I hit the 30-week point in my pregnancy this week. And let me tell you, things have gotten really real for me.
I had Trenton at 38 weeks, and was induced with Charlotte at 36 weeks. So, I could have less than ten weeks to go.
And I have pretty much nothing ready.
We got rid of most of our baby things before we moved cross-country from Virginia to California. I’ve picked up a few things here and there on a couple military classifieds facebook sites, but now that I’ve started making lists, I’m feeling overwhelmed. And add in Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Trenton’s 5th birthday – yikes – can someone throw something good into my eggnog?
In the past couple days I’ve finally ordered a few necessities that we’ll need right away once baby girl makes her appearance. By Friday we’ll have a carseat and a bedside co-sleeper/basinet. The baby will at least have a ride home and have a place to sleep at night (we still have our baby bed, but we’ll want the little princess to sleep in our room at first).
Other than starting to freak a bit about having 138,368,092 things to do before baby girl gets here, I’m doing okay. At my Halloween ultrasound, the diva was breech once again. My doctor said that we’ll keep our fingers crossed that she decides to flip and stay flipped! Things are starting to get harder with my baby belly growing – getting down to search under the couch for lost bouncy balls, painting my toenails (pedicure time!), etc. Otherwise, I’ve been feeling good.
I do have a couple questions for you other mommies out there about stuff that I still need to get for baby girl.
-Boppy vs. My Breast Friend? Which is best? Or should I just take a cheap route and use a regular ol’ pillow?
-Bath – I got rid of that big blue honkin’ bathtub, and I don’t want another one (we just don’t have the room for it). I’ve seen some sort of spongy thing that goes in the kitchen sink for bathtime. Should I go with that (what exactly is it called?) or just use the sink by itself?
-Bottles – We used Dr. Brown’s with Trenton and Charlotte, but they were a pain.in.the.butt. But both of our kids had horrible reflux. Should we go with Dr. Brown’s again, or is there another bottle out there that’s good for reflux (we’re just assuming that this one will probably have reflux too)?
Is there anything else that’s come out in the past four years that I’m missing that will make life with a baby easier? Other than wine after all the littles are down for the night?