Having a newborn is tough stuff! It is a hard job that is so time consuming! But I can say this has been the happiest month! Our home is so filled with love! Even though Mr. Beck is fussy he is so loving & I love that he has to fully rely on us even if it is the middle of the night & he has decided he isn’t going to sleep at all.
I have definitely learned so much in this last month! I can’t even imagine how wise and smart I will be one day from this parenting thing! No wonder parents always know best haha.
First of all, I thought that newborn clothes were a myth! Okay maybe not a myth but I thought that newborn clothes were for the hospital and then 0-3 would fit right away. Well a month later & the newborn pajama’s we have are still about all that fits Beck! Some 0-3 clothes totally drown him still! My mom and mother in law gave us some cute pajama’s so we have been set but even with a 8 lb 5 oz baby newborn clothes are a go! (I’m sure everyone else knew this! haha) Going along with this, I have never tried to wish away a day! I love his newborn squishy self & die that he is getting big so fast! I will look through his closet & sometimes catch myself thinking about how I can’t wait until he fits into a particular outfit & I try to stop myself right away!
Going along with clothes! I brought way too much to the hospital! I didn’t use hardly any of it! I am embarrassed to admit Beck & I each had our own suitcases! I brought a hoard of clothes, make up etc & I stayed in my hospital gown the whole time! I didn’t see the point to get my own clothes dirty! Next baby I will not be so concerned with all the Pinterest pages with what to pack in your hospital bag!
Next baby I also might get a bassinet! I didn’t want to spend the money on one but they for sure might be worth it. Our little one is so fussy & he spends a lot of time naping in his crib or his pack n play but a bassinet would be good so I could actually try & sleep in bed instead of on the couch with the pack n play. I just don’t understand where you store those either until your next baby.
All during pregnancy strangers would always say “make sure that you sleep as much as you can now!” It would somewhat annoy me because I was so uncomfortable I couldn’t sleep at all! Oh how I wish you could stock up & save sleep for when your baby has arrived! Since Beck isn’t much of a sleeper it would be amazing if that were the case haha. People also always say to sleep when you baby does & it has been so hard for me since he is always sleeping during the day. I don’t want to constantly be sleeping the day away & not getting outside for any fresh air or sunshine! It is always an inner struggle as to whether I should sleep or clean the house but I have had to tell myself that sometimes the house can just wait.
Also stretchy pants are my bff! I went shopping with my mom to try & find some bottoms so I don’t have to only wear skirts & dresses this summer because I am not going to buy any pants with a waistband until I get a little more back to my regular size. Anyway my mom kept saying to be kind to myself & give myself some time. I try & remind myself that multiple times a day, he is only 4 weeks old… it’s going to be okay!
I have loved playing dress up so to speak haha that sounds bad but you don’t have to have a girl to get excited to put them in a new outfit! & honestly a lot of the time the boy stuff is a lot cuter than the girl clothes anyway!
The main thing that I have noticed is how many people love us! We have been spoiled! Flowers, meals, presents, my mom coming so I can take naps etc all heaven sent! You really do need the help you can get! I didn’t know how much I would need all the help & I have just been amazed by how kind people have been! Man we have it good Beck! I can’t imagine my life without our Beck, I am so happy he got to come to our little family!
My cute friend Josee came to our home & took the most precious pictures of Beck! I love them all! Here are quite a few that are my favorites! I can’t believe how much bigger he looks now than when these pictures were taken!