Okay, here's a new thread so we don't have to scroll through a bunch of posts to get the latest updates on each other. Can you tell I am ready to have this baby soon? :LOL I will be 40 weeks on Monday and I am feeling pretty done.
Anybody have any other things to get done before baby arrives? I need to fold and sort all the laundry that has been sitting in hampers so long that it has mated and colonized our living space. It's just clean clothes but they're all in hampers and all over the place. The bassinet is full of fabric (we're co-sleeping anyway but I'd at least like to be full of baby stuff instead of just random fabric), and my serger ate some velour when I was trying to make washies the other night, I was too tired to struggle with it so it's still mocking me over there with fuzz in its teeth.
Who else is doing cloth? I have so many cute things for this baby to releive itself in. CDing is definitely addicting. I have to choose that first diaper and it is so hard. Jean, I know you're a
, what is your baby's first dipe going to be?
I also want to pick up a few more things here and there for the labor... What kinds of things do you guys have for your labors? We have a half case of organic lemon Recharge and several packets of Emergen-C drink, some Demetria Labor Balm, a yoga ball that Mike still needs to pump up for me, Cold Fusion frozen protein juice bars, and Mike is going to make some banana bread and stuff like that as well. I found this thing that goes over the overflow drain in your tub so you can fill it up more at Bed Bath & Beyond, and I also bought a tub pillow. We've also got some essential oils and candles for making things mellow. I am thinking a yoga mat would be nice for when I want to be on the floor or kneeling.
Have you picked out that first outfit yet? That's something else I need to do, talk to my MW about the sterile packs, which if she wants I need to do still. The blanket warming in the oven idea sounds great, how nice it would be to get a warm blanket over us after the birth.
We've already bought concert tickets for this summer, and we're so excited to take Spawn with us! Babies can go for free till age 1 or 2 depending on the venue, and since these are both outdoor festival-type shows I figure I'll get some tiny earplugs and put Spawn in the sling and we'll be cool. We'll be nursing so we won't have to worry about getting formula in or keeping it fresh, I'll just have to drink lots of water
Oh, and we'll be having a picnic this summer for MDC mamas and papas in the Puget Sound area so that will be fun too. Has anyone else made summer plans with their babies already?