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How the 3rd baby changed me

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

No one really prepared me for my third child. Why should they? I have already birthed 2 other children. I had this under control. I knew what to expect and how I was going to feel. I was wrong. No one told me that breastfeeding wouldn’t be easy. No one told me that I might experience postpartum anxiety( didn’t know that was even a thing). This 3rd baby showed me that I need to give myself so much more grace than I thought. This 3rd baby changed my view on asking for help. I thought I could do it all once I became a stay at home working mom. It’s hard y’all. This is by far the hardest season of my life. I am so thankful for helpful family and friends being there during this time.

Before your little arrives you spend so much time preparing for their arrival. You put their nursery together, you wash their newborn clothes, you make sure you have everything you need. Speaking of things you need. You will need the basics like bodysuits. Carter’s is the perfect place to find all of the basics you’ll  need for your new baby!

Leighton wore newborn clothing for maybe a week and then we had to head to the next size. Their 3 month Little Baby Basics bodysuits were the perfect size. I didn’t want long sleeved bodysuits because Summer is almost here and I just wanted something basic and cool but cute to put her in every day. There isn’t any need to dress her up when we are just hanging around the house.

These basics bodysuits also make adorable baby shower gifts! I’ve rolled them up before to make a bodysuit bouquet for a gift. It was so cute!

I absolutely love the lace on the sleeves and neck!!! These floral prints are what sold me!

This baby girl has been the biggest blessing and really challenged me in areas. I don’t remember having these feelings with my other two. This anxiety has taken over some days. Other days I am able to let it go. Adding a third baby to the family has shown me that I need so much grace for myself and to give so much grace to my other two children and my husband. Jerod has literally been my rock and the one I have leaned on whenever I have felt down or not myself. I am SO grateful to my children and how they’ve adapted to adding another sibling to the mix. They are very helpful and always come to my aid when she is crying. They are there to sing to her and give her a paci if she needs it. Ainsley loves picking out her clothing for the day. She loved picking out this floral bodysuit and I love letting them be a part of the decision making process.

 

I love these baby clothes bundles and how you get a variety of bodysuits for you little one!This Little Baby Basics line is so useful and essential to life’s little moments. I always keep one in L’s diaper bag in case of those blow out emergencies!

 

My husband was even telling me today that he thought the 3rd baby would be the easiest. We can both agree that the 3rd has been the hardest. Let Carter’s help by providing the basics for that precious miracle!

 

I love the zip up pj’s for bedtime! They make those middle of the night diaper changes easier!

 

You can save 20% off your purchase of $40 or more using the coupon below!!! Stock up on their adorable bodysuits for your little one or for the perfect baby shower gift!

 

 

What would you purchase from Carter’s Little Baby Basics line?

 

 

 

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20 Comments

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    Trista Peterson
    May 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Oh, girl. I have battled with anxiety for years so I feel for you. I hope it gets easier as she gets older. And I’m glad big brother and big sister are jumping in to help!

    Also, those prints are adorable! Why are the girls prints SO much cuter than boys?! I wish there was a manly floral print. 😉 We have a few cute prints for Ben. And I just bought a bunch of their little long-sleeved onesies in the Preemie size for a friend who’s baby girl was born over the weekend. So, so cute!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Oh girl I didn’t know that! Me too, it really is already, thankfully!!!! Haha! manly floral print yes!Thanks for reading my friend!

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    Sarah Vieira
    May 23, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Oh mama, motherhood definitely calls for a lot of GRACE! We come to realization of the many things we are capable of but also of how fragile we really are and that we need the help of others and specially of our Heavenly Father. It’s humbling. Praying for you. May God continue to give you strength and put your heart at ease when the anxiety tries to take over. Big hug!

    Ps: Carter’s onesies are so perfect. And all the cute prints make it so cute!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:44 am

      A TON of grace indeed! Thank you so much Sarah for all your amazing words!

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    Andrea
    May 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Those little outfits are the cutest mama! You are amazing with your 3 little ones!
    Love
    Andrea

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Thank you so much! They’re my favorite bodysuits!!! Thanks for reading!

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    Alia Preston
    May 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Motherhood is legit the hardest and most rewarding job. You are an amazing momma and I love reading your journey! Lots of LOVE to you@

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:43 am

      It really is!!! You are so sweet to encourage me, thanks friend!

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    Danielle Smith
    May 23, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    We love Carters! The onesies are awesome and pretty much what my two littles lived in the first six months of their lives. You got this Mama! Hoping the days get easier for you.

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:42 am

      I agree! Leighton only wears their bodybuits during the day!!! Thanks so much!

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    Chelsea Padgett
    May 23, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Sorry to hear baby 3 was a challenge! Hope you are adjusting more each day. I hope to have a 3rd in the next year or so… funny I thought it would be easy too. Glad to hear it’s not so I can reset expectations. Carter’s makes the cutest clothes always… and they have the best sales!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Thank you so much girly!!! Yup, I thought it would! ha! The best sales for sure!!

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    Amy Jones
    May 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    We are on the fence for baby #3. It’s so scary. I think scarier than the first because we know (kind of ) what we are in for but we also know the good stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:41 am

      It really is once the 3rd is here but it gets easier for sure!!!! Thanks for reading!

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    Jacki
    May 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I definitely feel for you as I’ve experienced postpartum anxiety horribly. You will get through it!
    Zipper pjs are LIFE!!! I tossed all other ones after I found these 🙌🏼

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:40 am

      It’s tough but YES we do get through it! I LOVE zipper pjs!!!

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    Meg O.
    May 28, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Carter’s really does have the best clothes for newborns! Loved this post friend 🙂

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      Brittany Ashmore
      June 9, 2017 at 11:39 am

      They sure do friend!!!!! Thanks so much for reading!!!!

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    Bethanie
    June 11, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Anxiety is so awful. I would never wish it on anyone! Just know you’re not alone. ♥️

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