It’s been 9 years since I was pregnant with Lani. I was a teen mom – I had no clue what to do, what to expect and how to be prepared. I was very unorganized and just rolled with the punches. I didn’t get much advice or guidance with that pregnancy. But! I still had a beautiful healthy baby girl.
Now that I try to look back at the blur that happened, there are many things I would have done differently. Sheesh… I didn’t even have a hospital bag! I wasnt prepared for anything. Having a surprise C-section really did come as a surprise. I’m older, much aware and slightly more organized now. Back then, I didn’t read books. I hated it! Now – you can always find me cuddled with my kindle :)
After a few weeks of finding out we were pregnant, I felt overwhelmed. Lost. Although we’ve been trying to have a baby for the last 5 years, we still aren’t ready. So I turned to the Internet. While doing some researching on organizing while pregnant, I’ve bookmarked alot of blog posts, tips, forums and ultimately found a book! As soon as I read a few chapters, I instantly felt relieved.
The book, “One Year to an Organized Life with Baby,” is a blessing! It breaks down your pregnancy week by week and suggests different projects to tackle. From paperwork, to kitchen, to wardrobe – I feel like she covers everything!
“Change tends to be less overwhelming when you know what’s coming.” A quote that truly relieved all my worries!!
I started reading on my 13th week. The program starts at the 8th of pregnancy. Although I wish I found out about the book earlier. Leeds recommends to start where you are during your pregnancy and simultaneously read the beginning. There are some things that don’t pertain to me – so I can always count those as bonus weeks!
Im currently 17 weeks pregnant, but I haven’t really followed the plan to the T. I got Excited with the plan that I forgot to actually do things! Today I’m re-reading the book and will be documenting each step of the way. It’s exciting when these projects are already pre selected! It’s like… The organized pregnancy challenge!!!