Are you pregnant? Mamalette there are things you should do before the arrival of your baby. I can bet you that when your baby arrives, you won’t have the time nor the energy to do them.
Of course, you might get someone to do them for you, but knowing women you wouldn’t like someone to do any of these things for you, you’ll only turn up your nose and mutter something like “they didn’t do it up to my taste” although not if it was done by your mother-in-law (or you go hear am).
So why not plan and put some essential things in place before you give birth? There’s so much to put in place, but with a list, you can accomplish more, read on to find out the things you should do before the arrival of your sweet lil one.
1. Clean Your House
It’s a good exercise for you, besides you don’t want your baby to arrive into a dirty home. Ask for the help of your husband, sort out your wardrobe, clean the room, kitchen, and the nursery (if you have one). Wash the toys and the baby clothes you bought. If you can’t do all the cleaning by yourself, ask for help.
2. Go Baby Shopping
Not only do you have to do some shopping for your baby but for yourself also. Besides the baby clothes, you need things like baby cot, baby bottles, breast pumps, baby bottle sterilizer, baby toys, bath accessories and things like that. If you’ve had a baby before, you probably only have to shop for toys and baby clothes. You also need to shop for maternity wears for yourself, a postnatal belly wrap maybe, pads and some other things.
3. Pack Your Bags
I know you would have packed your bag(s) but don’t forget to pack some things for yourself too. Your hospital clothes, nursing bras, undergarments and some other things you think you might need at the hospital. You might want a checklist for your hospital bag
4. Make A Baby Info Folder
You need a folder like this, which will contain all your child’s birth information records, the number of the doctors and any other thing you might need in future. Also, store your baby’s vaccination records and schedules in the folder.
Let me also add that the best time to spend quality time with your husband is now. Once your baby arrives, forget couple’s time o! Have a cozy nice time with your boo, take a stroll hand in hand. See a movie, have a candlelit dinner in your home, you can even go to the beach.
I bet you, it’s the memories of the nice times you had that will keep you going. Waiting for your baby can be quite stressful, unwind Mamalette, have a good time, feel loved and distract yourself. You deserve all this, you know yes? And don’t forget to sleep.