Hi everyone, it’s me again!
First of all thank you for joining me every week! This week is going to be a little different, I won’t be talking about styling however don’t worry I will still post a quick tip on my instagram on that.
Today I want to talk about that little person that changed my life, let me tell you a little bit of what this last months have been for me, us, and her! My husband and I welcomed our little one three months ago! I KNOW, we couldn’t be more excited and IN LOVE, she completed our lives ever since we found out we were expecting her. If you follow me you probably know this already and have seen me post more photos of her than anything else! It’s been three intense months of life lessons and adjustments, she has taught us how to be better versions of ourselves, to be selfless, to love without boundaries without expecting anything in return and to try to always do the right thing even if we don’t know what the right thing is.
She has pushed me to dream even harder, some people say that when you become a mom all your dreams and goals go on hold. It’s true that so many things change, priorities, time and you no longer get all the time you need and want for yourself. But you get something greater, a responsibility and drive to be better, someone she will look up to one day. With that said, no dream or goal goes on hold when you know that little person you love more than anything in your life will look up to you on day. So yes, I work harder than ever, even if it is when she goes to sleep at night and I don’t get any sleep just to catch up with work. I want to be that example for her, to be persistent, to be a dreamer and even when it’s hard make them come true. So, I just want to say how much I admire all moms out there; once you are one you value so much more and recognize what a hard and huge job it is but at the end of the day the most gratifying one.
As a new mommy I know I am still learning, so I am not capable of giving out tips on how to be a parent. Honestly, I believe each mom and parent does an amazing job doing it exactly how they think it’s best. But one thing I do want to share with you is different hacks that I’ve been using that have helped me to thrive everyday and gave me a little extra minutes each day to keep hustling with work. My little girl sleeps all night (I know I can’t complaint at all!) but during the day she has a hard time napping, of course after playing and being awake for a long time she gets tired, sometimes cranky and sometimes really upset (oh no!). So what do I do? She loves to cuddle so I hold her in my arms, sing to her and slowly cuddle her into her DockAtot. Mommies, if you are reading this PLEASE GET ONE! Yes, caps and all, this is such a lifesaver!! If you haven’t heard or seen a DockATot, it is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger. I mean seriously it is all that, made of 100% cotton, ideal micro-climate for babies and tots, OEKO-TEX certified and comes in 2 sizes Deluxe and Grand giving you the change to put your baby to sleep in one as they grow.
Since I got mine, Rafaella has been able to nap at least a couple of hours a day giving her enough rest to stay happy and giving me some extra time to get things done. The best thing about this is I can take it anywhere with me, so if I am traveling, or have a photo-shoot somewhere else that isn’t my studio I can take it with me and have her snuggle and cuddle when she is ready for a nap. As easy as that!
As a mom I want to be able to share those small things that have changed my everyday, because I wish I would’ve known so many of this small hacks that truly save you! Trust me I know how hard and frustrating it can be when they can’t fall sleep or can’t find their comfy zone. I know how hard we have to work each day, multitasking to get things done at home, work and family, it’s a lot so I really hope this helps you as much as it helped me! Having a DockAtot has definitely done it for us, yes my husband is also a DockAlover! If you are planning on getting one (visit their website Dockatot) or you have one already please share your experiences with me I would love to hear it and how you use it maybe I can take on some of your tips.
Stay tuned for more mommy moments and hacks soon! If there is anything specific you want me to talk about on this subject let me know, I would love to share my experience with you!