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post #41 of 90
My sister arranged dinner donations every other night for two weeks after dd2 was born and that was really, really lovely. That's going on my list this time as is full time childcare for two weeks. I was up waaaayyyy to early with dd2 and my m/w has already talked to me about staying in bed for two weeks this time.
post #42 of 90
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A good friend of mine is hosting a baby shower for me...but I think I want to CD too. The 3 Targets I've been to haven't had the AIO diapers. I hope ours does (it opens in March.)
I think they only sell them from their website
post #43 of 90
huh, Erinz.. I never realized carseats expire! How long do they usually "last"?
post #44 of 90
I finally found out the sex of our babe yesterday (boy), so I went on a shopping spree!! I bought 10 organic onesies, a jumper, a sweater, 5 pairs of pants and a few other odds and ends. It was a blast as I hadn't bought anything up until that point. I would like to buy cloth diapers, but I need to figure out what type is best to buy first.
post #45 of 90
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huh, Erinz.. I never realized carseats expire! How long do they usually "last"?
It depends on the seat. I think somewhere between 6 and 8 years or something like that? Depends on the brand and model though. The date should be somewhere on there. Mine are on stickers (for both the Graco infant seat and the Britax convertible). I had to call Graco to confirm it is expired since it only had a production date, but they said that is unusual in that almost all of them clearly state when they expire. I didn't realize they did either until recently.
post #46 of 90
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I also don't have much. I have 2 bags of clothes/sleepers (various sizes) a friend gave me and have bought a exercaucer/jumperoo type thing at a garage sale for $3.

A good friend of mine is hosting a baby shower for me...but I think I want to CD too. The 3 Targets I've been to haven't had the AIO diapers. I hope ours does (it opens in March.)

I need a crib (will sidecar to my bed) carseat (I'd like an infant, just easier) sling or someway to carry baby and have hands free, diapers, onesies,etc. I pretty much need everything.

My youngest is 6 and we had planned on no more children, I had donated/sold/passed on EVERYTHING I had from the older ones. I kept nothing. (we are military and move every 2-3 yrs so I hate moving stuff I don't need LOL.)
Firm believer that when you pass things along to others in need, it always comes back to you... often in greater measure than what you gave.
post #47 of 90
nothing. I was waiting to find out the sex and now that i know I'm having my third boy I just have no motivation.
post #48 of 90
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Firm believer that when you pass things along to others in need, it always comes back to you... often in greater measure than what you gave.
I think so too! It's karma KWIM?

I've gotten 2 big bags of baby girl clothes from friends, totally cute stuff (all big brands! LOTS of Gymbo, Gap!) and ran into another friend I hadn't talked to in awhile and she said she had TONS of girls stuff for me. :

It's so nice, because I know they could have sold the stuff and made $$ but they gave it to me instead. I so appreciate it.
post #49 of 90
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nothing. I was waiting to find out the sex and now that i know I'm having my third boy I just have no motivation.
ikwym, the girls items are so much cuter. I wanted a boy, but always gravitate to the girls clothing, bedding, etc. I would be done buying by now if I was expecting a princess. Hopefully next time.
post #50 of 90
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Now, I was under prepared for my own recovery last time and will be spending some time and money getting the essentials together. Freezing cold packs/pads for the swelling, sitz bath or other healing salts to soak in, nursing bras, lanolin, etc.
I didn't need as much stuff for recovery after #2. I think not getting stitches made a HUGE difference. I had a first degree tear with both, but after #2, I could pretty much do anything except walk long distances (then it felt like my uterus would fall out ).

But what I did need after #2 was something for the AFTERPAINS!!!! They weren't bad with #1. I remember the doctor kept asking me "Are you sure you don't need anything for the afterpains?", and I was like "Nope, they really don't hurt." It was just very mild AF-like cramps. But after #2, the afterpains were awful. I wanted strong drugs for that, and didn't have any! I took some herbal stuff for afterpains, and it was ok, but I'd rather have had an epidural at that point. The afterpains were much more painful than any of my labor contractions. And they say it gets worse with each child. Ack! I'm seriously thinking about asking my OB if he can write me an rx or call one in after the baby is born, even though I won't be in the hospital. Don't know if he'll do that though.

I also wasn't prepared with bras with #2. I was ok with #1 because I already had some Bravado bras that I'd worn through pregnancy and they still fit. But with #2, I grew even bigger!!! I actually used some sticky-backed sposie breast pads that someone had given me, and stuck them to my T-shirt to go bra shopping. Without a bra, you just leak all over your shirt, and it's really uncomfortable. I needed a bra just to put breast pads in! My mom took me to the maternity shop here and we found a bigger size Bravado bra that fit up to an H cup.
post #51 of 90
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But what I did need after #2 was something for the AFTERPAINS!!!! They weren't bad with #1. I remember the doctor kept asking me "Are you sure you don't need anything for the afterpains?", and I was like "Nope, they really don't hurt." It was just very mild AF-like cramps. But after #2, the afterpains were awful. I wanted strong drugs for that, and didn't have any! I took some herbal stuff for afterpains, and it was ok, but I'd rather have had an epidural at that point. The afterpains were much more painful than any of my labor contractions. And they say it gets worse with each child. Ack!
I forgot about this! I've been told the same thing by many friends.... OK so really strong motrin on hand? LOL. I remember at the hospital with my first the nurses all kept asking if I wanted pain killers and I didn't understand why they kept pushing them! LOL Nothing hurt THAT BAD, kwim? I mean, I just went through natural chilbirth! HA! I remember thinking that NOW I know 10 on that 1 to 10 scale of pain
post #52 of 90
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ikwym, the girls items are so much cuter. I wanted a boy, but always gravitate to the girls clothing, bedding, etc. I would be done buying by now if I was expecting a princess. Hopefully next time.
Yeah, I mean there is cute boy stuff but I've bought it all before. All my yarn is GN or boy and I'm just not motivated to keep knitting with it. Btdt. SPeesees had a sale after Christmas and I've already bought all the boy stuff for my other boys in the past. Granted, I gave a lot of it away but getting the same thing again is just not that exciting.
post #53 of 90
When we were expecting our third boy, I planned to never dress him in blue (at least not navy/royal blue . . . bright sky blue/turquoise was OK). It made it more exciting to put his clothes together (and to dress him once he arrived). I actually am pretty committed to dressing any baby in gender neutral clothes, but my definition of "gender neutral" may be broader than most other people's (i.e. I enjoy dressing my boys in pink/purple/flowers/hearts/etc., and wouldn't plan to put a baby girl in a dress or anything especially frilly).

We find out the sex in one week and five days. I am so excited to KNOW, but I've already bought all the fabric I'm going to use to make the baby quilt, clothes, and carriers, so the sex of the baby won't influence those decisions at all.

Lex
post #54 of 90
Lex, I'm the same way for the most part. I get comments wherever we go. I've even been told that i dress my boys "fruity" . I do draw the line at skirts and dresses though, lol.
post #55 of 90
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Lex, I'm the same way for the most part. I get comments wherever we go. I've even been told that i dress my boys "fruity" . I do draw the line at skirts and dresses though, lol.
My son LOVES to put on sparkly dresses and skirts and the play heels at my mom's house I think it is so cute! He's equally cute naked and covered in mud in the garden

I was thinking the fun thing about having a girl would be getting to dress her in all the brown/black/olive clothes we have
post #56 of 90
Erin, that is a good point! Both of my boys like to dress up in girly dress up clothes and that is fine by me . I just didn't put them in dresses as babies, lol. Although gowns are pretty much all they wear in the early days.
post #57 of 90
I haven't bought or made anything yet! I feel so far behind!

I am slowly deciding what I want and need though, and my Mom and I went to check out a couple baby furniture stores today : so I think, assuming DH likes what I think he will, I know what we'll get for a crib and dresser etc. I plan to have baby co-sleep, but want the nursery set up for naps etc and for a place to keep baby stuff away from the dogs!

We've had a few people offer us stuff (some diapers, other baby stuff) so that'll really help. And I'm told that I shouldn't buy much in the line of clothes as we'll probably get lots for gifts.

I'm so impressed by what everyone is making! I'm so un-crafty that it's pathetic, but I might get my SIL to show me how to sew well enough to make some curtains and maybe crib sheets. I'd also like to make a toy chest / window seat for the baby's room, so that might be my biggest project. Pretty pathetic, huh?
post #58 of 90
Carlin- Don't feel bad.. I haven't bought or made anything either. And I am soooooo not crafty. Luckily for me, I have lots of crafty people in my life, though. I'm sure this babe will get lots of wonderful hand-made items still.
post #59 of 90
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Carlin- Don't feel bad.. I haven't bought or made anything either. And I am soooooo not crafty. Luckily for me, I have lots of crafty people in my life, though. I'm sure this babe will get lots of wonderful hand-made items still.
Thanks Lizzy. I'm sure my babe will get hand made items too, just not hand made by me. That's OK, though, as the stuff made by other people will be way nicer than anything I'd make.
post #60 of 90
I am all for gender neutral and everything, but I am seriously going crazy not knowing if I am having a boy or girl, cuz there are soooo many cute girly diapers I want to start buying! I am going crazy!
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