It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a planning enthusiast like Laurie has lots of great ideas about what to do with different layouts and formats. We were emailing about my new Monthly 4 garden planner recently, and she mentioned another application that sounded like a natural fit:
A friend of mine is due to have a baby any minute, and I realized the Monthly 4 would make an excellent pregnancy planner.
The mom-to-be could mark her due date and then keep track of everything she has to do each month to prepare for the big day. The list boxes each month could be used for topics like: baby’s room prep (furniture to buy, painting and decoration, etc.), things to do to prepare for the birth (like set up maternity leave), baby gear to buy, etc. The monthly format makes scheduling all those prenatal appointments and childbirth classes easy.
Something I did during my pregnancies was on my monthly calendar I wrote in each week what week of pregnancy I was (because for every prenatal appointment they ask, How many weeks are you? So it was nice to have a quick reference).
With the caveat that I don’t have kids myself and thus have no idea what it takes to plan a pregnancy, I’ll say that it sounds like a good idea to me! Might also be a good gift for a new mom-to-be from her friends or family members.