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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2021 Edition: The Best First Time Mom Mother’s Day Gifts From Target

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Whether your currently pregnant or just gave birth to your little bendición its still just as exciting when it comes to your first mother’s day. Here are some ideas for those of you looking to spoil the first time mother’s in your lives.

You can never go wrong with some comfy clothes, especially as first time moms. Cozy slippers, lounge wear and a robe are great while waiting to pop, but quickly become essential when you’ve welcomed your baby into the world and you are thrown into new born survival mode.

If you are anything like me you need a good caffeine fix in the morning to get you going, especially after a long night of feedings and diaper changes. The Keurig is the most practical kitchen appliance for moms, it provides the mommy fuel lol. Don’t forget a cute mug with a motivational saying, it’s the little details that make all the difference.

Lastly, every mom loves to cherish memories of their little one but first time moms take the cake! We love to document every little thing, which after waiting 9 months to meet your little one its only right. Having your photos of your baby on your phone isn’t as fun as having the physical copy to hold and admire. However, who has time to go to Walgreens to develop photos anyways? Print them quickly during nap time and hang them as decor.

Congratulations and happy Mother’s Day to all the first time moms, enjoy!

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New Born Baby: 1st Month Must Haves- What I Used to Survive as a First Time Mom With an Environment Sensitive and Over Stimulated Baby.

On March 5, 2020 my beautiful baby girl made her grand entrance into our world. Before she arrived I tried my best to prepare for her and the new joys and challenges she would bring. I searched all over the internet looking for hacks, tips and tricks to help me as a first time mom. Salomé is now 4 months, time flew by but those first few weeks felt like an eternity when your still trying to figure out what your baby needs and wants. Baby girl turned out to be very environmentally sensitive, I’m not sure if that’s a real thing but that’s as best as I can describe her. Salomé would get distracted very easily and over simulated preventing her from falling asleep. At her worst, Salomé would stay up from 10 pm until 6 am! My poor baby could not shut off her mind from the environment. Now as time has passed, I have made a list of what helped me tremendously with my environment sensitive baby.

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Diaper Caddies

This tip I got from Pinterest and it was a life savor! When you need to change a diaper you can’t always have the luxury of going into a different room like the nursery, especially if like my baby a change in light or just her surroundings would trigger her. I used several diaper caddies through out my home so I could change baby where ever we needed too. You could get fancy and purchase some very cute caddies from Homegoods, TJ Maxxx, etc., however I got mine from good ol’ Dollar Tree and they worked great. They have three compartments which was perfect to fit Diapers, a changing pad, baby wipes and rash cream. I had one in the living room and our bedroom, which is where we spent the most time during the first month. Every night we would restock the caddies before going to bed so that the next day everything was ready to go. Fast forward 4 months to current day, we still use the diaper caddy in our bedroom for late night diaper changes.

Gripe Water

Gripe water is a miracle in a bottle! Baby girl was very sensitive especially when it came to falling or staying asleep, so for her getting the hiccups or a little gas was the end of the world. To help ease her discomfort we would give her Little Remedies Gripe Water, which surprisingly she loved the taste and had no problem taking it. The gripe water would go to work immediately and soon after my little one would be ready to knock out again.

White Noise

Before Salomé came into our world I had never heard of a baby falling asleep to white noise. That was so bizarre to me, like what? Don’t babies like lullabies? I tried playing countless lullabies for Salomé so she could fall asleep and every single one of them was as if I was telling her, “Stay awake even longer, mommy doesn’t want to sleep either“. Plain and simple, lullabies were an absolute negative, so again I made a deep dive into Pinterest and found that white noise is a very similar noise to that of the womb. Desperate to help baby girl fall asleep, I downloaded a free app onto my phone that plays white noise (and other background noises) continuously and from the moment I tried it I’ve never gone back, Salome uses white noise to fall asleep every time.

Portable Night Light

Babies who get over stimulated easily have triggers that, we as parents, need to figure out so our little ones can get some rest and we can too. One of the most common simulators is light, it confuses the baby into thinking it’s day time so he/she should stay up. Especially during the 1st month their circadian rhythm (sleep/awake cycle) is a mess. Creating an atmosphere of dark and calm is the perfect condition for a stimulate sensitive baby to sleep in. A portable night light will help maintain that atmosphere you created during late night feedings and diaper changes. That was one of the mistakes my husband and I made during the first few weeks, we would turn on the lights to change and feed Salome but that would cause her to wake up completely and it was such a hassle getting her back down to sleep. Instead turn on the portable night light and keep it at a distance that is not to close as to not wake up baby but you can still see what your doing in the dark. This will make putting baby back to sleep so much easier as baby might not have woken up all the way because of the dark and calm environment kept by the night light.

The portable night light we use is great, the best one we’ve used thus far! Its small and compact which is perfect to keep on the bedside table. It’s wireless which is a must and keeps a very long charge. Check it out Here.

Happiest Baby SNOO Bassinet

The SNOO bassinet deserves to win some kind of genius award, yes it’s that good! I won’t go too much into detail with why I am so in love with our SNOO Bassinet because I have a whole blog post about it HERE. However, to quickly summarize Salomé like I mentioned above needed white noise to sleep but not only that, she would wake every 20-30 mins while in her previous bassinet. My husband and I were sleepless and delusional from a cranky sleepy baby until we got our SNOO. The SNOO gently rocks baby back and forth while playing white noise in the background which for Salome is the perfect combination for a good nights sleep. Read more about it HERE.

The most important tip I can give is to be patient. Your baby is one of a kind and needs you to figure out a one of a kind solution or routine for them. Be patient mommy’s you’ll figure it out.

Comment below what tips you have for your sensitive baby. I would love to know!

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We’re Pregnant! Simple & Essential First Trimester Must Haves

Hoodie: Motherhood
Leggings: Burlington
Glasses: Rayban

My husband and I have been married for about two years, however from the beginning of our marriage we were constantly asked, ” When are you guys going to have a baby” ” Come on, catch up. Have a baby already”.

After having a wonderful first year of marriage and truly enjoying the time to ourselves we decided it was time to start popping out some babies of our own. Which brings me to the wonderful announcement that we’re having a baby girl!

I’m 25 weeks and counting as I write this blog. Over on my instagram (@maitteeugenia) I asked my followers what they wanted to read from me and one of the many things was pregnancy related questions. I am far from a pregnancy expert and this is my first child but I want to share what has helped me get through this crazy journey so far.

Preggie Pop Drops

If you’ve have the bad luck to have morning sicks like many women do, then you understand the horrible unsettling feeling of nausea. We need to have a majority decision to change the name of ” Morning Sickness” because it is not just in the morning. I was nauseous in the morning when I woke up, during the day and even at night, I swore the universe was being petty and telling me “Congrats your pregnant! Now lets give you hell to prepare for motherhood” lol. Thankfully, I am a big Amazon buyer and searched for something, ANYTHING that would help me feel better and I came across Preggie Pop Drops. Preggie Pop Drops are essentially candies that help temporarily alleviate morning sickness. The candies taste great, no medicine favor! Many moms advised on teas for the nausea but these candies are so convenient to carry in your purse or just pop into your mouth when the nausea hits even in the worst time like at work or out and about running errands.

Soup, Soup, Soup

I’ve always enjoyed a nice soup on a cold day, however it was 90 degrees in Cali during my first trimester and I truly felt like the epitome of a Mexican Mom making caldos on a hot summer day. I was at times too nauseous to eat but the nausea would only get worse if I didn’t have anything in my stomach, so soups were very filling and eased the morning sickness. I have a really healthy version of Turkey Albondigas if anyone is interested let me know so I can make a post about it.

Pregnancy Pillow

Many women make this purchase later in their pregnancy, however during my early weeks I already was having trouble getting comfortable at night from the bloating. Of course, being the true amazon enthusiast that I am I searched and found what has been what I call- my best purchase yet! The PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow gives you all the support you need and more, I can’t fully describe it but its as if you sleeping with a cloud. I don’t think I would of survived this far into my pregnancy without it, and I might keep using it after I give birth.

The first trimester was so far the hardest, I was nauseous, fatigued, bloated and not feeling like myself. However, its only temporary so to all the women out there who just found out your pregnant or are trying to become pregnant just remember everyone’s body is different, but embrace the changes and do what you can to survive those first few weeks. I’m currently in my second trimester and I promise its so much more enjoyable now than it was then, just keep pushing!