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Anyone else started preparing for the baby? What have you done so far?<br><br>
So far I'm making a list of things I need to replace - I realized some things don't last past 2 kids. I brought the paint for DH to paint the rooom. That's it.
 

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Well I am a first time mom and have NOOOO patience so I have probably done a lot more than others have. Don't laugh. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> I have scraped the old wallpaper off Croissant's bedroom walls, bought and assembled the crib, armoire and changing table, arranged the gifts I have received from people already (basically my way enthusiastic family) in the bureau, picked out names (even though I have no clue if it is a boy or girl yet...three weeks to go till 20wks!), wrote out an invite list for the baby shower (my sister-in-law asked me to compile it at some point, which basically means now to me) and decided on some other stuff for boy/girl that is just awaiting knowing the sex before I can paint and buy decor/crib sets. I am restraining myself to not write a list of who can come see Croissant after he/she is born. That would be too insane, even for me.<br>
HAHAHA. I am insane. Yes, I work full time. But I have been trying FOREVER to get pregnant so I am a lot ahead of the game. It is like I have been pregnant for 3 years. I had names picked out in a month of finding out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I've situated where baby is going to sleep (quite a task when we only have 3 bedrooms on a floor), bought about 1/2 a stash of newborn diapers, found my birth supplies... oh, and figured out who is going to be our doula and watch our kiddos here... but that's it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Well, let's see - I went to two midwife appointments! Hmmm, I have to have done something else. Uh, nope. I suck. I need to get busy!
 

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The only thing I've done is start collecting newborn diapers since my daughter didn't start in cloth until she was 3 months old and huge! But there's no nursery to prepare since we sleep with our babies and we're moving shortly after the birth anyway. I should look at double strollers but eh, there's time. I'm the queen of procrastination.
 

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I havent done much either! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I washed the bassinet bedding ...well actually i did that before i found out i was pg because it converts to a changing table and we just decided to quit using it for DS downstairs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I washed all the other fabric covered stuff too, high chair cover, car seat cover, etc...<br><br>
Bought maternity clothes ...oh wait, that's for me... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
hmmm.... still not sure where to put the babe...we probably wont cosleep much but we only have two bedrooms upstairs and an office downstairs that i think will be too small for our bedroom.<br>
No clue. But i am not gonna worry about it. Babies fit in!<br>
Maybe we should just move. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I got two bags of girl clothes off of freecycle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> will refreecycle if it isnt a girl. There's some NICE stuff in there that i hope we get to use! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Arranged to get a dresser for the babe from my brother ( who moved and doesnt want it)<br><br>
Does eating, sleeping, exercising, etc count? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Oh yes, went to appts... i did that!<br><br>
Well, i did buy some books. I guess that counts. "The womanly art of breastfeeding" and some books for wrangling my toddler <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and natural childbirth info.<br><br>
Got some hyp-birth relaxation cd's off of freecycle too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Will get busy if the baby reveals its gender at our u/s the 23rd.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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We got a clothesline! From Freecycle!! It's my first step in gearing up for diapers...purchasing them still seems overwhelming!<br>
Lots of reading, here and books, trying to learn and figure out what we need and what we're supposed to do upon becoming parents.<br>
Very little purchasing yet, but I'm starting to at least visit the resale shops and see what they have and get an idea of how much things cost.
 

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Oh I am so jealous!<br><br>
I want a clothesline! We have so many trees I would be doing so much rewashing it isnt worth it...<br><br>
and to think, as a kid I was embarrassed that we line dried our clothes!<br>
( understandably in many ways...but ironic too)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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Haven't done a dang thing. My older son is just now a year... all his baby stuff is still usable and accessible. We did move him out of his hammock and into a crib, so he's not suddenly displaced by the newbie. That has been quite a process, as you can imagine.<br><br>
Might have to shop for more diapers, though... we barely have enough for ONE baby, let alone two in cloth.<br><br>
And should probably get around to organizing the outgrown clothes in DS's closet by size.<br><br>
Is it 14 weeks already?????
 

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Okay I was just like that the first time around too! stripping wallpaper, ripping up carpet. We were ready to go way ahead of time, I say do it while you have the energy! Congrats and yay on the healthy pregnancy! You make all the lists you want <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I haven't done much myself yet. We are leaving for a cruise at the end of the month so I am waiting until after that. But weeks 20-30 will be busy for me. I want to slow down after 30 weeks, I feel I'll be pretty worn out just living life.
 

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Definitely a procrastinator, here. Haven't done anything but midwife appts and won't do anything for months and months. I was so over-prepared with #1, seven years ago and found I didn't need anything but a car seat, diapers, wipes and onesies for months post-partum. Oh ... and a sling. Sometime in the beginning of the summer, I will shop for those things. Won't be doing a nursery or anything because we did that the first time and never used it. This one will share our room for the first couple of years... then we'll see. Oh... and I guess I will probably by a co-sleeper this time.
 

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Well . . . uh . . . nothing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
This is number 3, so I have everything I need already. But we're off for an ultrasound in 2 weeks, and if it's a girl then I'll be buying some purple yarn to make her a little hat to wear soon after birth to help keep her toasty. Probably won't buy any outfits for her because I do have some girl ones that have never been used (my first two are boys). There's also a cute knit romper that I've wanted to make for a girl ever since I saw it years ago. So I'm sure I'll be buying yarn for that too if we have a she. If it's a boy, I'll probably make him a special hat too, but most likely not purple.<br><br>
I may also knit some wool diaper covers, which are so cool. I have all the diapers and covers that I could need, but I like the idea of knit ones. (Okay, we'll see how much time I have to do all this knitting . . . plus I still have to finish a couple of other knit projects too.) I have big plans to put up a laundry line outside once the ground thaws, and to get my garden tilled and planted this spring (okay, that's really not for baby . . . but sort of because those yummy veggies will help make healthy milk for him/her). I'll wash the car seat cover before August (or maybe at the very beginning of August), and do a couple of loads of baby clothes . . . that are clean but have been sitting in plastic bags for the past two years.<br><br>
Does it count that I will do some things to prepare? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Not much! I'm planning on knitting some soakers as well. I have started to buy diapers, do need a changing sale but this weekend there is a huge moms of multiples sale, so i'm hoping to get one there. will have to buy clothes if we're having a boy! that's about it. more stressing about my job (if i'll return) and how we can afford for me not to work. i hate money and student debt.
 

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LOL in a way it really is for the baby. We've been living with my dad, which has gotten a little "interesting" as DD1 entered toddlerhood. With a newborn on the way, it was time to get our own place again!<br><br>
I've also hired a doula.<br><br>
And told DD1's daycare I would NOT be needing a space for the baby. I'm going to stay home with both babies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
I actually think that's going to be about it until it's time to start washing baby clothes and packing suitcases.
 

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We also bought a new house and will be moving at the end of this month. I can't want to let the nesting begin!<br><br>
Other than that, I have done absolutely nothing, maybe read a little here and there. Oh, and contacted my doula <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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We bought and put together a little bookshelf for all the kids' books we've been buying for the last 4 years or so. Every time one of us goes out of town or sees a cute book, we buy it, and then bring it home and read it together and date it. It's one of my favorite traditions, and now we've got 2 shelves of great books for all ages.<br><br>
Other than taking good care of myself and getting all my appointments made and trying to get rid of clutter in our home, that's about it. Once we find out the gender on March 21, though... it's registering time!
 

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I haven't done a thing. I've thought about it, but haven't actually done anything yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
I'll get busy after the u/s in 2 weeks, when we will hopefully know more about the sex of this babe.<br><br>
We need a swing, rocking chair, amby and clothes (only if girl). I think that's it. Oh, and dh will paint the babe's room (since it's a putrid turqoise right now from previous owners.)
 

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I haven't done much yet. I'm over feeling sick, but still get tired soo easily that I'm not doing much of anything.<br><br>
Dh moved his computer and related stuff out of the office and down to the end of the basement closest to the stairs. I have to clean out the rest of the stuff (mostly ebay stuff that needs to get sold off). The office will then become our 4yo dd's room and they baby will get her current room.<br><br>
I did get 3 really cute pairs of baby shoes yesterday. They were only $2 a pair. 2 are gender neutral, one is all girl but they are bigger, so if we find out we are having a boy, then I'll give them to my friend who just had a girl 3wks ago.<br><br>
I have a mental list a mile long of stuff I "should do" but nothing much has actually happened yet.<br><br>
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I've only had cool weather babies, so I went through the newborn clothes and picked out all the warm weather clothes. They're still sitting in a pile in the basement though. We're going to get a few new bookcases, one of which will go in our room with one shelf for diapers and clothing for the baby (so we don't have to bother the boys at night).<br>
We only have one small bedroom for the boys upstairs in addition to our bedroom, so when the baby is old enough it'll have to share with themn whether it's a boy or a girl. Eventually we'd like to add onto our house, but that won't happen for a while. We have an office and a guest bedroom downstairs, but we don't want anyone sleeping downstairs--it's just too far away. We cosleep for the first 6 months or so, then move baby to a pack & play next to our bed, then around a year into the other bedroom. So I have time to figure it all out.<br>
We've picked out names, but that's all we've done so far. Once it gets warm out I usually feel more motivated--sort of like spring cleaning.<br><br>
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I bought some onesies at the second hand store. My mother told me to stock up because an August baby will live in onsies for a while. They were only 2 for a dollar at the second hand store!! Yeah! Something I can afford!<br>
I've looked in vain to find a crib/ect we can afford. Seriously considering the Amby. Are they expensive? How long do you let the baby sleep in one without worrying he'll roll out of it or knock it over?? Anyone know?<br>
What is Freecycle?<br>
Oh I am so overwhelmed. Being a First Time Mommy to be is exhausting.
 
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