Best Advice For The Second Trimester?


October 27, 2011

If you experienced morning sickness during your first trimester, chances are you are over it during the second. The aches, pains, and sleepless nights of the third trimester haven’t yet begun, so at this midway point of pregnancy, it’s time to prepare for when the baby comes home. Now is a great time to get your pantry organized and your freezer stocked with make-ahead meals.

Stock Your Pantry

  • Have you signed up for your favorite store’s Baby Programs? Many grocery stores have “baby clubs” that offer special deals and coupons for baby items.
  • Make room on a shelf or set aside cabinet space that is solely for formula, cereal, and other baby foods.
  • Be sure to stock the ingredients for your favorite drinks, like herbal teas and decaf coffees (especially if you’re nursing). The last thing you want to be doing in those early weeks is making mad dashes to the store.

Stock Your Freezer

There are so many hectic days after the baby arrives. Take my advice and be sure those precious days with your newborn are spent loving on your baby and making a smooth transition into motherhood.

Knowing that you don’t have to worry about what’s for dinner can make a real difference in your peace of mind. It allows you to relax, to enjoy being a new mom, and to linger in the wonder of that little person, that sweet miracle that belongs to you.

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