Hi!!! Our sweet baby girl, Daisy is here! We welcomed her to our family on September 21st at 11:10am after an amazing birth at St Barnabas Medical Center. She was 7lb 4oz and 19.5 inches of pure cuteness and the most squeezable cheeks!! We are in love and I am still feeling as if this is a dream. After ten months of waiting anxiously for this sweet girl, I could not be happier becoming her mother and seeing Mark become a father, it is truly the best feeling. I keep telling Mark I am just so happy and I just have this new feeling of calm and I love it. Obviously we have not had that much sleep, we are still learning everyday and she loooooves to be finicky from 6:30pm-bed time…we are really enjoying this new chapter of our life and doing this together. I wanted to share our favorite products we have been loving (and Daisy!) that have been helpful for us the past week. I am sure some of these may change down the line but these are the things we love now.
So many of these products were recommended from my mom friends who have been the absolute BEST to go to for questions, support and advice. I could not do this new mom journey without them and I am super thankful to be able to ask so many questions and trust their opinions. So, here are the different products we are loving! Follow along on instagram for baby spam like crazy and updates!
We have decided to bottle feed baby girl with formula. I made a post about it on my instagram here if you want to read why we chose this route. We are very happy with our decision and believe whichever way you decide to feed your baby that works for YOU and your family is the best way to feed them 🙂 Here are some of our favorite products for feeding her!
One of the best things we prepped before baby girl was a diaper station on our main floor and also the changing station upstairs. This way, we don’t have to run up and down the stairs all day for diaper changes and blow outs! Oh boy, we experienced our first one the other day! I have both stocked with diapers, wipes, diaper cream, a few toys for distracting when she is older, pacifiers, extra onesies and burp cloths. We have it set up next to a pack and play downstairs. Here are our favorite products for it that have been helpful!
-Aquaphor Diaper Rash Cream
Bedtime & Naps
We have been pretty lucky with Daisy’s sleeping so far! She sleeps a good 2-3 hours at a time at night and then I change her diaper, feed her, hang with her sitting up for 15 minutes and then she’s sleeping again! She naps about 2 hours at a time (which is why I have time to write this) and does pretty well! We have a few products we love for sleeping that we think are helping! Here are some of our favorite products we are using.
–Tad Poles Moses Basket (supervised naps)
–Jolly Jumper Rocker (supervised naps)
–Hatch Sound Machine (love red light at night + lullaby)
–Vava Night Light (I carry this to her room for diaper changes)
Clothes & Swaddles
Wellll…I thought I bought enough clothes before baby girl was born, but everyone said lay low on the newborn sizes and she most def will be in them for a month or two! I had about six sleepers for her when we got home so I placed some orders for more + my friends were amazing and got me a few! Now I feel like we have enough outfits for 3 changes a day (maybe laundry every three days?) in case she has a blow out or spits up. I looooove the zippers or gowns for night time and honestly she stays in these all day too! She also likes being swaddled but sometimes escapes with her strong arms. Here are a few of my favorite brands that are soft and cozy!
I hope you enjoyed reading about the products we love and are able to find ones that work for your little one! Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments on instagram! I am looking forward to this chapter of motherhood and will continue to share with you. Thank you for all the kind messages and support!