Summer Editor's Letter



I remember my first night home with my older as if it were yesterday. We were released from the hospital on Saturday, and my mom flew in from St. Louis to be there when we arrived home. We brought Tori in, unpacked and did our best to settle into our new roles of “Mom” and “Dad.” We had pizza for dinner (it tasted SO good after two days of hospital food), and the remainder of the day and evening were uneventful. She woke up hungry around midnight or 1:00, and my mom and Ty sat on the floor in the room while I fed her. We chatted and looked through her library of board books. Ty had never read Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and thought the mom exhibited some stalker-like qualities in the story, which made me laugh. After feeding Tori, we all settled back into bed. It was nothing out of the ordinary but it was our first night at home with Baby, which made it a milestone in the story of our lives. 

Bringing your first child home from the hospital is exciting, scary, fun, nerve-racking and joyous—all at the same time! I am so appreciative that we had my mom with us to help us make the transition. It certainly helped calm my nerves and helped me start to feel like I could really do this. Local mom Kim Antisdel, who recently became a new mom herself, put together a terrific article on pg. 8 to help reassure all you new mommas and poppas.

Making decisions can be hard and because of that, we’ve put together this issue of KC Baby & Maternity that focuses on choosing your OB/GYN and pediatrician. You’ll find lots of great tips from moms who have been there. Lots of other great info for expectant moms is in this issue too—check it out!

Happy summer, Kansas City!

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