My baby girl has arrived to the world! Reign was born on Aug. 2 at 5:30 pm. My due date was Aug. 1, so I thought for sure she wasn't going to come until my scheduled induced date lol. The labor and delivery process could not have been more amazing! My water broke that morning at 7 am. I literally had just woken up, sat up in bed and heard a popping sound, then felt a gush of water. My hubby was barely awake when I told him my water broke. Within seconds he was up and so excited! He could not believe it was really happening. He got all frantic and giddy, asking what I need and what we need to do to get to the hospital.
I got the epidural right when we got to the hospital. In the beginning I thought I wanted to try going natural, but after going through my intestinal infection while I was 8 months pregnant, and experiencing the extreme pain with that, I knew I just wanted to be pain free and enjoy the birth of my sweet girl. I was in labor from 8:30 am-5:30 pm. I progressed about 2 cm every 2 hours, and started pushing at 5 pm and had Reign at 5:35 pm. The moment she was placed in my arms I just started bawling so hard. I could not believe my sweet girl was finally in my arms and all this was real! It always seemed like she was so far away and that I would never meet her. Anyone else feel that way while they were pregnant? Now that she is here all I can do is stare at her and kiss her sweet cheeks all day. Who knew you could love someone so much?!?
I had so much fun decorating Reign's nursery the last few weeks of my pregnancy. I was in full nesting mode and wanted to make everything perfect for her. It helped the last few weeks (which seem to last 134080 years) of pregnancy pass a little faster!
There are so many things that are needed for a babies arrival, I have a couple of must haves that have made my life so much easier! My number one item that I use everyday/night and LOVE is the DockATot. This is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger, that you can basically put anywhere. It is easily transferable, and super lightweight. I love all the fabric styles and that they are 100% cotton. I have the Deluxe version which is for babies 0-6 months. The Grand size is for 9-36 months. It is great for transitioning babies to their crib or toddlers to their bed.
I 100% recommend this product for every momma. I love it because I can put Reign right between my husband and I. I am right there when she cries, and can easily feed and console her. It is a lifesaver!!
This last week with Reign here has been a dream :) If you have any suggestions for this new mommy, or products that helped you, I would love to here!
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