coming home - a huggies post
I've been asked by BlogHer and Huggies to take some walks down memory lane and explore some (what I think will be) FUN subjects about babies and having them and getting ready for them and all the fun stuff that goes with THEM! I volunteered for this series for selfish reasons. I think it will be a great way to document some thoughts and feelings that maybe I haven't before but should have. I hope you will enjoy them, too!
I can clearly remember the day we brought Moses home from the hospital. It felt so strange to walk out of there with this tiny little person that wasn't with you when you came there. Both Doug and I felt like we were doing something wrong as we crossed the threshold of the hospital and walked to our car. I think we both were thinking that surely someone would stop us from just TAKING this baby away with us. It is so surreal and strange to leave with someone that you are 100% responsible for in every single way.
It is a very strange feeling to put that teeny little person in their carseat for the first time, make sure they are buckled in the right way, and carry them off to a new life. All the while wondering if they are warm enough, too warm, are they hungry or tired or will they stay awake? Can they make it home before needing to be fed? How will you know if they've had too much to eat or not enough?
Oy! Being a first time mom is crazy overwhelming. A good way to make those first days a little less crazy is to do your research! You can Google the reviews on just about any baby product. Do this with your carseat and then head on over to your local police or fire department. A lot of time they will make sure it is installed properly. One less thing to worry about.
If you are unsure how to dress your baby for the season, bring two to three different outfits and choose one based on the weather. October in our area can be anywhere from chilly to summer like so thankfully we came prepared with a couple of different outfit choices. Having a blanket or two on hand helps broaden your choices even more.
Have meals in place and know who will be in your home when you arrive.
The good news is that you will make it home. I also clearly remember walking in our front door, sitting Moses on the coffee table in his little bucket carseat and looking at Doug thinking "Now what?" And here, nearly six years later we find ourselves asking the same question.
Motherhood is a crazy adventure...and what they never ever tell you, is that it never gets easier. The problems and challenges just change.
Be sure you read up on all my other Huggies posts HERE! There's some good stuff in there!
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