They don't seem too concerned. The general feeling is I will go early anyway as I am already pretty "full" with big baby and I have too much water. Also the progesterone shots they put me on at 16wks (baby two was a preemie) I had to stop at 31wks due to a developed allergy!! So I am just waiting and we will see what happens . I think most women go between 2-4weeks after stopping the shot !! It is all quiet on the Western front for now though !! how are you all doing , any plans this weekend?xxx
Church this morning and I had a family get together or "baby shower" yesterday. It was pretty fun. I wish you luck with everything. Gosh, I'm so jealous. So I'll be waiting for you as you may deliver before the group. So exciting! Is this your third daughter?
Knowing me I shall defy every odd and carry this baby to term and just be the size of an elephant instead !!! this is my 2nd girl , #1 was a boy
Talking of bags girls , what have you packed in yours? Maybe we can share good ideas , This is what I have in mine...
Big fluffy dressing gown/robe.
Three pairs pjs. (just in case I stay in for longer)
Disposable underwear. (for labour & the first few heavy lochia loss days)
Undies & socks.
Nursing bra x 2.
Cheap nightshirt to labour in.
Pack of nappies/diapers.
Pack of wipes.
Homecoming outfit for baby.
Two sleep suit/vest sets for baby.
Hats,socks,mitts,bootees for baby.
Packet Dextrose glucose tablets x2 (labour energy!)
Belvita breakfast biscuits (great for energy & light!)
Labour massage oil.
Hypnobirthing & relaxing music.
Good lip balm.
Lucozade isotonic (like Gatorade!)
Umm , I think that's it !!!! Oh and I have the sweetest little fairy rag doll for baby!!!xx
Some great ideas mrsb! I find out in the next couple of weeks if I get a vbac or not, so I'm waiting to finalise my bag as I'll need different stuff depending. My basics are:
2 sleepsuits and 2 vests
Home outfit for baby and me
Camera, fully charged
Great idea about the energy foods, I think it really helped contribute to my c section last time that I hadn't eaten for 24 hours and had vomited my last meals back up, plus all my water. I had an epidural in me for the last 12 hours and ate and drank nothing during that time. I read that sweet oatmeal is a good idea, apparently they call it the 'midwives pethidine' so I'll probably find some biscuits or something with it in.
Toiletries (deodorant, body wash, body scrubber, face wash, towels, maternity pads, body spray, cooling spray for vaginal area, cooling wipes for vag. area etc.)
4 day outfits
slippers only for hospital that I will throw away once I leave
4 cute socks
My own personal hospital gowns (2) and matching dress and baby matching outfit
My baby's bag contains:
two cute outfits for pictures
booties and made hat
another set of booties
pink and black zebra teddy for her
Baby body wash
Naval cord care kit
That's all I can think of for now, but I think I covered both our entire bags! I'm pretty sure we are set for everything. Besides her car seat sitting in the room. Oh the anticipation!!!!!
The only other thing that's not packed is my extra cell battery and charger, I will get that at the last minute!!!
I'm fairly certain you all are going to be way more prepared than me. I heard the hospital supplies diapers/wipes/etc. on different list suggestions so wasn't too worried about being prepared in that region.
2 layette sets (one newborn, one 0-3)
2 coming home outfits (one newborn, one 0-3)
2 pair socks
a little pack of wipes
10 diapers: 5 newborn, 5 size 1
2 nursing tanks
2 pair of PJ bottoms (one will be worn to come home)
a cotton dress with easy boob and "area" access
one regular tank
...think that's it?
Also packed the hubs a toothbrush, deodorant, razor, and change of clothes (incase he has to come straight from work).
So... Had my vbac appointment on Thursday and looks like I will get to labour! Hooray! My consultant tried to tell me I had cpd (small pelvis) but as my midwife said, there is no real way of knowing without physically measuring it. Isabelle was back to back so that probably explains why she got stuck as I was pushing her out.
Anyway, on with the bag packing!! Forgot to mention I will be taking some tiny baby clothes as Isabelle only weighed 5lb15 at 39 weeks! All the newborn stuff was ridiculously big on her.
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