Category: Newborns

Let’s talk about (postpartum) sex, baby!

Let’s talk about (postpartum) sex {Heather's Handmade Life}

Looking back, my biggest #pregnancyfail — other than the time I stupidly microwaved hardboiled eggs and they exploded all over the kitchen — was that I didn’t think enough about how my life was going to change. It’s not that I didn’t think about…

Modern rainbow baby quilt

Rainbow quilt with appliqued baby name {Heather's Handmade Life}

This bright and cheerful rainbow baby quilt is easy to sew and personalize with a name.

Why puppies are like newborns

I was holding the warm blanket-wrapped bundle in my arms when my husband came home from work. He dared to ask how the second evening with our third baby had gone, and the floodgates opened. “I haven’t had a minute to myself! I’m with…

10 lessons learned while breastfeeding

Lessons learned while breastfeeding {Heather's Handmade Life}

I breastfed my two children for a combined total of 29 months and I learned a LOT along the way — mostly that it’s really obnoxious when parents refer to everything in months instead of years. While it wound up being the right decision…

What’s your parental satisfaction level?

Like most things in life, your level of parental satisfaction ebbs and flows — at least mine does. When I had one baby, I felt like I was nailing it a lot of the time. Yes, he was a snuggly android who barely slept,…

One is the loneliest most rare number

Since having our second baby, I have realized my (already very limited) alone time is now practically non-existent. Therefore, I present to you a list of my current favourite places to be: Showering. Sure, the baby is usually in her carseat right there, on…

When your kids tag-team

Tag-teaming used to be a good thing. Remember Tag Team’s awesome song, Whoooomp! (There It Is)? I totally loved that song. Still do. (Sidenote: I was 10 when the song came out in 1993, and thought the lyrics were actually “Whooomp! Bad ass! Whooomp!…

Whirlwind

Dear C, My darling baby girl, today you are exactly four weeks old. It is so cliche for a new parent to exclaim, “It’s going by too quickly!” and “I can’t believe they’re so big already!” but … it’s just all so true. It…

Choosing sleep

There is a very long list of things I want to do right now. Nothing especially important, but important to me. I want to sit at the computer and blog. I want to reply to emails. I want to organize certain pesky drawers and…

Five things I’d forgotten about newborns

They roll their eyes in a creepy way sometimes when they sleep. It’s like they’re possessed! Demon babies! Eeek! Their poo doesn’t really stink, but it does have a smell. Their legs are so crazy-skinny. They don’t respond to your questions, or even smile…

Breastfeeding the second time around

Just when you think you’re a breastfeeding expert? You, uh, might be totally freaking ABSOLUTELY wrong. As you may or may not know, I breastfed our son, D, for 13 months. One year had been my goal, and when I reached it, I used…

Five things I’d forgotten about hospitals

They are loud places not very conducive to sleeping. You get checked on a lot. The baby gets checked on a lot. IVs are not only gross to look at, but they make it super-hard to move around. And sleep. And breastfeed. They give you a…