Baby Shower Gift Guide: Day 3, Baby Style & Safety

by Jessica Shyba on December 7, 2011

in Baby Products,Baby Shower,Gift Guide,Mini Fashionista

One of my most favorite parts of having a baby (aside, of course from everything about BABIES) is buying baby clothes… I LOVE everything about baby and toddler fashions. I even love to wash and fold them, if you can believe it. It’s been so much fun having a little girl and a little boy to dress up, and I am welcoming the challenge of finding super cute boys clothing again-because we all know that there are far more girls options out there than there are for boys. However, when they are tiny there are three things that I am mostly concerned with: Quality, comfort, and ease. It’s an added bonus if the onesies, footies and gowns are unique and cute in design.

Two of my favorite brands encompass all of these traits and more: Magnificent Baby and Zutano.

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Magnificent Baby

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Magnificent Baby was created by a mother looking for an easier way to dress her little one, so she invented baby clothes that have magnets instead of buttons and snaps! The clothes are very soft, very safe and incredibly easy to use… So much so that I’m NOT dreading the midnight diaper changes and fussy clothing. Magnificent Baby is lead Safe, Phthalate Safe, and washer/Dryer safe-plus their prints are gorgeous.

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Zutano

Zutano is a brand that I have used since the birth of my son nearly 5 years ago. There are endless prints to choose from that you can mix and match and they are all unique and fun. Most of the pieces are made of 100% super soft cotton and wash incredibly well-the colors stay vibrant thorough many wash and dry cycles. Zutano’s product line includes everything from clothing from birth until 4T, booties, fleece jackets, and even nursery bedding, lamps and hampers. I attended an event hosted by MomTrends at Zutano’s headquarters in New York City, and we got to learn all about the family run company. Employees are encouraged to bring their children and even pets to work!

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Switching gears a little, I wanted to introduce Tommee Tippee, as they are one of my favorite brands for feeding and baby care and they recently launched a few new (amazing) products. You can find my coverage about their pregnancy app, The Day Baby Was Born, here.

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One thing that I have never owned before now is a baby monitor. We’ve always lived in relatively small spaces and the babies slept in a bassinet in our room for at least 6 months each. This time around, however, I am ready to do things a little bit quicker in terms of transferring the baby to his crib and relying on a monitor to give me enough piece of mind to be able to relax in another room. Sounds positively dreamy, actually.

Tommee Tippee recently launched their new Digital Video and DECT Audio Sensor Pad Monitors.

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The technology is really fascinating-once the sensor pad is placed under the mattress of the baby’s crib, it monitors their slightest movement and alerts you if baby hasn’t moved in 20 seconds. The monitor then will sound an alarm intended to not only wake the baby but also alert the parents. This is excellent for those of us who worry constantly and consistently check to see if the baby is breathing during quiet moments when we are supposed to be sleeping, too. I’m all for technology stepping in to offer piece of mind and maybe even a few extra moments of sleep.

The monitors are intuitively designed to help you stay even more connected to baby. They have a range of up to 1,000 feet and the latest in interference-free secure technology. The two monitor’s features include clear sound, long- range capabilities and baby room temperature display. Plus, the Digital Video Monitor model offers clear video with a large, 2.8 inch full color LCD screen clear screen and zoom function that automatically changes to infrared vision in the dark.

Features and Benefits

Sensitive sensor pad to monitor baby’s movement (alarms after 20 seconds of undetected movement)

Talk-back feature to comfort baby with your voice from afar

Long-distance range (up to 1,000 feet) Secure Interference-free monitoring

Easy-to-read LCD display

Baby’s room temperature display

Adjustable gentle night light

Auto-channel select

Parent unit locator

Tommee Tippee’s New Closer to Nature Sterilant Line


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Tommee Tippee has also recently launched their new line of plant derived cleaning products which includes:

Antibacterial Hand Soap Mousse
Antibacterial Hand Gel
Surface Spray
Bottle and Feeding Utensil Wash
Pacifier, Nipple, Teether & Toy Wipes

The line is intended to help incorporate healthy hygiene practices into every day life with children and their feeding routines. While I’m not as worrisome about sterilizing everything they touch as I was with my first baby, I still use alcohol-free antibacterial cleaning products in our every day life, especially here in the great big filthy city of New York.

Features:

Cleans in seconds
Free of alcohol, chlorine, fragrance and dyes
Kills 99.9% of bacteria
Leaves hands feeling soft and refreshed without stickiness or residue

WIN IT!

I’m thrilled to be able to give away some products from each of these fabulous brands:

*One Long Sleeve burrito hat and bib set from Magnificent Baby
*One $75 gift card to Zutano
*One Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Digital Sensor Pad Monitor
*One product gift set of Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature Sterilant Line

To Enter:

Leave one comment telling me how you managed the first couple weeks with a new baby- or how you plan to if you are expecting! Is there one thing that will bring you the most comfort and ease?

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Leave ONE comment per each entry telling me that you did, or already do!

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Leave one comment with the Tweet url. You may tweet once per day and leave a single comment each day until the contest is over.

Sweepstakes run from Monday, December 5th until Friday, December 16th at midnight, PST. Thank you for celebrating with me!

UPDATE: WINNER CHOSEN!

Congratulations to Matt Teres! Our winner was chosen randomly via “And The Winner Is”, a WordPress plugin. Thank you to everyone who entered, tweeted and followed. I hope your holidays are beautiful!

I was not compensated for this post. I did receive product for purposes of review, coverage, and giveaway. I hand picked each brand and all opinions are absolutely my own.

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lisa bolduc December 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I haVe a big family so I am planning to use a lot of their help

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Kellie O December 7, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I managed the first couple weeks with the help of my family when I brought my baby home. The Tommee Tippee Monitor would definantly give me ease and peace with my baby.

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Katie December 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I just took cues from my baby and tried to relax as much as possible.

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brooke t December 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm

try not to do everything by yourself!! It takes team work

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Rhonda @ Looms, Lids, and Layers December 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I am a first time mom and my baby is 5 weeks old! It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life! Hubby and I tried to have shifts but that was hard the first week because I had a c-section so he did a lot! The shifts worked better the third week. He would tend to her 9-2:30 am and I would wake and take over. That was best because at least it offered me a few hours of much needed rest!

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Lisa Bolduc December 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm
meekasmommy December 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm

The first couple of weeks are a bit of a blur, and I only managed to survive because 10 days in I called my mom and cried to her on the phone, and she immediately hopped in the car and drove down! So I’d say the thing that helped me survive? Asking for help (and my wonderful mom who gave it!)

EBR December 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

With my first, we lived in a super small house so I could hear his every move. No monitor for us. This time around, we live in a much bigger house so it will be all about the bassinet in our room for the first few weeks.

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designhermomma December 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Since it will be the first week of Jan. or so, I have little expectations for leaving the house. Hopefully, my big kids will be back in school and I can set up some fun play dates for them.

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Little Style Finder December 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm

With my first child, sleeping made me most nervous. i was up each night, what felt like every 5 minutes, checking on her in her crib next to us. is she breathing? is she too warm? too cold?
While we will have the new baby in with us for while, i must learn to put myself at ease. Everything will be ok. It was the first time!
good luck to you. seems as if you are due any day:)

Marie Green December 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I have a 3 mo old (my 4th), and to get through the first few weeks? We simply go on survival mode. As long as the baby’s being cared for, nothing else matters, and I try not to stress about all the OTHER things I could/”should” be doing.

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Michelle December 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I’m an expectant first time mother who hopes to keep her sanity the first couple weeks by ignoring everything and everyone except the baby and me. We’ll see how that goes with my husband. ;)

Michelle December 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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Jenni Williams December 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm

we stayed home a lot, relaxed and kept people away at first

Miranda Welle December 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I managed with lots of HELP! We had a c-section with our first so my husband would have to help me get up and settled in my “nest” on the couch for the day. He would come in periodically and see if we needed anything! Others offered help but I declined because I’m not good at “needing” help!

For this one (due in June), I will let people know what I need! I DO need help! Especially after a c-section. So I WILL LET PEOPLE HELP ME! LOL.

Miranda Welle December 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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Shawna December 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm

With my daughter, since she was my first… I ended up just sitting in my glider with her attached to my breast for most of the day until, my hubby got home… I am now expecting twins in Jan. and I have no idea what I will do….

Paula Caudill December 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm

My mother helped me a lot, I don’t know “what” I would do without her…she is a blessing!

Dana December 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I just had my first little one and I kept him in my room for the first 3 months and he is now sleeping in his crib for the first half of the night most nights!!!

Jessica Zozzaro December 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I just had my 3rd baby in 3 years so our first week home was very hectic. We spent a lot of time teaching our older 2 children how they can help us and be involved with the new baby.

Matt Terres December 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Our little girl is 5 weeks old. The first several weeks were super easy! I stayed home for the first 2 weeks, and then slowly added work days. I can’t believe how lucky we’ve been, as she’s been a perfect angel. She eats no problem, and sleeps 6-8 hours most nights. A dream… it also helps that my wife has been a nanny for the past 6 years, so that makes me much more calm and confident. I’d like to think a calm home makes a calm baby.

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Lauran Benes December 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I managed the first few weeks by asking Daddy for help whenever possible!

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Rachel Gaitan December 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

the thing that would give me the most piece of mind during the first couple weeks is Tommee Tippees line of baby movement monitors, ive already lost one baby

Beth Plasencia December 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I am expecting my 3rd child, and I love all these new products they really help get us mommies by!

Heather Eling December 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Liked you on Facebook, following you on twitter and tweeting (Maple_kiwi).

How did I survive the first two weeks and how will I survive the first two when baby #2 arrives very soon?? A supportive and involved husband made the world of difference!! Having him around to help and be supportive, to clean and cook, to fetch me whatever I needed when I forgot things, to encourage me that I was doing great and to give me cuddles when I was a zombie. He is taking even longer off work this time to help with our very active toddler while I adjust to being a mother of two. He made the real difference :)

Sarah December 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I plan on using the help of family to manage my first baby. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Tamika Bonds-Reid December 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

T come from a big family so I have quite a dew hands to help me out once this baby arrives.

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Laura @SuperGlueMom December 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I am expecting my 3rd the first week of Jan. the first few weeks are a total blurr and I am just hoping to survive thanks to my mom flying in from California to help me for 2-3 weeks (i have to have a csection-again). After that…. i am not sure. working full time and a newborn i haven’t figured out yet!

Mami2jcn December 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I honestly don’t know how I made it through those first weeks with baby. I’ve had 3 children (my youngest is 2) and we’ve never had any outside help since our extended families live in other states. When I had my first child, I had appendicitis 10 days after he was born. Needless to say, my recovery was very difficult. I made it through somehow. I think just knowing that the sleep deprivation is temporary is the mantra that kept me going.

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Erin Hadaller December 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

The first couple of weeks will be interesting this time around. I have an almost 2 year old and due in march with #2. I’m having a c section so knowing I will need help with my son my mom will be with us the first couple of weeks. For sure #2 will be in our room for awhile but the Tommee Tippee monitor would be super helpful because I was a total bedroom creeper with my son!

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Heather Pearson December 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I am due with baby #2 in February– my first child is 7, so I definitely feel like I’m starting all over! I have a great co-sleeper that I’m hoping will make nighttime feedings more peaceful (and restful, if there is such a thing).

I also just liked you on Facebook! Looking forward to exploring your site more.

Natalie Shmigelsky December 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm

My family and parents and in-laws helped out quite a bit in the first few weeks, so that was really helpful. I also just took things one day at a time and tried not to stress. The first couple of weeks were tough for me though with my first and overwhelming just trying to get into the swing of motherhood. But then it was great! nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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Crystal Wooldridge December 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I plan on using alot of my families help. My mother and mother in law are going to be around so I will use their help and their wisdom. The Tommee Tippee monitor would definitely help too! :)

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Amoreena Burton December 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

The first two weeks was taking the time to slow d

Amoreena burton December 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Sorry hit send. Just taking the time to slow down and enjoy your moments with your newborn. Getting to know each other establishing a routine, and enjoying the time. also when able to taking long hot baths and naps with the baby.

Sonya Morris December 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm

The first few weeks after each of my three girls is a complete sleep deprived blur! I could not have done it without the help of my husband! For my third child, my older daughters enjoyed helping with the new baby. I did not have to change a single diaper for the first month with the help of my husband and girls! The one thing that brought me comfort physically after my c-section was Advil!

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amy pugmire December 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm

honestly I am due with #3 and I have a 14 month old. The only thing that brings me at ease is knowing my in laws will be here to help for 2 weeks and my parents are 20 min away. I’m sure this will be a huge adjustment for me!

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BananasMama December 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I survived the first few weeks with the help of my wonderful boyfriend and my sister. My boyfriend took the evening and weekend shifts to let me get some sleep, and pushed me out of the house to get a break! The Magnificent Baby stuff is beautiful and looks super functional!

Tara F. December 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm

We had help from family the first week. My husband was home the first 3 weeks and was and still is amazing. He truly is. We share all responsibilities.
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Chelsey December 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I managed the first few weeks at home with the help of my wonderful husband! He would get up with me during the night and wash all my pumping parts so that when I finished nursing our son everything was ready for me to pump!

Chelsey December 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

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I have subscribed to your RSS feed and Have made your blog one that I follow from my blog site.

KEvin Miner December 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I had lots of help cleaning from family members. that helps alot!

Angie K. December 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I managed by taking the advice to sleep when the baby slept and just really trying to enjoy the sweetness that is a newborn.
Thanks for the chance!

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Cathy December 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I managed the first few weeks with my first baby by the grace of God. That’s all I can figure. It’s a miracle I’m here to tell about it.

Cathy December 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm

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Anastasia @ Eco-Babyz December 8, 2011 at 12:01 am

My second baby is 3 weeks old tomorrow, so this is fresh in my mind! I managed pretty well considering we went home 9 hours after birth :) My mother is an angel, she helped nearly every other day and my husband took a couple of days of paternity leave too.

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Michelle December 8, 2011 at 2:37 am

I managed the first 2 weeks with my baby girl thanks to my husband being able to be there with me for those 2 weeks thanks to having a c-section. We would take turns being up with her. I am happy to report that she has slept through the night since the beginning of October and she was born on 9/9/11!

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amy December 8, 2011 at 4:51 am

I’m a NICU nurse, so I’ve convinced myself that I can easily handle the first few weeks since I care for newborns all the time at work (especially dealing with only one baby instead of three or four at a time), but I think I keep forgetting that I will be recovering from delivery and that my shift will not end in 8 hours allowing me to come home to a quiet house and relax! It’s going to be a real wake-up call but I’m hoping we’ll adjust quickly!

Natalie Shmigelsky December 8, 2011 at 5:51 am

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Christina December 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I wouldn’t have survived the first few weeks after an unplanned c-section without the help from family, friends, and our church family!

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Steffanie Schindler December 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I have been fortunate enough to have my mother in law to help me after the birth of my children. I also try to keep a kind of consistent routine with my other children so that things aren’t crazy for them too. I also think babywearing is one of the best ways to be able to bond, while still getting things accomplished.

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Megan December 9, 2011 at 1:00 am

I plan on staying sane the first few weeks by capitalizing on family’s help.

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Nina December 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I’m due in April and am lucky to have lots of great friends and family to help with me as a first time mom:)

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amy pugmire December 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm
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Tiffany Tap December 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I LOVED HAVING A NEWBORN IT WAS SO WONDERFUL, I HAVE A 6 MONTH OLD NOW AND I CANT WAIT TILL HE STARTS WALKIING! HES SOO SWEET!
THE HARDEST THING WAS GETTING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

brooke t December 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm
anna pry December 12, 2011 at 5:04 am

having my mom there to clean and cook made it so much easier the first few weeks

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SnKmommy December 12, 2011 at 7:42 am

I would sleep with baby on my chest (sitting in a lazy boy chair lol) it made breast feeding in the middle of the night easier and sleeping was easier on my piece of mind

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Sonya Morris December 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm
Lina December 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm

My first baby is a month old tomorrow! I would say that to make it through the first few weeks I relied heavily on my husband to be around. Sometimes I just needed him there for support, not necessarily to do anything, although he did lots too. He’s been very helpful and interested in caring for our daughter. I also hd help from my mom…she cleaned and cooked for us the first week or so.

anna pry December 13, 2011 at 1:12 am
Monica December 13, 2011 at 3:00 am

I actually have no idea how we managed those first few weeks. We didn’t have any help from family, so it was definitely a struggle. But we found our way!

Monica December 13, 2011 at 3:01 am

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Leslie Guenther December 13, 2011 at 3:44 am

I really do not know how I managed. I had my son while my husband was deployed and I lived in another country all away from my family. Only thing I can say is that us being alone and together the whole time built a wonderful bond. I almost feel sad for this baby because she will be surrounded by people.

Leslie Guenther December 13, 2011 at 3:45 am

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Natalie Shmigelsky December 13, 2011 at 6:35 am

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brooke t December 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm
Kellie O December 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm
Lisa Bolduc December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm
amy pugmire December 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm
Sonya Morris December 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Autumn December 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm

The first week, I was really scared. My husband and I moved across the country from everyone we knew, and he had to go back to work immediately to pay for our bills. One thing that really helped a lot was the Boppy pillow for breastfeeding. It helped support baby’s head when I was just too tired :)

Autumn December 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm

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billie December 14, 2011 at 1:17 am

I could really use this with my expanding family!

Meghan December 14, 2011 at 3:21 am

My mom was essential. I don’t know about you but all the support you can get is crucial

Aura December 14, 2011 at 3:33 am

My first 4 were 2 sets of twins so they were in the hospital for a week or more while I recuperated and slept through the night and when they came home I had 2 weeks of euphoria before I collapsed and hired a baby nurse for 2 weeks who got them on schedule

brooke t December 14, 2011 at 11:36 am
Kellie O December 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm
amy pugmire December 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm
Sonya Morris December 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm
Natalie Shmigelsky December 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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Lisa Bolduc December 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm
Kim Kopecky December 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I survived the first few weeks with a new baby and a 18 month old by my husband taking 2 weeks off work.

Kim Kopecky December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

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kim kopecky December 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm
anna pry December 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm
Melody H. December 15, 2011 at 2:53 am

I was stressed out the weeks following the birth of my daughter. She was born 5 days after Hurricane Ike hit in Houston and we were without power for 12 days. I was miserable, scared, and had no clue what I was doing. Because of the storm my mother could not come (airport shut down) so my husband and I were really on our own. We had people from our church bring us food (that was heaven sent) so I would say having food taken care of was so nice. The help and support of my husband is how I managed. We learned together and it was so hard but looking back, we really grew together as a family. This next baby will be totally different circumstances and I think again having meals brought, my daughter taken care of, house cleaned, etc.. will allow me to focus 100% on the new baby and enjoy every moment!

p.s. I did all 3. ;-) And congrats!

Kellie O December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Sonya Morris December 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm
Lisa Bolduc December 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Natalie Shmigelsky December 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

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amy pugmire December 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm
brooke t December 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm
anna pry December 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm
Masooma December 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm
stephanie w December 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm

walks, even short ones make me feel better. it’s nice to get out of the house.

stephanie w December 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm

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Miranda Welle December 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I survived by allowing people to help me! And now that we are expecting again, I will do the same! With our first, I didn’t ask for help OR allow help. Now I know better! It was so nice last time to be able to enjoy our little one and let others help! I’m VERY much looking forward to that again!

Miranda Welle December 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm

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Miranda Welle December 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm
Sonya Morris December 16, 2011 at 6:42 am
Kellie O December 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm
amy pugmire December 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm
Taryn December 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I managed the first few weeks by sleeping when the baby did. What a great giveaway, thank you!

Lisa Bolduc December 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Masooma December 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm
Natalie Shmigelsky December 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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Shelby December 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I am pregnant with my second little *miracle* and due in the beginning of March. I plan to survive the first few weeks by taking time to relax and connect with the baby. I am going to make sure that when I need extra help that I am not afraid to ask for help. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by amazing people in my life that are just as excited as I am to welcome this baby into the world.

courtney b December 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

my baby is 2 weeks old and i’m barely managing- its so hard breast feeeding but i have to make sure i take naps during the day- that’s how i manage!

courtney b December 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm
Carrie R December 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm
Cathie December 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm

My mom came to visit and my husband was off–still was overwhelming!

Miranda Welle December 17, 2011 at 12:13 am
anna pry December 17, 2011 at 3:02 am
Sara Carr December 17, 2011 at 5:13 am

I try and keep myself as relaxed as possible. If I feel myself getting stressed or overwhelmed I pass my baby off to my husband or family member. I also try and stay on a normal eating schedule and take time out for myself everyday.

Sara Carr December 17, 2011 at 5:14 am

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