pregnancy To-Do list Help!

As soon as we find out we are expecting, it begins…

The lists. The To-Dos. They grow week after week, just as our baby does. You’re going to start to feel great crossing all the things off the lists.

The grocery list suddenly becomes the nutrition lifeline to our growing life inside us. You might have a little more ginger ale and saltines on that shopping list in the first trimester, but look forward to adding those extra little cravings (sweet, salty or savory) that will change week after week!

We start to make lists on what we may need to tell or ask our OB/GYN. A list of the little things you might be concerned about. Your doctor will want to see you on a recommended schedule of prenatal visits: Weeks 4 to 28: 1 prenatal visit a month. Weeks 28 to 36: 1 prenatal visit every 2 weeks. Weeks 36 to 40: 1 prenatal visit every week. So, you’ll be updating your closest family and friends every single time you see the doctor to let them know how you and that little baby are doing!

We make these lists of what we feel we need to get done to start to feel confident, in control, and absolutely prepared for this miraculous life transformation. This is the perfect time to maybe reflect and write more than lists. You can start to journal your thoughts and feelings, work through your journey into parenthood on paper to maybe one day share with your child.

    Our to-do lists change as we grow through each trimester

    Lists to start to prepare for a nursery. Crib and bedding. Dresser and clothes. Rocker and blankies for late-night feedings. Changing table and diapers. The lists to make sure we have everything we need on hand to bring the baby home.

    And lastly, a list of what to pack for the hospital. There’s even likely to be a list of who is going to be in the hospital waiting room? Who is going to be delegated in charge of texting family of the baby’s arrival? We have a recommendation for organizing your pregnancy-related communication plan. We want to help you focus on your transition into motherhood, leave the group texts off the list.

    Baby Arrival Monitor® is a discreet sharing platform handy for baby progress and news with a tight circle of sharing. No need to burn time to text mom, dad, sis, Aunt Becky, and all your excited family and friends individually after each appointment with the same update. Girl, kick your feet up, take it easy… and use the app to deliver the news!

    It feels great to scratch things off our lists of to- dos. You can easily simplify communication methods to your family and friends at the time of the baby’s arrival. Let this item be one less thing on your list. No need to worry about multiple people in your circle or beyond sharing info (or misinformation) about this very intimate milestone.

    Create a real time snapshot of all your loving communication about the baby during this special time. Scratch how to announce the delivery to your circle from all the lists, save some time to focus on you and that new baby!

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