29/07/2015

Guest Post By Andrea: My Tops Tips To An Expectant Parent

*Today we have the lovely Andrea from Blogger Mumma on the blog today, a blogger whom I stalk a fair bit if I'm completely honest. She has a beautiful little boy named Archie, hes soooo sweet I could pinch he's itty bitty cheeks. I love reading her posts and find them a really enjoyable and know you will too.

Woohoooo!  Congratulations and welcome to the world of parenthood, I hope your ready for one of the most hardest yet rewarding jobs you will ever have.  There will be good times, there will be bad time and there will be the down right ugly times, but I promise you it will all be worth it.

I remember the first time I found out I was expecting, I panicked, I cried and I panicked some more. Some of you may know I am a total Monica (Monica Gellar from Friends) , I hate mess and I hate being disorganized. So when I found out I was going to be a mum, I put my organizing skills to the test to make sure I was as ready as I could be.

Below is my top tips for any expectant parents

Lists

The first thing I think any expecting parent should do is to write a list of all your baby’s essentials. It makes it so much easier for the rest of the pregnancy as you have everything  written down, its then a case of going through it and ticking it off.

Stock up

It’s always a good job to stock up on baby wipes and nappies. You can never have enough.  To make it easier on your bank balance try buying in the baby events and in sales or if you don’t mind an extra load of washing twice a week then opt for cloth nappies. They will save you a small fortune and you can get some pretty cute patterns, Archie has a lovely Disney stash!

Date nights

Have regular date nights with your significant other, enjoy your last few weeks/months of just being a couple, appreciate the alone time because once your baby is born your life will change.

Take loads of photos

Everyone who has children will say that it goes so quick, those first few months are the quickest. Your baby is changing constantly so take as many pictures and videos as you can so that later on in life you can look back and remember. You’re doing a great job! As Eleanor Roosevelt said  “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.’’

My last and final tip is to relax! Don’t worry about what other’s think, bring your baby up the way you want whether you breast feed or bottle feed, co- sleep or not as long as your happy with the decision don’t let anyone else make you feel like your not doing a good job. People can be jealous, ignorant and just down right disrespectful but that’s not your fault so don’t worry abut them.

I hope these tips were useful and thank you to Lorraine for having me as a guest poster.

*Dont forget to go on over to Blogger Mumma's website. She's a very valued blogger in my opinion and gets top marks from me for even having a Disney section on her blog. Eeek! Everybody loves abit of Disney. Visit her blog now. http://www.bloggermumma.com/

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kind words and for having me as a guest on your blog. Much love Andrea x

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  2. Your more than welcome lovely, its been my pleasure xx

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