I recently had my second child and this time, I tried to be more prepared then I was the first go around. I pre-washed all the baby’s clothes, read the instructions for my new breast pump, and (most importantly) this time – I had most of my postpartum meals preplanned. And one of those meals was getting a delivery from Blue Apron. I really didn’t know what to expect but ended up LOVING it. I also decided that THIS is that gift that I’m giving at every baby shower from here on out. Because, honestly, this is the gift every new mom REALLY wants!
This weekend, my neighbor surprised me with the sweetest thing you can do for an expectant mom in the weeks before the baby comes. She made me a week’s worth of bake-n-serve meals! Yes, yes. I know that every new mom wants meals like this after the baby shows up (I did and LOVED IT). It’s the best thing ever to not have to worry about feeding people and yourself while also juggling a newborn. But honestly, it’s so completely awesome to not have to think about planning, cooking, and cleaning up after a meal in those last few weeks of the third trimester. So, if you’d like to give an expectant mom the best surprise ever, here’s a short list of some tasty bake-n-go and crock pot dump freezer meals that would be perfect!