I have decided to have my own themed Works for me Wednesday this week. Things that work for me with a newborn or just after having a baby!
When you don't have any nursing pads - a pantyliner will work. I had totally forgotten about needing to buy some nursing pads. When my milk started coming in, I honestly had no idea what I was going to do with leaky breasts. I got to thinking - pantyliners! I cut them into little circles and stuffed them into my bra. They worked great!
**Any baby contraption that vibrates!!
There are times that Parker seems as though he wants to go to sleep but just won't let himself. We swaddled him up and put him in the Fisher Price Calming Vibrations Bassinet, turned the vibrate on and he was out!
To survive the every three hour wakings.. I need my Coke!
**Method's Squeaky Green Diaper Cream!!
First day home from the hospital, Parker was already a poor sufferer of diaper rash. Betsy gave me some of this diaper cream and said it is the best she has found. I have tried all kids of creams with Graycen (Desitin, Balmex, Boudreaux's Butt Paste, A&D) and my favorite, hands down, was Balmex. This trumps Balmex! I love it and so does Parker's butt.
**A mother in law!!
(or someone that is willing to come take care of your child) We were lucky enough to have Ma come and stay here with Graycen while we were in the hospital. My mom came here when we needed to leave for the hospital and David's mom came and relieved her and stayed the rest of the while. She took awesome care of Graycen and I am sure she had a blast (as did Graycen) She made us dinner when we came home and it was scrumptious! Thank you, Ma.
Yeah, I know, you're supposed to sleep as much as you can. Well, what if you can't sleep? Not because you don't want to, but because you just can't fall asleep or the baby doesn't let you sleep? Blockbuster Online comes in handy for that! Well, so does cable tv.