YikesBaby- Our co-sleeper is the bassinet that connects to the side of the bed. We only have a queen, so after thinking about the ones that go in the bed, I decided that it was unlikely to fit very well and that we might accidentally end up with blankets over the baby without a lot of room in the bed. Plus it seemed like a good idea to have a mini crib/bassinet to take places with us if necessary, like grandparents, etc.
Emmediva- I have had lower back pain on and off since around 20 weeks. It seems to have mostly gotten better, but comes back some days. My biggest problem has been the plantar fasciitis I've developed. I did try wearing one of the back braces they make for pregnancy and it seemed to help some. They aren't very expensive and would def be worth it if you're having a lot of pain. Also, a heating pad on low and warm baths really helped. I have also started getting pain in my groin/pelvis that feels like the whole thing is coming loose and breaking apart. Ha! I think my body is totally loosening up for birth!
I'm using the crib I got as a shower gift for DD. We put her in a twin bed. I will use my bassinet for the first few months. I won't be able to be away from her especially when she's getting up every 2-3 hours to eat.
Emmediva: Yay, for baby shower! I had two the first time around. I'm missing them this time... But, I do enjoy buying for baby.
I have the backaches bad now... I got out the heating pad. It helps wonders.
YikesBaby, I agree with you on the monitor, it's best to be over sensitive
I am going to tell my doctor about the pain tomorrow, hopefully she can suggest something because I am dying here. And I don't have trouble with constipation so that's not it.
SAS1, the co-sleeper sounds good, especially since you can connect it to the bed.I'm going to try a heating pad and baths, I'm just scared to get in the bath tub and then not be able to get up I still have the inner thigh/groin pain but the back pain is far worse! I wish we could have one or the other you know? It would be easier to deal with but having both is a nightmare. It was so hard for me to get out of bed, shower and get dressed this morning... I don't know how I'll make it 8 more weeks at work...
Leinzlove, that sounds good, using both is a win/win that's what I figured exactly. Since you have to constantly feed/change them etc, it makes sense to have them close by for the first few months. I am going to save the bassinet and crib for my next pregnancy, we want 2 or 3 children. If the next one is a girl then we'll be done, if not we'll try for a girl the 3rd time
And yeah it is exciting to get to the end and get our reward, holding our precious bundles of joy the pain we are going through right now not so much
I can't wait to see bubs again tomorrow! I hope he is still head down, Leinz, I wonder if he'll be weighing what your ticker says? 3.5lbs or 4lb? LOL since my OH was a big baby.
Mimi -- howz the countdown coming along ?? 2nd Jan it is..wow exciting !!
Leinzlove -- My doc apnt went very well,, hearing the heartbeat is the most amazing part of the apnt
Sas1--- Yea for Team Blue .. Join the Gang !! Cool you came to know the baby weight.. I am not gonna have any U/S now so wont come to know until the end. I asked my doc & he said by 29 weeks they should be around 2.5 to 3 lbs so its perfect !
YikesBaby -- Good luck for your baby shower.. its such an amazing feeling to be pampered Mine is tomorrow at work soo looking fwd to it.. Do let us know how it went
Emmediva-- Great that you had such a lovely shower ..Jonathan's being treated royally .. grandma's busy preparing clothes,, thats so sweet !
Sad to hear about your GD ... be optimistic, the diet change will help you get through your natural birth plan ..All wishes with you
We r planning to get a crib in Thanksgiving,, looking for deals around. I never thought of having a bassinet , so am confused now ! My plan was to get a Pack n Play with Basinet for our lower level where i could keep the baby & use its Basinet if needed.. I will google on the angelcare motion monitors,, never heard of them, thanks for letting me know.
Babies r us has few of the cribs on sale on Black Friday check out their flyer..
Doc said the pain in my lower abdomen is because of Uterus streching trying to accomodate baby weight,, also some ligaments streching so basically nothing can be done. But its soo sharp when i get up or move positions... getting used to dealing with it.. Per Doc Every pain is Normal in Pregnancy !
Hi Ladies, how is everyone doing? Well, I had my glucose test this morning. It actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was. It went pretty fast, although I'm sure it helped that I had my google nexus with me so that I could read and go on the internet. This Saturday, I will be getting a 4d scan so that we can see Arianna in action...so excited!!!
Leinzlove...I hear you about the backaches. I haven't tried a heating pad yet, but think I will after hearing it works wonders for you.
SAS1...We also registered for a mini co-sleeper. I actually preferred that over the bassinet. One of my friends tried to put her baby in a bassinet and she hated it. She actually preferred the co-sleeper. LOL! I guess every baby is different. Hopefully, Arianna will enjoy hers too.
Emmediva...So sorry to hear about your GD diagnosis. The good news is that it usually goes away after delivery. The diet change will definitely help. Sending you positive thoughts. And oh yes, the lower back pain is hitting me full throttle now especially when trying to sleep at night. Granted, the body pillow does provide some relief, but it still aches BTW, how did your appointment go today?
aanch...Have fun shopping for a crib next week. I'm sure you will get a great deal. That's the beauty about shopping during that time of the year. Let us know how you get on. And yes, Jan. 2nd is right around the corner. Last night, DH and I went on a maternity tour at the hospital where Arianna will be born. Ironically, I was born at the same hospital, but at a different location. This one is new and officially opened during the spring so it is state of the art.
I can't believe we're almost there! Keeping all of you in my thoughts
Mimi, I'm using the maternity belt I purchased on Amazon and it's been helping with the back ache, thank God!!! I was so miserable!
I just got out of the ultrasound appointment and he is weighing in approximately 4lbs 6oz
I'm waiting on my doctor appointment, ugh they take forever!!
Leizlove, yeah I think he is goign to be big, I'm scared as to how big he'll get, since I want a natural birth... I really don't want to be induced or worst yet, have a c-section (shudders at thought). My doctor appointment was good, she thinks I can control the GD with diet too like you I had actually lost 7lbs from last weigh in!! Yay me!! the doctor was very pleased with that.
Hey ladies!! I had my two showers this weekend (one family, one friends) and they were awesome. We have soooo much stuff it's insane. Now if only DH would have some free time to finish the nursery... we could actually put it away. :S It looks like a baby tornado passed through our house. LOL
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