Ever since I can remember I loved being in hospitals, the action, the noises, the people in blue scrubs. Call me nuts but I’ve always found hospitals quite exciting,working in hospitals has been rewarding and fun…but I’d never actually been a patient in a hospital until I’d had my daughter.
I vividly remember being in the hospital right after delivery
With Bridget’s 1st year now in my rear view I’ve been able to sit back and think about what I learned that first year. Some where surprising even to me!
47 Things I’ve Learned About Being a New Mom
No matter how many books you’ve read or parenting classes you’ve attended nothing will prepare you for parenthood
You will worry a lot, here’s how I’ve learned how to handle the anxiety
The mood you’re in totally affects your baby, try learning how to cope with stress, anger, anxiety
We celebrated Bridget’s first birthday in June and it was such a great time! I initially didn’t want to do anything major for her because she wouldn’t remember it and it seemed silly to spend so much money….however, last minute I decided to ask my mom for help. I wanted a low key BBQ to celebrate, but I should’ve known that nothing with my mom is ever low key, it’s just not her style.
My mom cooked up a storm, we had a few family and friends come over to celebrate and Bridget (and me) were surprised with a pineapple piñata! Bridget really enjoyed smacking the heck out of it, it’s definitely a tradition that we will continue.
If you’re my friend and pregnant (or will be soon) I’m sorry in advance to ruin the surprise because I’m going to tell you exactly what you’ll be getting from me.
I generally don’t advise straying from a registry because people tend to put the things they need on them, however, first time moms (and I say this with full confidence because I registered for a variety of unnecessary items) tend to not know what in the heck they really NEED.
I was gifted our Leachco Podster and in all honesty I thought I wouldn’t use it but it ended up being a Godsend.
for her, this is only her second cold, which for an almost 1 year old is pretty dang good! She’s got my great immune system . Read here for more tips on effective cold remedies.
She woke up yesterday congested and with lots of snot coming out of her little nose.
When I got home from work I noticed that her ear had some brown drainage, I’m lucky enough that I can reach out to my nurse friends when I have any medical questions.
With Bridget’s 1st birthday a few weeks away I’ve been thinking at how fast time just swept by me. I came across a quote a while back and it stuck with me. “Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore” Yesterday, at my dad’s birthday BBQ Bridget was so cuddly and…
The first thing people say when they set their eyes on baby B is “look at all that hair!” closely followed by “and those cheeks!”
I love everything about her, how could I not, I’m her mother after all. But I have to confess that doing her hair daily is not a task that I typically look forward to.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the momma’s out there, old, new and soon to be. I think Mother’s Day and my daughters birthday will be my two new favorite holidays. I earned both of them of them afterall. I have a fun wine tasting picnic planned for today and can’t wait for it. We…
She really wasn’t upset about the hair cut, more upset that I’d woken her from her nap See! Happy baby! I forgot to get an after pic while we were at the salon, but she does love having the bangs out of her face Let me preface this by saying this is not Bridget’s first…
The last few days my little girl has been in a grumpy mood. I’m so used to seeing her smile and giggling first thing in the morning, that seeing her in a bad mood the last few days makes me sad. It could be related to teething, or maybe just like the rest of us,…