Your baby doesn’t need much (besides you)

Easily the best baby advice I’ve received because it put me at ease: Your baby doesn’t need much… besides you.

This question drives many moms crazy: When to start preparing for baby?

And the other just as difficult question: How do you know what to get for baby?

Pregnancy is unpredictable

Pregnancy remains unpredictable. Expect that things will take longer than usual.

Plan for extra transition time between activities.

Pregnancy comes with major mindset shifts and lots of worrying…

How to get decent sleep during pregnancy

I’m 34 weeks pregnant, and I’m still sleeping (relatively) well. How do I do it?!

Explaining to my son that “Mom can’t do the same things as before.”

Setting realistic expectations with my son.

Bye bye, pregnancy cravings and aversions!

I had more energy to exercise during the second trimester.

I ate more normally (for me) during the 2nd trimester and said goodbye to cravings & aversions!

I started asking for help from friends in the second trimester.

The second trimester–such a relief!

My tricks for getting more protein in during the first trimester.

Finally, second trimester and lots of energy!

I could finally stick to a schedule again during the second trimester!

Can I do nothing on my birthday?

A couple of weeks ago, it was my birthday. I started planning the day a month in advance, and I was really looking forward to it. I was planning to take the entire day off work and only do relaxing and enjoyable things.

The Birthday Plan

In the morning, I’d get a massage. I looove a good massage.

Then, my husband and I would have a relaxed, romantic lunch together.

Afterwards, I’d go to a café, drink some tea, eat some cake, and read my book. By myself!!! Two hours for me with my book. Pure indulgence!

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First trimester: A gentle schedule?

Establishing a gentle schedule for the first trimester.

My main priority for the first trimester was to rest.

Food cravings and aversions are so tough during the first trimester!

Pregnancy time management is a real thing

Pregnancy time management: Is that even a thing? Oh yes, it is!

Pregnancy is such a unique time in one’s life that it requires a unique type of time management.

The first trimester is my least favorite! Fatigue, nausea, food aversions… Need I say more?