In today's blog post, we've decided to spotlight another one of our all-time favorite moms… Gretchen, the lovely mother of co-founder Michelle Vick! In addition to passing on two adorable photos of Michelle as a new baby (see above), Gretchen has kindly agreed to answer some questions for us about her new mom must-haves, her favorite things about being a mom, and the resources she turned to for parenting advice.
How do you feel having a baby today is different from when you had your children?
Nowadays there are so many more resources; so many more choices. I'd never even heard of a doula.
What were your new mom must-haves?
Disposable diapers; binkies; help from friends, relatives, and nannies; and a glass -- no, wait -- a bottle of wine.
What was the best part about being a new mom, for you?
Watching my angel sleep.
What was the hardest part about being a new mom?
Hardest: Sleepless nights!
What was your most trusted resource?
Were there any books that you relied on?
Since I wasn't sleeping, I read every baby book I could find. I liked the books by Penelope Leach best.
Are there any key pieces of advice you would pass on to new moms?
It's only going to get better! At least, until they become teenagers...