You should totally get pink pad it's really good. It helps keep track of your weight as well if you want to loose any. I use it to track my cycles, I also record the symptoms I have, when we dtd, when I got my positive OPK etc. I find its grea, i also set reminders to take folate. I also showed it to my doc a the pre ttc appointment and she was impressed she said it will make it extremely easy to pin point when we conceive the baby to get a due date.
When people ask when we will have a baby ... I tell people I'm not sure and we'll see what happens. It's a big deal and its not something we will rush into when it happens it happens and it generally keeps them happy.
At my doctors appointment she told me not to waste my money on vitamins she said folate is the only thing you need to take. She said vitamins are a personal thing. The dury is out, some doctors say yes, others say no dont waste your money. If you have an unbalanced diet and don't eat well then vitamins could help, but if you eat well and eat veggies and lean protein you don't need the vitamins. I'm only taking the blackmores i-folate.
The closer I get to actually trying for a baby the more scared I get so I feel your anxiety there! As for nye I don't know either ?!?
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27-12-2012 21:14 #71
28-12-2012 06:20 #72
Thise with kids already.. What are the must buys of having a baby??
28-12-2012 08:58 #73
I plan to use it even more this time round, what with running after a three year old and all!
So excited for everyone in the tWW, baby dancing and expecting! Carrie77 August is an awesome time for a baby, I really want number two born then as well!
28-12-2012 09:06 #74
So the last couple of days I was quite late in taking my pill. Bad Nomie. I think my subconscious is trying to get me pregnant. We DTD last night, but I doubt anything will happen from a couple of late pills. I'm usually right on the dot with them as well.
Trio, I'm hoping to keep my hands free with a sling (ergobaby maybe?). I've heard other mums say that they hardly used their carriers because the baby was able to go straight into the cot at night, and they outgrew the carrier too fast. Just goes to show how different each situation for a mum and bub can be.
Downloading Pink Pad now. Looks pretty good, but I probably won't need to use it until I'm off BC.
28-12-2012 09:09 #75
Re: 2013 is so far away! #2
I think have the bare basics and save cash for things you might want...when bub is born then get them with saved cash. I wish someone told me that. We have a baby bath we used maybe 10 times. With my csect, it was too hard to fill and empty. I just disinfected the laundry trough. I then had washing machine for towel.
Basinette is optional... We had the one that attached to our pram... Paid $110 for the stand seperate alone... Only to find the basinette is smaller and he out grew it by 8 weeks. That being said, I want a proper one for #2.
Change table is optional... I used it somewhat.. But now its in the way.
I think necessities....
Sheet sets, blankets
Wraps. Get a couple of each type. I never had muslins but got given some and used then the most.
All in one suits (bonds wondersuits) I liked the target ones
Breast pump if you plan to breast feed... I can not recommend the medela swing enough!! It is pricey though.
If bottle feeding... Steraliser. we had an electric steam one. Easier than milton or boiling. Bottle warmer.
Socks, singlets/body suits
Towels and face washers
Carseat. Look for one that can rear face for a long time... Its alot safer than ff when young. Capsule...personal choice...we had one, he out grew it at 7kgs...it was rated until 12kgs! It wa useful for when he fell asleep travelling...just unhook it and carry inside.
nappies-disposable, cloth or modern cloth
Rocker/bouncer/swing. Great for play times
Baby gym/tummy time mat
Baby carrier is optional... I had a mini monkey sling that we never used, but got alot if use from a tommee tippee baby carrier. I want an ergo for next one.
I found we had all these adorable clothes..and half haven't been worn. They grow so quick!
I brought but never used a bath seat for when sitting. He hated it.
We also had the angelcare baby sound and movement monitor (pad goes under cot matress and parent monitor beeps if they stop breathing for 20 seconds) we used the sound but never the pad. ill think and update tonight.
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28-12-2012 09:38 #76
Thanks for the list shadow.. Can I ask why you didn't use a change table or found it got in the way? What did you use? Change tables are expensive (well the one u want) so I'm curious to hear why you do/don't need one ?
28-12-2012 09:41 #77
Re: 2013 is so far away! #2
Initially I did, but after a while it was just as easy to change on the bed at night (and warmer) same with day changes, in the day was warner in the lounge so used couch or floor. Now he wiggles and twists so much he would throw himself off the side. (sometimes takes two of us to change him!)
28-12-2012 09:42 #78
Do you need a sterilizer if you a breast feeding and/or expressing milk?
28-12-2012 11:39 #79
2013 is so far away! #2
28-12-2012 17:06 #80
2013 is so far away! #2
Hailzy- when ppl ask me when we are having bub, I just reply one day. Don't want any more pressure.
Was talking to my mum today about my sister and how she has said when she has a bub she wants white furniture. I said to her I don't I want black or mocha and told her that I like the one from babies are us. She then proceeded to tell me to buy it and she will pay me back as if it's from her. I said mum we don't have a baby though And aren't sure when it will happen (she doesn't know we will be trying soon). She kept saying just get it, you like that one... Get that one!
I know I have bought a few things but I'm not sure how I feel about purchasing a big ticket item and have no baby....
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