Day 18 of Countdown to Oliver: Design Birth Announcements

I’m posting day 18 a day late, but I fell asleep before I could finish designing our birth announcements last night. Day 17 will still get posted today!

I wanted our birth announcements to be personally made and designed. I kept it simple but still expressed some of the style and colors we want to incorporate for Oliver.

Below is our birth announcement. I used the date and measurements I’m predicting but can easily change it, if need be!

Birth Announcement


Comment below with your date and measurement predictions … I may come up with a prize gift for whoever is closest!
Actual due date: June 26


The Countdown List:

1. Create the segment “Countdown to Oliver” and make list
2. Make a hospital bag
3. Create a baby registry
4. Prepare the baby’s space
5. Set-up pediatrician visit/appointments
6. Install the car seat
7. Have a pampering day
8. Prepare birthing plan
9. Wash shower curtains, rugs and sheets
10. *Reader’s idea* Virtual gift-opening
11. Finish an art project
12. Finish a book
13. Create an exercise regimen for the final 4 weeks
14. Take a sewing class and make something for the newest babe
15. Have a special mom and daughter day with Ella
16. (Re)organize files and paperwork
17. Finalize plans with the OB
18. Prepare for visiting family
19. Cleaning day
20. *Reader’s idea* Clothe diapering
21. Meal prep (frozen meals)
22. Write a letter to the new baby
23. Design birth announcements
24. Date night
25. Invest in post baby clothes
26. Clean pumping and feeding items
27. Take a class
28. Clean the carpets and floors
29. Stock up on toiletries, diapers and groceries
30. *Reader’s idea*

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