It's definitely nerve-wrecking leading up to the end of pregnancy and not knowing when I'll go into labor. I was 41 weeks when I woke up in labor with my first son and then I was induced at 40 weeks with my second son. So who knows if Takoda will come around his due date, if he'll be early, or if he is going to keep us waiting. But what I do know is that this time next month we'll have a baby in our arms! So crazy to think about.
Since his arrival is approaching quickly, I was getting SO excited for my Motherlode Box to come in the mail. I don't know about you guys, but I love boxes like this that are made for something specific (like jewelry, makeup, clothes, pregnancy, etc). There's literally a box for everything nowadays! But I have to be honest, this is the first box I've seen that's made specifically for labor & delivery and I think it's such an incredible idea. So kudos to The Motherlode Box for making this awesome box for expecting mommas!
This would be an amazing gift for someone you know that is pregnant or even a great way to treat yourself if you're having a baby!
Some of what's included in the birth kit:
- Informational inserts like a hospital bag checklist, visual birth plan, a list of everything that's in the box and the price, and a postpartum depression reference guide
- a super soft matching gown set (the one for momma has easy nursing access. Just unbotton the side you want to nurse on and you're good to go)
- a cute mug, mother's milk tea, and a heart shaped infuser
- aromatherapy inahler
- honey sticks (great energy boost for while in labor)
- lip balm, belly balm, and nipple balm
- letdown collection system
- burp cloth
So many goodies to help you get through birth! I don't know about you, but it can be super overwhelming thinking about what you need to bring to the hospital and knowing what you will actually use.
I can tell you right now that I'll be using every single one of these products that came in my Motherlode Box. They are all great quality products with great ingredients - which I know is super important to lots of you mommas. :)
I can't wait to get to put all of these to use when it's time for my little guy to come. I opened up my box just today over on my Instagram (you can watch the unboxing videos on my Instagram highlight called "MOTHERLODE") and I'll be packing them in my hospital bag tonight so that everything is ready to go.
If you have any questions about this birth kit, you can send me a message or you can go check out their website or Instagram. If you're interested in getting one for yourself or someone you know, you can use the code "MANDYE" for 10% off!
I also wanted to tell you guys to go check out their Facebook page and Instagram where they share helpful tips about common misconceptions and important information. They are all about helping moms birth the way they want to birth and I love that so much!
I can't wait to come back here and share with you about Takoda's birth and how it went using my products in this birth kit. :)