Newborn Photos + On My Nightstand

It's been a while since I've posted, but I have a good excuse.  We have a six week old baby in the house.  Sloan Catherine Watson was born on May 25!  She only weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz. so she was a little peanut.  Here are a few of her very first pictures:


I used to be an English teacher, so I hate to admit that I haven't read many books in the past few years other than parenting books.  Maternity leave has left me with a little more time on my hands so here's what I've been reading...

Me Before You

I'm sure you've seen the movie previews.  I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie.  It was a great read and I finished it in a week.  If you're not into tearjerkers, I wouldn't recommend it.  If you liked The Time Traveler's Wife and The Dive from Clausen's Pier, you will like this book.

Bringing Up BΓ©bΓ©

If you are expecting a baby or just want to know what all the French parenting hype is about, this is a must!  Learn how and why French kids sleep through the night by between weeks 6-12, eat their vegetables, and have great manners.

All the Light We Cannot See

I've just started this book so I'll have to report back, but I've heard great things.  It's historical fiction set at the end of World War II.  

Moms On Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months

I'm reading this book on iBooks, so it's not sitting on my nightstand.  It is the best book for mothers with new babies I have ever found.  There are great tips for feedings, bath time, and bedtime.  My favorite part of the book are the daily schedules broken down for 2-4 week olds, 4-8 week olds, and 4-6 month olds.  I am following them the best that I can and Sloan is sleeping so well. Sloan is sleeping between 7-9 hours a night already and has been the easiest baby so far!  If you are a fan of the Baby Wise books, you will love this one as well.  I slightly prefer this series to Baby Wise.  There's also a book for 6-15 months and toddlers.