Things I wish I had known as a first time mom
Hey y’all! Jess here. I became a mother December 2017 and it rocked my world.
I had read all the books and articles but I was still not prepared!
Motherhood is a whole new ball game and it is okay to be confused so I came up with 5 things I wish I had known prior to becoming a first time mom.
Breastfeeding Past One AKA Extended Breastfeeding
Hey y’all! It’s Jess again and I’m here to talk about something near and dear to my heart: breastfeeding.
Let’s clear up one thing
Breastfeeding has come a long way. It isn’t just baby to breast anymore. I’m talking about anyone who feeds their baby human milk whether it be via donor milk, pumping, or nursing.
As soon as my daughter turned 1, everyone had an opinion about getting her off the breast. My favorites were “she doesn’t get anything from your milk anymore,” “she doesn’t need it,” “she’s too old for it now.”
My daughter still breastfeeds on demand. Wakes up about 3-8 times (it varies greatly night to night) to nurse and I am comfortable with that. We have no plans of stopping anytime soon.
Why do people always seem to have an opinion on feeding children?
When Babies Get Sick: How to Survive with your Sanity Intact!
Hello everyone! Ariel here. You know, as a new parent, one of the scariest things I could imagine was having to figure out how to take care of my newborn daughter if she got sick.
She was born in November, which is during flu season, and I was TERRIFIED. I did everything I could to avoid her getting the flu. And I was lucky, until these past couple of weeks. She got extremely sick for the first time and I got my first taste of taking care of a very ill baby.
I genuinely hope that none of you are as unlucky as my daughter and I have been, but if you are, here are the biggest tips I have learned about surviving flu season with a baby.
Hey y’all! Jess again! Let’s talk about consent. I’ll explain more on this with a story.
With cooler weather come the dreaded germs that all moms fear. You know what I’m talking about. This is the time when you get extra paranoid about anyone coming near your baby!
I don’t blame you. I am the exact same. My daughter was born in December at the height of the flu season last year and I was terrified.
From the very beginning, I was adamant about everyone washing their hands and using hand sanitizer before touching my precious tiny baby.
As time has passed and my daughter has grown, I have become a little less stressed about germs (which led to her getting hand, foot, and mouth. Can you say annoying?).
I saw a meme a few days ago that reminded me of how difficult it is to parent when there are so many fears- including germs.
My daughter is almost 11 months. Last week, there was a small but meaningful incident that once again reassured me I should always stand up for what I believe!
Let me tell you a story.