How To Prepare For Baby
Posted by Kristel Acevedo
When my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our first child, we could not wait to share the news. We knew we wanted to announce our new baby in a really fun way that would surprise our family. This was right around Christmastime, so we decided to wait until everyone was gathered together at my sister’s house on Christmas Day. We made cards with a photo of an ultrasound we had done just weeks before and a little Santa hat. We passed out the cards to everyone and waited for them to open the envelopes and figure it out. The reaction was priceless! Everyone was so surprised and beyond thrilled.
If you’re expecting a baby but haven’t told anyone yet, you may be looking for fun ideas to make the announcement extra special. Click through the slideshow for some creative pregnancy announcements.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
Even though I’ve been a mom of three for nearly six months now, I still have to remind myself every once in awhile. Three kids is a lot. My husband and I often joke that we’re now in “zone defense.” We’re outnumbered. We don’t have enough hands. Usually one kid is mad, one is happy, and one is sad. We’re fairly convinced that they take turns to make sure at least someone is upset around the clock. Parents of three or more kids, I salute you. It is no easy gig.
Here are a few signs you’re a parent of three or more…
Posted by Chaunie Brusie
Before you announce your big news to the world (hello cutesy announcement on Facebook!) or maybe even before you start sporting your new baby bump sidekick, there are a few fail-proof ways for the world to know you’re expecting, like…
Posted by Kristel Acevedo
There is so much information out there for new parents. It can be incredibly overwhelming. When I was preparing for our first child, I read so many books, blogs, and articles about babies. By the time he was born, I considered myself an “expert” and knew exactly how I wanted to raise him. I had all these preconceived notions about what was best and what kind of mother I would be. I set the expectations high and became irritated with myself and others when my expectations weren’t meant. It made me incredibly uptight.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
There is something about finding out you’re pregnant for the second time that brings with it a whole new batch of worries. You’re not a complete novice at this parenting thing, because you already have one kid, but the idea of balancing being a mom to two…well, that just seems like a whole new ball game filled with extra challenges. Believe me…I’ve been there. I currently have a two-and-a-half year old and an almost 3-month-old, so I know these fears well, and I thought it might be helpful to write an open letter to all of you mamas out there who are waiting on that second baby to arrive.