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post #61 of 124
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Ladycatherine- Congrats on your great appointment! Yea for heartbeat smile.gif

I've had twin envy with the past two pregnancies- so who knows, maybe one day you ladies will be blessed with two as well.

12 weeks! Yippee!!
We had our nuchal scan yesterday and the doctor said that everything looked pretty normal. Babes were moving around like crazy in there and it's clear that baby A is the stubborn one. The tech said that she thought she saw "a little something something in between baby B's legs." Hopefully that means BOY. I'd love a boy and a girl, but I have had feelings and dreams that there are two boys in there. Nothing would make DH happier, but I think I'd still want to have one more. I really want one more girl.
post #62 of 124

it looks like boys AND girls have a "little something" between their legs at 12-13 weeks. you may get your girl!

 

http://www.ob-ultrasound.net/genderfaq.html
 

post #63 of 124
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Maybe so, but it was a level two ultrasound at a high risk clinic, so she isnt just a regular tech. She said that one had what looked to be something and the other one didnt. So, we'll see!
post #64 of 124
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Maybe so, but it was a level two ultrasound at a high risk clinic, so she isnt just a regular tech. She said that one had what looked to be something and the other one didnt. So, we'll see!

It looks like it is all about the "angle of the dangle" at this period in pregnancy.  Good luck to you! 

post #65 of 124
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So, I bought things for babies today.

 

Dh and I went on a weekend trip (one of the only three trips I will be taking this year) to Ohio to my parents house to help them get ready to sell it. On the way home, we passed by IKEA (which is like, 3 hours from our house). We bought two cribs, crib mattresses, a wardrobe, and a  changing table/bookshelf thinggy. We got some pretty good deals. I've never bought cribs or really any nursery furniture before, so this is kind of exciting for me.

 

I still need to get:

A day bed for the nursery (so we can sleep in there)

A table to make a twin highchair

All the bedding stuff

A ceiling fan

 

But, that's it! I think I am good on everything else nursery-wise.

post #66 of 124
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

So, I bought things for babies today.

Dh and I went on a weekend trip (one of the only three trips I will be taking this year) to Ohio to my parents house to help them get ready to sell it. On the way home, we passed by IKEA (which is like, 3 hours from our house). We bought two cribs, crib mattresses, a wardrobe, and a  changing table/bookshelf thinggy. We got some pretty good deals. I've never bought cribs or really any nursery furniture before, so this is kind of exciting for me.

I still need to get:
A day bed for the nursery (so we can sleep in there)
A table to make a twin highchair
All the bedding stuff
A ceiling fan

But, that's it! I think I am good on everything else nursery-wise.

I love IKEA! smile.gif I wish the one in NC weren't 2.5 hours away! Which crib did you get? I was looking at some of their cribs with the plan to sidecar it to our queen bed for cosleeping...
post #67 of 124
whoabethy - sperm can survive up to 5 days, so while it's typical to know when sperm entered your body wink1.gif you wouldn't know the conception date unless you were aware of your ovulation date. Given the dates you know, would conception toward the end of that 5 day period from one of the earlier dates make sense?

I'm liking wearing maternity clothes (and knit shorts/capris) because in maternity tops I look pregnant instead of just lumpy. smile.gif
post #68 of 124
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I love IKEA! smile.gif I wish the one in NC weren't 2.5 hours away! Which crib did you get? I was looking at some of their cribs with the plan to sidecar it to our queen bed for cosleeping...

Yeah, the one nearest us is 3 hours away. If we hadn't gone to see my parents, I would not be driving that far to IKEA. I'm already planning our next IKEA visit for when we are in chicago celebrating our anniversary.

 

We got these cribs:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50213565/

Super cheap, and the side comes down to make it into a toddler bed. I already have bunk beds that separate, so when they are bigger Ill get DD a new bed and let them use the bunk beds.

 

I also a bookshelf/changing table and a wardrobe from the same company. All for just a little over $500. Im trying to save money where it doesnt matter as much and spend where it counts (IMO: carseats, organic mattress covers/pads, and stroller (I had to get a $$ one to be able to navigate it easily while also pulling a shopping cart or chasing a 3 year old.)

post #69 of 124
Nice cribs! And a good price too.

We had our first midwife appointment today and heard the heartbeat! It was pretty surreal. I'm going for a dating ultrasound next week and also a "head count" as she put it lol. Twins run in my family and she felt my uterus was measuring larger than normal for how far along I supposedly am (11 weeks 3 days). So we shall see next week if there are one or two smile.gif
post #70 of 124

Just gave into a craving for Totino's Party Pizza Sheepish.gif.  I used to eat them all the time in college before we found out about the evils of hydrogenated oil.  My MS has come back pretty strong again after a 3 day respite (enough to reassure me that baby's still going strong orngtongue.gif).  NOTHING has tasted good for the past two days, and I enjoyed every bite of trans fatty goodness.  I waited to look at the ingredients until after I ate it jaw2.gif - worse than I thought.  They actually have a lot of aluminum in them too (baking powder I think)!  Oh well.  Happy mama = happy baby.

post #71 of 124
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Yeah, the one nearest us is 3 hours away. If we hadn't gone to see my parents, I would not be driving that far to IKEA. I'm already planning our next IKEA visit for when we are in chicago celebrating our anniversary.

 

We got these cribs:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50213565/

Super cheap, and the side comes down to make it into a toddler bed. I already have bunk beds that separate, so when they are bigger Ill get DD a new bed and let them use the bunk beds.

 

I also a bookshelf/changing table and a wardrobe from the same company. All for just a little over $500. Im trying to save money where it doesnt matter as much and spend where it counts (IMO: carseats, organic mattress covers/pads, and stroller (I had to get a $$ one to be able to navigate it easily while also pulling a shopping cart or chasing a 3 year old.)

 

I've been thinking the same thing. Get the Ikea bed and then I have to ship an organic mattress from the UK down here which is the bigger expense but something I care about more. I'm also thinking about not doing a whole changing table set thing but then I will have an issue with storing stuff.  

post #72 of 124
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Yeah, I've never had a changing table before, but this table thing that adds to it is wide enough to hold two babies, so it may well be worth it! I've always just used the bed or the floor. The thing I got was just so cheap, I couldnt pass it up. Plus, its a bookshelf later on:

 

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S29828090/

 

On the us IKEA website, it doesnt have a picture with the table attachment. The attachment is only $12, and the furniture itself is $69, totalling just $81.00. here is what it looks like after you take the table off when they are bigger.

 

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50077247/

post #73 of 124

This is my first baby, so I'm trying figure out what exactly I will actually need. So far it seems to be a crib and a stroller. We have a dresser that is big enough on the top that we could put one of those DIY change table tops on it and I've just moved a plush rocking chair from the living room in baby's room.

 

I run, so a good jogging stroller is a must for me and I would really prefer one of those 4-in-1 cribs so it can serve as a bed frame later.

 

Any other suggestions?

post #74 of 124
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

This is my first baby, so I'm trying figure out what exactly I will actually need. So far it seems to be a crib and a stroller. We have a dresser that is big enough on the top that we could put one of those DIY change table tops on it and I've just moved a plush rocking chair from the living room in baby's room.

 

I run, so a good jogging stroller is a must for me and I would really prefer one of those 4-in-1 cribs so it can serve as a bed frame later.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Whether or not you need a crib is not for sure..  I bought one with #1 and have never really needed it (even though i wanted to use it, #1 wouldn't have it, she literally never slept in it one time) ... i've used it some with other kids, but i could have EASILY done without it.  We used a pack-n-play with a bassinet or a twin or toddler mattress on the floor when we didn't want to co-sleep .. the crib just takes up a lot of space in storage..  a toddler bed frame is only like 50$ when you get to that point, i ended up buying one of those because its cuter and more functional than the crib-turned- toddler bed .. but most of the time my kids sleep in a mattress on the floor until they are ready for a big-kid bed..  You could always have a bassinet/co-sleeper/packnplay ready for baby, and then buy a crib when you know you want to use it.  not so great for 'setting up a nursery' but then you don't end up with something you don't need.  

 

I would be tempted to take your crib money and add it to the stroller budget and get a really nice stroller.. though if you plan to have more kids, you may not want to invest a ton in a single stroller, just to have to buy a double in a couple years..  spending more on a stroller the first time around will be worth it vs. going through several cheaper ones before you give in and get the good one ;) (I know SO many people who did that)

 

A changing table i could also have easily done without..

 

Clothes and toy storage, baby carrier/carriers ..

post #75 of 124
I never used our crib either. If I was setting up a nursery all over again, I would put a double or queen in there and have a place in my room for baby. We cosleep from day 1. I do have a pack n play that I may have up in the living room for safety, just in case I need to put baby down and cant wear him or her for some reason.... (bathroom break).
post #76 of 124

I also never used our crib and was thrilled to finally give it away.  Fortunately I bought it really used for like $10 and someone gave me a mattress.  We continue to all sleep in one room which only really works peacefully if both adults are on board.  At one point DH wanted ds1 out of our room (before he got on board with the family bed room) and having a mattress on the floor that baby and I could both fit comfortably on was the best.  Otherwise I would have been falling asleep nursing in a rocking chair or walking him around to get him to sleep while I was just exhausted.  

 

I changed diapers on the floor for the most part, especially with my ultra-wiggly ds2 who I literally had to put my leg (gently) on top of to get through every single diaper change after a certain age.

 

I did have a safe spot to put them for bathroom breaks- bouncy seat at home and a pack-n-play at DH's work place.

 

We don't have dressers and use open shelves (which are usually a lot cheaper than a dresser) instead.  They get looking messy (cause the boys put away their own clothes) but we get a lot of mildew if clothes are shut up in a drawer with no air flow.  

 

I wouldn't survive without a good carrier.  I have a mei tai but there are lots of good ones out there... no need to get carried away and spend a fortune.  Just find one that will work for you (sometimes you can try them out at stores or at babywearing groups) and stick with it.

post #77 of 124

We used our crib as a "side car" up against our bed.  Here's some good info on that: http://www.drmomma.org/2010/01/turn-your-crib-into-cosleeper.html.  I loved having DD between me and DH when she was a newborn - it made me feel more secure to be able to hear her breathing all night and it was nice for DH to be able to bond with her too - but as soon as she started getting wiggly I just couldn't sleep with her kicking me all night.  The side car was the perfect solution for us - made it easy to nurse, still felt intimate, and gave us all our own space.  

 

I'd say a good carrier or two would be essential baby gear for us.  We used the top of a dresser for a changing table early on, and the floor or bed later.

post #78 of 124

I found this today used (excellent condition!) at a kid's consignment store: http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Years-Secure-Sleeper/dp/B00012CHFI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1343952163&sr=8-3&keywords=the+first+years+sleep.  My first baby purchase this pregnancy!  Even though I believe it is totally safe for baby to sleep in the big bed without these sort of gadgets, I did always worry about me or DH accidentally scooting our pillows over into DD's space, and I think I'll sleep better with baby in this.  I think it's really important for a newborn to sleep close enough to parents to hear their breathing - the rhythm helps them start to regulate their own breathing.

post #79 of 124

For us, absolute necessities are carseat, clothes, diapers, carrier(s) (mainly wrap and ring sling). We also loved our Arms' Reach Co-Sleeper with Caitlin and expect to use it with this one. We never used the crib. A changing pad on top of a dresser has been nice. I've only ever used our stroller (Baby Jogger City Mini) for naps when I wanted to get some exercise during nice weather. We've never traveled with it or used it for shopping, zoo, etc. We always use carriers for that, or now sometimes a wagon. I also liked having the bouncy seat to put her in for my showers, or just for a little break from touching. We used the swing minimally, but will probably try to get a used one this time around (one that can plug in and swing in both directions) this time around just in case.

 

I am a little concerned with figuring out how to shower with a 2.5 year old and a newborn, other than when my husband is at home. I may end up showering in the evenings and doing a quick hair-wetting under the faucet in the mornings. We shall see!

post #80 of 124
I used a crib with my first baby, but not that much. I would put her to bed in it and then she would wake up and sleep with me for the rest of the night. I didn't even bother trying to use one with the next three kids.

My husband wants to use one with this baby. It is the crib that his grandfather used and his father used and he used and his previous children used. It is a small one though and will fit right next to the bed. The baby will end up sleeping with me. Besides that a need for me is a swing. I don't use it much, but it is great for when I am showering or wanting to cook dinner.
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