Originally Posted by coleina
I knew that I ovulated early, because we were NFP and actually avoiding that month and "babydanced" in what should have been a safe zone and the next day I was like "um... I just ovulated!!!" I got a BFP 4 or so days before my period was due.
For some prego-crazy reason today I went back and looked at the data, then found a due date calendar that goes by ovulation date. It gave me a whole week earlier! I have been having an inkling this babe could come early, my first came on her due date. I know due dates are a load of hooey but with my first being born on hers and having 28 day cycles forever, I can't help but take some stock in mine.
EDD based on LMP 8/26
EDD based on O-date 8/19 (so soon!)
I was freaking a bit about having "enough" time before this discovery, now am panicking a bit I could have a baby in a little over 2 weeks! Time to get my butt into gear? What would you do?
Don't stress out too much! I always end up with a lot of odds and ends I didn't think about that we take care of after the baby comes. Here is what I try to get done (and I think? I have done for this one):
- Car seat purchased and installed
- Post-partum self-care supplies; for me this includes overnight maxi pads, ibuprofen, heating pad
- Some baby clothes clean and ready to go. I mostly do onesies and sleepers for the small sizes; they grow out of them so quickly!
- Somewhere for baby to sleep if they don't sleep with you
- Nursing supplies. I use a lot of these, because I deal with an oversupply at the beginning. I get lots of nursing pads, nursing bras, milk storage bags (because I am returning to work after six weeks), pull the pump out of storage, nursing pillow, and get a lot of my bottom-shelf prefolds out for leakage. I know a lot of moms manage the nursing a lot more simply, but it's a bit of a messy and swollen production around here, and I know to prepare for it.
- Some receiving blankets/swaddlers clean and ready to go
- Diapering supplies clean/purchased and ready to go
If we're lucky, we try to make sure there are a decent amount of groceries in the house and bills are paid, but since you can't predict labor perfectly, this may or may not happen. I try to make sure the family has laundry done, but again, a lot of that is luck of the draw and no one is going to die if they run out of socks for a day or two.
Happy nesting! Really, try not to stress too much. If you can put some clothes on the baby and get him home, the rest can be made up later, especially if family will be around to help.