Thursday, February 25, 2016

Amy's Ultimate Pregnancy Checklist Series: 1st Trimester

To Do - 1st Trimester:
  • Find a good OB/GYN
  • Tour Birth/Delivery Center(s) at the Hospital
  • Make dental appointment (hormones can make cavities more prevalent, best to get checked and be safe)
  • Start taking monthly belly pictures
  • Schedule daily exercise (either personal time for pelvic tilts, squats, and stretching, or sign up for a class i.e.. prenatal yoga, water aerobics, etc...)
  • Drink lot’s of water
  • Find things to help with nausea (I love ginger tea in the morning when it’s really bad. Prego pops, ginger gum, and crackers were life savers during the day. I find that taking my prenatals at night helped my morning sickness to be less severe.)
  • Figure out a Baby budget (approx. $6,000. Half for one time purchases (car seat, crib, burp cloths, etc.) The other half  for ongoing purchases (diapers, wipes, etc.)
  • Start a college/mission/marriage fund
  • Create a baby registry
  • Purchase a baby book (or a few for future babies) and combine with pregnancy mementos
  • Start a routine to think about and connect with baby
  • Go on dates!! (it's important for your and your spouse to stay close throughout the pregnancy so you can talk about life after baby, challenges that may come up, and just to let your hair down every once in awhile)
  • Create a will with your spouse (nothing should happen, but it's good to know who you would like to have take care of your precious little one in case something does)
  • Consider a baby moon (a chance for you and your spouse to have a last hurrah before baby comes)
  • Make baby shower plans
  • Send thank you notes (after the baby shower, of course)
  • Get and test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Sign up for infant CPR and newborn-care classes

Free Printable: 1st Trimester

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