Once I got closer to delivery, I decided to search for some other apps that would help a new mama out. After 6 weeks of use and some advice from fellow boy-mama, Stephanie, I've come up with my favorites and thought I'd share them with y'all today!
This app is perfect for timing contractions and helping you decide when to head to the hospital but it can also be used for counting kicks. Once you start logging some contractions it averages your duration and frequency of the contractions. You can view them in a graph but I mostly just looked at the "Last Hour" section. Once we got to 1 minute in duration and 5 minutes apart, we headed to the hospital. By that point I was almost 4 cm so they didn't have to send me home.
Cost: Free trial or $4.99 for full Sprout Baby app
This app basically does everything, like tracking feedings, pumping, diaper changing, immunizations, etc. I mostly just use it for feedings now but in the beginning it was really useful to track diapers and make sure Rowan was getting what he needed in the early days of breastfeeding. Now I just consult it when I can't remember which side he ate from last.
This app has a bunch of different sounds you can play, I usually use the ocean or womb options when I don't have Rowan's Sleep Sheep on hand.
Moms on Call
Stephanie recommended this app after using the Moms on Call method for sleep training her little man and since we are also using their sleep schedule, it was a no brainer to get the app. You can update the app if you have a second baby and it will help coordinate your kids' sleep schedules. Though Rowan will refuse a nap or two during the day, we are able to follow the schedule pretty closely and we get a glorious stretch of sleep from about 9:30 pm to 3 am. Woo!
So far these are what help to make our days easier so I hope they help those of you who are expecting or are a new mama! Anyone have other apps you would recommend?!