3. Baby loves familiar people — and right now, Mommy and Daddy are his favorites. Whenever Case sees one of us, Case smiles. Sometimes Case even reaches for me!
4. I’ve organized our schedules! I made a calendar with all my appointments for work and home.
5. I made a list of baby essentials that I need to have with me at all times. I’ve packed a diaper bag that can travel with baby to daycare or a babysitter, and I’m keeping it stocked with everything baby needs.
6. I’m keeping baby’s bum healthy! I chose a diaper cream that’s natural and hypoallergenic, with no petroleum.
7. Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to myself all day long, because I’m constantly talking to baby — and even singing to Case. I sound silly, but baby loves it! And I know it will help develop Case’s language skills, so it’s worth it.
7. I think my partner and I are ready for our first real date night! We’ve hired a babysitter, and we’re going to go out for a short dinner in the early evening. We’re prepared to come home early if baby gets fussy.
1. My baby’s crib might look sparse right now — no blankets or pillows! I use a sleep sack to keep Case warm at night.
2. It may just be a reflex, but it’s still the sweetest thing when my baby grabs my finger if I touch Case’s palm. Case also has strong opinions — Case cries to tell me how Case feels! Right now Case can only see black and white patterns, not colors, so Case likes to look at patterns with strong contrast.
3. I’m in the “fourth trimester,” and I still look pretty pregnant! I’m wearing comfortable clothes, like the maternity pants I wore in the first trimester.