As a working parent, time is tight, so treating myself is sometimes as simple as a good glass of wine. My bedside table gives an insight into my life at the moment: toys here and there, and glasses of wine wherever I can enjoy one (even if that means while I’m in bed).
One of the greatest mysteries in life is not how intricately formed a baby is in its mother’s womb, nor how they can take on a perfect blend of their parents’ features, but how they can eat the same white liquid day in and day out, and produce such a variety of waste products at the other end!
We’ve been planning this for a while, and waiting for the right time to pounce, since we were in a good position financially, but the other day, we finally said “adieu” to Marti’s Altima Coupe, which wasn’t exactly well suited to transporting a small person, and we got ourselves a good deal on a new Volkswagen Tiguan.
We really liked its safety features, the extra room for transporting Ellie and her “stuff”, and the panoramic sunroof, so that Ellie can look at the birds and the stars.
When you have a baby, you learn to make the most of every minute. So when she wakes up for a feeding at 3 a.m., getting in some sit-ups is perfectly sane!
Well, Ellie is now officially one week old. It’s been a little testing at times, but for the most part, it’s just been incredibly fun watching her grow and learning her idiosyncrasies.
There’s been a few things that have really made this first week a lot easier to manage, so I thought I’d write down a few of the things that we just couldn’t do without, so that expectant parents can get a headstart and make their first week a little easier: Continue reading “Week 1 Baby Essentials”
It’s nice to see some mainstream media acknowledging that home births are actually safer than hospital births. Being advocates for home birth, and having had one ourselves, Marti and I are very open for discussion if you have any questions about it.
On Tuesday, my life was turned upside down by the birth of my beautiful daughter, Ellie Grace Clements. I couldn’t be more in love right now.
In a few months, Marti and I are expecting our first baby, a little girl. So we put together a baby registry for people who want to help us get all the stuff we need.
I seriously had no idea just how much stuff you need, and I’m a practical person! So, if you feel so compelled, feel free to buy us something from our registry.