Summer Editor's Letter



As soon as my older was born, I wanted the nurses to check her out and clean her up before handing her to me. While they were busy with my new baby, Ty and I were marveling at how beautiful she was and finalizing her name. Once she had been all gussied up, I held my bundle of joy for awhile and then passed her to Daddy. I was a bit distracted by all that was happening in the room, but noticed after a few minutes that Ty was rubbing something on her face. I asked what he was doing and he told me he was getting the “goo” out of her eyes. A nurse overheard us and explained that “goo” was actually an eye ointment that is applied to newborns’ eyes after birth. Whoops!

There is so much to learn about pregnancy and giving birth that it can be overwhelming. From books to websites to classes, the avenues through which to glean information are plentiful. With so many options available, how do you choose? Lenexa mom Amanda Doll has put together an informative look at pregnancy and birthing class options. And Belton mom Tisha Foley writes about what can be expected right after birth (so that you don’t make the same mistake as we did and wipe away any ointment from baby’s eyes).

Summer is finally here and it’s the perfect time to enjoy all that Kansas City has to offer for little ones! Check out Kansas City mom Kristina Light’s article on a list of FREE fun from A all the way to Z. Something to keep you busy every day of summer! And if that’s not enough, check out the only calendar for toddlers in Kansas City.

Enjoy the lazy days of summer with your little ones!

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