No one really tells you what kinds of things to do to prep for a baby. I mean sure you go to the doctor, you set up a nursery. But beyond that you get all these ideas thrown at you of what you could do or should do, but every couple has to decide for themselves. How we prepped for baby boy isn’t too crazy, but I thought I would share the things we did since I didn’t share them as we did them.
How We Prepped For Baby
Classes: We took 3 classes that were offered at our hospital. There were a lot more classes offered, but they were the ones we found most beneficial. First we took a preparation for childbirth class. It was INTENSE. It was 8 hours and covered going into labor, the hospital stay, birthing options, how to take care of your body post baby and of the baby, as well as infant CPR. It was really informative and we got to ask a lot of questions. Then we took a two part breastfeeding class which covered breastfeeding and pumping as well as storage and taking care of breast milk. Lastly, Andrew took a daddy 411 prep class. I think it was good since it was taught by a dad and intended for first time dads.
Our Marriage: I don’t know if you can really prep your marriage for a baby. I guess we will find out. We talked a lot about our roles and responsibilities and what we expected from ourselves and each other. We went on a lot of dates and spent a lot of time together. I really don’t know what else we could have done.
Our House: We put a nursery together. We transitioned our offices from two spaces into one to have more room for our baby and his things. We set up a playroom. We childproofed. We bought the things we needed and cleaned cleaned cleaned. We also had our carpets professionally cleaned a few weeks ago. That was SUCH a treat!
Our Family: We had to get a vaccine for whooping cough which we also had parents and grandparents get. We made a call list of people who needed to know when I am in labor and when baby boy gets here. Other than that we just made sure everyone knew their boundaries 🙂
I would love to know what YOU did to prep for your baby or anything we should try to get done really quickly!