3 month postpartum favourites

A lot of new things happening from month 2-3! Ever since my Mom left California to head back to Canada, I’ve been keeping busy every.single.weekday. It’s been excellent getting out of the house every day. Otherwise it feels completely like that movie, groundhog day, because literally we’re on a 2-3 hour time schedule and it just repeats itself day in and day out…including night times.

So breaking up the day with a bit of an adventure each day really helps.

Just a few days ago I ended up going to a Mom’s Group that the hospital puts off (for free) from birth to 6mths, and I met a ton of new Mom’s there. Kind of a funny, maybe not so funny to other’s moment – but when I was doing my introduction with my name, my baby’s age and then his name – I almost blanked on his name and nearly forgot it! HAHAHA. Seriously how nuts? I think it’s because I avoid sharing his name/face all over social media, and I’ve gotten into the habit of calling him by his nick-name which isn’t anything remotely similar to his name at all. Anyway! Thought that was a bit of a funny story.

So, he’s 3 months old today, and he’s a big fella. He’s wearing a lot of 6-9 month clothes due to his ever growing height. I’m definitely understanding his needs a lot more. He’s like me and needs some quiet/alone time throughout the day. He’ll be completely content chilling out in his crib or bassinet alone for a half hour or so!

Ok, so I want to chime in here again and tell you some of our favourite’s we’ve been loving this month, and all throughout the past 3 months too that I’ve always forgot to include.

myBaby Sound Spa| For instance, this sound machine my neighbour gave him. It used to only be turned on for his nightly routine (and he smiles when he knows he’s being put to bed). I guess because he knows the routine down pat now and enjoys it all. I turn on the noise machine, either swaddle him or put him into a sleep sack (whichever is clean), sing a song, feed him then kiss him goodnight. But I’ve noticed to get him to nap successfully in the day outside of a car ride or in my arms I need to play this noise machine. It has a variety of settings, and I set it to the ocean waves one instead of the ‘white noise’ one. Helps me sleep too, honestly! lol.

Shark Steam Mop S1000A| I spose I could include this into postpartum favourites…why not right? I bought this on Amazon a few weeks ago, used it 3x and love it. Our house is mainly laminate flooring and I can’t use a ton of water on it (it’s not good for it). And I LOVE how easy this is. Wait, did they raise the price on this? I swear I only paid $39 for it a few weeks ago. Try and find it for cheaper if you can! All it requires is some water, no chemicals at all. And doesn’t leave streaks – but if it DOES, it means you just need to put on a new mop head (comes with two).

California Baby Sensitive Skin Cream| Still my favoutite, still going strong on that one jar I have. Not even half way through it yet. It says it’s unscented, but it has a mild (and really nice) natural fragrance to it. And it doesn’t bother baby’s skin, nor my weird skin (I have a ton of weird skin issues guys…)

Love To Dream Swaddle Up| Our baby either sleeps wrapped up in 2 swaddle blankets (because he busts out of one, need to double it up), or lately he’s been in this Love To Dream one that my old boss from Canada sent down in a care package for our baby. It’s flippin’ brilliant, and grows with baby when it’s time for a sleep-sack as the arms zip off. This is a bigger size though, and you can get smaller one’s, but as soon as they hit 13lbs they can go in this one.

 

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When in San Francisco…

This post is sponsored by Good2Go but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

San Francisco is a city that surprises you every time. In fact, let me paste this quote I found online, and love:

“If you’re alive, you can’t be bored in San Francisco. If you’re not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.” — William Saroyan

It’s a magical city with such history behind it. But I definitely have one qualm or drawback about it. There’s not many public restrooms around, and if they are, they’re notorious for not being the cleanest. Call me crazy for talking about this, but hear me out. I can’t believe there’s a downloadable app for this. But there is. The Good2Go App is much more than a restroom locator. It’s clever, right? And especially handy now that I have a little one in tow, looking for clean restrooms with a diaper changing area. Bonus points if they have a seated area where he can be nursed.

Needed a pitstop, I used the app when my Mom was still here and ended up scoping out a great location – super easy to use too. Just share your location when you download the app and it’ll tell you the closest restroom around. Or if you’re dining at a particular restaurant that participates with the Good2Go app, wait there with your pals rather than in a bathroom line. Plus!! You can automatically open the doors via your smartphone and exit, all without touching the handles. They’re restrooms locked I’d assume because they’d ideally like to keep them clean (of course). It’s funny, when I was 35+ weeks pregnant I planned out my outings by where I was going to use the bathrooms, and I could tell you right then and there which grocery stores, or malls had the cleanest bathrooms. Haha priorities!

I don’t go to the city often (one or two times per month) but when I do I always love stopping by the Golden Gate Bridge for a peek at it. I’m wondering how many of my readers are local to the Bay Area? Anyone care to chime in?

Next time you’re headed to the city, download this Good2Go app beforehand to scope out clean bathrooms. Everyone much prefers “going” in a clean place.

Good2Go app is available in the App/Play stores. Use is free for a limited time.

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Sight-seeing around the Bay Area

B’ys. Whoever said “the days are long, but the years are short” gotter all mixed up.

The days and nights are completely blended into one big ol’ day for me. My entire 24 hours are broken up into 2 (mainly 1.5) hour intervals with feedings. I often forget what day it is, except I don’t because I have to track Alfie’s medicine intake and have the days written out. So that helps lol. Honestly the days are literally flyin’ by and not creeping by at all like I thought.

I’m itching to grab onto every last moment where my baby was a newborn, now and infant. It’s insane how excited we get when he does the simplest new thing.

I love it. We love it. This little kid of ours is teaching us way more than we thought possible. He brings me so much joy. I catch myself smiling at him and now this (well last week) week he’s been grinning quite huge back at us. Makes all those inconsolable moments of his worthwhile haha.

So it’s been about a month since I was loaned the Lexus. That’s when we had two sets of visitors at once. Had a fine ol’ round of visitors there in March. My Mom, and also my husband’s awesome aunt from Germany (!!), and also my husbands relatives from British Columbia. I requested a larger vehicle for review to comfortably fit four adults and the car seat for baby. Cause man those car seats take up way more room that I would’ve thought.

Baby had his first ever car-diaper-changing experience in that Lexus. Kiddo knows style.

We did a slew of sight-seeing around the Bay Area with checking out Google for the first time, going to the Pulgas Water Temple (gorgeous) to me having a solo hour along cruisin’ in the car. Windows down, music up… it was glorious. We took full advantage of the Lexus and took it to SO many places. Capitola Beach for one of the first warm and sunny days of the season, up along highway 9 to see some redwood trees. 

Alfie OWNED the show. Per usual.

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 AWD F SPORT was the perfect size for all the adults, Alfie, and baby too. Thanks for the loan! (Pretty sure Alfie always enjoys it the most ;))

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