I especially appreciated Alex’s new-mom advice because I am a minimalist- I do not like to have extra things and I am constantly cleaning out our house, a habit that we both share.
As a mother of two, Alex learned from baby #1 and then did some things differently with baby #2. Here is her advice:
With my first baby, I tried to be as minimalist as possible. We didn’t have a lot of space in our apartment so I refused to load up on baby stuff that I deemed (for whatever reason) to be unnecessary. As a result, I was staunchly against getting a breastfeeding pillow. My logic was: My mom didn’t have one so why should I? Big mistake. Finding a comfortable position to breastfeed in was difficult with baby #1, and my back and neck hurt constantly.
The second time around we had a bit more room at home, so I indulged. I added the Boppy to my Diapers.com shopping cart and never looked back. It made a BIG difference. The pillow is super soft, made feeding easier, and full disclosure: I still cuddle up with it from time to time—sometimes I even use it to prop my laptop up on while working in bed.
Not only is Alex a new mom, but she also recently launched a blog called Over the Moon with another one of my long-time fashion friends and Voguette, Andee Olson. Over the Moon focuses on chic weddings and all that goes with them. You have to check it out; the wedding stories are addicting and the imagery is beautiful.
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