"After the baby comes..." How many times have you used that phrase followed by a task you lack energy to complete? Let us clue you in.
preparing for baby
What causes the most stress in new families? Discover the usual suspects, add predicted new ones, then clarify and create action plans ahead of time to improve family organization and cohesion.
Thinking of having a baby? Are you already expecting? Not sure if you can afford the additional costs? There is no question that adding that little bundle of joy can add up. Here are ten simple and painless ways to cut costs and lower your financial related stress.
During these first weeks, you may be all consumed trying to meet the basic needs of your baby and yourself it is also important to remember to try and connect with your baby and find joy in simple ways. This early bonding will be rewarding for both of you later on.
When you have a new baby coming, another thing to think about is adding "finding the right babysitter" to the checklist.
Well, according to my LMP (last menstrual period), I am about 8 weeks pregnant! From the title, I'm sure you have already come to the conclusion that this was very much an unplanned pregnancy. After much intense, emotional self-reflection, and a few arguments with my parents, I have come to the conclusion that terminating my pregnancy is not an option. I've always wanted to have children, it's just that now isn't the right time. But, I'm determined to make the best of the situation. Speaking of my situation, I feel I should fill you in on a few facts:
Nesting is not only for birds. As humans, we nest, but in a different way. As our due date gets closer we naturally start to prepare for our new baby. For some women nesting includes setting up the baby's room and just a basic surface cleaning. For others, nesting is taken very seriously using a tooth brush to get to every nick-n-cranny.
It's been said that having a baby is like throwing a hand grenade into a marriage. A hand grenade? Why the violent metaphor for such a precious, peaceful little thing? They're so beautiful. They're so lovable. How can anyone defame such a cutie?