When you’re expecting to welcome a new person into your lives, you begin to truly understand what being over the moon is all about! No other joy in the world can make you happy, excited and nervous – all at the same time! But, there are so many preparations to do, and coupled with your happiness, you might feel overwhelmed. However, whatever needs to be done, has to be done! So, here are some things that all expectant parents should do this new year before you say, “Hello!” to your little bundle of joy:
- Baby-Proof Your House:
This one should be at the top of your to-do list. It is imperative that you baby-proof your house so as to avoid any chance harm that may befall your little one. You will find small padlocked wooden safety gates to install in the staircase to break any off chance of your little one falling. Also, cover up sharp corners of furniture to prevent your little angel hurting himself as he begins exploring his home on his fours. Make sure the fire alarm and the smoke dectectors are functional. Also, keep all the emergency telephone numbers handy.
- Keep The Finances In Check: When you decide to raise a family, you have to bear in mind that your expenses are going to increase. It is not only important that you put food on the table and a roof over your family, but you must also ensure the best possible education for your kids. You must try to keep your finances stable to sustain your family. You can start saving up so that you can see your son go to college and make a man of himself.
- Write A Funny Letter To Your Baby: While you prepare and go through your pregnancy, you have to remember that there will be a new person in your lives who does not know anything about you. You are the to-be parents, with different notions and styles of how you want to raise your kid; and your baby will see only that side of your personality. So, you can write letters to your baby and set them aside to be read when he is older. He will get a glimpse into the life his parents had before he came along, and understand the people they were. It will help strengthen your bond with your kid and also shape him into an individual you are proud of.
- Go On A Date With Your Spouse: While you are preparing for the newest member of your family, it is also necessary to take time off. Once you have your little angel in your arms, it is unlikely that you will be able to make time for your spouse. Things are indeed going to be different. So, make it a point to catch up more often now that you have the time. Surprise your spouse with a sudden movie date or a dinner date. It will keep your bond intact and you will have a healthier relationship.
- Don’t Forget To Make Memories: Take as many pictures as you can and put them together an album. Include photos of each other separately and together. Also, take photographs of your spouse alongside your baby bump. The album will showcase your life over the course of nine months, how your body has changed, and the many emotions you have experienced as a couple. You can take to other creative means to preserve these memories too. It will allow your little one to know and see his parents cherish preparing to welcome him home.
With the new year ushering the best gift to your lives, make more effort to rejoice and cherish this time. Make newer and more vibrant memories. Be happy and all else will be great.