It’s been a while since I announced that my husband and I are expecting a baby. Time is flying by and I thought it was time to give you all an update!
This is me at 24 weeks. That puts me at the end of my sixth month! I’ll be into my third trimester in no time!
We’ve been working on baby’s nursery for some time now. We’ve got a beautiful crib and change table, and most importantly, we picked out a car seat last week. As far as essential gear, I think we’re set.
Taking Care of Baby’s Skin
I really want to be able to make any required skin care for Baby on my own. My intuition tells me to keep it simple, avoid lots of scent, and to go slow. So far, the reading I’ve done tells me the same. In particular, most books warn against essential oils in any great quantity. It’s important to use them in diluted form on adults and even more important for babies and their delicate skin.
Natural Baby Care
One of the books I’m reading is Natural Baby Care by Colleen Dodt. She’s writes about the fact that baby’s identify with scent quite a bit when they’re small. She suggests that it makes sense to create a scent in your home and on you that your baby will recognize readily. Of course, it wouldn’t be a strong scent. I love the idea and am thinking of something soothing, like lavender.
Just One More Trimester…
Our little bundle of joy is due at the end of November. With any luck, everything will continue to go smoothly until then!