How much do you plan on pumping? I just got the Avent Manual. It's the same brand I used with my other two kids. It works well for supplemental pumping. If you're going to be pumping a lot, an electric one would be better.
I'm super cranky and perpetually uncomfortable. I would love it if this baby would arrive between tomorrow night (after SO's midterms) and next Friday. I'm comforting myself with the small chance that that could happen based on my first ultrasound due date of March 28th.
That my youngest won't be home when I go into labor. He's 7 and has really bonded with this baby already. He was very traumatized by the first miscarriage I had about two years ago. His dad (me ex-husband) has the boys the 29th to the 3rd. I'm due on the 3rd. I haven't discussed this with the boys' dad yet because I dread any conversation I have to have with him.
That my mom will be eternally offended that SO wanted the birth to be just between us....
Check out Spinningbabies.com. My second baby was breech for a while at 36 weeks. I did the spinning babies exercises, used hot/cold treatment, light and sound, and pinching my pinkie toe acupressure point. He turned around within two weeks, I believe, by the time I was scheduled for an ECV.
I have no energy at all. I can do short tasks on my feet for a bit. Sometimes I can walk around for a while, but I feel like I need to sit down a lot. I'm drinking more water and I'm taking Floradix for anemia and it has helped (no more dizzy spells). I want to sleep for a week but there's just too much to do! I need to catch up on all my homework assignments, some work things, and clean up a bit around here. We have no meals prepared for after the birth. Just thinking...
I've been reading but not participating much on this board, so I thought I'd chime in on this thread.
SO, my kids, and I share a cramped two bedroom apartment, so no nursery for us. I co-sleep anyway, so no biggie. We hope to find a rental house when our lease is up in a year. Raising kids in an apartment just sucks.
SO's mom threw us a beautiful baby shower last weekend at a local tea shop. We are completely overwhelmed with the amount of gifts we received!...