Preparing for the arrival of your little one? Here are a few things to do before your baby is born to help make the transition easier and help you! I’m sure you have a whole big list of things to do before your baby is born, which makes this the best post to follow. Here you will find all the essentials you may need to know in order to be completely prepared for this new chapter of your life.
It’s super helpful top stay informed all the way up until your little one gets here, our goal is to offer guidance so you don’t have to rush around trying to get countless things ready from invitations for the baby shower to planning a gender reveal party. Your ability to stay relaxed and enjoy the quiet time before your bundle of joy arrives is very important.
Today we want to share with you things to do before your baby is born like picking a location to make your reveal announcement. Or setting up a plan of action when the baby is ready to enter this world. This means setting up a plan of action to be ready at a moments notice for the birth. From setting up your house for the baby, meal prepping for yourself, and even doing a test run to the hospital.
Fun Gender Reveal Games
A birth reveal announcement is a way to let your family and friends know that your pregnant or to show the gender of the baby. A fun way to start this is by using a Chinese Gender Calendar to help figure out the sex of your little one early. It is used as a fun game to pass the time and to honor old traditions.
What is a Chinese Gender Predictor? If you’ve never heard of this little game for guessing your baby’s gender, it just happens to be one of the most popular. It’s an old tradition that goes back 700 years ago when, according to legend, a gender prediction calendar was discovered in a royal Chinese tomb. It essentially involves a woman’s birth date and the date of conception (or the baby’s estimated due date) into the calendar game. The Chinese Gender Calendar then converts the numbers to her lunar age cycle when she got pregnant and the lunar date of conception, and then tells you whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. There’s not much information out there from credible sources — either about the chart itself, whether it actually works, or how accurate it is. However, it is a fun and creative way to pass the time and play it with your significant other. In short, the Chinese gender predictor calendar is really just another old wives’ tale for guessing the baby’s sex.
Planning Gender Reveal Invites
Planning your invitation to the gender reveal party or baby shower shouldn’t be stressful. If you decide you want to send out invitations, it’s best to gather all the addresses and figure out who you want to invite. If you do it before, you can compile them all into a Word document with a creative template and print them all out easily. Plus if you work on it while you are pregnant you have ample time to plan the gender reveal party to your liking.
The Perfect Birth Bag
Since you never know the exact moment when your baby is going to come it’s imperative you plan ahead of time. You should pack a bag for yourself, the baby, and your better half. Having your bags packed and sitting by the door weeks before your due date is ideal. Our goal is to help you plan and avoid those last second stressful moments before your little one arrives.
Having your house baby proof and safe gives you peace of mind once your little one starts exploring. Once they become curious this will ensure they won’t be harmed or have anything unforeseen happened to them. Simple tricks could be having the cabinets locked and making sure no little toys are introduced to him until they’re older. This is especially important when your baby is a year old since that’s when they’re the most curious to see how everything works.
Importance of Meal Prepping Post Baby
Having meals prepped is an amazing idea that is often overlooked. After the buzz and excitement settles down the last thing you would want to do is make a hot meal for you and your husband. If your husband has to work to support the family then meal prepping is your best bet! You cook all the food in a day that your husband can take care of the baby as you meal prep. The best meal preps are the simple ones. It’s best to stick to protein and veggies or fruits and grains.
Baby Test Run
If this is your first baby, or you haven’t delivered at the hospital you are planning on this time, it is always best to do a test drive to the hospital. It’s important to see how long it will take you to get there and how much traffic is at that particular time. And you will already know exactly where to park and go once you arrive at the hospital. Once you are in labor, you do not want to waste any time. Time is everything in this drastic and important moment that sometimes gets overlooked and you will already be stressed from the contractions and the baby trying to get out.