This pregnancy is flying by for me - my first went soooo slow but this time round, I can't believe I'm almost 3rd tri already!
The birth weight for my first wasn't anything like mine or DH's! I was 8lb something and so was DH I think but my DD was only 6lb12oz - although she was the same length as me (and my brother who is now 6ft 5 and I'm only 5ft 5 lol)
We have our name picked out and are 98% certain on it - just gotta see her when she's born and make sure it suits her lol.
How much stuff has everyone bought? We have a lot of stuff we can reuse from the first but literally, all we've bought so far is one 3-piece set which consists of a bib, a long sleeve vest and a baby grow...... Need to get our arses in gear but keep thinking we've got loads of time but it's going too quick!
Oh my goodness ladies! I went to bed hoping I might get a few responses I wake up to so many replies! YAY!!
I'm due July 8th. However I do have a history of large babies and typically am c-sectioned 1-2 weeks early. However I am praying my heart out that my little girl stays small enough (under 10lbs) so I can try for a v-bac!
We have yet to start her nursery. But I hope to in the next two weeks. After having three boys I LOVE shopping for my baby girl She already has a nice little wardrobe
When are you ladies having your baby shower? Mine is set for May 5th. I will be 31 weeks.
Wow, I'm due on July 8th too! I'm also having my baby shower on May 5th! Small world!
Haha Ironic. Do you know what you are having or are you Team Yellow?
We've bought loads but its our first so we needed everything! Have had a few bits given to us.
We went for the icandy strawberry for our pram, it should arrive in about 3 weeks, cant wait! I know I will want to play with it!!
The main things we have got lft to get are a bouncy chair/rocker type chair for baby during the day and a papoose/baby carrier to carry baby when we dont want to use the pram. Has anyone got any good recommendations on either?
We had a Fisher-Price jungle bouncy chair with a mobile and also a vibration feature - my DD seemed happy in it, she slept in it lots with the vibration turned on and the bounce was quite easy to control too. Only thing is, you need a head rest for it - we used the insert from the car seat as the straps of the chair just went through the holes. We'll probably end up using the same chair again - just gotta double check the condition of it!
I can't recommend any slings/carriers unfortunately - having that trouble myself!
At the moment, I'm feeling soooo unprepared. We literally kept everything of DD1's incase we had another girl but I've not even start looking through it yet and we haven't bought a thing. Time is going so fast, I'm getting quite anxious she'll be here and we won't have anything for her!
I'm starting to watch baby care You Tube videos. Baby center.com as some good ones. I had no idea there were so many swaddling methods. Is anyone planning on swaddling?
I still need to buy a bouncer & some toys & books, but everything else is bought & in storage. The next step is to order the furniture & setup & decorate the nursery. I am kicking myself for not getting it done sooner because I feel tired & awkward & unmotivated now.
We haven't bought much, mostly because I'm having 4 baby showers thrown for me (I've already had one), so we're waiting until after those to see what we have left to get. So far we just have clothes, the crib, mattress, dresser, changing table and a swing. The furniture is all still in their boxes in my living room because my OH is procrastinating getting the old furniture moved out of the nursery and getting it painted.
I'm sleeping fairly well, luckily. The biggest problem I seem to have is just falling asleep because that's when LO is most active so it takes me a while to kind of tune out his movements and fall asleep. Once I'm asleep though, I'm out all night (except for my 3am bathroom break of course)
I haven't bought anything! Think it's only just dawning on us that at the end of the pregnancy there should be a baby they will let us take home from the hospital. Serious shopping and tidying next weekend I think!
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