My daughter is now almost 2 years old, but I wanted to share the first birthday write up I did for her first birthday. Enjoy!
The holidays are a time of year where people come together to enjoy time with their family and loved ones. The problem that a lot of people have is balancing the need to give their loved ones everything that they want and not starting off the new year drowning in debt. Fortunately, there are things that you can do that will help you financially prepare for the holidays, helping you achieve the balance of giving the perfect gifts while being easy on your budget.
I remember when my husband and I decided to start trying for our first baby. I was over the mood excited and I couldn’t wait to see those double lines appear on that pregnancy test. If you know me by now, I am the most impatient person on the planet. I immediately started researching how I could conceive quickly. I looked at every fertility site I could get my hands on and soaked in all the information I could get.
It took 5 months of trying before I finally conceived my first daughter. The second time around I was much more educated on fertility and ended up conceiving the very first month of trying. I’d like to think that these methods helped with this result, but I’m sure there was some luck involved.
Please keep in mind that this will not work for everyone trying to conceive. These methods can boost your chances of getting pregnant, but not guarantee it.
Alrighty, here we go!
First time mom and not sure where to start with preparation? I gotcha covered! Here is a big ol’ list of baby supplies you will need for when your bundle of joy makes their grand entrance into the world.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that you are reading those post because you were invited to a baby shower and have no idea what to give as a present. Or maybe you do know, but just want to find better ideas than the clique (blankets, binkies, cute outfits, etc.). Don’t disregard those though; they come in handy for new moms and dads. However, if you want to stand out and/or give a gift that is super awesome, here are some great ideas.
It’s no secret that when you become a mom you pretty much take the entire house with you when you leave to go anywhere. It seems like a lot of things to take with you, but you will become a pro at it in no time, I promise.
First and foremost, you are going to need a diaper bag. It is the most essential thing you can get when you have a baby and/or a toddler. I happen to have 2 diaper bags that I lug with me, one for my baby and the other for my toddler, because….well….they both need different stuff. I purchased the RUVALINO Large Diaper Tote and it is by far the best and most stylish diaper bag I could find. If you open my handy dandy diaper bags you will find: