Travelling With A Newborn

I have a trip planned for my son and I that’s coming up quick. I only have a couple months left in my maternity leave😭 so I decided to go stay with my mom for a month in Egypt. I’m pretty excited, I feel like I haven’t had any real help with the baby and I have been struggling. At least I know my mom will make sure I’m well fed! Also, this will be the first time she’s meeting her grandson!

Since the date is getting closer (beginning of July) I’ve been getting his suitcase ready. I read a lot online on what to bring and not to bring.

I’m bringing diapers, wipes, clothes, a to go bassinet, his stroller and car seat, lotions, a first aid kit. I’m trying not to over do it, ahaha but also don’t want to forget anything.

Any ideas on what else to bring??

Quick Recipes

After having my son, I’ve been having a really hard time cooking. I just feel like if I’m not taking care of him, I’m sleeping! Which is fine, but I’m barely eating! My husband usually makes me breakfast every morning, but once he goes to work, I forget all about food! πŸ˜•.

Does anyone know of quick easy dinner recipes?? Please share in the comments section! I really need to try to balance motherhood and everything else that needs to get done around the house!

Tips From A New Mom

My son was born on April 29,2019, and even though I had no idea what I was getting myself into, I feel like I have learned a few things.

  • Self-care– This is very important! Once you have baby, don’t forget about yourself. Continue getting your nails done and pampering yourself. In order to give your baby the best care, you have to be at your best. I’m not going to lie, I still haven’t been able to completely take of myself, but everyday it gets better.
  • Have food ready in the freezer – Once that baby comes, forget about cooking! I learned that the hard way. My coworkers told me make food and put it in the freezer because you won’t have time later! And I should have listened. I really thought I would be able to do it all.. hahah. The day goes by so quick when you’re taking care of a newborn and before you know it, you haven’t eaten all day.
  • Enjoy the time you have with your baby– Don’t worry about going back to work and enjoy every single minute, it really does fly by!
  • Accept help– Once I came home from the hospital my mother in law was over for a week, and I just did not want her to do anything! If he cried, I went to soothe him. If he needed a diaper change, I would go change it. I wouldn’t even go sleep when he was sleeping. I just didn’t accept help at all! But it is very important to get as much rest as you can, so if someone is willing to stay up with the baby to let you sleep, then let them!
  • Go outside!– It’s important to get outside and get some fresh air. Just strap the baby and go for a walk! I know its overwhelming leaving the house with a newborn, but I just go right outside my house and walk. Just go out for fresh air, trust me you’ll feel better!

If you have any more tips please share in the comments!

Friends After Motherhood

Since I’ve given birth, almost all my friends have come over to visit my baby. My best friend even stayed a week at home with me to help out! After that, I really haven’t talked to them again. A couple of close friends have been in contact, but the truth is, it’s harder to keep our relationship now. I can’t really go out with them to the spa or even just to grab a cup of coffee. They text me every now and then to check up, but our lifestyles are completely different now. They want to go out, while I have a baby to take care of. I just can’t drop everything and “hang out” anymore and I’m okay with that. Since my son is only a month old, I’m having a hard time just leaving my house without having to worry about breastfeeding him in public if he gets hungry.

Its definitely an adjustment, but I’m enjoying motherhood and my husband so I’m okay with not seeing my friends as much as I used to.

To Give Or Not To Give

Let’s talk about pacifiers! I’m struggling with that currently. I see my nephew at 3 years old still use a pacifier and think maybe it’s not a good idea. But anytime my baby wants to suck on something, he expects my boob and I’m just over it! He is constantly on my boob just for comfort now. I tried giving him the pacifier multiple times and he acts like he doesn’t know what to do with it and starts gagging.

I would love if it doesn’t use the pacifier, but he looks to just suck on something a lot! I’m worried hes overfeeding if he’s on the boob so much. Any ideas? I’ve tried multiple different pacifiers and no luck . Maybe it is a good thing, just need some relief for my boobs 😣

3 am feedings

I can barely keep my eyes open and feeding my little man while watching friends. (My fav show)

How do you stay awake for feedings? I’m too scared I may fall asleep.😴😴

Crib or Bassinet

Since Roen was born, I swaddled him and he was able to sleep in his crib just fine… For a week. He outgrew the swaddle fairly quickly and a week later he didn’t want anything to do with it. I tried having him sleep in his crib without the swaddle and 10 minutes after putting him down, he would move his arms and legs and wake himself up. This became a struggle for me because I didn’t know where to put him to sleep. continue reading!