Today ‘s New Baby advice is from Megan from Honey We’re Home! Megan has such an effortless way with making a house a home. Her site is filled with recipes, DIYs, and awesome organization tips that you’ve probably seen all over Pinterest. Her site is well-loved by many and we’re happy to have her advice today! Jenna also guest posted this awesome before/after post about her weight loss after having Jude, don’t miss it!
“Although my son is almost 4 now, remembering him as a baby is still so sweet. Having a baby is the best thing in the whole world. I especially loved watching him grow and taking a monthly photos with his little stuffed giraffe, a gift we bought for him before he was even conceived!
One thing I will never forget about James as a baby happened during one of my first “outings” with him and my mother-in-law. He was just a few months old and we ventured to Starbucks and to do some shopping with our new stroller – the kind where the car seat fit into it. We had a great time strolling around, but when we went to get back into the car, we could not get the car seat out of the stroller. It would not budge. We even had the parking lot security guard try and help us, to no avail. We stood in the parking lot for at least 45 minutes trying to figure it out. I was getting stressed because we had no other options for rides home, it was getting late, the baby needed to eat, etc. . . so we had to leave the stroller and car seat with the security guard (it wouldn’t fit in the trunk) and my MIL had to hold my son while I drove home very cautiously! Later, my husband took his SUV to get the stroller and we figured out how to unattach the car seat. Thank God it worked out okay!
1. What is one thing you would go back to tell your new-mom self?
You will love each stage even more than the stage before. It just gets better and better! And when they start talking and communicating with you . . .forget it!
2. Was there anything surprising or shockingthat happened that no one warned you about?
I was so nervous about breast-feeding and would it be easy or difficult and would I know how to do it, but the truth is, my son just knew how. He showed me! It was such a relief!
3. Do you have a bedtime routine?
We used to rock in the rocking chair and read or sing songs until my son transitioned to a big-boy bed at age three and then the rocker didn’t fit anymore. We still read and sing songs, but now it’s in his bed together.”
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