Here are my postpartum must-haves aka my mommy favorites! These things are just for me & my body - products I use everyday & items that make me feel better! After having a baby it’s so important to remember to do things for yourself. Especially because it’s easier than ever to put yourself last. As much as my baby & husband & home are priorities, if I’m neglecting myself, we all suffer!
This is what my 9 month old baby eats in a day! All baby finger foods! We’ve mainly done baby led weaning (BLW) plus some store bought baby food from time to time. But lately she only wants to feed herself so BLW it is! I thought it might be interesting to share this since we’re in that in-between stage of eating solids but still getting bottles. Olive still eats 24 - 28 ounces of formula everyday. I also wanted to share what we've done to help with her constipation. Since she had been constipated for weeks she mainly eats high fiber foods & she gets a probiotic everyday. How has solids been going for you?
These are my confessions! Get ready for an honest mom rant & real talk about how life has been now that I have a baby! From breastfeeding woes to body changes, plus inedible things my baby has eaten (oops)! Being a mom is hard. And being a new mom I’ve definitely done & experienced some things I never would’ve imagined! Even though parenthood has been crazy, it’s also been crazy fun & downright hilarious at times! I wanted to share my first-time mom confessions because it makes me feel better to get it off my chest & hopefully it makes someone else feel better to know they’re not alone! We all have ups & downs, wins & fails, good days & bad days! But here’s to trying to lift others up, focusing on the wins, & drinking through the bad…JK!
This is our first photo together, the first time we met & the moment that made it all worth it. I had a 28 hour labor that went the exact opposite of what I’d hoped & ended with an emergency c-section. Pretty much all the fears I had about labor & delivery came true. & to be honest, even though c-sections are very common & sometimes preferred, I didn’t handle it well & still to this day I feel a little sad & scared when I think about it. Thankfully Olive was fine the entire time, with an unwavering heartbeat that was a telltale sign of the strong & brave spirit she is today! It’s 9 months later & even though I still cry when I remember this day, I would do it all again because it was truly one of the best days of my life. It was the day I became her mom. ❤️