It should come as no surprise to hear that some things about birth and newborns are going to leave you totally shocked no matter how prepared you are. I know that I was surprised about certain aspects of my birth, the difficulties of processing it emotionally, and ways we could have prepared our home better. I have written about these topics, and more in our expecting section, to help you be better prepared. But today, I want to share a different perspective on these life changing events. I sat down with my husband during our latest date night and had him share some of the most surprising aspects of birth and life with a newborn for him.
21 weeks pregnant update. Follow Trina’s pregnancy with week-by-week baby bump updates. In week 21, we discuss making a baby registry and preparing the home for baby, and week 21 pregnancy symptoms such as having to pee all the time. You also see Trina’s 21 weeks pregnant belly.
If you are currently expecting, you are probably spending a considerable amount of time preparing. Outside of buying cute onesies, prepping a nursery and having a shower, you might want to put aside some time for a birth class. This is especially true if you want to increase your chances of having a particular type of birth, or if this is your first birth.
Having a baby will change your life and newborns are not easy, that’s why it is so important to prepare your relationship for baby. This article covers nine things you can do before baby arrives to make sure that you and your husband are ready for the new addition.
20 weeks pregnant update. Follow Trina’s pregnancy with week-by-week baby bump updates. In week 20, we discuss prenatal workout classes, looking forward to the 20 week ultrasound, and week 20 pregnancy symptoms such as sore breasts. You also see Trina’s 20 weeks pregnant belly.
This sleep myth set me and my baby up for failure. This article talks about sleeping through the night, what that means, and how to get there. Also covered are common issues that might cause your baby to frequently wake throughout the night.
Does your baby only fall asleep while nursing? This article examines the relationship between breastfeeding and sleep and gives ideas on how to break sleep associations (such as nursing) and overcome sleep regressions.
This article covers dealing with postpartum depression, processing your birth, coping with your new identity of being a mom, and strategies that you can enact before and after delivery to prepare yourself physically and emotionally for a new baby.
19 weeks pregnant update. Follow Trina’s pregnancy with week-by-week baby bump updates. In week 19, we discuss prenatal workout classes, looking forward to the 20 week ultrasound, and week 19 pregnancy symptoms such as sore breasts. You also see Trina’s 19 weeks pregnant belly.
18 weeks pregnant update. Follow Trina’s pregnancy with week-by-week baby bump updates. In week 18, we discuss when you can feel the baby move, looking forward to the 20 week ultrasound, making a baby registry and you see Trina’s 18 weeks pregnant belly.
Bringing baby home for the first time is so exciting, but are you prepared? This article covers everything you need to know to bring your baby home including introducing pets, preparing your home, and getting started with breastfeeding.
This article covers nipple confusion and why bottles should be avoided for the first 6-8 weeks to promote exclusive breastfeeding. Already have a nipple confused baby? This article gives things to try to get your baby back on the boob.
Breastfeeding tips for the newborn baby, everything you need to know about breastfeeding a newborn. How to get a good latch, how to notice hunger cues, what to track with your newborn, and information about when your milk comes in.
Going back to work after maternity leave is a difficult time for all mothers. In addition to possible depression, they also have to navigate pumping and storing breastmilk to nourish their little ones. This article covers everything to help ease the transition back to work as a nursing mother.
This post covers how long you should pump, how much milk you can pump, when you should start storing breastmilk, and breastmilk storage guidelines. Everything you need to know that deals with pumping and storing expressed milk.
Getting your breastfed baby to take a bottle can be tricky. This post contains tips and tricks to introduce baby to a bottle and covers pace feeding, the most effective way to introduce baby to bottle when you have to go back to work or be away from your baby.