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post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

Great idea!

Thx.  It was my mom's idea.  She said that the hospital doesn't let baby's go home without a car seat, so someone will HAVE to remember the car seat, and then I'll be sure to get all my stuff.  Made sense to me.

post #42 of 48

Ah, you know, our car seat is a convertible-- we didn't get an infant seat that can be removed from a "base"-- and we are just going to leave it in the car after it's installed/inspected next week.  So I'll just keep the bag in there, too, I figure.  

post #43 of 48

That's a good idea.  It wouldn't work for me - it would freeze.  I guess only the water would freeze, and really, they have water at the hospital...  I should add "install car seat base" to my to-do list...  thanks!

post #44 of 48

As for a nursing bra, you might try some of the sleep style ones first.  Personally, I find them waaay more comfortable than the clip style ones, and with the sleep style, its more of a sports bra sizing, you know?  and it is far easier to just pull it to the side as opposed to unclipping and moving the bra cup around.  

post #45 of 48

As for a nursing bra, you might try some of the sleep style ones first.  Personally, I find them waaay more comfortable than the clip style ones, and with the sleep style, its more of a sports bra sizing, you know?  and it is far easier to just pull it to the side as opposed to unclipping and moving the bra cup around.  

post #46 of 48

Re: Nursing Bras-I agree about doing with a sports bra or sleep bra in the beginning.  Until your milk comes in (for me, this doesn't happen until day 3), you will have no idea what size you will be.  If you can get away with it, it'd be worth waiting IME for 2 or so weeks to know an accurate breastfeeding size.  :D

post #47 of 48

I'm actually opting for no bra at the hospital, just one of my glamourmom extra-boobies tanks. (I forget what they're really called - nursing tanks for large-breasted women)  They are so supportive you don't need a bra - they actually have a bra closure at the back for the support area.  SO comfy.  I'm just going to live in the two I have (and maybe get one more) until I can get to the store for a couple nursing bras.  Kristin I bet they would work well for you, if you could get your hands on one or two.  I have a friend who is probably close to your size (totally guessing) and she tried on either a L or X Land she loved it. (I forget which - they fit fairly large though, I'm generally a M in tops but the S fit me perfectly and my bra size is usually 34-36 F or DDD).  That would be an option that you could get ahead of time since it's much more "forgiving" size-wise than a bra.

 

Oh, here's a link.  Personally I like my nomenclature better. winky.gif

post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post

I'm actually opting for no bra at the hospital, just one of my glamourmom extra-boobies tanks. (I forget what they're really called - nursing tanks for large-breasted women)  They are so supportive you don't need a bra - they actually have a bra closure at the back for the support area.  SO comfy.  I'm just going to live in the two I have (and maybe get one more) until I can get to the store for a couple nursing bras.  Kristin I bet they would work well for you, if you could get your hands on one or two.  I have a friend who is probably close to your size (totally guessing) and she tried on either a L or X Land she loved it. (I forget which - they fit fairly large though, I'm generally a M in tops but the S fit me perfectly and my bra size is usually 34-36 F or DDD).  That would be an option that you could get ahead of time since it's much more "forgiving" size-wise than a bra.

 

Oh, here's a link.  Personally I like my nomenclature better. winky.gif

 

Thanks for this!

I have tried nursing tanks that are supposed to be super supportive, but my breasts really do a number on those things. They just don't work for me.

These are a bit pricey, but if it works, I'll take it. i would love these for the postpartum around the house time. 

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