-Breastfeeding is crazy. One day I got out of a hot shower and noticed I was letting down and had to go get back in the shower to clean myself off a second time.
-Here’s a tip for those of you who are expecting that I wish I had done: keep a spreadsheet of every gift you receive. I was diligent about thank you notes and wrote them promptly after receiving gifts. I finished all of my baby shower notes the night of the shower. I was determined not to get behind. But now that months have passed, my memory of who gave us each toy or outfit is fuzzy. I’d love to be able to say “Maze is enjoying his blocks” to the gift-giver, but especially since we received so many in one day, my mind is erased. I wish I’d kept up so I could give the givers updates!
-On the topic of thank you notes, these Rustic Wood cards are super cute and inexpensive per note as well. Notecards are pricy when you are writing them many at a time. I love the look of these!
-I’ve noticed that Maze sometimes has sparkles in his hair from my make-up rubbing off onto him. I wonder what he thinks about that. Similarly, whenever he spends quality time with his dad, he often comes back to me smelling faintly of cologne. (Just faintly on the top of his head – not doused in strong smells!)
-Stock up on these before you think you might need them:
Boogie Wipes. [Great product for wiping noses!]
Simply Saline [Which just missed our cold due to delayed shipping, but I hear is another must have for congested noses that many of you swear by]
Nose Frieda [Many of you recommended this to me, and my friend Jen gave me one as a gift. I was a bit horrified at the concept (you literally suck out your baby’s nose – but there is a filter barrier) but I agree, it works SO well. Maze hated it though ]
-My very very very favorite bath time product: Lavanila body wash! What I love most other than the delicious smell is that it’s foaming so you don’t have to work the soap into a lather first. This makes a great baby shower gift!
-I had a freak out moment at about 8 weeks when I realized we might not be stimulating M enough. So I bought him an activity mat. This one isn’t the cheapest, but I love its style. He loves to smile at the animals on top.
-I now love cutting M’s fingernails with the baby clippers. I do it when he’s nursing and concentrate very hard. I remember Sarah telling me that her husband Josh does theirs and he is a surgeon, so when I cut M’s, I pretend I’m performing a serious surgery. It’s kind of fun now! Only not fun part is having the clippings fall into my bra and having to shake them out later.