Surviving the First Weeks

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You have the nursery set up, the bassinet assembled, and a closet full of the most divine little clothes you've ever seen. Most expectant mothers agree that one of the best parts of preparing for a new baby is the nesting to create a space for their precious bundle of joy. You think you're completely prepared, but are you?

Preparing freezer meals before your baby arrives, will allow you to spend more time to spend with your little one, and less time fussing with cooking dinner. 

There are some things you need to consider when you bring your baby home and the most important things are usually the ones we neglect to think about. Babies are all consuming and can be overwhelming when you're a new mother. It needn't be and there are things you can do to make the transition to motherhood as smooth as possible.

Have a Plan to Cover Meals

Some women are able to cook and freeze vast quantities of meals prior to giving birth and can call on this supply after their baby has arrived. Some call in the troops and have a meal roster where friends and family prepare a meal and drop it off during the first few weeks. Others utilize food delivery services or frozen meals. However you do it, it's important to take the pressure off you so that when your baby needs to be fed right in the middle of figuring out dinner you can do so without having to stress about cooking.

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Don't Forget Snacks

Snacks are just as important as main meals. Nursing your baby requires a lot of extra energy so healthy, easy snacks such as nuts, dried fruit, fruit, vegetable sticks, and healthy dips such as hummus and guacamole are perfect.

What do you think?

Surviving the First Weeks

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  1. Profile photo of Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I’m very thankful I have family close that can help with meals and my other child

  2. Profile photo of Estefania Estefania says:

    Super excited can’t wait to personally experience all this

  3. Profile photo of LIZ says:

    tnx good i got my family with me, because it was difficult

  4. Profile photo of Samantha Samantha says:

    First three weeks with this little man are going to be hard. I will be alone with my newborn, my four year old and our 4 month old husky. My husband will be 6 hours away on mandatory work training and will be gone from my due date until three weeks after. I have no family or friends within 1300 miles either. Wish me luck lol

  5. Profile photo of Alanna Alanna says:

    I have so much support. I’m a lucky mommy-to-be.

  6. I say get them on a day and night schedule while in the belly

  7. Profile photo of Timothy Timothy says:

    we are a team here and I will cover everything my wife needs…except , the laundry, cleaning and cooking.

  8. Profile photo of Juana Juana says:

    I really haven’t done anything in about 2 weeks I’ll start doing everything

  9. Profile photo of Tina Tina says:

    I really should start thinking about this stuff. I have a feeling that my son will be coming earlier than the due date so I should prepare.

  10. Profile photo of Darlynn Darlynn says:

    My helped me out with my first born..daughter it was great,I learned a lot from her.

  11. Profile photo of Amanda Amanda says:

    Making meals before hand is a GREAT idea! I have been looking at fitness sites and making healthy meals to go some of which you prepare and freeze, good ideas!

  12. Profile photo of Marilyn Marilyn says:

    I’ll have some help 🙂

  13. Profile photo of Brazil09 Brazil09 says:

    I have a great support system my mom will be living with us for 2 weeks straight and coming 3 days a week for a month. Amen!

  14. Profile photo of katherine katherine says:

    I went directly to my moms house for recovering with my son came home a week later

  15. Profile photo of kenzierae kenzierae says:

    I am very grateful that I will have my wonderful husband, my parents, and my best friend around to help…don’t know where I’d be without them

  16. Profile photo of Kim ShannonEditor Kim Shannon says:

    Hi Kayleighmine! Check out this article –
    Maybe it will help!

  17. Profile photo of Mama Mama says:

    How do u ask people for help with out sounding rude or pushy? Not everyone has kids or gets that people need help and if its not mom or dad people don’t always get it.

  18. Profile photo of Janice Janice says:

    When my baby and I came home from the hospital, I spent time at my mothers house, so she could assist me with the baby until I had recovered.

  19. Profile photo of Dominique Dominique says:

    Im happy I got my mom taking care of things and having my husband by myside to help with our other kids too

  20. Profile photo of JamJam JamJam says:

    So glad my family will be here to cook my meals for me at first while i get settled. and i like the sleep while baby sleeps idea

  21. Profile photo of Grace Grace says:

    i would so enjoy visiters but no one has come over…. i am blessed to have a church that is giving me meals every few days. and i cannot sleep when my child sleeps becasue i have children

  22. Profile photo of JenniferLynn JenniferLynn says:

    I just move to another state, so is difficult in this summer time to go outside making new friends…
    At the moment, i have no friends who can visit us.

  23. Profile photo of Angela Angela says:

    It’s great when family and friends are willing to help. Take them up on the offer, mommy needs a break too!

  24. Profile photo of Julie Julie says:

    I may cook and freeze a few meals, but me and my husband will probably rely on family the first few weeks more than anything. If visitors become a problem at my house, once the baby goes to sleep I will to whether people are here or not. I think they will get the point that way.


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