In this addition of our Crib Notes From A New Mom, we caught up with one of our fave first-time moms and a morning news anchor in Nashville, Nikki Burdine, who recently brought home her adorable preemie girl, Andi, from the NICU. She claims she is far from an expert mom (who is?!) but she is excited to share some items she has really grown to love since bringing her daughter home.
Read more about Nikki here + scroll down to see her new mom must-haves and enter to win an amazing round-up of some of her faves!
My husband and I left Washington, DC and moved home to Nashville to start a family 2 years ago and it was the best decision we’ve ever made! I’m new to motherhood, so I am still figuring this whole thing out! My journey to motherhood has also been different – the first 2-and-a-half months, my daughter was in the NICU, so we didn’t have her home to be ‘normal’ parents. After 71 days, she came home, so the most rewarding part would be just being able to be her mother in our home, tuck her in, feed her and cuddle her!
Who’s in your mom tribe? My mom tribe is growing by the day! One of my best friends, Lindsey, lives just a few blocks away and she has been my go-to for everything. And even though some of them aren’t moms, I would add our NICU nurses to this list. They have been amazing, even since coming home from the NICU. Some are moms, some aren’t, but they know how to care for babies like none other!
What’s your best advice for new moms? Make time for yourself, it’s so easy to let the days go by and not leave the house. I am much happier when I make myself take a walk or even run an errand. Sunshine is your friend!
My Instagram is full of morning news shenanigans—I go to work at 3am so life can be bizarre. And my coworkers are crazy, in the best way. I post a lot about being a new mom and of course and my adorable furbabies. I am a big animal lover and try to raise awareness for adoption. I’m also a wanna-be lifestyle blogger sharing tips, tricks, finds and everything in between on my blog. I don’t know it all, but I share what I figure out along the way…with a lot of goofiness and REALNESS in between. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
Learn even more about Nikki in our Nashville Moms feature.