By Adeline Woo
As a first time mummy, you might at times, have this huge tendency to want to do all the baby’s preparations on your own.
Whether it’s scheduling your ultrasounds, preparing the baby’s room or making arrangements for the baby shower, don’t neglect your hubby!
Here are some ways to make sure your hubby feels appreciated, important and involved during this whole crazy process.
BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN
Announcing The News
Announce the good news of the baby’s arrival together. Skype together when you break the good news to both your parents, tag him on Facebook when you share it online or schedule a photo shoot of both of you together for a printed “We’re expecting!” announcement card.
Scheduling The Doctor’s Visit
Put all your doctor’s appointments on his calendar, especially the big ones like the first ultrasound, or the one when your baby’s gender will be revealed). Make sure he is available before scheduling for such appointments, so he can be there to hear the heartbeat and see his baby too! This will make him feel that it’s important that he be there too.
Preparing The Baby Registry
Work out the list for the Baby Registry together, and try not to be a control-freak! He might prefer some items that you don’t think is necessary, and vice versa. The point is to do it together as a team, so don’t shoot him down for his wants.
Throwing His Dadchelor Party
Make sure he gets a “dadchelor” party by throwing so hints to his close guy friends. You will be getting your baby shower, so let him have his fun too at some man-centric event!
Decorating The Nursery
Let your man be involved with decorating the nursery (not just with the wall painting and heavy lifting stuff), and give him some bragging rights to his friends after that!