I’ve always loved the idea of a babymoon. Taking a much deserved relaxing vacation before the feat of labor, delivery, and the postpartum recovery is a trip any mom-to-be would appreciate. With three previous pregnancies, my husband and I never got around to taking one. I suppose it’s because we never realized the value of taking one. After having three children and seeing everything that comes with being a parent, we finally saw the light and decided to take a babymoon. Except instead of like a typical babymoon, we decided to include the entire family.
Besides actually having a sweet new baby added to the family, my hands down favorite part of pregnancy is the nesting! At no other time during my life am I so driven to make positive and beautiful changes to our home. Sure, I’ll take part in a DIY project here and there, but there’s nothing like nesting to get me purging and cleaning around the house. In the past few months of my pregnancy, I’ve checked off more projects from my to-do list than I have in the past 2 years! Replace our old stained couch, check. Rid the garage once and for all of excess clutter, check. Create the giant ruler growth chart I’ve dreamed about for 7 years, the stain is drying as we speak!
Now imagine the power of combining nesting and spring cleaning! Now is the time to take advantage of these two opportune times to get your nest ready for the arrival of your highly anticipated little birdie. Check out the following tips I’ve implemented myself that have helped me get my home clean and in order.
Spring is here! In my opinion, spring is the perfect season for babies and toddlers. The weather is pleasant, and all the gorgeous greenery and flowers blooming everywhere puts everyone in a wonderful mood. It’s a perfect time for toddlers to spend outdoors to move their growing bodies. A magical time to explore!
Being the third child, many of Z’s toys are hand-me-downs. Of course she doesn’t realize this, nor does she mind. Every now and then I like to give her something new and special just for her. However, with 3 kids and one on the way, I’m not working with an unlimited budget. Plus I have a major DIY gene in me that I just can’t resist.
With every pregnancy, unfortunately, I’m quite anemic. I know eating lots of dark leafy greens is a great way to add iron to my diet. So for the past few weeks, I’ve increased the number of green smoothies I’ve been drinking. With three little ones, whirling up a quick smoothie allows me to get in my greens while not losing a lot of time creating a big and fussy meal. With Z always by my side in the kitchen, she’s discovered that she’s a huge fan of green smoothies. She loves picking out her favorite fruit and putting it into the blender. She also enjoys pressing the button to start the blender. I love that she’s getting a ton of healthy vitamins and nutrients. She loves the taste!