This sweet little bundle arrived on Saturday evening and we couldn’t be more excited! I am SO happy for Blake and Joe, I visited them on Sunday and they are such naturals when it comes to parenting. Jet weighed 7 lb. 6 oz. and measured 20.5 inches long. He is such a sweet and strong little man and both he and Blake are doing awesome and soaking in these days of getting to know each other. Be on the lookout for Blake’s birth story and lots more pictures of baby Jet coming soon! Congrats again Blake and Joe!
Packing for the hospital has felt a little bit like a shot in the dark. With not knowing what to expect and for the fear of being unprepared, my tendency has been to overpack. But, after doing a little research and talking with other new moms I’ve put together a list of the essentials to pack with a few extras just in case. I learned a few helpful tips, like the hospital will provide you with diapers, wipes, and swaddle blankets, as well as the key recovery items for mom (i.e. giant pads). I’m sure I’ll revise this list after Jet’s arrival, but in the meantime here is a quick list of what to pack as you prep for the arrival of your little.
A Few Extras: playlist for labor, pillows from home, books/reading material
For me, there are two things that are my ultimate motivators when it comes to going to the gym. The first is my mindset. I know what I really believe is that working out and being active is an essential part of life. It’s one of the healthiest things we can do and therefore it’s something I never want to go through life without. So when I’m not feeling in the mood to work out I try and dig deeper and remember that it’s something I’ve committed to as a part of my everyday life, not something I do when I’m in the mood. And the second thing that really motivates me to get to the gym is having good workout gear. I Read more…