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#31 of 46 Old 12-29-2007, 11:37 PM
 
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We got our belly cast supplies at Hobby Lobby. hth

Here's what's left on my list:

Pack birth center bag
Update the Ipods (music for me and movies on the other one for dd1)
Embroider, sew, and serge final dipes and covers
Tie-dye prefolds and mama cloth
Belly cast
Stock the pantry so we don't have to run out for anything
Wrap and pack Baby's gift to her big sister (I'm the Big Sister shirt and a vintage Little Golden Book called Baby Dear)

What are you guys planning for afterpains? It's been 5+ years since I birthed dd1 (first birth - no pains), so I don't know if I'll get them or how bad they'll be if I do. I'd like to be prepared with something just in case. tia!
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Wishgarden's AfterEase is supposed to be great for the afterpains. I am ordering some this week and hope to avoid the excruciating pains I had after my 2nd baby was born.

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Too much to do!

- Buy a carseat (going tomorrow or Monday)
- Install carseat
- Finish picking out music and visuals for birth center bag
- Pack birth center bag
- Find a coming home outfit
- Wash baby clothes/blankets
- Rearrange DD's dresser to make room for baby clothes/blankets
- Figure out the CD situation (I have lots of covers but very few diapers)
- Clean house really really well
- Make new sling/wrap
- PICK OUT A GIRL NAME!

Where is my nesting urge?

I finally got a nesting urge!

Now I just need one or two more and I'm ready!
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Birthing tub is being delivered friday.
I need to buy a bottle of hydrogen perozide.
I need to go through old baby clothes to find the NB/small sized stuff and wash it all.

I think that's it.
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I have never done that before but we were thinking about trying it.. where do you usually buy your supplies?
this time i just got the stuff at michael's, and used a 50% off coupon, so it only cost me $10. first time i bought a kit online, and second time i was gifted a kit.

all you really need besides the plaster wrap stuff is olive oil. i'll never use vaseline again after the first time. yuck! lol

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What are you guys planning for afterpains? It's been 5+ years since I birthed dd1 (first birth - no pains), so I don't know if I'll get them or how bad they'll be if I do. I'd like to be prepared with something just in case. tia!
i've heard good things about fresh pineapple/fresh pineapple juice, so i plan to always have one on hand until the birth, lol. staring at mine right now. i've heard so-so things aboyt afterease .... i also plan to make an appt with my family doc for the big guns. just in case. last time i was miserable. they were BAD. i want to be on the safe/comfortable side this time.

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Hey impromptukiss,

I was wondering, the plaster gauze "rigid wrap" that you found at Michael's? I'm guessing that is what you are going with because I too found the same stuff and it looked like a much better way $$$$-wise....anyways did you get the big rolls or a few of the small? And did you do it already? And how did it go?

This will be my first time.....hopefully that is if I can find someone to help me do it before this baby comes. I think it's going to be my husband which will be perfect I think.

Thank you so much for anything you write back!!!
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Hey impromptukiss,

I was wondering, the plaster gauze "rigid wrap" that you found at Michael's? I'm guessing that is what you are going with because I too found the same stuff and it looked like a much better way $$$$-wise....anyways did you get the big rolls or a few of the small? And did you do it already? And how did it go?

This will be my first time.....hopefully that is if I can find someone to help me do it before this baby comes. I think it's going to be my husband which will be perfect I think.

Thank you so much for anything you write back!!!
yes - that is it! i got 2 packs of the big rolls. they were about $10ea before coupons. it's basically the size of 4 smaller ones, which came with each of the kits i've had before. and with the coupon, gave me more bang for my buck, lol!

we will cut them in half width-wise, to make them the same size at the shorter rolls. then in pieces varying 6-12" long.

we're going to do this one tomorrow. i always get short of breath and queasy towards the middle fo rsome reason and end up having to rip it off for a minute, lol. i don't know why ... my position maybe? but by then it's dry enough where it doesn't mess it up. also, olive oil worked 100X better for us than vaseline. the vaseline took DAYS to get off my skin. it was a nightmare! just make sure you're coated pretty well, it will stick to a lose hair or two if you miss it!

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so after a round of contractions last night, sending me into a panic, i have a new revised list, lol.

NAME BABY
Make Phone Number List for Labor
Test Run on Birth Tub
Name/Address List for Announcements
Meet Photographer
Belly Cast
Ask MIL if she ordered Carseat, and play carseat shuffle when it comes in
Make Big Brother/Sister Tees
Make Dr. Appt for afterpain meds
Get carpets Steam Cleaned
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- Go into labor.

- Have baby.

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- Go into labor.

- Have baby.


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AfterEase and fresh pineapple added to my list! Thanks so much!
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yes - that is it! i got 2 packs of the big rolls. they were about $10ea before coupons. it's basically the size of 4 smaller ones, which came with each of the kits i've had before. and with the coupon, gave me more bang for my buck, lol!

we will cut them in half width-wise, to make them the same size at the shorter rolls. then in pieces varying 6-12" long.

we're going to do this one tomorrow. i always get short of breath and queasy towards the middle fo rsome reason and end up having to rip it off for a minute, lol. i don't know why ... my position maybe? but by then it's dry enough where it doesn't mess it up. also, olive oil worked 100X better for us than vaseline. the vaseline took DAYS to get off my skin. it was a nightmare! just make sure you're coated pretty well, it will stick to a lose hair or two if you miss it!

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Thank you so much! I had planned on buying the smaller rolls but now I am thinking that the bigger ones are probably the way to go.....I am so excited to do this. How long does it the process take on average? Once you have it all on your tummy how long do you leave it before taking it off.....Hope you don't mind me asking you all these questions, I have read online about it but sometimes it makes better sense when I can ask someone who has actually done it! I just hope that I can do it before this baby comes! I feel like it could be anytime.

If you don't mind please post a pic of your new belly cast
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* Buy HB supply list stuff

* Knit a couple more soakers

* Buy baby clothes!!

* Belly Cast

* Wash couch cushion covers and steam clean rug. It's driving me crazy.

* Install carseat

* Return library books. I forgot before my last baby and I owed the lib a gross amount of money. whoopsie.
OK. Now I just have to knit or buy nb soakers/covers and do the rug/couch thing. Then I'm ready! Handy thread.

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Dh was home yesterday and we got a ton of stuff done! Here is my updated list

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So, here is mine!

Get out PnP and swing
Get out baby diapers
-Get ones SIL borrowed back and strip
- Wash baby diapers
-Clean and find newborn wool

Sort out newborn and 0-3 clothes
-Wash newborn clothes
-Somewhere to keep them

-Do we need anything else? purchase if needed
Make 2 bed protector blankets
-PUL, 2 layers hemp fleece, flannel/minkee
Wash boppy
-make extra cover, if time
Get out car seat and wash
Buy winter cover for car seat?
Buy nursing pads
Buy/get diaper pail or make large hanging wet bag
Buy silk for sling and finish
Name baby!
My AP/MDC mommas group is doing a belly cast party for me tomorrow, I have never done one before and am excited about it!

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i got a bunch more stuff on my list done yesterday and today! pool is ready and hot water tank is fixed and i got a bunch more birth supplies and all of the food we will need for birth helpers and me and for after baby is born
and im feeling totally better, just need to see the dentist tomorow. yay!! baby having time is soon approaching!!

 

 

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