This past year has been such a learning experience in so many ways. In a 10 month span, I got engaged and married, went on a dream honeymoon to a place I knew nothing about (South Africa), and then… surprise! Pregnant. And then came all the learning.
Like, ohmygosh – let’s put aside the pregnancy questions for a second and instead focus on the fact that I didn’t know babies need so much stuff! – learning.
Although I am one of the first in my group of friends to have a baby, I was lucky to have a few experienced moms to help me along this getting ready for baby adventure.
In my case, I will not only be stocking up on supplies for the nursery and around town, but also need a plethora of additional things for traveling with a brand new babe. Here’s the thing with my husband’s job: it requires traveling for nine months of the year. Lucky for us, I love to travel. I thrive on it! Spontaneity is my middle name. But throw a baby into the mix, and hey, I’m always up for a challenge!
Baby basics for home (I have to through in a HUGE thank you to my girlfriends who provided me with their must-have for home lists to get started!)
Baby necessities for on the road (Welp, then I needed a little help from my girls in the baseball world. Because traveling with an infant can be done. You just have to know how to do it. And how to pack all of baby’s gear and mom’s wardrobe in one suitcase. My baseball momma veterans taught me the ABSOLUTE necessity of owning these baby items specifically for traveling with the team.)