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post #21 of 41
Sarah, according to my HB MW "term is term" and that means twins are term when my singleton is term, 37 weeks!
post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by DoulaMommy
Sarah, according to my HB MW "term is term" and that means twins are term when my singleton is term, 37 weeks!

I agree that term is term, but most docs seem to think 38 weeks is like being 40 weeks with a single baby. We are planning a hb and I have also been seeing a doc who I know is going to start pressuring me to get induced if I make it to 38 weeks (which I think I will). He said that their placentas start to deteriorate sooner, but I think that is more about the mothers health than the fact that it is twins. A lot of twin moms just don't eat much at the end and don't gain weight anymore because they just don't feel like eating. I, however, am not like that and gained 8 lb in the last 2 weeks and am eating just fine. Ds had a very healthy placenta at 42 weeks so I am not worried about it. I think it is just a way for them to get you to do things on their schedule, not your own. My doc does know that I am planning a hb and he knows that I will say no to an induction just because I am 38 weeks.
post #23 of 41
I'm glad the docs in your area think 38 weeks. Around here they seem to think 35 or 36 is just perfect for twins, and will even induce!
post #24 of 41
Carseast??? Still in the box in the back of the truck. : Dipes?? haven't finished paying for them yet : But the clothes are all washed I still need to get the bassinet out of storage and get it all cleaned up. Oi I guess I'm getting a bit nervous.
post #25 of 41
I'm in the "you *have* all that stuff already?" group. I'm 5 weeks shy of my due date, and just now beginning to think about most of it.

I *do* have a new dresser item for the baby at least, though. It's one of those plastic deals with see-through drawers. I put the baby clothes my SIL sent me in it, and the few diapers I've already bought.

On another note, I went to the Babies R Us today, and holy crap do they have a lot of useless/hideously expensive stuff! I'm not surprised, really, but still...

Julia
post #26 of 41
We got the nursery furniture last weekend, so I washed all the 0-3 month clothes so I'd have something to put in the dresser.

Haven't started on the dipes yet--I'm waiting to get the rest of my stash before I do them. As for the car seat, MIL is coming to visit this weekend and she's going to buy it for us! So I'm sure we'll get that installed ASAP. I can't wait!
post #27 of 41
I'm the super rigid organised type, so my baby clothes (from 5 yrs ago, only the special stuff I could not part with and did not give away, all PINK btw :LOL )are all washed and put in baby's dresser. Diapers are all new, but I did wash them. I have 3 slings, and I have knitted a bunch of stuff too. We got the car seat (new, gave the old one away), about 5 weeks ago. DH tried it out, our car has the 'latch system' so it was a piece of cake!, it's in my dining room waiting for the day. Got the Britax Roundabout. I will not be getting a bucket b/c I do not like to use those, I don't mind taking the baby out even when asleep and slipping it into the sling. I have my birthing center bag all packed, even got a nice nursing outfit from Motherwear to come home in, it's a 20 minute car ride. I did buy some new organic cotton outfits for the baby to come home in and I even got 2 hats, one pink and one blue, they were out to the natural color.

I'm ready, just sitting around knitting for my pregnant friends at this point. Two other friends are due around the same time and they know what they are having, so makes my color choice real easy.
post #28 of 41
I got a bunch of newborn and 3-6 month clothes from a friend who had a boy a few months ago. I just have to wash them (they're clean already, but washing the clothes makes me feel good *shrug*).

I have to get the carseat out of the storage shed and make sure it's clean. I doubt we'll install it until the last minute.

I've got the cosleeper. I do need to wash the sheet and get a couple of extra sheets too though. I also need some waterproof pads to put in the cosleeper and under my breasts in bed.

I'm still waiting for my infant CPFs. I can't wait for them to get here so I can wash them and fold them up. I bought a few NB covers and some small fitted dipes on ebay and have to wash them too.

I like having a list of things to do before the baby gets here. Keeps me busy. LOL.
post #29 of 41
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Originally Posted by kalirush
I'm in the "you *have* all that stuff already?" group. I'm 5 weeks shy of my due date, and just now beginning to think about most of it.

I *do* have a new dresser item for the baby at least, though. It's one of those plastic deals with see-through drawers. I put the baby clothes my SIL sent me in it, and the few diapers I've already bought.

On another note, I went to the Babies R Us today, and holy crap do they have a lot of useless/hideously expensive stuff! I'm not surprised, really, but still...

Julia
I use those dressers for both of my kids. They are perfect, small enough but fit all their clothes. Plus, I don't care if they are ruff on them and scratch them, etc. We will get them real furniture when they are older.
post #30 of 41
All of the 0-3 month clothes are washed and ready to go, same with the flannel blankets and bassinet sheets. The slings are all washed and hung in our closet. The carseat is ready to be installed. The small and newborn soakers have all been knit and just need some lanolin. The diapers all need one more wash. I bought myself two mens tanks with the big armholes for nursing, plus one ladies support cami that I thought would work out great for nursing. I want to buy one more. Oh, and I washed all my breast pads too.

So, I guess there isn't too much more to do to prepare for baby...
post #31 of 41
Wow you ladies seem to be on top of things. I'm mentally prepared but don't have anything actually in motion. This weekend will mark 35 weeks for me and I set an alarm for myself to start washing clothes this weekend. My plan is to start with onesies, socks, hats, gowns and terry sleepers. Then receiving blankets, sheets, towels, washcloths, and diapers. Then my nursing gowns, tops, and baby clothes. I also need to wash the boppy, car seat and swing covers. The car seat, swing and bassinette frames need to be cleaned as well. By 37 weeks I'll pack my bag. Don't know who's car we'll be coming home in so car seat will just come to hsptl with us. Rest of the time I'll be trying to stock what space I can in my freezer.

Mamas hope everyone gets to accomplish everything in time
post #32 of 41
I have washed and put away all the 0-3 and 3-6 clothes...and all our dipes. I don't even have the carseat in our possession right now though (my aunt borrowed it for my cousin's baby after Eben outgrew it), much less installed. Pretty much everything else is good to go though, but I'd like to do some cooking ahead and things like that if I can muster the energy. And if not...oh well. I was stressing for awhile, but I'm mellowing out some. The important stuff is all in order.
post #33 of 41
Diapers have had 4-5 prewashes and are under the changing table ready to go! Newborn clothes (like sleepers, comfy pants & onesies) are washed and in the drawers. I think I will ask Dh to do the car seat late next week, just to make sure how it will fit but then I'll probably just leave the base in and take out the bucket. It will make the days go even longer if I have to see an empty car seat I think.

...4 weeks until EDD...
post #34 of 41
Just got my infant CPFs yesterday and have put them through 1 wash and dry cycle. I'll tackle the other 2 later today (I hope).
post #35 of 41
Thread Starter 
WOW! I suddenly feel REALLY disorganized! :LOL I have a gigantic to-do list but it includes things like "Clean out the chest freezer" and "Reorganize Bella's closet"--stuff I know I'll never have time to do for like, the next two years, but that's been driving me crazy. I got DH going on the car seat prep, but I have to clean it all off and wash the cover first (it's been sitting in the garage). I'll be cooking my first freezer meal this week (chicken soup/stew, hence the cleaning of the freezer), but I'm not too stressed about that part because my mom will be over pretty frequently and cooks up a storm.

I'm doing big mega laundry today, maybe I'll start prepping all the dipes at the same time. And maybe I'll wash the boy clothes (don't have much!) and a few outfits of girl clothes (and all the GN stuff, of course). It's so hard not knowing what we're having!

TIA everyone,

Melissa
post #36 of 41

What r u using to wash clothes

Just wondering what everyone is using to wash their clothes in. I like the Dreft smell but I'm not a big fan of it. I used tide free and clear for the boys, but just found out that tide isn't good for the dipes? Maybe I'll try all free and clear.

Any tips for getting out the yellow stains on the clothes. I just started looking at some the lil hats and gowns that have these spots on them. I don't recall them being there when I put the clothes away...........
post #37 of 41
I'm using Baby All. It's FAR cheaper than Dreft and is basically the same thing.
post #38 of 41
I prefer things without scent for brand-new-tiny noses.

I am using SportWash/Sensiclean since that is what I buy for the diapers anyway. I love that stuff! I use it on towels & sheets, too. Leaves things soft w/out softener additives.
post #39 of 41
I'll use baking soda/natural detergent to wash baby's clothes. We don't use much in the way of detergents and chemicals in our house. (Mostly vinegar and/or baking soda!)

Yellow stains - see if they come out with a normal wash (don't dry the items w/ the yellow staining if they don't come out!). If not, something like oxyclean may work.
post #40 of 41
We use Trader Joes detergent or other natural ones if I don't make it down there before we run out. I don't use regular detergent on anything because I have very sensitive skin and figure my kids probably will also.
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