My youngest sister and my sister-in-law are both pregnant and due within a month (and a bit) of each other. I’m overjoyed for them and I also know that it might be difficult. I’ve had five pregnancies and four children and each pregnancy was a wondrous and scary time. I spent the first half of my thirties pregnant/breastfeeding/sober. As my children grow and become independent I wouldn’t change how quickly and how many I’ve had for anything, plus I don’t know any better. It was hard with four little ones but now we have a routine that works for me. At this point in my life I need it to work for me. I’m the one who is there for every scrape, stitch, tear, laugh, smile, success and failure (failure is important, kids need to fall so they learn how to get up). If I’m off the entire family suffers.
So what words of wisdom do I have for my beautiful Rosie and Helena? Love every little moment that comes, hug and kiss them as much as you want. Cry if you have to and ask for help when you need it – I’m only a phone call away. If you are tired sleep when the baby naps even if it is in the middle of the day. Clean the house only if you feel like it when having me over, I could care less if everything is out of place. When the baby cries and makes a fuss and bothers “people”, ignore them and remember those “people” probably bugged the sh*t out of someone else earlier and karma is a b*tch. Lastly, shower, put some make up on, wear your good jeans and go anywhere, just go.
Outfit part first…
Blazer, Zara. Blouse, Loft. Shorts, Ann Taylor (old). Shoes, Joe Fresh. Bracelets, J Crew, Ann Taylor. Watch, Michael Kors (old). Sunglasses, Burberry (old).
When I started researching message boards and product reviews live clean (baby) delivers great baby products that are also gentle on baby’s skin and mothers are happy (check out why here). I knew that these products where something I could support and review. My sister Rosie told me that her friends use the products and love them as well. Plus they are found at Wal-Mart and Shoppers Drug Mart. This makes them easily accessible to many Canadians. I love the skincare essentials gift set, a great addition to any baby shower gift. The packaging is pretty cute too.