It has been a little over a year since we brought Carter home after a month of being in the NICU. By the time we made it home from the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House® it was 10pm (we stuck around for dinner and bingo in celebration of Carter being discharged) and I was tired but couldn’t wait to start using all the fun things I bought previously. I was pretty thankful I jumped on the ball as early as I did, if I would have waited the “normal” amount of time before I started buying all the baby gadgets and goodies, I would have been too late and we would have come home to a big empty nursery. Now that a year has come and gone and I have had time to experience it all, here are my Top 10 Newborn Must Haves:
If you’re having your first baby and have been brave enough to begin looking for nursery furniture — not to mention looking for baby clothes, baby bags, baby toys, baby foods, and the best universities for babies — you might be feeling a little overwhelmed right about now.
Getting Your Car Ready for a Newborn
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re getting ready to welcome a new addition into your life. Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, and every day will be wonderful (even if every night is sleepless). With a new baby comes a lot of new changes, some that are easier than others. From baby proofing the living room to decorating the nursery, having a bay is both a lot of fun and a lot of work. One of those changes that comes is making your car safe for your baby. Baby proofing your car is important in that it will keep your child safe, and keep your car clean. If the baby is on the way and due pretty soon, check out these tips on how to get your car ready for the new member of your family.
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- I will have a latte/cappucino/cup of coffee every once in a while
- Ate a hot dog (actually, I have had multiple)*
- Made (or ordered) a sandwich that had deli meat*
- Dyed my hair (even though it is proven that this does not affect the baby, especially when the dye doesn’t touch the scalp, you wouldn’t believe the comments I received on this).
- Ordered fast food
- I take hot showers
- In Hawaii, I went in the hot tub (mind you it was only ten minutes at a time)
- In Hawaii, I went snorkeling
- I don’t drink near enough water
- I have tuna (sometimes twice a week)
- Since I crave sour candies, guess what? I have them. Often.
- I am not eating enough fruits/veggies
- I frequently forget to take my prenatal vitamin
- I had cole slaw on Friday (I didn’t even know you couldn’t do this until now)
- When I have eggs, I have them over easy
- Sometimes when I have steak, I take it medium
- I take Tylenol (even with the Dr’s okay, people still give me their opinion).
- I drink tap water
- I’m having peanut butter and toast as I write this
I personally don’t see much wrong with what I have done. I’m not boozing away, smoking or doing drugs. This list isn’t an everyday occurrence (well, maybe somethings are), it’s an every once in a while I do this. I know I’m not the only one and I won’t be the only one.
Feel free to comment with your “rap sheet”.
*these items I buy natural, with no preservatives.