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BOY MOM! No but really - its a thing:) For as long as I can remember I just knew I was going to have boys. People always ask me if I wish I had a girl and I honestly don't ever think about it that way. I can't imagine a life without my two sweet boys and I feel lucky everyday. Even when they're swinging their baseball bats into the TV and yelling "MOM" over and over again!
Love this insert. I'm not a huge fan of the traditional "mom gear" thats out there but I love when I find pieces that are both chic and functional. The same brand also sells a tote which I would recommend for any new mom. They wear really well and are a great price point.
Luke's car seat - Easy to clean and move between cars, found it on sale:)
Harry's car seat - This was Luke's too! Its lightweight and still going strong for baby #2!
Sound Machine - Beware you may become addicted to this too! I can't sleep without one now. They travel really well which is a plus!
Diaper Bag - I've blogged about this one before! The insert inside is mission critical for ever mom wanting to stay organized + you can have your monogram hand painted on the outside!
THE THINGS I'VE LEARNED SO FAR
gentleman are not born they are made
always bring an extra pair of underwear
let them wear a different shoe on each foot - the battle will only upset you both and by the end of the week he'll be back to wearing a matching pair
its never too early for a date night (with your son)
they're always on the move - make sure you slow it all down once in a while and enjoy the moment
bless the mess - this is the hardest one for me and my saving grace is the no food, no toys room (with a white sofa) in our house. So far so good!
communicate - every night I tell Luke about my day and then he goes through his. EVERY SINGLE DETAIL! Even when I'm so tired I feel like I'm going to fall over! I know this is going to be a big one as he gets older.
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY - this was so important for me as a mom working 40+ hrs a week and its a tough one to remember when all you want to do is spend more time with them. One hour of uninterrupted (iPhone free) time over 5 distracted hours.