a few of our favorite things…

Well I’ve been doing the mom thing for 8 weeks now, I’m in no way an expert, but I thought I’d share with all of you the really cool things that Aiden and I love… and a few that we don’t.

We will start with Aiden’s FAVORITE thing the Fisher Price Soothe ‘n Play bouncer. I thought it would live in the office and he could use it while I work… but it has seen the world. Bouncy has been to every room in the house, the front porch, Grandma’s house, the office, the SALON (wow, that was awesome he sat awake for two hours watching me get my hair done with out a peep!) and many more places. The bouncy seat is a life saver. Aiden will nap for 4 hours in it (I’ve tried putting him in his bed, but he is up 10 minutes later) and it usually only takes less than 5 minutes for him to fall asleep. I almost went for an expensive bouncy (it must be better if it is expensive) but this was the best gift ever and only $25!Aiden enjoying his bouncy seat.

Since it is in the picture above I’ll share with you my favorite blanket. These Austrailian Muslin Baby wraps are AMAZING from Aden and Anais. They are super soft and light weight so I can swaddle Aiden even when it is hot. They are big so they’ll work for a long time. This is the one product that people stop me on the street to ask about and is usually followed by “Can I feel it, it looks so soft?” I love them and they come in a pack of four so the seem expensive, but you get four!

My favorite pregnancy (and beyond) item was the Bella Band. When my belly was just starting to grow I could wear my regular pants unbuttoned, or hold up maternity pants that were a bit too big. I was also able to wear regular shirts longer because covered my pants and looked like a camisole. I wore it most of my pregnancy and even after wards before my pre-pregnancy clothes started fitting again. When one of my buttons popped off of my capris I just threw on the bellaband and went on my way… three weeks later I still haven’t fixed the button 🙂 I even wore the bellaband as a top when I took my maternity portraits.

For nursing I have a few favorites that make life SO much easier. 1st the Boppy, its essential. 2nd a good nursing bra. I have three Bravado bras and they are awesome. I tried a cheapo target one and there was no comparison. 3rd is my nursing cover that allows me to nurse in public or when I just need a cover up. I made my own using a tutorial, but you can buy one too. I can be covered up, but still see whats going on with Aiden and don’t have to worry that my cover is going to fall off. Last but not least is my pump. I have a life away from baby! I got the Medela Freestyle pump and it works awesome. I found a great deal on one so if you want to save $100 let me know and I’ll let you in on the secret!

I have more favorites… but I’ll leave it at that for now, I’ve got to get back to work 🙂

  1. Luke & Kelsie Frazier says:

    Im totally going to make a hooter-hider for my friend Tree. Shes having a baby in February. Thanks for the tips. I’ll pass them on (Cause I wont be needing them for a few years)

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