Lots of things have been going through my mind, lately, knowing that Carter’s due date is only 13 weeks away! I am a huge planner of everything in life. Remember, Jake and I did have a 5 year plan, for the beginning of our marriage and we stuck to it! 😉 ) I know birth is hard to exactly plan out. But I will try to plan and do as much as possible, to ease life after the birth! So I’ve been trying to get as much done and be prepared for birth and postpartum life. Without getting into details, (I will eventually talk about this, in another blog post, later on.) I was in the hospital a couple nights ago. And have been in my bed or on the couch since then. I CANNOT wait to get up and go to work tomorrow! Ha! As much as we have done talking and preparing for our baby girl’s arrival, Jake and I realized that night that we still have questions, and things to check off our list, before she is here! And things we haven’t even thought of, until the doctors and nurses started asking us questions.
So I want to get your help/advice on a few things!
Why did you choose the pediatrician that you chose?
Black out curtains or no black out curtains?
Nursery rug or not?
Your number one nursery must have?
What was your biggest fear going into labor/motherhood and is there something that you found helpful to get you through that time?
I’ve been pretty set on using the “Moms on Call” sleep training method before we ever talked about having a baby (mostly because I know so many people that have had huge success with it), but I also want to look into other methods to see if there is another that would work for us. What did you use?
What did you pack in your hospital bags for mommy, daddy, and baby? What wasn’t necessary?
Going to see Jake’s family means road trips, sometimes. What advice do you have for packing as little as possible and still having all you need for baby?
Got any advice for the new daddy? (Jake does read my blogs so I want him to benefit from it whenever he can. Hi, babe!)
What is top on the list for parents to do before the baby’s arrival?
What other tips/advice do you have that I should know about?
Thanks so much for helping this new momma out!