They brought him to me nestled in a red Christmas stocking. His little bottom fit perfectly into the heel of the stocking. His little red cheeks compared only to Rudolf's red nose in my mind. If you have to be in the hospital Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, giving birth is at least a positive result of that stay.
The first baby of 2013, Pamela Cristal Beltran, was born at 12:03 AM in Anaheim, CA. Soon to be parents around the nation due in the new year wonder about being the first new parents. Of course, at the time, they are too busy in the labor room to think too much about it until it's over. What an auspicious beginning!
Remember those first few days and weeks of motherhood? What comes to mind besides love for your baby? Exhaustion! Whether it is a first time mother or a mother that has little ones already, energy to get through the days and nights is on short supply. As a friend or family member, here are five tips to truly help your loved one get through this time.
From almost day one of your pregnancy, it is all about baby and therefore Mom. The doctor visits, the vitamins, the morning sickness, the baby showers, the labor and delivery...baby, baby, baby. The excitement of baby being the focus of all is natural and good to an extent. But it is very important to not forget Dad in the midst of all the to-do. Valentine's Day is an excellent time to let your special other third of family circle have some quality time.
It's no secret"_your baby eats what you eat. The correlation between your diet and the health of your baby is stronger than once thought. Pregnant women need approximately 300 extra calories a day and they should come from mineral and vitamin-rich foods that will give you strength and contribute to your baby's growth and development.
Do you know a sleep deprived, stressed out new mom? Want to do something special? Give her an in-home spa day!
Summertime always brings the best of things - longer days, warmer weather, vacations, and more. The atmosphere is more relaxed and people all around are filled with a feeling of happiness and joy. For many, these feelings come from the welcoming of their own little bundles of joy to the world! Nothing brings as much happiness to a family as a newborn child, which is why the summer months really are the best of the year.
Being a mom is hard, arguably the toughest job in the world. Imagine having to play the roles of both mom and dad simultaneously (terrifying, we know). Countless women across the country have the challenging responsibility of taking care of their families alone when their husbands are gone working another hard (and honorable) job, serving our country. Since 2001, more than 2 million children have had a parent deployed at least once.
Finding the perfect gift for a new mom is alot of pressure we put on ourselves. As much as you want to gift another adorable baby outfit or send a beautiful bouquet of flowers, this gift should be all about helping mom navigate through her first joyful but hectic days as a new mom.
With so many options available for baby clothes, baby toys, baby blankets, baby furniture, etc., do you ever wonder what to register for? One item that should not be left off of your baby registry is food! Having a newborn is a very exciting time, but it can also be very hectic. Dinner preparation can often times lose priority and leave you hungry or grabbing for something quick and unhealthy.