Researching what we need for baby and the best things to register for was a much more daunting and time consuming task than I had already anticipated as a first time mom. I learned quickly from all the advice and guidance I’ve received from other moms that there’s no one list fits all answer, and a lot of it will come down to lifestyle/preference and what baby likes, which we won’t know how he’ll take to some of this stuff until later. Still, there were some pretty universal words of wisdom across the board and clear essentials, and I’m partnering with buybuy BABY to share my top picks which hopefully will help any of you new expecting moms feel a little less overwhelmed with your baby prep.
Now that I’m in my third trimester, I thought I’d look back and share a few things I’ve been using during pregnancy that I love or have found really helpful with the hopes that this can be a good resource for any of you who are expecting, or know someone who is (SO nice of you to think of them).
When we were house hunting, we’d talk about all the changes we wanted to make during our first walk-through of a house not only to be on the same page about the potential we saw, but to get a sense of what kind of room we’d need to make in our budget to fulfill those ideas. A lot of the time I’d be spewing off an exhausting list that would make it clear the house wasn’t the one, but with this house I confidently declared that if we only did one, big project here, it would be updating the floors because that would do everything to completely transform it. While there is still a list of things we want to update about this house, the new floors delivered on that transformation and already make this place feel brand new- this is it, we’re done with all the work on the house (no not really, but feels like it!!)
Put this post together after getting many messages asking about all the dishware that repeatedly appear in my cooking stories on IG. This is about those daily plates, bowls, and glasses that have stood the test of time with us, can take the constant handling through breakfast lunch and dinner, and look great in their simplicity and versatility.
The first time I took the pregnancy test in early February, it came up “Not Pregnant” and I genuinely thought to myself hmm, that’s not right. This was different. I re-read the instructions on how to take the test and oops there it was, I messed up. I opted to go with the cup of urine sample method but missed the detail about how large my sample needed to be. The test also advised that if you’re testing early, it should be done first thing in the morning, not late in the afternoon like I had done. I did more research online for the test and it was recommended that if you still think you’re pregnant after a negative result, test again in 3 days…