Tuesday, June 07, 2011

|{ Pre Pregnancy Planning }|

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I have been reading books and looking up facts about pregnancy and infants for quite a long time now and recently, with such a large number of people I know who are pregnant and after Jon studied stuff about how babies develop, I have started to read even more.  I have also been inspired by Elena from The Art of Making a Baby who started reading up long before she started trying, and who just announced she is pregnant (YAY!).

Sometimes I think it's weird that I am reading a bunch of pregnancy books when we aren't planning on trying for more than a year but when I really think about it, I'm really glad that I have been.  For me to pick up a book on pregnancy AFTER finding out I was pregnant seems like getting a late start.  If I already know when I plan to get pregnant, why not learn all I can ahead of time?

I've been learning about but then I hit a big problem.... how the heck am I supposed to remember all of these things! I don't expect everything to perfect, please don't think that, I'm not naive, but I want to do the best I can.  I certainly can't remember everything there is to know.  So I decided that I need to start taking notes of what I think is the most important or just the little tidbits that I find interesting.

Only how do I even start taking notes?  There has to be some sort of organization.  Notes on 'Pregnancy' is way to broad when I have to worry about what to eat and not eat, how to exercise, and everything else I'll need and want to know.  I'm excited to start making my notes! It should be fun!

P.S.  This is my 200th post!!! WOW!! I have a bunch of stuff that I need and want to blog about, including Jon's birthday which was almost a month ago.  Hopefully I'll get caught up soon! :)


  1. Very good idea to start planning early. you are one smart cookie

  2. Making categories helps for me: nutrition, body changes/needs during 1st, 2nd, 3rd trimester, development, exercise, risks, etc. It's overwhelming, I know ... Good luck! Good girl for starting early with the learning. :)