Anterior placenta is in the front? Fir some reason I was thinking that meant it was in the back. Because baby being anterior is they face the back, that's probably why. But it refers to which way the baby's back is. I was told I have an anterior placenta at my us, which makes sense because I have very little feeling of my baby moving. I can feel it with my hand, but not my belly iykwim.
Car seat- if you get an infant car seat that goes up to 30lbs then you can use it a lot longer. My big babies outgrow the typical 20lb weight limit ones quickly, but they slow down a lot after the first 6 months. My last baby was 18lbs at 3 months, but went on to use that same infant car seat till almost 2yo. His weight was still under 30lbs then, but I was switching him to front facing. I don't like my kids being in those plastic buckets, unless driving they are not in there. But that said, some babies wake if taken out and put in a sling, my last baby was this way. With my other two I would take baby out when they were sleeping when I was running errands, but with him that disturbed his sleeping -not good. So I did leave him in the seat when napping and shopping. Also by third baby I did really appreciate having a place to set him when we were in a restaurant. If he was sleeping or merely I wanted two hands to eat, even just 10 minutes for me to be able to eat when my food was hot was so great. He would be in arms before and after that. It is also nice being able to put a young baby in a warm car seat in the winter. Just my 2cents.
Sleep- I'm not sleeping great either. I'm too hot, too cold, too hot, too cold. My hips ache when I lay on one side too long, so I wake up a lot to roll over. And rolling over is work, so I have to wake up enough to be able to do it. And then of course I wake up at 4-5 am to pee and often don't go back to sleep. Then I am so tired all day. No napping here though. With 3 kids that's tough anyway, but mostly I just have so much I'm trying to get done before baby comes.
Cleaning my kitchen today. If my friend wasn't here I'd have given up long ago. But she's still at it. She is a treasure!
Woohoo, my kitchen is SO clean. The stove and the hood scrubbed, the cupboards and oven and dishwasher all wiped down, the fridge completely washed inside and out, window and sliding door washed (even the track is spotless!), floor scrubbed (wow, I only now realize how dirty the floor was. Yuck! The last of the scotch tape got cleaned off the floor too, yay!), walls wiped down. It's amazingly clean. We were in there cleaning for 7 hours. Though I pooped out after 5, after that it was mostly her. I did putter around some after that, putting stuff away. But also did a lot of sitting. My 6yo dd was a real great helper today too, I couldn't believe it, she kept at it for 6 hours only stopping for lunch and a snack. Actually only quit when my friend started scrubbing the floor and she couldn't help. I can't thank my friend enough.
Edited by Vaquitita - 11/6/13 at 5:39pm