Comments on: Hunter http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 14 May 2014 09:33:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jessica http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-530663 Jessica Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:19:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-530663 I spent the first 3 months of my son’s life on an exercise ball. My friends would get motion sick when they came over to visit me because I was bouncing the whole time. Gotta love a fussy baby! :)

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By: Francesco, Rocket, Cricket and Haze: Baby Names in the News – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-528001 Francesco, Rocket, Cricket and Haze: Baby Names in the News – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:01:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-528001 [...] – DesignMom blogger Raleigh-Elizabeth is also a new mom! Hunter is such a common surname that it has always seen some use as a given name, but he started [...]

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By: angie http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-527501 angie Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:39:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-527501 so much great advice above :)
i’m loving that dream big catcher! might be making one of those this week for my crew!!

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-526768 Jennifer Sun, 14 Jul 2013 03:10:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-526768 Oh, and “safe” should read sage! Dang iPhone autocorrect!

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-526760 Jennifer Sun, 14 Jul 2013 03:07:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-526760 Raleigh, I currently have an 8-day old son, a 15- month old daughter, and a 30-month old son. I have learned do much in this beautiful baptism by fire. The most important is this: you, at your best, are the BEST mother for THIS person. Period. Therefore trust your instinct and your desires for your son over and above all safe advice and online articles or books. This little boy babe doesn’t just need a mother, he is designed to flourish best with YOU. And regardless of what is common to all new humans, your son is as unique as you believe him to be; let him teach you, his best possible mom, just what he needs. You’ll make a great life together.

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By: Gia http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-526530 Gia Sat, 13 Jul 2013 23:42:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-526530 Welcome Hunter! Congratulations to the whole family. There is already an amazing wealth of advice above so my only tidbit is listen to your instincts. No one else knows better than you how to care for your little one. On the hard days ask for advice, on the good days, share the news with a friend, on the days you just get through, remember they will pass. Lots of wonderful wishes for a stupendous life-long journey. Welcome to the world little one!

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By: Adrienne http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-525684 Adrienne Sat, 13 Jul 2013 05:32:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-525684 My babies came to me through adoption, so I cannot give advice on healing or breast feeding. But I can share a bit of advice on enjoying these newborn days.

Belly naps. Oh, how I miss those belly naps, the feeling of that baby snuggled on you chest as you drift in and out of sleep.

Showers. We rarely bathed or babies, but rather showered with them instead and it was wonderful. You can take your baby in the bathroom with you, leave him in the carrier or bouncer while you shower, and then grab him for his shower and miracle of all miracles, you are both clean at the same time for a brief moment!

Take a million photos, and make sure someone is taking photos of you with your baby, even when you are just snuggling on the couch in your pajamas. They will be your treasures in the years to come.

Congratulations! Babies are truly miracles.

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By: Hazel http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-525650 Hazel Sat, 13 Jul 2013 04:28:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-525650 Lots of great advice here. Just had our second & I would add:

- it really does go by quickly & all the intensity won’t last. This time around I am enjoying & savoring the baby-ness more because I know it’s over in a flash. I didn’t get that the first time as much because the days were long but the months were fast.
- babies loved to be carried & the baby K’tan is very easy & swaddles them close to you so it’s easy to get things done if you need to
- find a moms group for invaluable support & forming close friendships (you can really bond during this time). I don’t know what I would have done with my mama support group & now our kids are growing up together & have known each other for 3 years.

Congrats!

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By: Whitney http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-525322 Whitney Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:09:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-525322 How sweet! I have missed Raleigh-Elizabeth’s posts! I’m not a mom yet, so I have zero advice! Congrats R-E! :)

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By: Martha http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-525285 Martha Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:32:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-525285 I just had my fourth (2 weeks old today). There is a lot of great advise on here. How I am feeling, make friends with cozy pajamas and a heating pad. Kiss that baby. Do what feels right to you, that is motherhood. Congratulations on your little miracle.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-525154 Raleigh-Elizabeth Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:58:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-525154 Y’all, this is the best advice. I can’t thank you enough. I’d go through it all one by one and respond to you all individually, but there’s this whole I-have-a-newborn thing that’s kind of eating up my time! Plus, I’m actually trying to sleep when he sleeps after the wisdom you’ve shared here : )

I’ll be back soon – in the meantime, thank you so much for all your kind and wise words!

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By: Corinne http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-525030 Corinne Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:31:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-525030 Congratulations! We miss you around here. Some days it will feel like you will never be able to shower, sleep, or eat a complete meal again. But you will! Don’t listen to anyone who says that things don’t get better (they have forgotten how busy it is to have a newborn). This is such a special time, try not to stress about the little things and enjoy your baby. Don’t compare yourself to others either, I have found this rarely productive. Best wishes!

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-524970 Sara Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:55:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-524970 My first was a screamer and during one weepy phone call to my mom across the country she said something that I have hung on to ever since: You can do anything for a minute.

Sometimes, you’ve just got to get thru the new baby things one minute at a time. Sometimes you need to get thru life things one minute at a time.

This advise has served me well ever since.

Congrats on your new joy (and challenge!)! :)

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By: Andrea http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-524824 Andrea Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:06:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-524824 Take all your expectations and the well meaning advice given to you and throw it out of the window. Then take your baby, live one day at a time and find out what works for you. Congrats!!!

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By: Sonya Moris http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-524545 Sonya Moris Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:15:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-524545 Congratulations! Take care of this new human being and raise him well!

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By: Carly http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-524384 Carly Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:20:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-524384 That’s so so true about you, the mother, knowing best. There’s no such thing as a ‘baby’ – what you get is a person with their own needs, personality and temperament, and how could anyone know him better than you? I think a lot of mothers think they know ‘babies’ because they know their own children so well – I’m not sure that they’d think they know ‘husbands’ just because they might know their own pretty well! Congratulations and best of luck in getting some rest!

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-524276 Emily Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:34:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-524276 Yes! You can put the baby down. If he isn’t crying, he is fine. I needed to hear that one big time.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-524275 Emily Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:33:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-524275 I have a gym-friend who had her first when I had my fourth. She once commented, “Having one must seem so easy to you now. You must think I’m silly for struggling sometimes.” Hah!

Having a baby in the house ALWAYS takes more time than you think it should. After they turn 1, you magically start being productive again (my baby is 14 months now). I have done more in the last two months than in the 6 before that.

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By: jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-524191 jen Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:20:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-524191 Had baby three months ago – movers left with all of my stuff today. We’ll be in a new state in two days, and we’ll close on our new house two days after that. Best part: Baby is asleep on the floor right here next to me. He doesn’t care that he has no bed or that everything about our whole world is about to change. He’s just happy to eat and sleep and do the things that babies do. (For me, it’s a bit crazy; I’m tired and ready to be unpacked already, but it’s been oddly calming to have this little person who is just happy to BE.) Moral of the story: It’s not all bad to have great change in that first year!

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By: KatieB http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/hunter/comment-page-1/#comment-524078 KatieB Fri, 12 Jul 2013 02:51:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38630#comment-524078 I had a mantra while my 2 year old was a newborn that I continue to chant to myself.

“A million things had to go just right for this child to be conceived and born. And they did, the vast majority of which I had little to do with. This beautiful creature of a human being is growing perfectly into just the person he is…and I have very little to do with that. So just enjoy getting to be the one that watches him grow and be.”

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