My goodness, only four more days till Valentine's day, and we're so ready to meet our baby boy. I doubt I'll ever be fully ready for labor, but he is definitely a little too snugged in there and pushing around to hopefully make his debut soon. During this waiting period, I'll post a few pregnancy related topics while the countdown continues.
The Nursery Decor
I understand soon-to-be parents or soon-to-be mommas tend to get very excited about decorating the baby nursery. The whole decorating part can be fun as the anticipation of baby’s arrival builds up. Even though we live in a two bedroom apartment, and I’m highly tempted to invest my energy on these cute nursery ideas and nursery themes on Pinterest, I’ve decided to not dedicate an entire room to creating one just yet. Although designing and putting together baby's room would be so much fun, it’s not necessary for us right now. Why? Because of two reasons:
The Home Organization
How we've been preparing for a baby you may ask? I doubt we can ever prepare ourselves for what’s ahead, but one thing I can do is prepare our home for baby’s arrival. I’ve been nesting hardcore. For some reason, I’ve been feeling this crazy urge to reorganize everything in the house before arrival of baby. The pregnancy due date feels like a deadline to tackle all the incomplete projects and deep clean the house. Seeing any clutter has been added stress. As if baby will judge us or we are preparing to impress this tiny person by making that first impression count (In my head, that was funny. Excuse my poor sense of humor).
My list of things to do before baby arrives
The Hospital Bag
Now this one was a bit challenging, but a friend of mine has really helped me narrow down what to pack and organize, and create my hospital bag checklist. In fact, she helped me with most of my questions. Poor soul: That’s what she gets for earning my trust in her experience more than google. My pregnancy hospital bag has:
I want our small place to be as functional as possible while minimizing clutter (Yes, even with a baby). An environment can impact a child and I believe a healthy, loving, and clean environment is important. I'm starting with the belief that very little is needed to have a happy baby... at least the first few months. It’s all about feeding, cleaning, crying, and sleeping… all the while realizing the blessing it all is and soaking in the moments with my baby.