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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 16:20 PM   2961
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I will Keep my fingers crossed that she doesn't need the surgery!



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2013, 16:23 PM   2962
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We go to find out tomorrow whether the harness has made any improvement in Cait's hips. Today she got her 3 month pics taken and she did great! So cute.

Rachel, I hope you are doing well. If you are thinking of doing newborn pics the website thehairbowcompany has adorable angel wings and tutus, fairy wings and leg warmers, knit hats, etc. So adorable. We didn't do NB pics but I ordered a tutu for her 6 month pics. Amazing prices and such cute stuff!

Michelle hope you are ok and your appts are going well!



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2013, 16:58 PM   2963
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I can't wait to see some of the pictures! I really hope you get good news at her appt

Thank you so much I will definitely check out that site!

I am doing well all in all. My back is starting to bother me more and sleeping is even more difficult but overall I really can't complain! We still have so much to get done, I just want to get everything finished by time I am 37 weeks. When did you pack your hospital bag?



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2013, 17:02 PM   2964
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Oh I packed it quite early but in all honesty I used NOTHING in it. I used a few sleep/nursing bras, chapstick and my hairtie, a camera/phone and a comfy going home outfit. Not to mention my pillow.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2013, 18:38 PM   2965
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Thanks, I will make sure not to overpack!



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2013, 19:53 PM   2966
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Thanks, I will make sure not to overpack!
You could pack a nursing nightgown or pajamas or a robe but you will bleed a lot the first 2 days (so be sure to have the big heavy over night pads at home) and I didn't want to risk ruining my clothes. They kept coming in and checking me all over and the lactation consultant literally had to touch my breast to show me how to get Cait to latch better so the hospital gown was fine for the 2 nights I spent there. Also they usually supply you (well my hospital did, it's worth looking into) with the spandex panties which aren't comfy but it's ok when they get ruined. I believe I may have wore some of them home. But other than what I mentioned in the last post all I used was the baby's carseat and coming home outfit (obviously pack a diaper bag if you'll go anywhere else before going home or you have a long ride), some socks, toiletries and flip flops because the bathroom floor seemed dirty to me. You might want some make up to make you feel pretty when you aren't feeling your best but I was honestly too tired to care what I looked like. We live close to the hospital so DH really didn't use anything in his bag either and I labored all night so I kept trying to sleep instead of doing anything to keep me busy, besides I was in too much pain and too focused on my labor to do much else anything. I sort of regretted packing a thousand things in my bag but better safe than sorry I guess, and some hospitals don't supply much. The hospitals in the UK must not supply anything because the UK ladies always pack a ton and use it. It's really personal preference what you pack I guess but I didn't really need much.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2013, 13:25 PM   2967
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Thank you that is so helpful! They do provide pads, the underwear, diapers and things like that. I wondered about what pjs to bring because of the bleeding, I don't want to ruin anything but I guess I will bring something and if I am comfortable in the gown I will just stay in that.

I think your right, it is different in the uk they provide a lot more here. Did you pack snacks?



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2013, 14:23 PM   2968
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Rachel I did not pack snacks because I couldn't eat while in labor anyway and our hospital has decent food. You could pack some but I doubt you'll want any until after you have the baby anyway. Your DH may need some, at least a drink or something but they often have a pantry with soda, snacks, and popsicles (for laboring ladies, I had a cherry one just an hour before Caitlyn was born) in labor and delivery if you ask. About the clothing- if you think you may be more comfy in your clothes by all means I think you should wear them but the first 2 days you will bleed heavily so choose something you won't mind ruining. Also you may just be too tired or sore to change. I think that's mostly why I stayed in the hospital gown the whole time. I hope you aren't too nervous by anything I say like bleeding, etc. It all goes by pretty quickly and you will soon forget the pain and all. I just tried not to think about the labor beforehand and when I finally got there it was very painful but manageable. Our bodies really are made for it. How are your appts going? All well? Baby must be getting big in there!

On a different note, we went to the ortho today. Cait's hip is staying in place! We are very happy about that but unfortunately she still has to wear the harness until JULY! SHe has 6 more weeks full time in it, then we can reduce the time until July and she'll have an xray and she'll be done with it. Another downside is she won't be able to use her jumperoo or exersaucer as it isn't good for her hips but it's all better than my baby having to have surgery! So yay!

Hope you are all well!



 
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That is great news that she doesn't need surgery!! So happy to hear that

Like you I am trying not to think about or stress about labor too much. I just want to take it as it comes. I don't see the point of worrying, it has to happen and she has to come out!

Appts are going well. I wonder what appts I should have dh come to with me? He came to all the ultra sound appts but that's it so far. I don't want him to take off of work much and all the appts lately are just so basic I don't see him needing to be there. Which do your dh go to?



 
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That is great news that she doesn't need surgery!! So happy to hear that

Like you I am trying not to think about or stress about labor too much. I just want to take it as it comes. I don't see the point of worrying, it has to happen and she has to come out!

Appts are going well. I wonder what appts I should have dh come to with me? He came to all the ultra sound appts but that's it so far. I don't want him to take off of work much and all the appts lately are just so basic I don't see him needing to be there. Which do your dh go to?
DH really only went to the ultrasounds and one or two near the very end. There really isn't much DH needs to do. We went to a childbirth class when I was about 30 weeks pregnant and it was actually mostly for DH to help me and just tell me what to expect. It turns out though, besides the timing contractions, DH didn't do much in the delivery room. He was tired and nervous and a little queezy. I didn't really need him once I got to the hospital either but it was nice to know he was right there if I needed him. I was in too much pain and focusing too much on getting the baby out to worry about whether he was by my side. The nurses were a huge help so it's ok if DH gets a little queezy. lol



 
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