I missed last week’s posting but I have good reason. October 5th at 7:07pm, we welcomed Jacob to our little family. He came only 6.5 hours after my water broke. He was 5 lb. 11 oz and 19 1/4 inches long. I have officially become a mom! He is such a wonderful little guy and we love him sooo much!
Here he is getting dried off after his first bath at the hospital.
So far the first couple weeks have not allowed much time for crafting or artwork or even sleep. He is a very chill boy but with any newborn he needs to wake up and eat a lot. I sometimes feel all I have gotten done these past 2 weeks is breastfeeding Jake. But that is all part of adjusting to my new most important job. So far I have learned a few things.
- After worrying about what to pack in my hospital bag, I realized that the hospital gives you pretty much everything you need. I packed way to much. Mostly I needed a few toiletries for myself like chapstick and shower stuff and something comfy to wear home. My stay was so short that I never even changed into my comfy pjs and robe. Plus I didn’t have any visitors to try to look nice for. I also needed clothes for baby to go home in. All other needs were pretty much provided for us at the hospital which was super nice. They also gave us everything to take home. If you don’t take it home they just throw it away.
- YOGA YOGA YOGA. I regularly did prenatal yoga throughout my pregnancy and I believe it 100% helped have a easy, natural birth and a quick recovery. I did prenatal yoga 3 times a week along with light running until I could not run anymore. Pretty much around 5 months. Then, I did yoga 5 times a week or as much as I could. I also took our dog Emma for a 30 minute walk everyday as much as possible. That is something I would recommend any new moms to start as soon as they can. This is the yoga dvd I used. Since I personally had never tried yoga before, it is easy for beginners and does a nice job explaining how everything helps you. I just purchased it from amazon.
Me at 36 weeks pregnant vs Jake and I one week after birth.
I will continue to share my journey as a mom and artist with what I learn and advice as we continue down this life path. It has occurred to me that I have not shared my nursery decor yet. Stay tuned to next week to see our cute baby boy nursery and some nursery decorating tips. Here are some cute pictures of Jake cheering on his favorite football teams for the first time.