HG will be one month old tomorrow! Registering, for me, was extremely stressful because I did not know what I would need once she arrived. To help others struggling with registering out there, I am going to try to document things that I found helpful to have for HG each month. I also hope it will help me prepare for the next baby as well, when that time comes.
#1- Aden and Anais swaddle blankets: I love the quality of these blankets. They are super lightweight which is perfect for a summer baby in Florida. They have a good stretch to them, which help me swaddle a squirmy baby.
#2- Britax B Agile stroller and B Safe car seat: HG and I have been out walking every morning with this. I can steer the stroller with one hand, and can even jog a little with it. The car seat was very easy to install and clip in and out of the stroller. It is a little heavy, but I think all car seats are.
#3- Fisher Price Rock n Play: This rocker folds up and is easily moved anywhere. I can have HG in the kitchen with me when I am cooking or unloading the dishwasher. I can have her in the bathroom with me when I am getting ready. I can fold it up and store it in a closet when we are not using it. I think this is more practical than a swing.
#4- Summer infant video monitor: I love being able to check on HG without disturbing her sleep. It is so reassuring to see your brand new baby snoozing away in her crib! I don't think we could have moved her into the nursery as early as we did without this.
#5- Tazo chai tea: This is my source of caffeine in the morning. One mug of this, a little milk and Truvia and I have the little kick I need to start the day.
#6- iphone: I have used my phone so much with HG. It is so nice to be able to take pictures and send them immediately to family and friends, or post them to social media. I also use a free app called iBaby Log. It helps me track diaper changes and when and how long I am nursing. It is reassuring to be able to have all this information when my memory fails me.