The Munari Mobile is one of the 4 mobiles in the Montessori Mobile set. this beautiful set is black and white. This is because your newborn cannot distinguish colors. The black and white contrasting colors help your 3-6 week old develop focus. This helps your child develop tracking. Due to the black and white color, this mobile is not overly stimulating. It is the perfect mobile to start off your newborn with Montessori education. This mobile is beautiful and can be expensive. I decided to save money and make my own. Here you can find the steps I used to make this mobile. This saved me about $30 in the end. Of course, you can always purchase this mobile online if you would like.
A Few Tips:
Place about 12 inches above your child
Place in an area where there is not a lot of air movement/wind
Munari Cutouts: Click HERE for my free downloadable
Munari Instructions: Click HERE for my free downloadable
Click HERE for more of my FREE Montessori resources
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You will need:
A Glass christmas orniment
1/4 inch wooden dowels (see size guide for lengths)
Oh man! This week has been rough! My anxiety is out of this world. I have severed self-worth issues. I feel like the worst mother in the world. I feel like my kids hate me. I feel like everyone thinks I’m a problem in their life. I know these things aren’t true but I cannot help it.
This week, the baby is the size of a lime. Baby is getting much bigger! Woohoo! We are having another ultrasound too. We cannot wait to see our little one again!
A new symptom this week is round ligament and muscle pain. As things start to grow they also stretch. This causes a lot of pain. Later on in my pregnancy, I will experience a lot of pain that may or may not put me on bed rest.
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10 Weeks already! 1/4 of the way done! Where is time going?
In week 10, The baby is the size of a strawberry. Yum! Haha! Some of my symptoms are still the same. I feel like my headaches have improved. I am still very tired and hungry. Oh my gosh! I have to pee! I always have to pee! I get up 5-6 times a night. It is getting crazy! Send help.
My anxiety is so bad. I am making myself physically ill. I will be in the bathroom sick for hours. I am not a fan of this. It is very hard because I am staying at home with my two girls. I cannot leave them alone while I sit in my bathroom in missery. SOS!
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Pop! My belly is getting bigger! 9 weeks is one of the better weeks! In this week baby has been promoted from an embryo to a fetus! The risk for miscarriage drops significantly. Also, around this time the heartbeat may be picked up by a fetal doppler. I own a doppler but was unable to find a heartbeat. No worries! I have a retroverted uterus making it hard to pick up the heartbeat.
In week 9, the baby is the size of a cherry. He or she is almost an inch long! I have the same symptoms from the previous weeks. Headaches, anxiety, exhausted, and hungry. One new symptom this week is heartburn. I experienced heartburn with my first pregnancy before I even saw a positive test. This time it hasn’t been so bad. I am anxiously waiting for the second trimester hoping I will see an improvement.
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This week is always very exciting! Most moms to be have their first ultrasound around this time. My first ultrasound was great! The baby is right on track and very healthy! What will it be? He or She? You’ll just have to wait and see! That’s right, we are not going to find out the gender of out little peanut. We didn’t find out with our other pregnancies either. I love the surprise at the end!
Today, the baby is the size of a raspberry! He or she is a little over half an inch long! Grow baby grow! You can see our little nugget on the right. The little white ball is the yolk sack. The placenta has not taken over just yet.
I still cannot sleep due to anxiety. I get very anxious and have panic attacks at night. I am STARVING but I have no appetite. I am also experiencing headaches every single day. How frustrating. My migraine pills and preventatives are not safe for the little one. I am unable to take any of my medications while pregnant.
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So, here we are in week 7. Baby is the size of a blueberry.
My symptoms this week are about the same as last week. I am exhausted and starving all the time.
I do have to say, I feel much better in week 7 with this pregnancy than my previous two. With my other pregnancies, week 7 and 8 were miserable. Like in bed, sick, couldn’t move, and didn’t want to see the world. This time I am feeling ok. I am happy about that!
I am starting to develop some unexplained anxiety. I seem to have nightmares and panic attacks at night with no explination. I am hoping it is from school and coaching but I can’t seem to find a reason for feelign anxious and stressed out. I am hoping it will pass. Time will tell!
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It’s that time again. Allergies. Holy cow! Every pregnancy I get these awful horrible allergy symptoms. It is almost like having the flu or a really miserable cold but with no relief. There aren’t many medications you can take to help. My prescription medications are not safe while pregnant. For now, I’ll have to manage.
There is no level of exhaustion like pregnancy exhaustion. I am telling you, if you have been pregnant you know what I’m talking about. Not only am I pregnant, but I have a teething baby and a two-year-old who doesn’t sleep. My level of exhaustion is unreal this week!
I am hungry. So so hungry. Sometimes I am so hungry I make myself sick and then I don’t want to eat. Pregnancy can be weird sometimes. I don’t seem to have cravings but the one thing I LOVE that I absolutely cannot eat is Chipotle. This makes me sad.
That is really about it for week 6. Nothing crazy exciting is happening! Check back for more updates! Also, find us on YouTube!
Here we are at 5 weeks! 34 more weeks to go! I will be induced early at 39 weeks and no later. So I get to skip out on one week of pregnancy! Trust me, I am not complaining about that. Not even a little.
5 weeks started some new and fun symptoms. Joy. I am TIRED. Like drop dead, can’t get up, can’t open my eyes, EXHAUSTED. Yeah, that’s a common symptom at this point. So I can’t say I am surprised. I am also crazy hungry. I can eat a full meal and 10 minutes late feel like I haven’t eaten in a year. I am starting to pee more frequently. Especially at night. I get up at least 3-4 times in the middle of the night. Exciting stuff isn’t it. Sigh.
Baby is the size of an apple seed. Baby is going to double in size over the next week. But the end of week 5 baby’s heart has started to beat. You probably can’t see it in an ultrasound though. Some people are lucky and do see it this early. I will not have my first ultrasound until 9-10 weeks. The baby looks like a little tadpole right now. It’s amazing how much it will grow and change over the next few weeks. I’m astounded my body can even create one child, let alone 3!
I have been eating healthy and watching my diet. I have cut out all caffeine, soda, and as much sugar and salt as I can. I eat an avocado every single day. This is a great source of folic acid for brain development. I also eat a lot of spinach and eggs. I will make sure to share some of the recipes I have created while pregnant. I’m sure you would love them!
If you are interested in watching my update video please check out the link below!
Hey there everyone! I wanted to give everyone an update on the pregnancy! I am going to try to write a blog for each week of the pregnancy! If you want to keep up with the pregnancy but do not feel like reading, check out my update videos on YouTube!
So 4 weeks. What is there to say about this. I am not that far along yet. Baby is the size of a poppy seed. Super tiny! But growing! I feel ok so far. I haven’t been sick. I do pee a lot but nothing crazy, yet! I’ve been having heartburn and headaches. I mostly feel like myself. It was the same with my first two. I didn’t start feeling much until around 6-8 weeks in.
I have my first OBGYN visit on November 19th. I will be 8 weeks and 2 days. I do not think I will see the baby at this appointment. It is usually a 2+ week wait to get scheduled for an ultrasound.
I am anxious to see how things go this time around. Each pregnancy gets harder. I am considered high risk. I hope my body can hold up to another pregnancy!
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