One whole month this little guy has here!
He’s pretty much turned our world upside down in the greatest of ways. Other than the lack of sleep. Our world would be even greater with a little more sleep 🙂
Although, considering Jake sleeps a solid 3 to 4 hours at a time already, I can’t really complain.
Here are a few of the things making our life a little easier though 🙂
MobyWrap – Jake is such a mama’s boy already. Loves to fall asleep on my chest and somehow knows the exact second that I lay him in the pack’n’play, no matter how deeply asleep he is. So the Moby has been a lifesaver around the house, giving me back both my arms so I can do important things like make myself a sandwich. It’s also great for going grocery shopping or out in public. Keeps him close to me where other people can’t touch him, and I don’t have to lug him around in the car seat.
Aveeno Baby Calming Lavender Lotion – Babies’ skin loses moisture twice as fast as adults, so keeping Jake’s skin moisturized is part of our daily routine. We started out using Johnson’s baby lotion…which worked great on Jake. But…made me break out in hives for some reason. Gentle enough for baby but wrecking havoc on me. So we switched to Aveeno which has been gentle for both of us.
Graco Snugrider Elite – We bought one of those all-in-one travel strollers and quickly returned it after receiving this baby from one of my relatives. The travel stroller weighed a cool 40 lbs. This is lightweight enough for me to lift with one arm and easily folds/unfolds. It’s great for quickly running into to Target to grab more diapers…and works with our car seat seamlessly. It’s already got quite a few miles on it from walking the dog as well.
Pampers Natural Clean Wipes/Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers – I wish, wish, wish that we could have gone the cloth diapers route. But with Jake heading to daycare in eight short weeks (wah), it just wasn’t an option. Jake seemed to be pretty comfy in the Pampers he was rocking in the hospital. So we just kept with them. So far they’re working great – not irritating to his skin and are holding together well (only one leak so far…and believe me, NO DIAPER was going to hold that poop in). Plus they have a stripe that changes colors when they’re wet. A detail that greatly helps out that 2am sleep-deprived mind. And the natural clean wipes are fragrance free, hypo-allergenic and affordable.
Nook – Holy cow do you spend an insane amount of time sitting around when you’re breastfeeding. Like, half your day. TV tends to make me sleepy so my nook has been a lifesaver. Along with mindless reads like ‘Shopaholic’ to hold my interest at 2am.
Carter’s newborn onesies with mittens – Yeah, you can’t swaddle this kid. He’s an escape artist. Who insists on having his hands by his face at all times. Where they can scratch his skin and poke his eyeballs. These mittened onesies keep his arms warm at night and his fingers under control.
Bath Luve towel – The first bath resulted in Adam holding his finger in Jake’s mouth to keep him from screaming so much. The rest have been relatively drama free thank goodness. Jake is starting to tolerate baths and most of that is due to the bath luve towel that keeps him warmPAGECHECK