It can be so damn hard coming to terms with your new body after having a baby, or two. But let’s normalize the stretch marks on the belly, how the belly is soft and squishy, and the love handles. IT’S ALL NORMAL. I grew a human for 9 months. It’s hard to keep that in mind sometimes when you see other moms ‘bounce’ back when it seems like you aren’t but everyone is on a different journey so as hard as it is, try not to compare. . . I’m trying to keep focused on working out and moving my body because it helps both my physical and mental health. . . Just remember momma, you grew a human, that shits hard and YOU did it 💚
It is becoming more popular to include items for birthing parents on the baby registry. I just had my 2nd baby, Sawyer, in August 2021. This time around, I made sure to include items I knew I’d need postpartum since it was my 2nd baby.
It is so important to take care of yourself while you’re taking care of your new baby and the rest of your household too whether it be other children, pets, spouses and just general household duties. As the old saying goes – you can’t pour from an empty cup. If you don’t take care of you and find support with helpful people (and products), it’s hard to take everything’s else on.
These items are based on my experience as a mom who had a vaginal delivery and is breastfeeding. Some or none of these items may prove helpful to you if your delivery and postpartum needs are different than mine.
Nursing Maternity Tank Tops – I pretty much live in these tanks when I am nursing. I wear them under my regular shirt or sweatshirt because they are just so much easier than a nursing bra plus my stomach is covered then. Win-win as far as I’m concerned
Peri-Bottle -this comes in handy after a vaginal delivery. I used it for about a week or two postpartum when toilet paper was just not going to happen 🤣, you’ll probably get one at the hospital but if not, here’s one that works well
Adult Diapers – so worth it and way better than the mesh underwear they give you at the hospital
Comfy and loose pants – these are maternity pants but they are great for postpartum as they are nice and loose.
Kyle and I bought our home 8 years ago this month and we just had our bedroom painted for the first time about 2 months ago. When choosing a color, I wanted something neutral-ish but still something where you can definitely tell the walls are painted. I came across Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog, which is the ‘color of the year 2022’ and I immediately loved it! It’s actually very similar to our entry way bathroom. The Sherwin Williams website says that Evergreen Fog is “Soothing, subtle, and a perfect shade to freshen up any space”. I’d have to agree, I love it.
Our bed was purchased from Bob’s Discount Furniture. We’ve purchased several pieces of furniture from there (our living room sectional couch, the recliner chair in the nursery) and then this bedroom set. We have the bed, dresser, chest and 2 end tables. We’ve had this set for about 2 and a half years now.
The bedding set is from Amazon. I love how the rust color looks with the green walls and white furniture. I think it all balances it out nicely. The blanket is super comfortable and perfect for the fall and winter time when it’s nice to be all snuggled up. I just got this bedding set for Christmas and love it already.
Wooden Alarm Clock (this one is sort of similar to the one I have, but this one doubles as a wireless cell phone charger also which is neat)
We have the Google Home smart speak but I am having a helluva time trying to find it to link it. We’ve had it a while so maybe it’s discontinued now? Here is one that is similar, not made by Google, but it does work with Google Assistant. Also there is always the Amazon Echo Dot.