So today is two weeks since Caleb was born and I am already wanting to share some favorite newborn items for soon to be and future moms. It is crazy we are two weeks into this journey of being his parents and in some ways it feels longer because I can't imagine life without him but then it feels short too. I still catch myself with a knot in my throat of how much I love him, like there is a physical oh I love him so much and that knot in my throat travel southward to the pit of my stomach on the thought of how could I NOT live without him. Life will clearly never be the same.
Anyways enough of my sappiness, time to focus on what I consider my must haves for a newborn.
First, clothes that have zippers especially for those diaper changes during the 3am feedings. Snaps are a pain in the butt during those times believe me. Zippers are easy. I am tempted to buy outfits with only zippers to be honest, they are that convenient.
My second must-have is a baby carrier, I bought the JJ Cole Agility carrier because I felt it would support Caleb's head and neck and it wouldn't flop around. When he gets older, I will buy the Ergo but for now, Caleb is close to me in the carrier and I don't have to worry about his neck flopping around.
The third is the City Mini stroller, I love love this stroller. It moves so easily, it is easy to open and close, it isn't super heavy. I love walking Caleb in the stroller. He is sitting in a car seat that sits on an attachment to the stroller but it still pushes so easily.
Lastly, a video monitor is my newborn must-have. The first night home from the hospital was rough because he was in his crib in his room and we were in our bedroom. The restlessness was from not knowing how he was doing without having to look in on his every 5 minutes if I wanted to. The next day we purchased the monitor and I have felt at ease every since. p.s. we felt it was best for our family that Caleb sleep in his crib from night one plus we don't have a lot of room in our bedroom for him to sleep in a bassinet or pack n play. If you disagree with our decision, please keep your opinions to yourself :-)
There you go, 2 weeks in and some of my must-haves as a new mom.
Anyone want to share their must-haves for new moms?
p.s. tomorrow I will be sharing Caleb's nursery