Today Camden is 3 weeks old! I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks since our little man came into our world. At the same time, I can't remember what life was like before he was here!
They say it takes about 21 days (3 weeks) to form habits. I think we have finally started to settle into a routine with Cam. Over the past few weeks, I have come to love a handful of products and items in my life that has helped me become more comfortable with this new mommy life.
Here's my 'New Mommy Must Haves' list...
1 | Sleep gowns - I wear these instead of the traditional 2 piece PJs because I am still slightly sore around my c section incision. The gowns are also more forgiving around the middle section immediately after giving birth (it takes about 6 weeks for your uterus to shrink back down to size! For some reason, I did not realize this before baby!). I am currently loving this sleep tee shirt and also this button up sleep gown which is handy for feedings and pumping.
2 | Fuzzy robe - I purchased this robe before baby and I'm so glad I did. I have been wearing it daily and it really keeps me warm during these colder winter days.
3 | Sippers - These slippers have been worn everyday since Camden was born! I also wore them in the hospital. They are so cozy and have rubber bottoms so they feel more like shoes.
4 | Sleep bra - Ladies, they do not lie when they say your boobs will leak in the middle of the night! I have woke up a few times with puddles on our sheets :/ true story. So, I recommend a very comfy sleep bra (like this one) and nursing pads for the nighttime.
5 | Dry shampoo & concealer - If you are like us, you will have a lot of visitors and you may not have time to shower or really spend too much time on your hair and make up. Don't worry, people will be more interested in the baby than what you look like, but you may want to freshen up a bit before they see you. Spray in some dry shampoo and use this awesome concealer to cover those dark circles and you will be as good as new!
5 | Extra pump parts & Medela quick clean steam bags - Since I am mostly pumping and bottle feeding at this point, I sometimes feel as though all I do all day is clean bottles and pumping parts. I made the smart decision to purchase some extra pump parts so I wouldn't have to do as much cleaning. I highly recommend doing this even if you are planning on exclusively breast feeding because you will still need to pump in order to increase your milk supply. I am also loving these microwave steam sterilizing bags from Medela for quick and easy daily sterilization of bottles and parts.
6 | Nipple cream and nursing pads - Be prepared for some sore nips if you are breastfeeding and/or pumping! I am currently using Lansinoh lanolin cream and nursing pads and really like them. I've tried a few different nursing pads and I like the Lansinoh brand the best.
Finally, don't forget to stock up on the coffee!! I have never appreciated my coffee more than I do these days... Or have your hubby go for a Starbucks run :)
Also, I am enjoying my Netfix for those late night feedings. I've got a list of shows lined up to start watching!
Moms - Is there anything else that you really loved during the newborn stage?