Surviving the First Weeks
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.
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.