*This post contains affiliate links. I use all of the products linked and I swear by them!*
When you become a mom, the world changes. Okay, so maybe the whole world doesn't change, but a lot of things do.
The other day I had some errands to run. In order to run those errands I had to feed the baby till she was asleep so I could shower. I had to dress myself. I had to dress my baby. I had to make sure her diaper bag had all the essentials. I had to make Corey lunch and get out the door before 12:30.
All I wanted to eat for lunch was a teriyaki place near Walmart. In order to go inside I'd have to take the baby out of the car, lug her inside for all of 6 minutes while I ordered and waited for my food. Then I'd have to lug her out with my food in hand, forgetting about a drink because I just didn't have enough hands for that.
So I decided to go home and eat a bag of cookies and left over spaghetti instead. Life as I knew it is over and a new one as begun. But lucky for me, I've found a few things that make my life a lot easier.
When I was registering for things, I didn't really think I needed a separate drying rack for bottles. When my counter was taken over by bottles and pump parts to where they wouldn't fit on my regular drying rack with the dishes. I bought mine last week and it has already made my kitchen cleaner.
I thought this would be a totally overrated mommy novelty. I was promptly proven wrong. My Boppy is a complete life saver when it comes to night time feedings or when Clara is feeling fussy and doesn't want me to put her down. The Boppy gives my arms a rest.
These aren't new. My mom used one when we were growing up, but they've changed a little since I was born. they have bassinets, changing tables, nappers, and the bottom comes up so you don't kill your back reaching in the pick up the baby. I use mine literally every day during naps and I love it.
This is another thing I didn't buy prior to having Clara. I didn't know I'd need it. But it's already been a live saver. When I want to go out with Corey I can take some milk out of the freezer and my baby can benefit from breast milk without me being there and when I go back to work we can continue feeding Clara breast milk.
My stroller rocks. I got it extremely on sale at Babies 'R' Us and had no idea what to expect, but in the last month, it's got us through 2 grocery trips, multiple walks, the State Fair, and other trips to the outside world for mommy's sanity. It's easy to fold up and my car seat pops right onto it. I am so glad this was the stroller I found on sale.
I got this cream as a sample at my pediatricians office. I noticed baby girls bum was a little red so I put some of this on. It was gone literally the next day, so of course I bought more. That sample system works...