We're about 20 minutes away from our birth center, which is 3 minutes away from a hospital in case of an emergency. I'm hoping for a smooth birth last my first so that I don't need the hospital, but it's nice to have the option.
I love Cecilia - it's a gorgeous name.
We're leaning towards giving the baby a traditional russian name (I'm russian) to connect him/her to their heritage. We'll see though.
I really like Daniel for boy, but DH isn't that keen on it.
I had (have in storage) a ton of gender neutral clothes for the newborn with DS. Carter's has some nice lines (we used footy pajamas a lot) and a lot of boy clothes would work for a girl as well.
I'm looking forward to pulling out my stash and going through it. Will probably wait though till I'm at least in the 2nd tri.
Good morning mamas, I had a nice weekend filled with getting house stuff done and I got decent sleep last night so I'm pretty psyched for Monday. I had a scheduled Dr's appointment (I didn't know that I was pregnant at the time) so I'm going in on Wednesday morning, I will probably schedule an ultrasound then to get the first peek inside.
I'm going to go with the same midwife practice that attended my first full-term pregnancy and birth and it would be nice to have this...
I'm pretty sure that if you start with the date of the LMP and add a fixed number you're still basing the due date on your LMP. It may be a different number than the one used commonly, but if your period is not standard length you'll be off.
This is my 3rd pregnancy, and hope for child # 2. My loss was very early (before 6 weeks) and I'm hoping that this time I have a sticky one. Before DS was born we also struggled with sub-fertility. I have hypothyroidism as well, but it is now well regulated.
I used belly bands a lot last time. They worked well for me. I had a things from Motherhood Maternity, Gap, and Pea in the Pod (for dressier stuff). Mostly I wore a lot of stretchy regular clothes - Old Navy worked really well for me. I prefered full belly jeans pretty much exclusively, they felt comfortable and I didn't worry about the falling off (I have no butt or hips to hold anything up)