adventuregirl, I'm a bit nervous about giving birth too, but also excited! And yeah, excited to feel that awesome overwhelming love
MarieWalter, It's rare, but yeah I do get the occasional pee/poop on the changing pad, so something washable or wipeable is a must! I have a changing table and I have the pad that is waterproof (it's like a small waterproof mattress), a changing pad cover and then I put a cloth diaper down on top. That way I rarely get any mess on the cover as I don't like having to change those too often, swapping out a cloth diaper for another one is easy. And yeah, I use cloth diapers with a portable changing pad underneath for changing when out and about or on the couch or whatever. Portable changing pads are nice and waterproof, but they don't absorb much, so I like having the cloth diaper on top. (And by cloth diaper I mean a prefold, even if you aren't going to CD, get some, they are awesome as changing pads, spit up rags, mess clean uppers, etc.)
DH is an achiever, just his personality. He has to constantly be achieving something. It's good and bad like most things
especially since he is also a perfectionist! Glad your visit with the doula went so well
BaileyB, I agree with nstewart, you probably don't need a snowsuit. DD was born in the winter last time (November) and I never used the snow suits I got for her since I only had her outside while in the carseat and they can't be too bundled up under the straps. I just used blankets, but some people like those car seat cover things (I had one too, but didn't use it either). If I was going to take her for walks outside or something, then I might have used the snow suits, but otherwise blankets work great!
We scheduled another board game night for next weekend, likely the last one, but maybe we'll squeeze one more in depending on peoples' schedules. DH is going to do work on another of our servers as his project, so hopefully that will keep him occupied enough. He was saying it was funny preparing for babies this time because since now that we know that you really don't need a whole lot for little babies, he's feeling much more chill about getting stuff set up. I told him really the only thing I want done before is the stroller put together so its ready to go whenever I want it and I do want to get the bottles out and ready in case we want to use them early on, frantically washing/sterilizing bottles with a screaming baby is no fun! I want to get a few new ones anyway though, so I may just get those and get them ready and that will be plenty in case of emergency
We're both feeling excited, ready & anxious because OMG two newborns is going to be rough, but also two more children, how awesome too. We can't wait to meet them and see what their personalities are going to be like and watch them grow and all that
He's also trying to figure out how we can get out to see the new Star Trek movie (it releases on my birthday 5/17) with my Mom babysitting because presumably the twins will arrive before then, but I told him not to get his hopes up as its unlikely to work out with me BFing newborns, that's just too long to be out & away without pumping or something and I'd probably just fall asleep anyway! We'll just see it on Bluray when it comes out, no biggie.