While living in "the new normal" or whatever that is, a pregnancy should still feel and be celebrated as a special time in your life. Although there may not be a large baby shower or tropical babymoon, that doesn't mean you can't complete a nice little bucket list before baby comes.
Listed below are our five recommendations to treat yourself before you embark on the greatest journey you'll ever take. Motherhood.
Hand expressing of breast milk is a low-tech, no fuss technique that was incredibly useful to my babies and I during our feeding journey. It helped me in various ways, from collecting colostrum to relieving pain from breast engorgement. Here are five things you may not know about hand expression:
There's a joke that owning a pet "fur baby" is the first step to couples becoming parents. Although it is definitely not the same thing as being a parent to a child, it really does teach you valuable lessons. A pet becomes part of your family and soon their little paws become a big part of your life.
In honour of #nationalpetday, this post is dedicated to everything our dog has taught us about the responsibilities and joys of being a parent. Although we now have children and she doesn't always get the same kind of attention she used to - she'll always be the first "baby" that came into our lives.
Considering that we shower our babes with love, Valentine's Day is a great holiday to DIY a little craft to mark the occasion. We're a fan of the classic gesture of giving a loved one a handmade card. It'll take a couple of tries and a few deep breaths, but embrace the fun of getting to paint with your fingers and tickle your little babe's toes!
This has been one of my favourite keepsakes! Not only was it funny putting it together but baby feet are just so darn cute.