Update on me: Still pregnant. <Sigh.> Induction is scheduled for October 1st if she hasn't shown up by then. We check in to the hospital on the 30th at 5 pm. It is very depressing to go over your due date. View Thread
Hey Nicole. I just wanted to wish you all the best with your c-section. I pray for a speedy recovery for mommy and a safe delivery for you and the twins. May they be healthy little ones (and good sleepers wouldn't hurt LOL). When the craziness dies down please let me know how your family is. I am so very excited for you and DH to welcome your little miracles into your hearts and home. (((HUGS)))
I'm sorry to say that if you are one of the "lucky" ones to get ms there's really not too much you can do. I had ms this pg and it was awful! I lost 18 lbs!! Try to eat 2 saltines before bed and if you can 1 or 2 saltines in the morning before your feet even hit the floor. Sometimes this lessened the severity for me. Also, I agree with Becky. You need to snack throughout the day. If you let your stomach get empty you will get sick. I was sick until about 12 or 13 weeks, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck. Hopefully you won't have ms long.View Thread
Here are my list of essentials (not including diapers which you will of course need!). I had bought a ton of stuff I never used with DS or didn't use until much later.
For right away:
1. Infant car seat with detachable base. Do not get the travel system with the stroller. It is huge, heavy and does not fold well to fit in vehicle. I had an SUV with DS and if I took the stroller I couldn't put more than 2 bags of groceries in it. Instead opt for a frame stroller. It fits the infant car seat and is super lightweight (and cheaper).
2. Pack n play with bassinet sleeper. I know some people like a bassinet for their bedroom, but the pack n play is more practical. You will want baby to sleep in the same room as you for a few months (especially if you breastfeed). Both options accomadate that, but after baby grows out of the bassinet you are stuck with a worthlass piece whereas the pack n play can grow with your child. (We still use ours when we travel because I don't trust hotel ones.)
3. Infant tub. Makes bath time so mush easier. My son still prefers his (We got the Summer brand infant spa tub. Looks like a claw foot tub. Used an insert when he was small to bathe him) Also, saves water and decreases the amount of water he can splash. (Super bonus! LOL.)
4. Infant towel and washcloths and baby bath and lotion.
5. Infant "bouncy" seat. Great to put baby in to nap while you get stuff done. Great to move to your bathroom so you can shower while baby snoozes and not worry about them being alone in their room.
6. Everyone loves cute baby clothes and they are so hard to resist, but unless we had pics or a dr appt I found myself daily going to the old faithfuls of onesies and cozy sleepers. Comfy for baby and easy on you for the many diaper changes and "blowouts" you will experience in a day.
7. A Boppy!! Whether you nurse or not. Great for baby to rest on (with supervision) and do tummy time on. Also, handy to comfortably bottle feed (and that was from DH when he would give mommy a break and feed DS expressed milk) and hold baby.
8. Any tummy time mat. DS loved the jungle theme one we had. Lots of bright colors.
This is just a small list. feel free to ask me about any item you are unsure of. I will answer as honest as I can. Also, go to the store and try everything out. Unhook carseats and fold up and push strollers. Be hands on! Afterall, it's your money. They should be happy to show you stuff. (Babies r us has no problem with this.) Happy shopping!!View Thread
We also took the 1 day class (It was on Saturday.) because of DH's schedule. The breastfeeding class was just one evening for about 2-3 hours if I remember correctly. It was nice to meet the lactation consultant. She was the same one who worked at the hospital and helped us after delivery to get DS to latch.View Thread