How to Organized through Pregnancy and Postpartum
My latest craze these days is a household notebook I’ve created. This isn’t a new idea by any means, but I am finding the organization exciting and want to tell everyone about it! If you read my latest post over in Home Life, you can visit a great link that is an amazing resource for household notebooks.
Anyway – a household notebook can be great for pregnancy and postpartum. Many women find it hard to remember things during their pregnancy and also during the postpartum period. Having a notebook where everything important is stored (along with prenatal appointments, belly and baby stats, etc.)
When should you start looking for a routine Guide
A daily, weekly and monthly to-do list helps keep track of regular and routine tasks. Make a note of all of the things you need to get done when they need to get done, and their priority so you can take a peek when you’re having an I don’t know what to do next moment. If you have a checklist of your cleaning tasks divided by room and frequency of needing to be cleaned, this can be VERY helpful during the postpartum period for your partner or other people eager to help. All of your regular chores will be written down so they can take a look at your list and do something on it.
Keep a running list of items you want to buy before baby.
Make notes of things you’d like to try during your labor and birth, and postpartum if necessary. Sitting down to write up a birth plan is helpful, but generally, you won’t remember all of the details. Its great to keep a running list through pregnancy so you can avoid the Oh, I wanted to try that! afterwards.
Bringing a baby into the family is undeniably one of the life’s most momentous experiences and more tasks. Which baby gear essentials do you need to through pregnancy and postpartum.
Keep a list of favorite recipes and what cookbooks they can be found in. Start planning some freezer meals so you don;t need to cook (or rather, your partner or family) after the baby is born.
Keep a list of books and movies you want to read. After the baby is born if you’re nursing, there will be a lot of downtimes. If you’re not gazing at your baby (and that will be a lot!), you can catch up on some good books!
If you want to keep track of your new baby’s feedings and diaper changing, you can print off some pre-made charts (you can find some at chartjungle.com) and have them ready to go.
Start off on the right foot and print off health record forms to have ready for your baby. Document important things like birth weight, length, blood type, and more. If you choose to vaccinate,
Resource: Pregnant WHO (World Health Organization) Report Partners to help you get!