it's ironic that I'm writing an update on Luca and his 'schedule' because this baby has never been on a schedule. from the moment he was born, I've been feeding him on demand and listening to his sleepy cues. he runs the show and we're fine with that - he's happiest when he eats when he wants to eat and sleeps when he's tired. if we force anything, it throws him off and he's cranky.
there was a period in time when he was young (younger than 2-3 months) where I didn't take him out much because it was freezing cold outside, I was adjusting to newborn life, and frankly, I preferred to be at home with all the comforts around...
when I first got pregnant and Lu and I started talking about the future, we knew all along that we'd want to get a nanny once I had to go back to work. and by work, of course, I mean working on Inspiralized (some people think when I say "go back to work" that that means I'd go back to corporate America - no, NEVER! fingers crossed!)
when I was in Florida in January, I hit my pre-baby weight, the weight I was when I got weighed at my first official sonogram appointment. I weighed 144 pounds!
in mid January (about a month ago) I was being extra healthy and doing high-intensity, hour-long workouts almost everyday, in preparation for my little sister's wedding. I wanted to look my best, but most importantly, feel my best. about 3-4 weeks of that helped me shed the extra 5 pounds that I had leftover from my pregnancy.
I've been sharing lots of pumping selfies over on my Instagram accounts, which has led to many questions regarding my pumping and breastfeeding routine. so, here's an update, including some of my favorite products lately!
I've been getting a lot of questions lately about Luca's "schedule." I put schedule in quotation marks because he has no schedule and has really never had a schedule. maybe he has a rough schedule, but it's day-by-day.
I've been meaning to put together this post for a while, since I'm out of the newborn stage (I can't believe I'm already in the 'infant' stage!) and now can vouch for registry must-haves. there are so many things I registered for that I didn't need to, because Luca didn't need them right away, things I registered for too many of and wish I had waited until the baby was here, and also, of course, things I registered for that I use everyday and am so thankful for.
I've gotten so much questions about our very first trip with the baby, so I figured I'share some of my tips! from what I've heard, traveling with babies is easy, because they don't run around (they can't, haha!) and they pretty much sleep, if you time it correctly.
when I became pregnant and started talking to other mamas for advice and mental preparation (ha!), the #1 "warning" or "heads up" I got was this: breastfeeding is hard and doesn't come "naturally", although it's "natural." I heard stories of tongue ties, latch issues, milk supply troubles, and crippling pain.
every day, I truly feel blessed to wake up to this precious little baby boy. nothing can truly prepare you for the emotional roller coaster of motherhood (especially in the first couple of days/weeks), but in the end, once you find your stride, it is truly a beautiful feeling and something I'll never take for granted.