1 - Decide How you are Going to Send Out Your Birth Announcement
If you live far from your family and friends or you simply want a special way of showing the world your beautiful newborn baby then you should consider a newborn photography session. Don’t stress yourself trying to get that priceless image on your own when all you should be caring about is looking after and getting to know your baby. If you would like to know more about what’s involved in a newborn photoshoot then have a look at our website.
2 - Gather Together Addresses or Emails
You don’t necessarily need to have printer cards to announce the arrival of your baby. Everyone uses digital images these days and you don’t need the stress of writing hundreds of letters when all you really want to be doing is caring for your newborn baby.
3 - Book your Newborn Photographer
We highly recommend that you book with us whilst you’re still pregnant. Get it done. You don’t want to stress about missing that one chance. However, if you didn’t get around to booking us when you were pregnant, please do get in touch and I’ll do my absolute best to fit you in. You may also fancy booking a maternity photoshoot to boost your self esteem and have a fun day looking beautiful.
4 - Get a Waterproof Bed Pad
As photographers we use these all the time when we are photographing babies. But this time I’m not talking about the baby…. it’s for you for when your waters break. The last thing you want is for your waters to break in the middle of the night, for you to have to rush to hospital and for your mattress to be ruined.
5 - Pack Your Hospital Bag
There is no harm packing not just yours but also baby’s hospital bag a month before your baby is due. Just leave it by the front door and that’s one less thing to stress about. To see what should go in your and your baby’s hospital bag click here.
6 - Do a Paediatric First Aid Course
Ask friends or search online, but now is the time to link deeply into this. I can highly recommend the 2 day British Red Cross Paediatric first aid course. I learned so much. You probably don’t even want to think about these things but if and when it comes to it you will be very grateful that you did.
7 - Make Freezer Meals
You will probably want to keep yourself busy in those last few weeks and the opposite once baby has arrived so that you can have all the time in the world to admire and enjoy your precious newborn baby. Just take a look at my Pinterest page for freezer meal ideas. You will be really glad that you did. Trust me.
8 - Charge Your Camera Battery
You have the choice of either getting a professional photographer to register the birth of your baby (if the hospital allows) or you can take some pictures of before and after the birth yourself. To be honest this is not the easiest thing to remember to do at those moments. Either way, you certainly don’t want your battery to run out at the crucial moment.
Oh and there’s also the possibility that the lovely lady from Bounty will pop round to see you 10 minutes after you’ve given birth when you’re trying to recover and enjoying meeting your new baby for the first time.