A journey into Parenthood & dealing with loss

As I said in my 6 Week Update – here is a list of the milestones that we are going to set for ourselves for each step of the way.

Heartbeat (We have never seen a heartbeat before. All my previous appointments have happened after my miscarriages)

Celebratory Dinner
Buy first Baby Outfit together.
9 Weeks – This would be the furtherest we’ve gone (hence no 8 weeks)
Brian’s Birthday – We’ve already booked a holiday and will spend a week in a lovely secluded spot on the KZN North Coast and will do a few days of leisurely wild life viewing in St Lucia and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi. It’s going to heaven!
12 Weeks (15 Nov 2013)
Family & Close friends announcement – those that don’t already know, these are the people that we will tell in person. 
I Start Pregnancy Yoga
14 Weeks (29 Nov 2013)
Facebook Announcement
Register and find out about child birth classes
Meet with my friend who is a Hypnobirth coach.
16 Weeks (13 Dec 2013)
Start decorating Baby’s Room
We need to paint, possibly take up the carpet and order our wall decal. Also need to figure out what to do for curtains etc.
This is our inspiration for the nursery. You can see other inspiration pics on my Houzz Ideabook.
Nursery Inspiration
17 Weeks (20 Dec 2013)
Buy Xmas Decoration for the baby
Every year B & I get Christmas decorations for each other – this year we will pick out a special one for the baby too.
20 Weeks (10 Jan 2014)
Buy Pram & Car Seat (January Sales?) We love the Mamas & Papas Sola Range – B wants it Lime Jelly as below.
Sola Lime
24 Weeks (7 Feb 2014)
Buy Cot
Have a Romantic Weekend Away
Baby’s room to be completed.
28 Weeks (7 Mar 2014)
Register for Baby Shower
Schedule Maternity Photo Shoot
Book Maternity Ward
32 Weeks (4 Apr 2014)
Practice Hospital Run (and time it).
Buy Baby Keepsake Book/App.
Install Baby Car Seat.
Order Nappies
34 Weeks (18 April 2014)
Baby Shower around this time
Pack the hospital bags
36 Weeks (2 May 2014)
TBC
We are still thinking about what sort of things to come up with for the last couple of months – any suggestions in the comments are welcome.
40 Weeks (30 May 2014)
TBC

 

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