Throwing a new person into the mix is never super easy. We wouldn't trade it for anything. But it has been an exhausting, interesting first 3 months. I think for time, I will stick more to the Cliff's Notes of our new normal.
The first two weeks after we brought Remy home is kind of a medicated blur. I had more difficulty healing and bouncing back after this c-section than the previous two. Stu had to return to work pretty much right away, so my mom came up daily to help out.
We spent a lot of time just snuggling our new baby.
We have a beautiful baby cradle. I used it for Reagan and Riley. I think I slept in it as a baby. Naturally, I expected to use it for Remy too. It had been next to my bed for nearly a month. Then we got home, put him in it, and I realized that I could not bend down to pick him up. *insert sad mommy face* Oh well. Our pack-and-play had a bassinet attachment, so we used that.
Remy and I had our doctor's appointments. We both passed.
The rest of the month was pretty much a blur. We slowly got back into school. Basically, we snuggled, took pictures, hung out, spent time with family, and tried to sleep. It was wonderful.
A Slideshow of Our Month
Baby Products: Must-Haves and Life Savers
A pack-and-play is a necessity. At first I set ours up to be in the living room, next to the couch. But when I got home and realized I could not use the cradle in my room, we moved the pack-and-play into our room. Remy slept in the bassinet portion for about 2 months. Then he was too big for it.
the changing table and bassinet was filled with baby necessities - diaper caddy (pictured below), cloth diapers (the best spit rags ever), extra blankets, sleepy outfits.
I intended to use the diaper caddy in my car... to always have extra diapers and wipes while on the go. But it has worked perfectly in the pack and play. When we move Remy to his room, I'll put it in the car. As for the Butt Paste, it is simply the BEST! I've used it on all three kiddos. The Arm & Hammer bags are great for dirty diapers. I keep two rolls in my diaper bag.
What are your must-haves? Anything I forgot?
My oldest child, Reagan, is 12, Riley is 10 and Remy is 1. Everyday is a crazy day in the life of the Stus!