Hi! I'm Paige and my blog is New Momma Notes. I'm a stay-at-home mom (for 16 months) turned working mom (first grade teacher). I write all about the adventures of motherhood with my 17 month old son, Carter and my husband, Christian. Thanks to Ashley for hosting me today! Here's a little glimpse into a day in our lives.
4:10pm Carter's in the playroom and comes running to me and gives me a huge hug. Obviously, the best part of my day! We get his backpack and his "report card." He was cheerful and napped for 1 hour 50 minutes! I love reading about his day and all of the things he does and learns (which is tons!) 4:50pm We arrive home and he high-tails it to his lawn mower and starts mowing the driveway and the neighbor's yard. We wander around the neighborhood, picking up everyone's pumpkins. We walk down to the pond with a fountain and pick up acorns. Then Carter throws them into the pond and squeals each time. We walk back to the tree to get hand fulls of acorns and keep throwing over and over. Then he walks all around the little pond and throws any leaves or mulch or pebbles. This kid loves to throw. Eventually he walks up to me, reaches, and says "up" to be carried home.
1. What is the most surprising thing about being a mom?
The ridiculous, all-consuming love you have for your baby. You don't even know you are capable of feeling so much love and it grows and grows.
2. What advice would you give to new mamas?
Write everything down. I'm so glad I started to blog when Carter was 1 month old. I tried hard to write down the good and the bad (and we had a lot of rough times in the beginning) and I'm so glad I have this to look back on and remember. It's amazing how fast time flies and how you can't remember everything.
3. What are your top 3 baby products?
- Baby Bjorn- It was the only way I could take Carter anywhere without him screaming.
- Halo Sleep Sacks and Swaddle Me's- we used these for about 5 months.
- Video Monitor- I can't imagine not having a video. Definitely worth it!
Thanks again Ashley! Now can you come to Pennsylvania and take some good pictures of Carter?!?! I'm embarassed of my blurry iPhone pics!
Thanks for sharing with us Paige! And the only way I get decent pictures of my kids? Take a million :o). One of them is bound to turn out, right?