5 things to before giving birth
Nursery checklists are a dime a dozen, here are five random things to do before birth that will keep you sane(r) and happy(ier).
Shellac your nails, touch up your roots, get a haircut, wax anything you’d like waxed, get your teeth cleaned – in short, beautify, beautify - this might be your last shot for a few weeks and a well groomed head of hair can do wonders for the self-esteem when you haven’t slept in a week.
Load up your DVR
Turns out newborn care involves a fair amount of sitting around the house with minimal brainpower – hello reality TV! Load up your Tivo, Netflix, etc with anything you’ve heard might be good. A mix of 30 & 60-minute shows and longer movies is optimal.
Writing thank you notes is (hopefully) a post-birth inevitability. Load up on stamps, stationary, mailing labels & anything else you might need to get your new “work” done.
If you’re planning to send out birth announcements, the more advance work you can do the better. Pick a design (we like Tiny Prints & Minted), gather names and addresses and check in with your parents & in-laws for names & addresses of anyone they’d like to include
We love a good gossip magazine for a breastfeeding read, pumping session or afternoon zone-out (turns out munchkins sleep a lot in the beginning). Insider tip – bring
Got some advice for other moms to be? What did you do to stay sane in the first month or so? Comment below!