How To Prepare For Baby
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
As delivery day gets closer, I’m getting more and more ready to meet my baby girl. I haven’t yet started packing my hospital bag, but I do have a running list of what needs to go in there and a little pile of things that are ready to go. With each pregnancy, it seems I’m taking less and less to the hospital. So many websites have recommendations for what you should pack, but honestly, a lot of it is not necessary. The less you have to take in with you, the better. Plus, you’ll have even more to take home once the baby is born. People will bring flowers and gifts and you’ll have a loot of newborn stuff, too! If you can fit everything in a small rolling bag or suitcase, that’s great! Here’s what I’m packing in my hospital bag (and what I’m not!)…
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
My due date is just 6 weeks away. As ready as I am to be done with pregnancy and meet my new little love, I’m a little bit anxious to see what being a mama of 3 is like. My oldest is just 3 years old, so my hands will be full, both literally and metaphorically. I’ve gotten great advice from other moms of many, but it’s still hard to know what life will be like with a 3 year-old, a toddler, and a newborn. Here are a few things I’m doing to get ready for this big transition for our family…
Posted by Jerika Welch
We just wrapped up our first year as being first time parents to an amazing baby boy. You can never fully prepare yourself for bringing a baby into the world. As much as you think you are ready, having a baby brings so many emotions and surprises that you could have never dreamed of. There are definitely a few essentials that we needed over this past year that have kept us sane.
Posted by Chaunie Brusie
When I think of pregnancy, I think of one thing:
Whether it’s waiting to see if that test is positive, waiting to hear that first heartbeat, or those long, arduous months of waiting to hold that baby in your arms, pregnancy is definitely a time of patience.
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I didn’t think much about where I would have the baby. At the hospital, of course, just like everyone else. I took a birthing class that informed me about options for things I would like to include in my birth plan like lighting, room temperature, and laboring position (granted I didn’t get an epidural). Besides that, I didn’t have much of choice in the whole process. Once I reached my due date, I found out that I didn’t even have the option to continue past it. My doctor induced me on that exact day.