16 Habits Of Women Who Are Attractive And Always Look Great

16 Habits Of Women Who Are Attractive And Always Look Great

Feeling attractive always makes a girl feel good, doesn’t it? Especially after having a couple of kids.

But it’s not really about how you look. It has a lot more to do with the way you carry yourself, your confidence, and your emotional maturity.

Sure your actual face fits in there somewhere with being attractive.

But we all know pretty women who are downright ugly.

So it doesn’t always boil down to great bone structure or fantastic hair. It’s much more complicated than that.

There are things you can do to make yourself an even more attractive person to others.

I have read some posts like this online and I’m gonna be real with you. Most don’t get to the heart of the matter.

But that’s what we’re going to do today. We’re going to put aside being a mother for a second and concentrate on something for ourselves.

If you want to find out how to put your best self forward and be more alluring then read on!

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First, let’s talk about personality traits and then we’ll move on to more physical things.

 

They are healthy

 

Being healthy and strong is inspiring.

It says a lot about who you are. It says you respect your body and you want to live your best life.

That is a very attractive trait for anyone to have.

Good nutrition and enough sleep will make you look fantastic too.

It may be harder if you have children but you have to make time to take care of yourself.

Doing simple things like getting plenty of Vitamin A will make your skin bouncy and thick and staying hydrated will give you that moist glow.

So make sure you sneak workouts in and eat to live, don’t live to eat.

 

 

Self Confidence 

 

Being confident and sure of yourself is very attractive. It makes you look like you know where you’re going and you know where you’ve been.

You can be more confident by setting yourself up to win.

Be prepared for life by knowing what you’re doing at work or preparing yourself for any situation you think you may find yourself in.

Make eye contact and speak with assurance. This will take you far.

 

Be Positive

 

Nobody likes a whiner. Or someone who spouts negativity all. the. time.

This is the worst, and on the top of the most unattractive traits of all time.

Always be the sunshine. Find the positive in everything and show gratitude.

People will respect you more and look up to you for this. Trust me.

It’s good for your kids too. It sets them up to be positive individuals as they grow.

 

 

True Kindness

 

Being kind and nonjudgemental puts people at ease. You’ll be the person everyone is drawn to.

They will feel like they can come to you.

Kind people have deeper relationships and more life satisfaction.

It shows a sense of emotional maturity that real men ( and women ) will find extremely attractive.

It will make you approachable as a mother to so you’ll have more ‘ mom friends ‘ and that’s awesome.

 

Supports Other Women

 

This is a bit like what we talked about above.

Always be kind, positive, and always support your fellow sisters and mamas.

Whining, talking negative, and cutting other women down makes you look like you have low self-esteem.

 

 

Being Open-Minded

 

Being Open-Minded falls under being non-judgemental. But it needs to be said again.

In a world with so many problems like we’re facing today, you need to go into life with an open heart.

People are all just these vulnerable individuals and deep down, underneath their inner child is still existing and watching.

You need to see behind people’s anger, hurt and hate and see they’re acting out as that child.

Look on with kindness, and non-judgment.

If you look into their eyes you’ll see that child. Smile deeply and comfort them if you can.

 

 

Being Witty 

 

Being funny, quick with words, and having a sense of humor will make you the highlight of any gathering.

It makes you glow and people will always enjoy being around you.

 

A Great Smile

 

Smiling helps people put down their guard and feel at ease.

It also makes you feel happier too according to science.

So smile at everyone including yourself when you see yourself in the mirror.

And while you’re at it tell yourself ‘ I love you and appreciate you ‘ too.

 

 

A Passion For Life

 

 

Having hobbies, interests, and passions gives you more to say, and people like a well-rounded individual.

Just because you’re a mama now doesn’t mean you cannot still keep the side of you that’s just ‘you’ so don’t forget to do what you love.

Just being happy and singing a little helps too.

Wake up every day with appreciation and show it to the world.

 

 

Well Spoken

 

Being well-spoken is definitely attractive.

There are so many women in the world right now that say ‘ like ‘ every other word, curse all the time ( there’s a time and a place ;), and are generally just too loud and obnoxious.

This isn’t cute and it makes them look ignorant.

So just stop.

Speaking well and being considerate makes you look intelligent and attractive.

It also sets a good example for your little ones.

 

 

Mysteriousness

 

Mystery evokes curiosity and interest.

Being mysterious is hard to define but it means you radiate a bit of magic. It’s a bit of an aura that people can’t see but feel.

Just don’t let it all hang out all the time.

Don’t be so predictable.

 

 

Now let’s move on to the more physical traits.

 

Planning Your Outfits 

 

Struggling in the morning to find something to wear usually means you throw something together and you don’t look your best.

But with a little planning each night before, you can look absolutely stunning daily at work or where ever.

This alone will give you a huge confidence boost.

 

Making An Effort

 

Get up early enough to curl your hair or take a shower AND get the kids ready.

Make sure you have time for you.

You’ll feel so much more pulled together if you do.

 

 

Excellent Skin Care

 

Taking care of your skin is a must if you want to look your best.

You can do all of the above that I’ve mentioned but if you have flaky skin and giant pores you won’t feel that good.

You’ll still be awesome, you just won’t feel awesome.

And skincare goes a long way as you get older.

Start using Retin A  and sunscreen NOW.

 

 

Good Posture

 

Body language says a lot about people and the way you carry yourself is important if you want to be your best self.

Nobody looks confident all hunched over with their head forward.

Learn to stand up tall and strong always and hold your head up high.

 

Doing the tips I’ve listed for you here will help improve your confidence and appearance as well as how others see you.

In The End, You simply need to respect and love yourself and others.

I wish you all the luck in the world.

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16 habits that will make you look and feel better

 

16 habits that will make you look and feel better

 

 

 

Hershey S’mores Cupcakes Made Easy

Hershey S’mores Cupcakes Made Easy

Smores are so fun for summer and fall. They are the treat of the seasons and the kids love making them.

Around a campfire, or made in a microwave, we can’t seem to get enough of them!

But have you ever had S’mores cake?! It’s fantastic and creative.

I’ve created a really easy and delicious recipe that takes the pleasure of a Smore and brings it to the fun of a cupcake to create a dessert that I know your family will love!

This Hershey S’mores Cupcake recipe is perfect for sharing with friends and family.

It’s great for Summer, Camping or Fall-themed parties too.

You’ll find our awesome recipe below the Pinterest Image!

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Let’s start by getting everything together. Here’s a photo of what you’ll need. Gather up your ingredients and let’s get started.

 

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Ingredients

 

1 1/2 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 12 full sheets)
4 tbsp melted Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1 box Chocolate Cake mix + box ingredients
1 1/2 cup softened Butter
1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
7 oz Marshmallow Creme
1/2 tsp Vanilla

And Hershey Bars To Add On Top

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  3. Pulse graham crackers in a food processor to make crumbs.
  4. Add melted butter and sugar and pulse to combine.
  5. Equally, divide crumb mixture in the bottom of each liner and gently press in place.
  6. Bake 7-10 minutes.
  7. Allow cooling.
  8. Prepare cake batter according to box directions.
  9. Fill each liner about 2/3 full and bake 15-20 minutes until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow cupcakes to cool.
  11. Cream butter and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
  12. Gradually add in powdered sugar until incorporated.
  13. Fold in marshmallow creme.
  14. Transfer to the piping bag with a round tip.
  15. Frost each cupcake.
  16. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs, graham crackers, chocolate or marshmallows.
  17. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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One of the things I love about this Hershey s’mores Cupcakes recipe is that you get all the flavor without the mess!

These are perfect for dessert, a Birthday party during the Fall, or just for sharing at a picnic.

I hope you enjoy them!!

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Gross Stuff That Happens During Pregnancy | What To Expect

Gross Stuff That Happens During Pregnancy | What To Expect

Pregnancy is super fun but it also comes with some pretty gross side effects.

Your body just starts to do some really weird stuff, and you can blame it on the cascade of whirling hormones.

Below is a list of funny and gross stuff that happens during pregnancy.

Enjoy!

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Bad Breath

 

This is one of the first gross things that happen when you’re pregnant.

It pretty much shows up right after you get that positive pregnancy test.

It’s because Hormonal changes start hitting you hard and it really makes your breath stink. Ugh.

The fluctuation in the production of progesterone and estrogen in the body causes plaque on your teeth. The bacteria in the plaque produce sulfur which ultimately leads to bad breath.

It causes a metallic taste and it’s pretty unbearable and it smells like sulfur. Just have that sugar free gum ready AT ALL TIMES.

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Farts

 

There’s just no other way to put it. You’re gonna fart.

As your system produces more progesterone, it relaxes muscles in your body.

 

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This includes the muscles of your intestine which in turn allows gas to build up.

These bombs will smell like sulfur too. I’m so sorry.

Have you taken a prenatal course yet? Well, you can take one online that teaches you everything you need to know in about 3 hours at a great price. Here’s the most highly rated course online today. 

Must Read: Your Complete Pregnancy and Baby Shopping List: Everything you could possibly need; checklist

The Mega Pregnancy To-Do List For All Three Trimesters 

 

Dandruff

 

Your skin will go through all kinds of changes during this special time.

Some women will be glowing while others will get cystic acne that can be seen from the moon.

I was one of those women.

Your skin may get dry as well ( like my humor ), and this will include your scalp.

I got giant, weird flakes that came off my head during pregnancy and that’s something that has never happened to me.

Thankfully it went away afterward.

It’s a pretty common occurrence due to all those pesky hormones.

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Pimples

 

Some women get that lovely pregnancy glow as I mentioned before while others are not so lucky.

Pimples will often show up during the first and second trimester due to so many hormonal fluctuations.

 

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If you have a history of cyclic acne during your period, chances are you’ll have this problem during pregnancy also.

 

You’ll Stink

 

Pregnancy takes body odor to a whole new level.

It’s really bizarre.

It’s like regular body odor times ten. You can shower daily and it comes back quickly.

It will get especially bad during the postpartum period. Your body is once again flooded with changes and it just creates a strong hormonal odor.

A strong deodorant can help a bit.

 

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You’ll Have Discharge Non-Stop

 

Pregnancy discharge is known as Leukorrhea. It’s thin and milky white and has a light scent.

This is what you get instead of having a period during those nine months and it’s completely natural and healthy.

You get this discharge because of an increase in estrogen levels that cause increased blood flow to the pelvic area.

This stimulates the body’s mucous membranes, leading to an increase in vaginal discharge throughout pregnancy.

At the end of pregnancy, it can get thicker and even have blood streaks in it once you get ready to lose your mucus plug.

So having some pantyliners handy is always a good idea.

 

You’ll Be Constipated

 

Your digestion slows down significantly when you’re pregnant.

This happens so your body can absorb all the nutrients it can from food.

It also occurs because of all the extra progesterone loosening everything up. This can and will make your bowels slow down because they don’t contract quite the same as before.

 

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It can be pretty frustrating and uncomfortable.

If it gets too bad your Doc will likely prescribe some Miralax which can help a bit.

 

You’ll Be Bloated

 

Do to all that constipation and water retention you’re gonna feel really bloated.

Plus there’s a baby in there and that doesn’t help.

It’s all just part of pregnancy so keep in mind that it will pass eventually.

Just keep the end game in mind and go ahead and buy those maternity jeans you’ve been eyeing so you’ll be more comfortable.

 

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And Last But Not Least, You’ll Poop During Birth

 

You finally get to poop! Yay!

But unfortunately, it will likely happen in front of several people.

You won’t just poop a little either, it will be ALL ya got. Yay again!

But for some lucky ladies, they go when labor starts. They empty their bowel naturally to prepare for birth.

You’d think everyone’s body would do that, but no….

This is possibly the worst thing on this list and you may not believe it when I tell you, but you won’t care.

You may worry about it quite a bit before the whole event but when your big day arrives you’ll be too distracted to give it a second thought so try not to dwell on it beforehand too much.

Everyone working on the maternity ward sees it daily and if your partner sees, well, they will forget all about it when they see their new babe, so no worries.

So that’s it. That’s all the weird and gross stuff that happens during pregnancy. It’s not so bad and after it all you’ll have your beautiful little one and you’ll forget all about the awkwardness of it all.

We wish you the best of luck!!

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How To Change Your Mood To Happy | 10 Daily Habits That Help Boost Your Mood

How To Change Your Mood To Happy | 10 Daily Habits That Help Boost Your Mood

Let’s face it. We all need a mood boost these days.

Times are strange and sometimes it’s hard to look on the bright side.

Especially if you’re stuck home with small children and you feel like you have no one to talk to.

We all suffer from bad moods occasionally and sometimes it’s hard to snap out of ‘ The Funk ‘

So what can you do? You don’t have to sit idly by and simmer in misery.

The habits I have listed below are some things you can incorporate into your daily life that will help you change your mood to happy.

They really work! So check it out below.

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Get Some Sunshine

 

Getting light first thing in the morning is just SO important.

It will reset your circadian rhythm, give you a big dose of vitamin D, and make you feel happier.

So take a moment to yourself and drink your coffee outside.

Or take your little ones with you and they can get a shot of sunshine too, because they likely need it as much as you do.

This is a great way to spend your morning and it will bring you satisfaction and quiet your mind.

 

Write In A Journal Every Day

 

Journaling is a really powerful tool.

It allows you to better understand yourself and your feelings.

It can be especially helpful if you’re feeling down. Writing how you feel can help you release pent up emotions.

It’s something you should practice every day but especially when you’re having a bad one.

We have a great 64-page Journal with all kinds of mental health prompts from weekly emotion trackers, anxiety and anger trackers, and negativity worksheets that help create permanent thought pattern changes. You can find it here. 

 

 

Feel Gratitude

 

Taking a moment to think about how you’re blessed and what you’re grateful for can help shift your mood.

You can do this by simply thinking about it or writing it down in a gratitude journal.

You could do this after you journal your feelings like we talked about before.

 

Exercise Can Improve Your Mood And Energy

 

Getting exercise in the morning can make all the difference in how you feel.

Trust me and you don’t have to do it for long. Just get your heart pumping.

5 minutes will work but 10 minutes is even better.

 

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Dress Up Nice Will Help You Get In A Good Mood When You’re Depressed 

 

Putting on something nice when you feel bad can help you feel better.

Especially if you’re a mama who feels like a hot mess.

You’ll feel better when you’re pulled together nicely and it will boost your confidence.

So pull out something really nice and dress yourself up.

 

Eat Good Food And Drink Plenty Of Water

 

Eating good food makes you healthy and strong and that helps make you feel good.

Eating a protein-based breakfast with a bit of fat and a small number of complex carbs is the best way to fuel your body and brain.

Just make good choices. Don’t be afraid of fat.

It’s just so good for you and it will boost your mood and make you feel full so you don’t get hangry.

Make sure to pick healthy fats and skip the junk food.

Being hydrated is extremely helpful too. It will boost your energy and your brain.

So drink up.

 

Practice Some Self Care 

 

Practicing some intentional self-care can make you feel better when you’re really down.

You could meditate for a few minutes or just drinking your coffee outside in the sunshine in the morning like I mentioned before can help.

When you get home take a walk or run a special bath. Just try to breathe deep and quiet your mind. That’s the point.

 

 

 

Do Daily Affirmations

 

Daily affirmations may sound silly but they work.

Pop onto Youtube and you’ll find a wealth of videos to help you.

They will help change the little negative voices in your head. Over time they can create permanent positive changes.

You can do it while riding in the car or while drinking your morning coffee.

Just start a practice and stick to it.

You’ll thank me.

 

Plan Something You’re Passionate About

 

This is important every day but especially on days when you don’t feel your best.

Plan something that you love to look forward to.

Don’t let being a mom drown out your passions. Don’t lose yourself in that one role.

Doing something where you can be actively creative is best but if there’s nothing you can do that particular day, just planning on binge-watching your favorite Netflix show can give you something to look forward to too.

 

Hang Out With A Friend

 

Being with A friend is a great distraction.

You can hang out or even vent a little about how you’re feeling. Talking about it can definitely help.

So plan a dinner date and then maybe she can stay over and watch that Netflix series with you!

Maybe she can bring her kids and you can have a double sleepover.

 

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We all have bad days and sometimes we just have to push through.

But taking a few moments to think about it and actively trying to change the way you feel can be really helpful in shifting your day and helping change your mood to happy.

Good luck!

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Your Complete Pregnancy Shopping Checklist | Postpartum, Breastfeeding, And Baby List Included

Your Complete Pregnancy Shopping Checklist | Postpartum, Breastfeeding, And Baby List Included

There are so many things you’ll need to do once you find out you’re pregnant and even more to buy.

To make things easier for you we have created a list of things you’ll need while pregnant and all that you’ll need for yourself and your newborn after birth as well.

It’s a large, comprehensive list that includes everything that you could possibly need.

We have made stylish choices that have been tested and approved by our staff here at This Little Nest.

Most of the things we have used ourselves during our own pregnancies.

There’s a link for each item on the list and there are pictures for some products as well.

This will help streamline your shopping so you can get to all those things that need to be done on your Trimester to-do lists.

Check here for a full to-do list for all three trimesters.

Read on to get started.

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First Let’s Start With Our Pregnancy List. Then will move on to the Breastfeeding List, Postpartum List, and then finally The Baby Must-Haves List.

Pregnancy Must-Haves are listed below. 

Prenatal vitamins 

Book On Pregnancy

***Have you taken a Prenatal Course Yet? Well, you can take one online that will teach you everything you need to know in about 3 hours. Here’s the best one online with the best reviews. 

Belly Band- Gentle belly support that doubles as clothing extender, layering piece, and nursing cover!

Maternity Clothing- If you’re looking for Simple, Stretchy, and Durable Maternity Clothing, I highly recommend you Check Belly Bandit Right Here. 

They have everything you could imagine and they make the best maternity clothing and products on the market today.

Pregnancy Pillow- Here’s the best, most unique pregnancy pillow on the market that will help you stay in position and keep you comfortable.

Or you could try this one too.

Car Seat- All parents want the safest baby equipment in case something happens.

A good car seat is no exception to this rule and it may be one of the most important things you buy for your baby.

Here are some really great options from Pish Posh Baby. 

Crib

Crib Mattress- If you’re looking for a quality crib mattress then you need to check out Newton Baby.

They make the only washable cover crib mattress. It’s safest and cleanest and they’re made with the highest quality materials.

Crib Sheets- You can also get great sheets at Newton Baby. All of their Sheets are organic cotton.

Crib Bedding- Pish Posh baby has AMAZING bedding options that include everything from blankets, sheets, bumpers to pillows, curtains, lamps, and mobiles all in matching sets.

It’s my favorite place for decorating the nursery. Check them out here. 

Rocking Chair Or Glider- Here’s the glider I used for all three of my children and I can honestly say I have spent so much time in it over the years.

Even now we use it and so do the kids.

Baby Monitor

Baby Carrier- Boba Makes the best looking and safest baby carriers you can buy today.

They are lovely and reasonably priced. See them here.

You can get front carriers or back carriers for when your child gets older.

Soft Newborn Wrap

Co-Sleeper

Diaper Changing Table

White Noise Machine

Dock A Tot

High Chair-Here’s a really stylish high chair that will look good in any kitchen.

Baby Rocker-Finn And Emma have incredible products and I love the Rocker they currently have.

It’s so stylish and cool.

 

 

Diaper Pail 

Bottles

Breastfeeding Pump- Medula makes the best Breastfeeding products and this kit has two pumps and everything else you need.

I had the same one during my breastfeeding years.

Stroller- Here’s a stroller for newborns that has a car seat included.  Here’s another great option too.

Pregnancy Journal

 

 

Belly Butter- The Spoiled Mama has some great Belly Butters as well as other natural skincare for mamas to be.

Shield Belly Wrap – A Shield Belly Wrap is a wrap that creates a comfortable, protective shield against wireless radiation.

This will help protect your baby from the assault of radiation coming from your phone, tablet, and WIFI devices that are all around you.

The picture a few links above of the pregnant gal with the hot pink wrap is a Shield Belly Wrap.

The picture below is of a shield wrap hat on the babe. Yes, they sell hats and protective bibs too.

 

 

Shield Blanket- This is another protective shield against wireless radiation.

Safe and convenient, it provides an effortless way to protect your little one from exposure to cell phones, laptops, and other smart devices while at home, around town, or at the office.

 

Now Let’s move on to what you’ll need to ensure a comfortable Postpartum Recovery. All of these are necessary to help control pain and discomfort so that you can enjoy your babe. 

Postpartum Belt- Postpartum belts are really important if you want to prevent permanent abdominal separation after pregnancy. Here’s a great option form Belly Bandit. 

You can read about the effects of Abdominal separation and what to do about it right here.

Incontinence Underwear

Pain Relieving Spray 

Tuck’s Pads

Perineal Ice Pack

A Cleansing Bottle Or Peri Bottle 

Pads

Healing Ointment

Nipple Balm

Gel Nursing Pads

 Donut Pillow 

 

Here Are Some Things You’ll Need For Breastfeeding 

 

Breastfeeding Course

Breast pads 

Pumps

Storage bags 

Nipple cream

Nursing bras 

Breastfeeding Pillow

 

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Lastly, Here’s the list you’ll need For Your Baby. Everything Is here. 

Let’s start with baby clothing and move on to other essentials.

3 Swaddles

8 Onesies- Finn And Emma sell the cutest baby Onesies among other things.

They are the best site to find baby essentials. Check them out here. 

8 shirts – Kimono style is best- Wild Dill has a great, unique selection of interesting baby clothes.

8 pants-Janie And Jack are one of my favorite places for baby clothes too.

Here’s a selection of pants for your little one.

8 one-piece pajamas

3 Rompers- Here are some awesome little rompers for your babe.

3 sweaters or jackets 

8 Bibs

7 socks or booties

3 newborn hats 

No-scratch mittens

 Fleece suit for the winter- Here are some pretty cashmere choices.

Lightweight and heavy stroller blankets

Gentle laundry detergent

 

Diaper Essentials

 

2-3 large boxes of disposable newborn-size diapers, or 6-10 dozen cloth diapers and 6-8 diaper covers- The stuff they put in diapers is whacky.

They are full of toxins and strange things. That’s why we choose Honest Brand Diapers. 

They are safer and better for the environment. They’re so much cuter than your typical Pampers too.

Here are cloth diapers if that’s what you prefer.

3 large boxes of baby wipes

2 large tubes of diaper cream

Diaper bag- Here’s a really cute and stylish Diaper bag that will last and can be used for a regular bag when you’re done carrying diapers.

Here’s another really cute one if you want to announce your new role as Mama to the world.

 

Bathing Essentials

 

Baby bathtub

Baby shampoo 

4 hooded baby towels

Soft baby washcloths

Baby lotion

 

Other Things You’ll Need

Baby Teethers- Wild Dill has a fun and unique assortment of baby teethers and toys too.

Baby Rocker- Baby swings are a fun way to distract your baby.

Finn and Emma have this cool Macrame swing. But please note, this is for a slightly older baby.

Bouncer

Playmat

Baby nail clippers 

Baby thermometer

A shopping Hammock

First aid kit

Cradle cap brush

4 pacifiers 

Car Seat Cover

 

 

That pretty much sums up everything that is essential and this list will provide you with quality products that are safe for your baby.

If you get started early it won’t all feel like such a financial burden and you’ll likely get some things from your baby registry and at your baby shower too.

I hope you found this pregnancy shopping checklist helpful and I wish you all the luck in the world!

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Pregnancy To Do List By Trimester | Mega Pregnancy List

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There’s a lot to get done while you’re pregnant.

It can be really overwhelming.

So I have created a top to bottom list from First To Third Trimester that includes essentially everything you need to do.

That way you can bask in the glow of your pregnancy instead of panicking constantly about all the responsibilities that come along with it.

Make sure to bookmark this page or print it so you’ll have the list on hand.

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First Trimester: What To Do Now

 

Make Sure You’re Actually Having A Baby

 

It’s important to confirm your pregnancy before you get too excited. This is definitely step number one. Most pregnancy tests are right but if the line is faint take another test two days later then get a blood test.

Here’s the best, most accurate pregnancy test you can buy }

 

 

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Tell Your Partner

 

Once You’ve confirmed there’s a bun in the oven then share it with your partner.

You could do it in some fun, special way. There are lots of good ideas for this on Pinterest.

 

Take Your Prenatal Vitamin

 

The very next step is to get a good prenatal vitamin as early as possible.  This is a really good prenatal vitamin that won’t make you nauseated { and that will mean a lot }

Check out: Signs You’re Having A Boy

Find A Good  Obstetrician

 

It’s important to find a doctor that shares your ideas on birth.

This can be tricky though. It’s important to read reviews and talk to others.

You’ll both be under a lot of pressure and working with someone you don’t mesh well with is bad news.

This happened to me and there were several instances when I regretted choosing her.

The experience will much more satisfying and enjoyable if you feel you have an Obstetrician that you can trust and that listens to your needs.

 

 

Research Your Insurance Coverage

It’s vital that you check your insurance coverage and make sure that you have all the benefits you need.

If not you may have to purchase add-on insurance or perhaps you’ll qualify for temporary Medicaid depending on your income.

If you think you qualify for Medicaid you can go to your local health department and get a pregnancy test and then start your paperwork.

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Stop Smoking

 

Please don’t tell me you still smoke.

But if you do right now is the time to quit because smoking has a very profound effect on pregnancy and your fetus.

No excuses what so ever, just quit that. This goes for vaping too.

 

Learn What To Avoid

 

There are certain foods and certain activities like sitting in hot tubs that can be hazardous so don’t take any risks and educate yourself right away.

 

 

Schedule Naps

 

That’s Right. schedule your naps every. single. day. At least during the first trimester because you’ll be TIRED.

There’s nothing like ” Pregnant Tired “. It’s so intense and it was the very worst part for me during my three pregnancies.

6oclock in the evening bedtime anyone? Why yes, I’ll take that, and you will too.

My point is that you need to plan to rest A LOT. If you do it won’t interfere so much with your life.

 

Now Let’s Move On To What You Should Do During The Second Trimester.

 

 

Plan Your Maternity Leave

 

Planning maternity leave is an important part of feeling ready for your baby.

You have to have a solid plan with your employer.

Since I work from home I honestly don’t know much about this.

I did find this article with some good information on the subject just for you though.

 

 

Buy some Pretty Maternity Clothes

 

This is a fun part of pregnancy.

Second Trimester is the time when you start to really grow so your old clothes will lose their fit fast.

I highly recommend you check out The Belly Bandit Site. I bought my wrap there and all maternity clothes.

Their stuff is really cute and they have built-in support clothing like these baby bump leggings.

 

Send Out Announcements!!

 

The second trimester is the best part of your pregnancy.

You’re not sick anymore ( or at least you’re not most of the time ), you have more energy and you get to do fun things like sending out baby announcements.

You can buy pretty announcements or you can announce online in a fun way.

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Get Your Mid Pregnancy Ultrasound

 

During the second trimester, you’ll have your mid-pregnancy ultrasound.

This is the fun one.

During the procedure (also called the anatomy scan), usually around 20 weeks, your doctor will be checking to make sure the baby’s growing and developing properly.

 

Start Your Baby Registry

 

Starting your baby registry can be done any time but once you’ve made it to the second trimester it’s time to get in gear.

You can start adding what you need and sharing it with others.

 

Decide If you’d Like To Use A  Doula

 

If you’re interested in having a natural birth, a doula might be your best bet.

And if you have your heart set on a specific birth plan, a doula can help keep things moving smoothly the way you planned. 

 

 

Plan For Childcare After Birth

 

Once you get into the middle of your pregnancy it’s a good idea to start considering what kind of childcare options you’ll have when you go back to work.

It’s never too early to think about it because it’s a big decision.

You’ll want the best for your little one so read reviews and take care.

 

Start Putting Together Your Nursery

 

Now’s the time to start putting together and decorating your nursery.

You just found out the sex of your babe and everything looks like smooth sailing from here.

You can have your partner paint and then you can buy all kinds of cute matching things for your babe.

It’s all a lot of fun.

 

Start Interviewing Pediatricians

 

Start looking for a Pediatrician that will meet your family’s needs.

Be sure to check reviews when doing this and talk to them as well.

The first Ped we picked was rude and said something inappropriate. Then when we had a problem they ignored me and didn’t call me back for two days.

We immediately switched. I should have checked online because upon reading reviews I found that this particular practice was terrible. So make sure you do a thorough investigation.

And make sure they accept your insurance and see if they do rounds at the hospital you’ll be giving birth at.

The baby’s doctor will then be assigned to come check on him/her after birth.

 

 

Look Into Insurance Options

 

It’s time for you to check on what needs to be done for insurance once your baby is born.

Some insurance companies allow you 30 days to add your baby and some 14.

It’s very important to not forget this. You don’t want your baby stuck without coverage if something happens.

 

Plan Your Baby Shower

 

Usually, someone will help host your baby shower.

If you haven’t picked someone or no one has volunteered you can always do it yourself too.

There are lots of fun themes and games on Pinterest you can choose from.

 

Moving On To The Third Trimester

 

Baby Proof The House

 

This is a very important step when preparing for your new arrival.

You’ll want to get this out of the way before your baby is up and moving around. It just feels better to know it’s done instead of scrambling to do it later when your babe becomes mobile.

This and These are great options to help you safe-proof your home.

 

 

 Track Baby’s Movements

 

Pay close attention to his movements and call your doc if you notice a sudden decrease in kicks or turns.

They will have you come in and get checked right away.

Some even keep a kick log for fetal kick counts and that’s not a bad idea.

You could also get one of these monitors that helps amplify the sound of your baby and his kicks, I had one and Loved it.

 

Take A Birthing Class

 

 

If you haven’t taken a birthing class already then the time is definitely right now.

If you don’t love the idea of going to a class somewhere, I get it, and maybe you’re just too tired for that.

I was and I took an online course.

There are some great options to choose from and my Friend, Hilary, from Pulling Curls has the best one online. You Can Check it out for free right here. She also has a free birthing plan printable you can get right here. 

 

 

Prepare For Breastfeeding 

 

Breastfeeding is the most satisfying experience. The Bond is out of this world and I highly recommend it if you are able.

But it’s not as easy as just sticking your babe on the boob.

Oh no, there’s way more to it than that and you need to be well prepared. I have a great post on breastfeeding right here and it has some diagrams and a really good video at the end so be sure to watch it.

You should also definitely take a breastfeeding class.

There’s a great one online called Milkology and it’s only $19. You can check it out here. 

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Have Your Baby Shower!

 

Baby is almost here and now you get to party!

Having your baby shower is a good way to get some of the things you need for him/her and it’s a fun way to celebrate your babe’s upcoming birth.

 

Assemble Your Baby Gear 

 

Now’s the time to finish getting your nursery set up if you haven’t already.

You’ll need a Crib, SwingBassinetStroller, and baby monitors.

After that, you need to work on everything else that’s leftover.

It’s a lot of work so have your partner do most of it while you take a nap.

You’ll also likely need a co-sleeper for the first few months.

Co-sleepers keep baby in arms reach at night and give you great peace of mind.

Here’s a great post over at Think Baby by Zoe Withers that talks about the different types of Co-sleepers and which are safest.

Here’s a really good Go-Sleeper from Amazon with excellent reviews.

 

Prepare For Your Postpartum 

 

Lot’s Of women think a lot about pregnancy and birth but don’t put too much thought into their postpartum time.

They often find themselves unprepared for this period.

Knowing what to expect is key in minimizing the pain and discomfort.

I have a great post right here that explains what will happen and ways you can minimize the pain and believe me, you’ll want to minimize it so have a look. I wrote it just for you.

 

 

Make Some Big Decisions

 

You’re really close now so it’s time to think about things like Circumcision { If Your Bundle’s a boy } and whether or not you want to save Cord Blood. Here’s an awesome article on Cord Blood if you want more information.

If you aren’t going to save your baby’s cord blood you can ask them to delay clamping off the cord for a few minutes so they can receive all the stem cells and nourishment from it.

Discuss this with your doctor and make sure you add it to your birthing plan. 

You can also consider whether or not you’ll be using an epidural during the labor process or going the natural route.

If you go the natural route, good for you! You’re one brave mama. I had to have an epidural every time.

Here’s some information on Pain Management during labor.

 

Read up on Baby Care

 

The Third Trimester is a good time to read a couple of great baby books so you’re fully prepared.

This one right here is really good. It is very comprehensive and you’ll learn everything you need to know.

 

Self Care For You 

 

Let’s not forget about you. During the third trimester, you’ll need plenty of sleep and nourishing food.

You should pamper yourself a bit too.

Go ahead and get your hair cut because you may not have time later on.

Maybe get a pedicure so you can look at those pretty toes while sitting there in the hospital. That way you won’t feel like such a hot mess.

I have a great article that you should look at too about the Psychology of being a new mother.

 

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Learn What To Expect During Labor

 

Knowing what to expect during labor will help take the fear out of it. Research it a bit so you know the stages and signs.

Here’s a good post on the best Labor advice you can get.

 

Tour The Hospital

 

Taking a tour of the hospital will help you feel more comfortable in your surroundings and you’ll know what to expect. Plus it’s just fun.

 

Install The Car Seat

 

This is a no-brainer. You have to have a seat.

Make sure the car seat is installed properly. It’s really important that it’s tight and you wouldn’t even be able to leave the hospital without one.

You want a really good quality car seat too. This is one area you don’t want to go budget on. This one is a really good choice.

 

Pack Your Hospital Bag

 

Now’s the time to have your hospital bag packed and ready to go.

Go right ahead and do it at the beginning of the third trimester if you haven’t already.

You probably won’t need it too soon but on occasion, a baby comes much earlier than expected and when this happens, getting to the hospital as quickly as possible { so they can hopefully stop the labor } Is essential to your baby’s health!

Here’s a post on Packing your hospital bag.

 

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Clean Your House 

 

No one wants to have a baby and come home to a complete disaster.

Sometimes if your labor surprises you, it can’t be helped. But if you can clean up before you go that will be super helpful.

You’ll feel so much happier when you get home knowing you don’t have to worry about it.

You’ll have a lot going on and you’ll be tired and pretty overwhelmed, there’s no doubt. So keep this in mind and make it as easy for yourself as possible.

Here’s a great post on cleaning with a strategy that seriously gets things done.

Cleaning up seems like a simple task but when you break it up into parts like I describe in the post, you’ll get huge amounts of clutter removed in record time.

Well, That’s our list. If you get all that done you’ll be good to go.

If you can think of anything else that should be added to the list email me at [email protected] so we can put it in with your name included ( if you want ).

Good luck to you mama! Enjoy pregnancy, it’s a super special time!

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