This post is sponsored by Owlet. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
One of the things that surprised me the most about being a new mom is how right everyone was when they said I would constantly feel the need to check if Evie was still breathing. While I was pregnant, I laughed, thinking "If she's asleep, the last thing I'd do is risk disturbing her to see if she's breathing! I'll just be grateful she's asleep and get some things done."
Are you laughing at my mom-to-be naivete yet, Reader? Because, in hind sight, I am!
I can't tell you how many times those first few weeks G and I both would creep over to the crib and check on her. Over and over. Day and night. It must be a hard-wired need for new parents!
I can also tell you that last night Evie slept for more than seven hours for the first time (10.5 hrs straight!), and so did I. I didn't wake up to check on her once, and a big contributor to my ability to sleep instead of checking on her constantly is the Owlet Smart Sock 2.
For those of you who aren't familiar, the Owlet Smart Sock 2 is based off the same pulse oximetry technology used in the medical field. It's designed to notify you if your little one's heart rate or oxygen level fall outside preset ranges.
The Sock connects to the base station via bluetooth, and for further peace of mind there's an app that the base station connects to when you've got it set up in WiFi. I have to admit, I love being able to open my phone in the office while Evie's asleep in the other room and see her heart rate and O2 levels being tracked.
I've traveled with this system twice now, and it's so easy to setup as you move from place to place. It's also nice and small, which makes it even easier to bring since it takes up next to no space in my suitcase!
You can find the Smart Sock 2 at Owletcare.com for $299.99. It's one of the more expensive baby products out there, but the sleep and the peace of mind it gives me are priceless!