- Tell Jordan in a special way (a.k.a. not waiting for him to come up the stairs looking like someone died)
- Do a pregnancy shoot (no bare belly pictures, though. I don't like them)
- Send out pregnancy announcements.
- Take my vitamins/folic acids very regularly. Morning sickness or not.
- Use a midwife service
- Go on a shopping spree at Cotton Babies. I LOVE this store. I mean, seriously. I wish I would have went into it before I had Noah. It would have completely changed my life and the entire way I ran my pregnancy/birth/infant.
- Take birthing classes
- Invest in pretty maternity clothes. Even though they're expensive.
- Eat well and mindfully
- Buy a birthing gown
- Try for a drug-free birth
- At least ask to not be monitored throughout my entire labor
- Spend at least half a day with only me, Jordan, and the baby
- Only allow family and a few select people at the hospital. I loved knowing that so many people loved us and our child, but we had over/around 50 people visiting us those three days, and it was just too much for me.
- Take care of myself post-birth a little better. Get rest.
- Buy a moby wrap
- Work a little harder on breast feeding. This includes being a lot more assertive about telling people that they need to leave and/or give me privacy. I understand that nursing is nothing to be ashamed about, but I prefer for it to be private.
- Cloth diaper
- Send real birth announcements
- In general be more assertive about what I want. Mostly during birth, but a little bit after too.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
My Next Baby Wish-list
Because of the utter shock of my last pregnancy, I didn't do a lot of really awesome things that I wish I would have done. Therefore, since I love making lists, I will make a wish-list of things I want to do during my next pregnancy/childbirth/baby.