I want to do a shout out to the weight scale that my husband is using – the My Weigh XL-550 Talking Bathroom Scale. (Note for new readers, this is not a sponsored review. I simply appreciate a good product and like to share my opinions with the world!) So far it seems fairly accurate for a scale that handles large amounts of weight. I actually weigh in on two scales and use the average (they are always within 6 oz to 1 lb of each other).
Between feedings, fussy moments, breakfast, lunch, and household tasks, I quite literally spent almost all day at shutterfly.com! It is quite addicting, and I must admit it was a lot of fun! I had coupon codes for 10 free baby announcements, 50 free 4×6 prints and a free 11-oz photo mug. Of course I had to pay shipping, but $17.66 was a very small fee to pay for hours of entertainment! It is perpetually difficult for me to make up my mind, so I spent the bulk of my day designing 10 different announcements so we can see them in person. The website was super easy to use and I cannot wait to receive my finished products in the mail! Now to check out Tiny Prints…. Wow, after reading this I realize that it doesn’t take much to please me these days, though I am sure many moms who have stayed up half the night with a 7-week old will
Liam caught his first little cold – as any of you with kids in school know, those pesky germs are shared at school like wildfire and in turn, shared at home! Regardless, a 6-week old with the sniffles is no fun. He was fussy, we were grouchy…you get the picture. Enter my two favorite products to date – the Moby Wrap and the NoseFrida. As you can see from our soundly sleeping Liam, he also agrees! After I figured out the initially fairly complicated wrap, we tucked Liam inside and he dozed off peacefully while Mommy “wore him” for over two hours, meanwhile his little snores rivaled those of his Daddy 🙂 Best investment ever? I think so! Coming in at a close second – the revolutionary NoseFrida. You all have seen those blue plastic nose “suckers” aka aspirators, right? Virtually worthless. After hours of online research and a recommendation from my pediatrician, I purchased the NoseFrida at a local
Starting to get a little cabin fever. Six days inside the house with nothing but nursing, eating, breast pumping, maybe a shower, repeat – it was time to get outside! Lovely brisk weather out today, I thought it might be a nice idea to get the family outdoors and go for a (short) walk. I am obviously still recovering from my 2nd cesarean and I am taking it very very slow. Definitely feeling the 9 year difference between baby #1 & #2! Baby Liam is 6 days old today and was so easy to snuggle up in his car seat. We got about half a block before Emry fought us to push the stroller. I was too tired and pain-filled to do my normal patient correction – “Emry, let’s go over this again, it’s so much nicer to say “Mommy, may I please push the stroller instead of just yanking the stroller away from me.” Instead I told her to