Baby V is 6 weeks old today! He has grown and changed so much in the past month and half. He is a BIG baby for his age! He was 10 1/2 lbs at his one month appointment so I can only imagine how much he weighs now.
This is what I have learned as a new mom in the past 6 weeks:
Swaddles are a necessity--we learned this early on and we swaddle him everynight for bed
Pacifiers are your friend--I initially didn't want to use pacifiers at all but when he was about 2 weeks old and just wanted to suck on something 24/7, the pacifier seemed a better option than the alternative...
Tubby time is only fun when Mommy is in the tub as well--he hates being in the baby bathtub by himself, so we take tubs together but they are actually really enjoyable now.
Always cover a cute outfit with a bib if you want it to last more than 5 minutes--enough said.
Likewise, always pack a couple extra outfits for the baby and at least one extra shirt for yourself when going out.
There is always a solution to crying (I know this is not always true for a lot of babies but so far it seems to apply to him).
Mornings are now cute time--he is all smiles and little giggles right when he wakes up and his fluffy hair is all disheveled.
Swings and baby packs are the only way to get anything done!
I'm sure there is more but everyday is a learning experience!