Exciting News - we are expecting a Montessori baby... GIRL! Sweet baby sister will make her grand debut this summer. We are thrilled to add a second child to our family and Little Bee is happy to welcome a future playmate.
Nesting - Montessori Baby Room Plans
I have been working on our Montessori baby room complete with a pull-up bar, mirror, shelves for an infant, floor bed, mobiles, and more! I can't wait to show you her room and all the Montessori baby activities I have planned. For me this is the BEST part of "nesting" for a new baby - buying the frilly girl clothes, dreaming of holding her, and setting up her very own Montessori space.
You can read more about a Montessori Infant Room here.
Goals on Mama's Happy Hive Blog
My goal on Mama's Happy Hive blog is to write two posts a week. One post is a collection of ideas (link party) and the second post is "play to learn" activities for toddlers and preschoolers (soon to add infant). If you have been following along, you will know that I mostly share the activities that Little Bee and I do each week in our homeschooling journey. You will find our Montessori Inspired homeschooling curriculum here.
However, pregnancy is not the easiest experience for me. At times during my pregnancy, my ability to think has been challenged. I believe it is what people call, "Pregnancy brain." As a result, Mama's Happy Hive blog has been a tad bit quiet lately. I expect when our baby girl arrives, Mama's Happy Hive blog will be even more quiet for several months. Please hang in there with me, because I plan to return as soon as my sleep-deprived brain can think again.
Honestly, I am nervous about postpartum depression which is mentally debilitating for a period of time. I had 8 months of postpartum depression with Little Bee. I am told that every postpartum experience is different, so I am hopeful that my experience with baby girl will be pleasant. To prepare for the postpartum blues, I have set up a variety of support systems to get through the first 6 months. I am hoping I can share my postpartum experiences with you and pray that my brain will function enough to allow me to write.
Future Baby Posts
Here I have compiled a list of baby posts that I plan to write during the next 6-9 months. I am really excited to share these posts with you and I am working very hard to put the "behind the scenes" information together. Please note: As these posts go live, I will update and add links here.
- 10 Pregnancy Discomforts and Remedies
- Preparing Big Brother for a New Baby
- Prepared Hospital Bag for Mama and Baby (second child)
- Our Montessori Baby Room (floor bed)
- Montessori Infant Toys
- Montessori Mobiles
- 5 Best Breastfeeding Tips (from a lactation consultant and breastfeeding mama)
- 10 Best Baby Supplies for the First Year
- 5 Tips for Postpartum Survival with the Baby Blues
- My Favorite Baby Carriers
A Special Thank You
I want to send out a SPECIAL THANK YOU to my loyal readers in supporting Mama's Happy Hive blog over the last year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following along with our journey!