full[...]