Postpartum

8 Essentials Every New Mom Needs to Survive

8 Essentials Every New Mom Needs to Survive

congratulations!

Your new beautiful bundle of blessing is here! It’s been a wonderful stay at the hospital where you had the staff on constant call for your needs. I always had my husband or another family member there too. It’s time to go home? Do I really have to take this baby home to take care of him by myself? I remember it like yesterday….excited, nervous, and scared all at the same time. My husband drove like a grandpa all the way home as if he had a dozen eggs on the roof that he didn’t want to break. Our son was so little and fragile and we didn’t want to break him. Little did we know that he would soon become our child that didn’t sleep through the night till he was almost one and a half!!

The Baby Blues - How to Tell if You Have Them

The Baby Blues - How to Tell if You Have Them

“Baby blues”

If you’ve ever been pregnant, or even read up on it, I’m sure you’ve heard of the term baby blues. In fact, I don’t know how many times the doctors and on/gyns warned me about them.

Like many women, however. I just brushed this idea aside. “Oh yeah. That’s nothing!” I said.

Boy was I wrong.

Keep reading for my experience with the baby blues.

What I Actually Used in my Hospital Bag

What I Actually Used in my Hospital Bag

Giving birth is a scary thing

You frantically read articles upon articles to educate yourself on what to expect. When the time comes to meet your little one, you are somehow over-prepared while at the same time completely unprepared. 

One of the areas you might be over-prepared in is your hospital bag. There are many items you will probably pack that you actually don’t need. 

I was one of those overpacking new moms. I didn’t use half of what I packed for myself or my baby.

So, I am here to provide yet another educational article, but this one won’t be packed with fluff and things you won’t use.

Here are the items I actually used in my hospital bag, along with items I did not need to bring.


How to Create a Postpartum Care Basket + Padsicles

How to Create a Postpartum Care Basket + Padsicles

So much emphasis in the family and probably as parents is put on baby!

But it’s good to also prepare some care for yourself!

Why?

Well it can help ease you in the postpartum period, plus…mommas got a lot going on down there!!

Read on to find out how to assemble your own postpartum care basket, and to make some padsicles!