27w3d here and another one vacillating between thinking "Three whole months still?!" and "OMG, only three more months!!!" There are a boatload of ladies at my church due in February, and four of them are friends of mine so I think once they all start having their babies it will feel "really real" to me!Weight gain
: glad to hear your perspective has changed. I have gained almost exactly as much as you at this point and my midwife is happy I'm gaining so well. I struggle with disordered eating and get chided for not gaining enough during pg. We also try to eat Traditional Foods and lots of full-fat dairy and my midwife thinks it's great and encourages me to drink more milk, eat more yogurt and cheese, and to also get steaks and bacon in as much as I can. I might tell your midwife you've educated yourself on nutrition and would rather not have her opinion on that facet any more (or just nod, smile, and ignore what she says!).Humanity Family Bed
- We got one of these early in DS's pregnancy and I definitely think it was worth the investment. It is a bed rail + pregnancy pillow + mattress pad and when you look at the cost of buying all three of those things individually, it's not quite so expensive anymore.Bathtub vs. Birth Pool
- I am someone who loves water and finds a lot of comfort in baths, hot tubs, and swimming pools even when not pregnant, so before I had DS I felt like I would really want a pool. We ended up buying a La Bassine and it was totally worth it. I used it for most of my (relatively short) labor and he was born in the pool. I could not have been in the same positions in a normal bathtub and still have been as comfortable. If you enjoy baths/water for comfort normally, I really recommend getting at least a kiddie pool so you have some room to move around and get into upright positions while still being somewhat submerged.
Originally Posted by windymama
I'm planning on systematically going through every nook and cranny in our place and organizing it all over the next couple of months.
I'm planning to do this, too. I've got each week up through the end of March assigned to a different part of my house. I don't have a nursery to focus on, but there are a million little things that need to be taken care of and hopefully this approach will get them done.
- We were in a one-bedroom apartment when DS was born and we got a Happy Hangup baby hammock instead of a crib. If you're "allowed" to and can find a conveniently-located weight-bearing beam, you can hang it right from the ceiling. We couldn't, so we bought a frame instead. DS napped in it until he stopped taking naps around 2yo. He still likes to jump in it and sit/bounce/swing every once in a while.