My New Mom Morning Routine
Heading Out With A Newborn
Before Sidney was born (already almost 6 weeks ago, AH!) we decided that we wanted to take advantage of Dan’s paternity leave as a family of three. Even though we’ve been in Chicago for almost 2 years, we put off all the Chicago must-have destinations that are now collecting dust on our bucket list. Why? Because they’re expensive and crowded on the weekends! I don’t like crowds and I don’t like spending money for a museum that I’m not sure I will like.
Since Dan is on leave, having the weekdays free is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all the museum’s free days! Illinois residents get in free on random week days depending on the museum. That’s totally inconvenient for anyone with a job. But since we are free these days, we’re heading out! So far we’ve been to the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and the Adler Planetarium. We still have to hit up the art museums!
The New Mom “Getting Ready” Routine
I admit, getting out of the house with a newborn is tough because she isn’t really on a schedule. She eats, sleeps, and needs to be entertained at her own pace. When I’m lucky, I can pop her in her swing and take a quick shower. I slap on some light makeup, put a little styling cream in my hair, and throw together a quick outfit. Long gone are the days when I can take my time applying makeup, styling my hair, and trying on outfits…unless Dan is around to help.
I wore this bohemian dress for our baby announcement photos, and I’m still loving it as we start to get cooler days in Chicago. It comes in so many gorgeous colors – I really love the antique peach color. And although the price tag is a big large, I assure you I’ve gotten my cost per wear (omg I was so skinny and young) on it! Here’s one I found that is similar and costs way less, although it only comes in black, and another similar dupe! The dress is really easy to put on and feel put together without much fussing, and there are buttons in front that make it nursing-friendly!
Would you go out and about with a newborn? The trick is to get ready quickly, and don’t be scared! If you’re prepared then nothing can go wrong.
What is your new mom morning routine? Share in a comment below!
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