We have SOOOO many names. I'm ok having 5 or 6 to pick from until we meet our little one, and they can tell us what name they like ;) Maybe I can cut these down a bit. What do you like or dislike about them?
I agree with sunscreen and babies, it's so easy to avoid using it until baby is 6 month or even longer! We've always used long sleeved UV shirts, long shorts and a wide brimmed hat. So only babies hands end up with a tan.
I had gotten rid of everything after my boys (8 and 5) got out of babyhood and we thought we were done with babies.
Friends have been fantastic with hand me downs, and thrift stores and craigslist are awesome, so I'm pretty much set with everything.
My list of needed items are:
cheap deep freezer (I want to start filling it up with ready made meals)
maybe a few more newborn cloth diapers
some homebirth items (blue pads, peri...
Oh my goodness grassisgreener, your first birth with how your IL's were sounds dreadful! It reminds me of my friends birth...she had planned a homebirth but was in labour for about 40 hours and was exhausted and ended up transferring to hospital. Well I guess they had turned off their phone at home and when IL's were calling to see if she was in labour and they just got the voicemail so they decided to call the hospital on their way up to Vancouver (from Seattle) so they...
Yeah if I had to keep someone on their feet (kid or adult) I wouldn't feel comfortable with that.
Both my boys are pretty good skaters and I'm just skating beside them without them holding onto me...so I'm pretty alone
I'm curious how long I'll be skating for as my skates are feeling tighter and tighter and I'm noticing I can't bend down over my belly as easily to tie them up Our rink has discount skate until the end of March, so I'm hoping I'll last until then.
Yup skating regularly. I was a pretty serious figure skater as a teen and I haven't fallen since I was a young kid, unless you consider trying a new jump and it not going well. But no jumps for me lately.
Been sledding too, but the hills we've been going on are just regular park size hills.
With my first I was in circus school so I was able to be on the static trapeze or silks for quite awhile, (until my tummy just got way too big) So I'm used to keeping up certain...
I see it as 'my baby, my rules'.
I don't like to tell anyone when I go into labour. It gives me anxiety to know that family and friends are waiting for me to pop a baby out. My MIL doesn't understand my feelings and that's ok with me. It didn't used to be ok with me, but after 2 kids, I realize her opinion doesn't matter as much as my comfort.
With visitors (I've only birthed at home) I don't let visitors over the day I give birth. The next day I'm ok with grandparents...
I need to make some fleece blankets for our family bed. I made about 4 of them for my 2nd son and they were great for diaper leaks, nursing leaks or spit up in the middle of the night. I'd have the other 3 close by so I could just switch out the blanket if I noticed too much wetness.
Last time I got a few metres at discount (like $3) and made the blankets just a bit bigger then pillow sized.
My 8 year old son has plans to make a baby pillow. I'm pretty thrilled he's...
Name you want to be called: Dawn
Area of location you live: Vancouver Canada
How many children you have already, if any: 2 boys, aged 8 and almost 5
Estimated expectancy date: June 2
Hobbies: Bellydancing, acting, reading
Anything else you like to share: I had 2 miscarriages before this one (at 6 weeks and 12 weeks) so I'm really happy to be here
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