In my last PF round up post I was waiting for baby, and I was like… done with pregnancy. At 39+ weeks I was anxious that I would go overdue. I was annoyed when people kept saying “the baby will come when it is ready” but boy are they accurate. I experimented by taking a long 2 hour walk one day and then the next day two more 30 minute walks between brunch and that evening, baby GYM was ready to introduce himself to the world.
Life with baby is very different, as long as I get one thing on my To-Do list done I feel content, because boy, does life slow down. Out of the 24 hours in the day, 12+ hours is spent feeding, changing diapers, and staring adoringly into your baby’s eyes. Being sleep deprived also affects things. Hopefully after the next few weeks, we will get into more of a rhythm and baby will not need to be feeding so frequently. Within a few days, the diaper pail was already full. I used four diapers in one changing (things were flowing!). Although I am sad about not using cloth diapers and the impact on the environment, I couldn’t imagine how many loads of laundry we will be doing with cloth diapers (or how many cloth diapers I would need even if we had a diaper delivery service).
Here are some personal finance blogs around the blogosphere, with a focus on Canadians, to celebrate 150 years of Oh Canada!
Mark from My Own Advisor shares 5 Ways to Stash More Cash.
Million Dollar Journey updates on how his Dogs of the TSX portfolio is doing.
Barry Choi is Getting Serious about Life with a Newborn is and scoring used baby gear off of Kijiji.
Bridget at Money After Graduation also had her baby but this post is about a $20 Emergency Fund.
Frugal Hackers shares some tips on travel hacking and optimizing your flights.
Readers, care to share any tips for this new mom? (Maybe not “sleep when the baby sleeps” because I’ve heard that one already!)