As we are already approaching 11 months with our first child, I thought I would write a post about my “mommy favorites” — things that I found to be essential in helping us survive the first little one. [I may add more and add photos later!]
I start by acknowledging my situation and preferences are potentially very different from the next mommy. We are frugal and in a fairly small house, living on one income. We had a son who was colicky for 3 months, never really enjoyed tummy time until he was ready to start inching around, and is just his own baby — every baby is so different in many ways!
We had plenty of preconceived notions, fears, and exciting wonderful things we looked forward to. We had some definite and some pseudo opinions; many of those have changed drastically since we had our baby!
I’m going to include here some of my favorite things from our experience. I hope that it might help someone out there. I had several great moms send me their short list and I found it helpful. I haven’t really included toys. That’s a whole other post! (more…)