We are finally sleeping through the night, I’ve kicked sugar and coffee to the curb and we are gearing up for a road trip in this edition of Bring Home Baby: Month One to Three
This series will follow the Family Adjustments & Connection, Physical Changes and Growth & Development of adding a baby to our household. This is first of the BHB Series (Bringing Home Baby) and I look forward to sharing our exciting, now outnumbered, journey with each of you.
It was the day before Thanksgiving and I needed a few more items for my pies, side dishes, and a gravy boat. (I know, how have I managed all these years without a gravy boat!) I had all three kids with me in tow as my husband was at work. Rather than go to the local store I chose to go all the way to Target as I knew they would have the carts that would haul and “contain” all three children.
Ahhh, Tis’ the season of giving. As a parent you put a lot of thought into meaningful gift giving to create memories for years to come. Friends and family join us in this gifting merriment and for that we are extremely grateful. For the sake of our sanity and at the risk of sounding ungrateful, I have compiled a short list of items parents everywhere beg of you to refrain from buying their children.
Bringing home a baby in the last month has been a beautiful and sleep-deprived blur. It seemed like I was pregnant forever with this third pregnancy and then ‘poof’, I’m now swaddling an infant and wearing a Moby wrap again. Learning how to divide my time between three tiny humans has proven to be the hardest management job I’ve had yet and I’m in retail over multiple locations!
The alarm sounds at 5 am. The first order of business is trying to get out of bed without waking the sleeping toddler snoring at your side. If you are able to maneuver out of bed, carefully removing the foot from over your head while keeping her asleep, the morning has high hopes of going smoothly. If the beast awakens you just move into survival mode and hope to make it through the morning with minimal meltdowns. Most mornings begin with a few minutes stretches or exercise, breakfast preparations, smoothie making, lunches (if you failed to make them the night before) and most importantly coffee! DON’T FORGET THE COFFEE!