I’ve been reading an awful lot of bump updates lately and I remember when I was pregnant (especially with my first child) that a new baby checklist would have come in handy! I found a few partial lists on various websites but never came across a complete and thorough one to really keep me organized. The hospital is fantastic in that they usually provide all of your immediate essentials like formula, bottles, diapers, swaddling blankets, infant caps, pacifiers, washcloths etc. but when you go home, we all know, that you are on your own! I guess it’s safe to say “you better be prepared”. I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of pregnancy was the preparation. I really relished in all of those moments from purchasing boring necessities like petroleum jelly to the fun and exciting things like a little onsie that read “I love my Mommy” on it! I just about melted right there in the clothing isle! The hubby could have dropped me off at any baby store and I would have been happy for hours! Need infant brush & comb; CHECK. Need nail clippers; CHECK. Need bouncy seat; CHECK.
Need want that adorable little bunny with those super floppy ears for the shelf in the nursery; CHECK! Anything I could think of, I bought!
Gosh, this post really takes me back. I can’t believe that my little one is approaching the BIG 2 already! I’m not really sure where the time has gone. It seems like yesterday we were stepping into our house for the first time as a family instead of just “Bob and Elena”. It’s amazing how, instead of parents to an infant, we are parents to a toddler! When did that happen?
So, this post was really intended for the “soon to be” Mom or Dad that needs a checklist to help them prepare for their bundle of joy! One that you can print out, but that’s also fun to use and pretty to look at? Yeah, that’s right, I have a printable for you today! Not just any ol’ printable, but a FREE printable! I’m sure I may have left a couple things off the list, hence the “Other” column I provided for you to write things in as needed. I’d also like to give credit to The CoffeeShop Blog for the sweet background paper and fun digital tape that I used for this little project of mine! I resized it for the purpose of this post, but it measures 8.5 x 11 inches. I hope you enjoy it, but more importantly, that it provides you with comfort just knowing that you will have everything needed to welcome your new little one into the world!
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On another note, I’m linking up the following picture to Joshua’s Photo Link Up and This or That Thursday over at Our Footprints on the World and Deb Duty. It’s my favorite shot of the week so far. I can’t get over how beautiful my baby’s eyes are! And just to switch it up a bit, I thought I’d share my straight out of camera (SOOC) shot as well. Sometimes I think it’s nice to document my processing style along my photography journey.
55mm Aperture: f/6.3 ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/200