After the birth of my first son, I was a little worried that my traveling days were over for awhile. I had heard many of my friends vow never to fly with their children. Others just left their kids with grandparents. And almost all of them said they wouldn’t take their kids anywhere until “they could remember it.” But, we really wanted to family travel work for us. And so far so good! See my top 5 tips for traveling with a baby.
I’ve had two beautiful kiddos in the past 3 years. I knew my body would fluctuate through pregnancy and post-partum. What I didn’t count on is that even if I went back to my pre-pregnancy size, I might not be able to fit into my old jeans. Everything seemed to shift. Plus, I now spend most of my time playing cars on the floor with my oldest or running upstairs to tend to my crying baby. I’m always on the go.
I realized on my latest trip to Vancouver, BC that I needed something warmer than leggings. I went through all my old jeans (and I had a lot) and none of them fit me. I went to the store and tried on pair after pair of jeans and I couldn’t find anything that felt comfortable. I ended up getting a pair that fit at first and then slowly would stretch out and I would constantly be pulling them up. Not a flattering look.
So, when Svelte contacted me to try their shapewear, I was intrigued. I’ve never really be into shapewear. I guess I just think of Spanx. But, I looked through their website and I thought their clothes were not only cute, but they looked like they were good quality. Then I saw that they offered jeans! I knew I needed to try them out!
I was really hesitant to buy nursing clothes after the birth of my first son because everything I saw looked so frumpy and cumbersome. I ended up just wearing regular shirts. This meant I had to expose my tummy to nurse my son when I was out and about. Normally I’d be fine with that, but it was winter and I was cold and it made the whole nursing experience feel make-shift and I didn’t like that. When I had my second son, I knew I needed to really search for some nice nursing clothes. That’s where Bun Maternity fits in.
The Bag: Lassig Green Label Neckline Diaper Bag
I’m absolutely in love with my Lassig Green Label Neckline Diaper Bag! It recently won the 2016 Eco Excellence Award. The Lassig Green Label Neckline Diaper Bag keeps me organized and looks like a super chic handbag. I know how hard it is to find a modern diaper bag that’s also functional. Made from pollution-free and recycled plastic bottle fabrics, it includes a 2 large main compartments, lots of pockets, a changing pad, wet pocket, zip pouch, and more. Also notable is that it’s free of PVC, AZO, Phtalates, Nickel and Cadmium. Mine is in Black Melange and it’s my favorite travel diaper bag.
When I was pregnant with my first baby, I developed Placenta Previa. That’s a condition where the placenta covers the cervix. I was on bed rest for about half of my pregnancy. Some of it was at home and some was in the hospital. They both have their benefits and drawbacks, but neither of them is how anyone envisions spending their pregnancy.