Sunday, December 14, 2008

Products that I already love...

Things here are going awesome. We are into a groove, and I'm totally and completely in love. I'll save the mushy post for later... but I wanted to tell you about a few things that are making our lives so awesome that I wanted to share. All of these items were suggested by my doula, and I'm so glad we listened!

The Amby Baby Bed. This is like a hammock for the baby - and he loves it. We get him mostly asleep (or sometimes he is passed out) and put him in... and if he stirs, it gently rocks him back to sleep. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

The Blessed Nest. It's expensive, but the best nursing pillow ever!!! As a woman of size, I was nervous about what I heard about the Boppy not 'fitting'. The is a wonderful pillow filled with organic buckwheat hulls. Everyone who has seen it or used it can't stop talking about how awesome it is.

The Moby Wrap. I just started using this yesterday, and it's FREAKING AWESOME. I can hold Hulk and walk around, or sit in the chair - and he is right there and totally comforted and warm. I'm also trying to do a lot of skin to skin time, since we aren't 100% on the breast yet, and I can wrap him up for Kangaroo care with this (I actually haven't tried that yet - but I can see how it totally will work.).

I think we are going to leave the house in a bit to get our Christmas tree - I dressed Hulk for the occasion:

He is sitting on a Minky blanket that I made for him (minky on one side, flannel on the other)... what a hit that has been! I made then for all my friends who have had babies lately, and two for myself... what a great and easy present. Super soft and nice and warm. Great combo for a newborn in New England's winter!

7 comments:

Jen said...

The Amby bed looks really cool! I wish I had known about that when Jillian was first born. Now we have her addicted to the swing, but hey whatever works!

Also I'm giving you the award for the most put together newborn mom on the planet. I've always been impressed by your ability to get things done. But I'm super impressed by your ability to put together coherent posts with an infant. I could barely manage to open my computer in the first couple weeks of Jillian's life!

Beautiful Mess said...

I completely agree with Jen! You are astounding! I am amazed at how your are handling Hulk. He is adorable and I love his holiday outfit.
Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
-D

Fertilized said...

ah beautiful baby! I still use my moby and love it

Megan said...

He is beautiful! You are completely put together- I hope I am half as put together as you when the time comes...

Blessed Nest said...

what a sweet baby you have!! Ok, you made my day, (well night)
We are so happy you're loving your Nesting Pillow.
We love when mommas talk about us!

Who is your doula..need to send her some love too...

If you want to give your readers a coupon code, they can use "Jolly" for 15% off at http://www.blessednest.com
good through 12/26/08

Deborah said...

Beautiful baby! And I don't say that to all new moms, only if I mean it.

Nina Cullen said...

Your doula thinks you ARE the most amazing woman on the planet with the most amazing baby (and a pretty fabulous partner). You are a rock star, and I am honored to have been a part of this incredible journey. Hope to see you all soon!