May 2013 Moms

These are a few of my favorite things...

Title: These are a few of my favorite things... 

Right now, I am so grateful for:

My simple wishes hands free bra for pumping. It makes pumping so much easier, because I stop paying attention and begging mentally for milk to start appearing. And, my back hurts less. Mental and physical win.

The Snugabunny Swing. After many sleepless nights, and no longer trusting myself to hold G due to exhaustion, I ordered it on Amazon, and last night he totally calmed down in it and I could relax.

Breast milk. Screw Lansinoh or whatever it's called. Nothing is healing my nips like breast milk is with air drying.

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. A pregnancy craving I couldn't succumb to because of my diabetes, that is now my go to 'snack' for pumping sessions.

GMD Workhorse cloth diapers. Haven't failed me yet! (Knock on wood.)

Amazon.com and my Amazon Mom membership. Nothing like knocking out your shopping list of **I need it right now** necessities while pumping at 2am.

The cheap nursing tanks I bought at Walmart - my most hated store. So much better than the pricier ones from Target and A Pea in a Pod. Ordering more, and plan to live in them this summer. 

Motrin and Stool Softeners. LOL. Enough said. 

My Husband. (Ok, he's not a thing.) I love that man! He's out to sea, and he did everything possible to make the first 10 days easier on me before he had to go.

And of course, Baby G. I can't imagine life without him already!. 

 

Share your current favorite things! :)

 

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  • Great post! I cant see the whole subject but i get the gist : I second the pumping bra. Its amazing! Also....

    The Mamaroo baby seat. Never would have considered registering for it... we bought it out of desperation when we went to buy a swing. It was fancier than we needed but had a smaller "footprint" than the swings and fit in our tiny house better.

    Trail mix. Its a good "sht I haven't eaten in too long" food.

    Nonsoothie pacifiers. I think they are Nuk? He can actually keep them in his mouth.

    Swaddle blankets. The Velcro kind.

    And coffee. I am grateful for coffee.

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  • Nipple shields. My LO would starve without them.

    Boppy pillow. Same as above.

    Rock N Play. Its all DS likes to sleep in.

    TV. I am too brain drained to focus on much but having TLC or HGTV on throughout the day gives me some comfort.

    DH. I would not have survived the last two weeks without him!
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    DS for being so helpful during the day when DH is at work. He is a little worker bee for me- getting burp clothes and stuff like that.

    DH for letting me sleep on the weekends and staying up with DD.

    My PISA- I like DD getting breast milk and not just formula.

    My TV and computer- things to do while I am constantly attached to PISA or feeding DD.

    A semi clean house. All that I have left to clean is my bedroom- It is a giant clothes explosion. I have not figured out what to do about clothing- nothing fits.

    DD - her little smiles and coos are so sweet.

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  • Amazon mom. Not having to go back to BRU to get more of the bottles DS finally took this weekend.

    Medela Symphony rental. I might be able to not do formula this time when I go back to work.

    My huge water bottle and breakfast bars.

    Cotton sleepers and a and a swaddles

    My Clic It snap n go...helps get my toddler and baby into the daycare ....with all of their stuff.

    Mega Blocks and the Rockin Rider Pony for keeping my 20 month old happy.

    Momma Roo for letting me have my hands free to get some housework done.

    FP Bouncer for letting me shower or nap.
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  • Oh... and my DH... I'd add a smiley face but am mobile bumping
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  • Rolling bassinet that has been handed down through husbands family. I think something like 8 of the 20cousins has used it. Love that I can roll her wherever I am and she is getting used to sleeping in it and not on me.

    Fisher Price bouncer. Makes taking a shower more likely to happen in my day.

    My Brestfriend. LOVE LOVE LOVE this pillow.

    And not a thing, but snuggle time. It's the best part of this adventure right now. I absolutely love the feeling of her against me and being able to stare at her. I really could do it all day...
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    Nipple shields. My LO would starve without them.

    Boppy pillow. Same as above.

    Rock N Play. Its all DS likes to sleep in.

    TV. I am too brain drained to focus on much but having TLC or HGTV on throughout the day gives me some comfort.

    DH. I would not have survived the last two weeks without him!

    Ditto each and every one. And chocolate. And nuk pacifiers. And my smart phone that allows me to bump and pump lol

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  • My mom and my DH. They have made my CS recovery much more pleasant as I haven't had to do much housework or cooking. Those aren't things but what I am appreciative of right now.

    I also love my mommaroo swing. It's a lifesaver and the only way I get a shower some days!
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  • My robe: night nursing would not get done without it to keep me warm after night sweats.

    Bravado seamless silk nursing bra: because it makes me feel like a woman instead of a cow.

    Lavender lotion: it calms L down for every bed time.

    Pampers Swaddlers: for the magic wetness indicator that saves my sanity.

    H: for totally stepping up to the plate around the house and being a rock star dad. Love him!!
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  • Raindrops on roses and whiskers on
    kittens.

    Nearly everything mentioned, especially Amazon, DH, and my mom. I'll also add my twin nursing pillow, my bottle warmer, peanut butter, chocolate milk, hard candy, Luna bars, yoga pants, and Netflix.

    Thanks for doing this post! I love me some Julie Andrews!


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  • Oh and I should add...

    Another of my favorite, yet intangible things is the superhuman patience of motherhood. I could not be more grateful for or surprised at my ability to deal with crying, spit up, and poop. It is a wonder to me.
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  • Baby feet, I could eat her toes they are so cute!

    Infant gowns, the easiest baby clothing ever,  No need for 300 snaps on each outfit. 

    Fisher Price swing with vibration, I like to sleep occasionally :) 

  • Ten minutes out... I just got cleared to drive, so last night I ran my own errands. It felt amazing to be out of the house on my own even if it was just Walgreens.

    DH... He's been amazing, cooking while the baby eats, household chores. Man I got lucky.

    My mom... She's been my saving grace, chauffeuring the baby and I around.

    The snugabunny swing... Sweet sleep.
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  • DH...at 5 am when I can't rock/walk/sway him to sleep one more time.

    My mom, when she was here, who cooked and cleaned my house.

    Rock n play. Where LO sleeps

    iPhone. Keeps me awake during feedings.

    High waisted granny panties. A c section necessity.

    Bouncy chair. LO doesn't love his 160 dollar swing. But loves the 40 dollar bouncy chair.

    Brest friend pillow.

    Aden and Anais swaddle blankets.

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    Baby smiles. Even if he is really just pooping.
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  • Ten minutes out... I just got cleared to drive, so last night I ran my own errands. It felt amazing to be out of the house on my own even if it was just Walgreens.

    DH... He's been amazing, cooking while the baby eats, household chores. Man I got lucky.

    My mom... She's been my saving grace, chauffeuring the baby and I around.

    The snugabunny swing... Sweet sleep.
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  • Ooh I have some. 

    I love my rock n play... Only way LO will sleep not on top of me.

    And my k'tan... So I can go grocery shopping without help.

    Dr. Brown's bottles are a lifesaver.

    And the muslin swaddling blankets to keep LO covered on a hot day (soccer practice, swim lessons). 

     


  • My homemade moby wrap...so much easier for when we go out.

    My amazing DH...even though he's back to work, he still immediately takes over when he gets home, so I can have a few minutes to myself.

    Rock N Play...only place she sleeps besides my chest.

    Amazing grandparents...they have all been so helpful. 

    the local breastfeeding support group...they've been invaluable with their knowledge and willingness to help. 

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  • Lets see...

    My mom who has made CS recovery so much easier.. Also because she will be watching LO when I return to work and its great to know he will be in safe hands.

    DH because he helps with everything including motn diaper changes to give me an extra minute of sleep before feeding LO.

    The mommaroo... Some of the best money we spent. It allows me to eat a meal with two hands!!

    My dad who adopted me when I was 7. I love watching him with LO who is the first baby he's been around.

    My breasts lol. For giving LO such good milk and the special time I have with him when nursing.

    Most of all our LO who we waited years for... Every squishy wet kiss, funny face and precious moment made it all worth while! He is my heart!

    I'm also thankful for the ladies on this board. I've learned a lot from you even though I've read more than posted! So thank you!!!

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  • Milkies milk saver. Super great. 

    My 4 year old swing that is still going strong (thank you Fisher Price) 

    Quaker chewy granola bars (chocolate chunk 90 calorie to be exact) best snack in the middle of the night/morning/day 

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