I have a new post up at Home Your Way on, you guessed it, simplifying with a new baby.
Our second child arrived in January.
We are in the throes of soft newborn snuggles and middle of the night feedings.
It is a wonderful time, and I’m relishing these early days. The dark circles under my eyes will fade, but these first weeks and the feeling of a new life in my arms will stay with me forever.
Having a new baby in our home is different this time around.
Not only because we are second time parents but also because I have a different outlook on what we really need for a newborn.
With our first son I was a shopping fiend during my pregnancy. I had two diaper bags and a dozen pairs of BabyLegs before I hit the third trimester.
I poured over stroller reviews evening after evening and researched swaddle blankets and cloth diapers until I had the different models and brands memorized.
I was all about the stuff.
But when our baby arrived none of those gadgets and aids gave me more sleep and none of them soothed my child as well as a pair of loving arms.
The spoils from my shopping sprees? Those gathered dust in a closet and cluttered up our home for months… read the rest of this post at Home Your Way.
Photo Credit: Jan de Graaf