Tips on how to get ready for the arrival of a new baby

How to Get Ready for the Arrival of a New Baby

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I have been more quiet than usual around here lately. And it’s for a good reason. The months are turning into weeks on me and I am now in “full nesting mode”.

Our sweet new baby is going to here soon and there is tremendous joy in that. This pregnancy is vastly different from the last one and all I can say is thank you Lord!

Here is what we are doing get ready.

Tips on how to get ready for the arrival of a new baby

Get New Furniture

We got baby girl her first big girl bed last week  and transferred her toddler bed back to a crib…all tear free! Think about getting other pieces of furniture that you may need including a crib, new beds and dressers/drawers or storage units during this time of transition.

Wash Baby Clothes

Washing baby “boy” clothing using ALL free and clear detergent. We used Dreft the last time. But, the ALL is more affordable and seems to do the job.

Organize Baby Clothes

Organizing the baby’s clothes in Ziploc Space bags, bins and putting some things away in the new drawers, helps to keep things sorted and easy to find.

Finish Any Baby Reading

Reading On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep
for the first time.  I read Happiest Baby on the Block last time. Let’s see if Babywise will help me get some sleep. If you wait until the baby arrives, you probably will never get all the reading done.

Create a Meal Plan

Solidifying some meal plans for solid rotation after baby’s arrival. Once the baby is born is not the time to reinvent the “meal planning” wheel.

Pack a Hospital Bag

Starting to pack that dreaded hospital bag…well…at least mentally.

Spend Sometime with the Kids

Spending as much time uninterrupted with “baby girl”as I can. I know that my life is the not the only one that will change dramatically.

Take a ‘Momcation’

Spending as much time alone as life will allow. Whether it be getting my nails done, reading a book or a recent momcation to the Disney Social Media conference last week. I am taking advantage of every moment!

What are some things that you did to get ready for your new baby’s arrival?

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