Things I Said Before I Actually Gave Birth…

  1. I want an unmedicated birth

If you read my blog about labor and delivery, you know what a joke this statement is.  I know so many people who have given birth unmedicated, several times and if that’s you, you are one badass mama.  I don’t know if I’ll have more kids in the future but you can bet it will be a scheduled c-section where I won’t feel one contraction. 

  1. No screen time until she’s at least a year

This one went out the window pretty quickly.  I think it was about my second week of no more than three hours of sleep a night when I realized she loved those baby sensory videos (Link here).  She is almost three months and we watch a Disney movie a day.  Sometimes you just need some time to relax, and if putting on a movie does that for you then by all means; do it.

  1. I’m going to exclusively breastfeed

This one is a little heartbreaking for me.  This was my goal and I’ll have an entire blog post about this but sometimes it just doesn’t happen and that’s okay.

  1. I don’t think I’m going to let her have a pacifier 

I held out strong for the first month but again after lack of sleep, her being addicted to a pacifier didn’t seem so bad anymore.  She still is using them, if you want to read my review about our favorite, click here.

  1. I’m not going to dress her in all pink, I really like neutrals 

I’ll admit it, I’m a liar.  This little girl is dressed in pink all the time.  Her room has a lot of pink, her clothes, blankets, toys, everything.  If I can find it in a shade of pink you best believe I’m going to choose that over a yellow.

  1. She won’t be sleeping in bed with us

I feel the backlash I’ll get for this will deserve it’s own post, so its coming.  I will say this though, I absolutely love bed sharing with her.  We do it safely, she has an in-bed bassinet and it’s comforting to her and me.  My husband on the other hand cannot wait until she starts sleeping in her beside the bed bassinet.

  1. It’ll be easy going back to work

I have been very lucky to have off work for so long.  I left work September 2020 and I just started working last week.  Before I had her I just knew it wouldn’t be an issue going back, I wasn’t planning on being one of those clingy moms but here I am.  

  1. I never want to have matching outfits, I think its a little lame

I laugh at this a lot, because when Target unveiled their matching mommy and me sweaters you bet you ass I jumped at the chance to buy them.

  1. She’s going to be dressed bow to toe daily

I’m not sure if it’s just because we are in a pandemic, or maybe because it’s winter but we both stay in PJ’s all the time.  You see a lot of photos of her dressed up and it’s really only for photos, we’re not that exciting.

  1. No toys with batteries until she’s older

I quickly learned that I will do just about anything to make my daughter smile, even if that means listening to a singing Minnie Mouse doll on repeat for an hour or listening to “Trolls Just Want to Have Fun” while Poppy’s hair flashes different colors. 

  1. I’m hitting the gym as soon as I’m cleared at 8 weeks. 

It’s been 17 and I haven’t gone back yet.  Don’t be so hard on yourself if you’re in the same position.  We are still in a pandemic so it’s difficult to go somewhere and possibly bring germs home to your baby.  Take your time, start slow.

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  1. Love it ! I coslept with all 4 of mine. Swore on everything no more freaking pink after the first, still ended up pink everything with the other two. Exclusively breastfed Luna but switched to formula with the first 3. Epidural with the first all natural with the 2nd back to epi with the last 2. Mother is different with every child. Every step is beautiful. Love you and Winnie ❤️❤️❤️

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