Baby is Coming, Are you ready? Written by David Kunstek
Baby is Coming, Are you ready?
It has been a long pregnancy. You are probably tired and feeling worn more often then not. But, are you prepared for baby's arrival? Do you have all baby clothes, baby furniture and bedding that you need? Perhaps you aren't even sure what you need to have? Not to worry, even if you didn't have a baby shower to help you prepare, you can find all items you need for baby right under your nose!
One of biggest worries when a mom to be is preparing for baby is baby's room. Having proper baby furniture and bedding is essential. But, what do you need and what isn't necessary? Sure, it's nice to have a whole room designed to a nursery theme with crib, rocker, bassinet, and changing table. But, all of those products aren't necessary and in fact, baby isn't going to care what she gets her diaper changed on. Changing tables are one thing that can be eliminated as well as bassinet. Cribs and baby bedding are made to support any size baby from a newborn to a toddler. So, while these products are great to have, don't worry if you don't have them.
As for baby clothing, you will want to pamper baby for sure with cute outfits, little booties, and hats. But, truth of matter is, during beginning months of baby's life, he or she won't have too many big outings to go to. In fact, mom and baby will probably spend a lot of their time resting up for next feeding in middle of night. Again, yes it is great to have a dresser full of cuteness, but reality is, a few cute outfits will do just as well. Now, you should not short yourself on onesies and sleepers. Baby will spend most of his or her day in these and will more then likely need a few per day depending on how much baby decides to spit up. Don't forget diapers! Having several burping clothes and blankets will also help.
Its Not About Who's RightWritten by Maggie Vlazny, MSW
I see this so much in my office- couples wanting to re-hash a week old argument and wanting me to judge who's right. Detail by detail they correct each other, exactly who said what, who did what first, as if each admited detail is a score toward finish line.
But nobody really gets anywhere because there are no winners in an argument between partners. If there's a winner that means there's a loser, which means winner loses too. Losers don't like winners very much. (Which, by way, leaves winners out in cold with frostbite you know where. )
Relationships are not about opponents or gladiators. They're about loving your lover.