I'm finally making lists of things that need to be done. Less than 8 weeks to EDD and a history of going early and loooong lists and no help and no budget for anything = EEK!
A friend gave me some newborn dipes, wipes, bum spray, and a wetbag today. That was such a lovely pick up and inspiration to get moving on things! I'm having trouble with that so it was really appreciated.
This is my first time in a 2-story house, too. All bedrooms upstairs. I'm worried about making it through the first days/weeks when going on the stairs is ill-advised.
I will definitely need to set up things for baby downstairs, too. I don't care about changing tables (isn't that what couches, floors, and laps are for?
) but will need most supplies down, I think. I like the day/night division. I go upstairs as rarely as possible, already, during the day, so that should work well. I spotted an empty rolling drawer unit when I came in the house tonight and thought it might be a good one for downstairs, so I'll have to get working on that. I think I'm going to use the two Container Store Elfa drawer units that my big boys have used as dressers for the baby. My sister has offered them dressers of hers that she doesn't need, so hopefully we'll get those over here soon. They'll have more room, and I'll have something for baby. The other two already have decent dressers.
Chiro - YES! I started at about 13 weeks with my second pregnancy (desperately needed it in the first but didn't know where to go for prenatal chiro, and ended up with horrible SPD and an asynclitic baby leading to a c-section...). I have gone routinely since then, more or less, and absolutely throughout all pregnancies. I'm surviving at every 2 weeks but mostly because my insurance stinks and I can't afford more.
If you don't know of one already, go to icpa4kids.com and find one near you. SO WORTH IT!! And it definitely helps with positioning.
Crafty, that sounds awesome! My best friend's family took me along to a very similar resort in the Hill Country about 15 years ago. Hope you have a great time!
songbird, so sorry the HG came back.
I'm so glad the end of it is in sight, though!
I keep having to remind myself that I *want* DD to keep nursing... But, oh, am I glad when she falls asleep without!! She's passed out in my arms, now, having fallen asleep staring at the computer screen and listening to music. I still can't express a single drop (and colostrum usually expresses easily enough...?) but would not be surprised if there is some there now. I don't think it's predictive of how fast full milk comes in, though. It did come super fast for me last time, but maybe that's 'cause I've done this a few times?
Who knows... We'll see what happens! I do know for sure that a LACK of early leaking does NOT indicate anything about future breastfeeding.
Had an hour or two of stronger BH about 10 minutes apart tonight. Wonder if all the activity today (play day at a park, trip to IKEA, 1.5+mi walk at the mall) did it? DD landed on my belly during one and OUCH!!!
I expect prodromal labor to be starting for good as soon as 4 weeks from now, but this would obviously be a bit early. Hopefully it's just a matter of fluids and activity after being sick for a few days and then having a migraine.