How to Survive the Final Month of Pregnancy

FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here.

FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here. FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here. FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here.

Hey all!  This is an exciting post for me!  I'm writing it at 36+1 which means I'm about 4 weeks from the estimated due date of our second baby, and officially in the final month of pregnancy!  To say the time has flown by would be an understatement.  There was so much I wanted to have done before #2 comes along, and it doesn't seem like the To-Do list has gotten any shorter, even though I've been running around like a crazy person for the last 6 weeks.  In my final month of pregnancy I'm dedicated to tackling the list and getting everything ready for our sweet new arrival.

The final month of pregnancy is fraught with apprehension, curiosity, excitement, and an overwhelming need to get shit done!  Each day I'm hyper-aware of every little movement and feeling, wondering if it's time.  This excitement is immediately followed by slight panic when I realize I have virtually nothing ready for going to the hospital!

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So, instead of actually getting this stuff done, I'm writing about it – haha.  I'm bringing you into my home for a glimpse at what my final month of pregnancy is looking like in hopes that you can find some motivation and comfort in your own final month of pregnancy.

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How To Keep Your Kids’ Routine Over the Holidays

With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.

As I'm writing this I'm marveling at the fact that we're already at week 3 of my September Christmas series!  Which has me realizing…less than three weeks from now is the expected due date of our second sweet baby!  Meaning – I will have 2 kids to keep on track this Christmas.  2 kids with different routines, nap times, etc.  It's bringing me up to some tips and advice for keeping your kids' routine somewhat normal over the holiday season.

Week 1 – Adorable Christmas Treats

Week 2 – Christmas Mess

Special Post – DIY Christmas Gifts

Routine is super important with babies and children.  While older kids can handle it a little better, all little ones need structure in their lives.  It doesn't take long to notice when your children have been out of sorts for a few days.  They become grumpy, non-compliant, tired, and easily irritable.

Last year was our first holiday season with Sweet Girl.  Before she was born I had decided I wanted to try sleep training via The Baby Whisperer method – highly recommend.  I'll explain in a future post, but we had her sleeping through the night after 5 days of trying this at 2+ weeks old.  Because of our structured routine, Christmas was slightly nerve-inducing for me.  I wasn't uptight about it, but I knew I wanted to keep some semblance of normal in her little 8-month-old life to avoid a set back.

Since we were paranoid first time parents, we implemented a few strategies to help keep her on routine.  And, lucky for you, I'm here to share them!

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