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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by OldFashionedGirl View Post

What do you still need to do for baby's arrival? I really don't think I need much of anything. I've got a crib, plenty of clothes (for both genders, since we're not finding out), diapers (I guess I could use more of those), car seat, bassinette, and bouncy chair thing, and I plan on breastfeeding...am I forgetting something? (Seriously! Tell me now!)


What about a carrier- Sling, pouch, wrap?
post #22 of 29
How far are you along now? 32 weeks 2 days

Do you think you will have your baby before of after your edd? Probably after.

Do you think your baby is going to small, average or large sized? My son was 8lbs 10z, so I'm guessing around the same size. I'd like a little 6lber though, lol.

Is your baby head down? My midwife said yes, but she moves all over... so I hope she still is.

Does it kick mostly on the right or the left side? EVERYWHERE!

When is your next mw or drs appt? The 30th

Do you have an outfit chosen to go home in for baby? If so describe it.. Lavender and white strips with little butterflies on the jacket part... it's so cute!

What nesting have you done thus far? Nothing really.

What do you still need to do for baby's arrival? Plain white onesies, more diapers/wipes, baby bathtub, crib comforter set.. I think that's it.

Do you have a name chosen yet? Elena Reese

Are you using sposie diapers or cloth? If cloth tell us what you have acquired thus far. Huggies

Do you feel ready (or nearly ready) to have this baby yet? No, I'm glad there's still 2 months left, lol. I'm excited to meet her of course, but I'm nervous about having 2 kids.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by niki_73 View Post
What about a carrier- Sling, pouch, wrap?
Oh! Thanks for reminding me! I did get a sling at rummage sale, but I have NO idea how to use it! I need to take some pics of it and post on here so someone can help me. (And I need to walk around the house with a doll in it, at least )
post #24 of 29
How far are you along now? 32w1d

Do you think you will have your baby before of after your edd? I am hoping two weeks early like my first two! (who came on their own I might add)

Do you think your baby is going to small, average or large sized? I think small because I have gained hardly any weight. My dd was 7 14 and my ds was 9 12... So somewhere in between would be nice.

Is your baby head down? As of last Wednesday... NO! But I think she turns ALL the time...

Does it kick mostly on the right or the left side? Everywhere

When is your next mw or drs appt? November 29th (My anniversary!)

Do you have an outfit chosen to go home in for baby? If so describe it.. Yes. Just a light purple fleece sleeper. After making my last two kids get all dressed up to leave and then changing them as soon as we got home I got smart this time! So that is why I went for something comfy she can stay in when we get home.

What nesting have you done thus far? Not much... I hope the cleaning bug bites pretty soon because I need to do that!

What do you still need to do for baby's arrival? Tons! Finish sewing her diapers. Finish a few things I am knitting. Get her clothes organized and put away. Make some more meals for the freezer. Get the changing table out of storage.

Do you have a name chosen yet? Yes. Abigail Lynne... if a boy happens to pop out instead Levi Alan.

Are you using sposie diapers or cloth? If cloth tell us what you have acquired thus far.
Cloth
I have sewn:
9 AIO's
26 fitteds? (flannel, microfleece, sherpa, hemp)
Two small fleece covers
1 nb cover
(I am just now starting on the smalls now)

Two pair of longies and one in the mail on it's way to me.
Started another pair

24 infant prefolds (need to get 12 preemie prefolds)
3 nb Super Whisper Wraps
3 nb Bumkins
3 sm Bumkins



Do you feel ready (or nearly ready) to have this baby yet? NO! I still have so much I want to do. I still have to deep clean the house... I just have too much back pain and pubic pain. And the more I move around I start having pretty bad contractions.... So I am hoping the cleaning bug hits soon! I still have to sew the diaper bag and pack our bags. Organize everything, cook meals!!

On the other hand, physically, I am ready to be done. I am tired of the pain I am in and all the peeing I do! But I will definitely miss the baby moving around and the things I do like about being pregnant!

Any thing you want to add? I can't believe it is almost here! This pregnancy has been the fastest one so far. I am just hoping I can handle three kids!
post #25 of 29
How far are you along now?
31.5 weeks

Do you think you will have your baby before of after your edd?
Probably after. :

Do you think your baby is going to small, average or large sized?
Large (DS was 9lb 3 oz)

Is your baby head down?
I think so. I've been worried about that.

Does it kick mostly on the right or the left side?
Lately bilaterally

When is your next mw or drs appt?
11/28

Do you have an outfit chosen to go home in for baby? If so describe it..
Homebirth, so uh, a diaper?

What nesting have you done thus far?
Um, ummm...I washed the basinet lining. (I'm a bit behind)

What do you still need to do for baby's arrival?
Sigh...most everything. Buy a dresser. Unpack all the stuff we've been given. Figure out the rest of our birth contingency plan. Um...oh boy...

Do you have a name chosen yet?
Several...that we aren't 100% on.

Are you using sposie diapers or cloth? If cloth tell us what you have acquired thus far.
We've got a big stash of a bunch of different clothies leftover from DS, and will supplement with disposables once I return to work.

Do you feel ready (or nearly ready) to have this baby yet?
OMIGAWSH NO!

Any thing you want to add?
Single digit countdown = exciting and terrifying!!!
post #26 of 29
I don't know about the rest of you but I feel the clock ticking away.... its almost our turn ladies!

How far are you along now? 33 weeks tomorrow.

Do you think you will have your baby before or after your edd? I'm thinking after... my company is changing insurance companies and my MW aren't covered under the new ones, (but provided their fee isn't too steep, the new insurance will actually be cheaper... go figure...: )

Do you think your baby is going to small, average or large sized? Small, she was measuring in the 30th percentile when we had our Level II u/s back at 24 weeks... I don't think much has changed since then. Fine by me, but that means all this weight is going to have to come off the hard way

Is your baby head down? Head down and back on the left side - woo hoo!

Does it kick mostly on the right or the left side? She kicks me almost exclusively on the right side. Sometimes I'll feel tiny movements in my pubic bone area, but the fun visible stuff is on my right

When is your next mw or drs appt? December 1

Do you have an outfit chosen to go home in for baby? If so describe it.. Nope... we haven't even started washing her clothes yet... I'm thinking it will be something functionally warm...

What nesting have you done thus far? What nesting? Those goddesses seem to have skipped me by entirely. I keep waiting for it to kick in, but I'm wondering if you only get it if you had to deal with other pregnancy "normals" like morning sickness and cravings (none of which I've had - strangely).

What do you still need to do for baby's arrival? Everything!! We at least have a nursery semi-set up, but the bulk of the functional baby stuff (like dipes, wipes, bath stuff, etc.) we're hoping we get at our shower (12/2). Mostly I just need more diapers, LOTS of them from what I've read. And we have to finish cleaning out her dresser drawers and closet... there's a huge pile of stuff that I pulled out of one of the dressers, but haven't had time (or desire) to find a new home for.

Do you have a name chosen yet? Yep... Annan Alec :

Are you using sposie diapers or cloth? If cloth tell us what you have acquired thus far. cloth diapers. Only things that I have were hand-me-downs from a family who tried, but didn't stick with it... I've got 6 mother-ease pockets with inserts (but they look huge!), about 20 prefolds and 1 cover. Need more!!

Do you feel ready (or nearly ready) to have this baby yet?
not really. It has started to sink in that she's going to have to come out sometime, but there is still lots of stuff that needs to get done. Plus, we have the holidays to get through first, THEN maybe I'll start feeling like I'm ready to have her

Any thing you want to add? Just excited that time seems to be flying by so quickly. Less than 2 months to go!!
post #27 of 29
How far are you along now? 31 weeks

Do you think you will have your baby before of after your edd? I'm hoping a few days before my EDD. I've got some tricks to encourage labor that I'll use.

Do you think your baby is going to small, average or large sized? No clue. Nothing will surprise me.

Is your baby head down? Um, I think so. Last week, the baby squirmed a lot and ever since then I've felt this incredible lead weight directly on my bladder.

Does your baby kick mostly on the right or the left side? Both.

When is your next mw or drs appt? Just had one today, next one is in the 1st week of Dec.

Do you have an outfit chosen to go home in for baby? If so describe it. No special outfit. Not into that kind of thing.

What nesting have you done thus far? In October I joined the MDC 500 item decluttering challenge and surpassed my goal. Now I'm wrapping Christmas gifts and trying to tidy up, sort baby clothes, etc. DH is seriously nesting, cleaning and scrubbing.

What do you still need to do for baby's arrival? Buy the car seat, get some bedding for the co-sleeper, keep listening to my Hypnobirthing CDs.

Do you have a name chosen yet? No, we won't choose a name until after the baby is born. We have about 10 favorites, but chances are we'll ditch them all when we see and hold our child.

Are you using sposie diapers or cloth? If cloth tell us what you have acquired thus far. We'll use sposies until we get the hang of EC, then we'll be diaper-free.

Do you feel ready (or nearly ready) to have this baby yet? No. I'll be ready in January...my due date is Jan. 15, so 2 weeks before or after is fair game. I'm going to enjoy being pg for the rest of Nov. and all of Dec., then I'll focus on making this birth happen peacefully and joyfully.

Any thing you want to add? My concerns are bigger than cloth vs. sposie or cleaning up around the house. I'm praying for my baby's health and development. I already have 1 special needs child. I'm worried about being healthy and strong for my children...that's why I'm doing the relaxation CDs and planning for my VBAC.
post #28 of 29
How far are you along now? 34 weeks

Do you think you will have your baby before of after your edd? I'm pretty sure I will go all the way to my due date if not a week later. I keep thinking January 6th (due on the 2nd)

Do you think your baby is going to small, average or large sized? Well my son was 8 pounds and most babies in my family are atleast ( my brother was 10pds) but at my only ultrasound at 20 weeks they said she was "petite". Of course a lot has and will continue to happen in the time I have left. What do they know! I think 6.5 to 7.5 pds. not teeny but smaller than her brother was.

Is your baby head down?
I swear her head in sort of down, but all my movement is low and on the sides. My placenta is in the front so I don't feel a whole lot farther up but she gets some great kicks in atleast once a day.

Does it kick mostly on the right or the left side? equally on both sides

When is your next mw or drs appt? in two weeks

Do you have an outfit chosen to go home in for baby? If so describe it.. I think we will put her in the same thing her brother wore. Its a warm and cozy full body suit with a hood that has bear ears on it. SO CUTE. (it's off-white). of course we haven't gotten all her clothes yet, so we could find something different. I'm open minded.

What nesting have you done thus far?
Washed all the clothes we have so far, cleaned the upstairs. Inspected, resized, and cleaned up old infant seat. Laundry mostly Laundry. I just started my maternity leave so I'm sure I will go all out soon. In pre-planning mode for Thanksgiving; my mom and I are baking somewhere around 8 pies. And I obsessed with cooking for Thursday.

What do you still need to do for baby's arrival? I think I have the necessities. The little odds and ends will come around.

Do you have a name chosen yet? YEs! Liliana

Are you using sposie diapers or cloth? If cloth tell us what you have acquired thus far.
I'm switching to cloth. My son has always been in disposibles but the diaper service will start in mid December. I'm excited and nervous about the whole thing.I have yet to order covers and all the extras I need but that's what today is for. RIGHT?!

Do you feel ready (or nearly ready) to have this baby yet?
I guess so. I think now that I'm not working it feels more real. And as long as I get the whole cloth diaper situation under control I think I'll be ready when she's ready!

Any thing you want to add?
post #29 of 29
How far are you along now?
34 weeks 5days

Do you think you will have your baby before of after your edd?
Probably after. Ds was 17 days "late"

Do you think your baby is going to small, average or large sized?
About the same as ds 8lbs 4oz, didn't seem big to me, average (?)

Is your baby head down?
yep

Does it kick mostly on the right or the left side?
Mostly right, but sometimes left.

When is your next mw or drs appt?
11/30

Do you have an outfit chosen to go home in for baby? If so describe it..
Homebirth and planning on practicing Elimination Communication, so skin to skin, maybe a prefold.

What nesting have you done thus far?
I have done a lot of outside nesting. We are creating a garden site and various other beds using a "sheet mulching" technique from a great homescale permaculture book. That has been exciting. I figure if I don't get it done now, then I won't have the time in the spring. I've order/received the Birth Kit, and have about 1/2 of the birth supplies collected/bought. I cleaned the car seat and check on line to make sure it is still aok to use. I have made/frozen 1/2 a dozen soups.

What do you still need to do for baby's arrival?
Launder baby clothes and blankets, etc. Don't want to do that until closer to date, want everything to be fresh. Finish collecting birth supplies. Practice relaxing and saying positive affirmations.

Do you have a name chosen yet?
If the little babe is a girl, Bliss Sue Ellen. If a boy...

Are you using sposie diapers or cloth? If cloth tell us what you have acquired thus far.
We are planning on practicing elimination communication, but that will still mean that we use cloth in some way or another. We have a bunch of prefolds from ds.

Do you feel ready (or nearly ready) to have this baby yet?OMIGAWSH No, but not panicked, but no. I can tell that she/he isn't ready yet either.

Any thing you want to add?
I've definitely been more uncomfortable in this third trimester. I never was uncomfortable with ds. Plenty of siatica (chiropractic has helped), now pubic bone discomfort with really intense ligament ...."twinges" that cause me to bend over uncontrollably fast. I look like the stereotypical tv mom in labor, Visualize a very quick bending over, grabbing for support, then..."Oh my god, the baby is coming" (But no it's just a weird ligament thing)
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