My whole world changed for the better when our sweet Kate was born on January 28th, and she has truly been such a ray of sunshine for us. This is by far the greatest job I have ever had, and my life is so much brighter with her in it.
Since the moment I found out I was pregnant, I began turning to my mom, dad, sister, hubby, and friends for support and advice, and I don't know what I would do without them. As a first-time mom, I was clueless about everything...I have learned so much about motherhood, birth, babies, etc. from my friends and family, and I value their support more than they will ever know.
As a mom, every day is a new experience, and I'm constantly learning new things about my little girl and tricks of the mommy trade. I would love to be a source of support and advice for fellow moms and moms-to-be, so I decided I would start my own little "Mommy Must-Haves" series on my blog.
I've already learned so much throughout Kate's 4 months of life, and each Monday, I'll post the tried and true products and tips that have worked in our household. My hope is they'll work in yours too! :)
The first installment of my Mommy Must-Haves series is actually for the mommy-to-be...
One of the tasks that was somewhat daunting to me in preparation for our baby was packing our hospital bag. For some reason, I just couldn't decide on the necessities that we needed to pack, and my bag sat empty in our guest bedroom for weeks.
I turned to one of my sweet friends, Christina, whose baby was due two months before mine, and she totally saved me. I'm so thankful I had the pleasure of being pregnant at the same time she was because she was so supportive, and I feel like we will always share a special "pregnancy" bond. Not only did Christina walk me through her tips to packing the perfect bag, but she designed a wonderful checklist tailored just for our family. It served as the perfect guide for me, and now it holds a special place in our scrapbook.
Below you will find a sample of that checklist, and please feel free to use it as a guide when prepping for your baby's arrival.
Click here to read all posts from the "Mommy Must-Haves" series.