It seems like just yesterday my baby was trying to figure out how to crawl and now he has tiny teeth popping through his gums! Not to sound too cliche, but where does the time go?! Oh, and by the way, you don’t truly understand bravery until you’ve tried nursing a teething baby – that is some scary stuff! You never know when your little one is going to chomp down and it does happen! Poor little babe doesn’t know any better.
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You can barely keep your eyes open and you’re exhausted from the long day at work. You get snuggled up in bed for some much needed rest when baby starts to cry from the crib. We’ve all been there. You’re so tired that you bring baby in bed with you and just like that – you’re co-sleeping. That thing you said you would never do.
While you may be in a day dreamy state of sleep deprived bliss while on maternity leave, the reality is you likely have to back to work soon. That means you have to figure out who is best qualified to care for your little one! That is a scary thought for many. You just spent nine months carrying your little bundle safely in your womb and now you have to think about someone else caring for them? That’s a lot to take in. Going back to work may seem like the end of the world in your current state but once you find the right child care provider for your family, your anxiety level will go down tremendously. Here are some important things you need to consider when making your decision.
So you are about to become first-time parents. Congratulations! It will feel surreal for a while, especially being your first child. Certain milestones will make it so much more real. Like, the moment you get an ultrasound and hear the heart beat for the very first time. Or, when you finally get that baby bump and can’t see your toes anymore. It becomes so real when you feel the baby kick for the first time! You start to wonder the gender and envision their sweet face. Despite the roller coaster of emotions and pregnancy symptoms, it can be such a magical time. Try to enjoy it because, it may sound silly now, but you will miss this time!
When I became a first time mom, I was surprised at how much stuff you add to your home when baby arrives. So many new items and things that take up space – all for this tiny baby! It’s a bit crazy! I remember browsing local baby stores to figure out what I really needed. At the time, I decided most of it wasn’t necessary. I was going to only buy the bare minimum so that I didn’t clutter up my house with things I didn’t need. Flash forward to present day and I am constantly tripping over toy cars and picking up ball bits and puppy tents to vacuum. When I came to terms with the fact that my baby boy was slowly but surely taking up most of the space in our home, I started to think of ways to save space and make our lives more efficient.