From multiple baby showers to the never-ending questions, women get A LOT of attention when they are pregnant with their first child and for good reason! There are a lot of physical and emotional changes that happen during this time. But often, the woman is in the spotlight during this time while new daddy is left behind in the shadows! It all depends on the individual’s personality on whether or not they even want this extra attention so keep that in mind but we put together a helpful list of ways to show new Daddy that he is important too!
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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.
When people say children grow up so fast, they aren’t kidding! I had my first child last summer and he will celebrate his first birthday in less than a month. It’s crazy. This first year has been a blissful blur. Motherhood is magical but I think it goes by so fast because we are constantly trying to figure out how to care for this little one in our already busy routine.
I am guilty of asking my husband if he would “babysit” our child while I went out to run some errands. It’s not babysitting if you’re the parent! Mothers get a ton of praise when they enter into motherhood. I had so many people cheering me on and lots of resources while I was learning how to be a mom. When my husband started to open up about some of his feelings, I decided that I was going to cheer him on and praise him. I didn’t think he needed it at first but turns out he did!
We all want to beat the summer heat without breaking the bank. I live in Wisconsin where the winters are LONG so we are so ready to get out and enjoy the nice weather when it finally arrives. In my experience, children are easily entertained. They find delight in the little and simple things. People joke that kids have more fun with the box that the toy comes in than the actually toy. I have found this to be true! My son’s favorite things to play with right now are the large box that his new car seat came in and a water bottle.
Mothers are some of the strongest, amazing, inspiring and most influential people ever! They literally grow tiny humans – that’s incredible. Becoming a mom is one of the most scary and exciting things you will ever do. You are taking on the responsibility of another little life and that is not an easy task! You will be their voice, their comfort, their guidance, their world for a period of time.