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September 2013- We've managed to hold them in!(991 Posts)
Hi all! Providing the ladies who are currently in hospital don't give birth before the last 20 posts in our old thread, we've made it to a new one with babies all still staying put for now!
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We'll be using muslin squares as the extra layer for the moses basket, but DD's bed has 2 layers, matress protector, sheet, matress protector, sheet. If there's a night time accident I only have to pull the top layers off, chuck her spare duvet on, clean her up, and hopefully get back into my own bed before I've managed to wake up fully!
I was told to use muslins over the top of the sheet in the Moses basket as they're easy to whip off in the night if the baby is sick...
Double sheeting - if you are quick at whipping off a puked-on sheet, the one below is still ok and you don't have to fiddle with putting on a new one in the middle of the night. If however it has had long enough to soak through, you've lost the use of two at once.
We have double sets of sheets on DS's bed now although he is completely reliably dry - but that's a sheet and a waterproof undersheet. I am not sure that you should use waterproof sheets for moses baskets because they aren't very breathable (and although the guidance is to lay babies on their backs, some of them are just so much happier on their fronts that they would be cheek/mouth down onto the plasticky-backed sheet).
Did my post not post? Why would you need to "double sheet"? More washing?!
ION- *NEW THREAD ALERT*- we've only got a few posts left here so I went ahead and sorted the next one:
Come join me!
Also, you will need at least 2 gro bags because they will get puked or pooed in in the middle of the night, so you'll need a spare ready. Plus they take some drying.
I'll stop clucking now
You will need sheets, either fitted or flat, to go over the mattress. You will need plenty in case you have a sicky baby, especially if you are going to double layer your sheets.
Gro bags are totally fab, but check the label. Many are only suitable from 8/9lbs depending on brand. So you may need some top sheets or light cellular type blankets for the first few weeks, or swaddle type blankets.
Hope you and Freya are safely back home, weebarra.
I was just going to do grobags too. I don't think you need anything else with them but I was going to get some cellular blankets in case baba likes being swaddled at first.
Have finally sorted out the spare room and put baba's stuff in the drawers. Feeling quite relieved as it was a very big job. Won't be turning it into a nursery for a while yet as the wee one will be in with us and we need it as a spare room.
My list of big jobs has pretty much been done now. Wrote the birth plan last night. Made the mint jelly. All the essentials . Now all I have to do is...
I just have a gro bag in my Moses basket Bippidee, was told that would be plenty. Have a blanket too, just incase.
My DH works an hour and a half away everyday, so it's obviously going to happen during the day, when he's at work.
Hmm, may have to find my nearest Holland and Barrett tomorrow.
Ladies, I really need help with bedding! I'm pretty much there I reckon, but I'm flummoxed by blankets. What do I need for the Moses basket and cot?
Yes to snoring! I even caught myself doing it when I kept falling asleep on the sofa after lunch watching Cbeebies with DS2. Yes to feeling a bit like I need a poo. I had the clear out thing the other day. Had a really dodgy tummy and I really thought that was it, but apparently not... Had terrible grinding pain today which I could almost swear I could hear as well as feel. DH has just appeared back from working for the day an hour and a half away. Had managed to convince myself I would go into labour and he would miss the whole thing. Again, apparently not. Can you tell I'm ready for this now...?
I got raspberry leaf tea from Holland and Barrett.
Weebarra hope you and Freya are home now.
Hooray, great news weebarra and good luck mooster.
I think I am starting to feel the Braxton hicks contractions a little, but I feels so generally uncomfortable around the bump it is hard to tell.
Had a chat with the mw about a possible home birth, she seemed very blase about the whole thing in a 'why wouldn't you' kind of way. Anyway, in case we do decide to stay at home my 38 week appointment will be at home, and they will drop some stuff off (not quite sure what).
Might look into last minute pool hire... Might need it quite soon!
Busy day with Dad sorting out the house. Shelves are up in the nursery so we just need to unpack things now! Excited.
Yes I was snoring last night too. I was informed of this this morning by my 2yo DD
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who is a bit bunged up and snoring!
Unfortunately, my none poo turned into a poo eventually (but it was soft so maybe it's 'the clear out').
Still having a few little pains that are what I imagine are not very painful contractions (but I'm not sure, I only know how the midwife has described them).
Going to have chilli for dinner though see if I can help move things along. Tried to look
half heartedly for raspberry leaf tea earlier but couldn't find any.
Where's the best place to get it?
Texts have started here too Rake - four so far, so I suppose it could be worse. How many times can you say 'we'll let you know' before appearing rude?!
I have been getting slight crampy feelings low down though, so I don't know if something is starting? I still don't think he's engaged and had no show or anything else to indicate he might be ready to emerge so I'm guessing it'll still be a while.
Great news about Freya weebarra, and fingers crossed mooster!
Coo, lots to catch up on! hope Freya is much better today and you get home to your boys. Get wiggling Mooster!
Nothing going on here apart from the start of the "any news?" texts from the in-laws. I knew I should have made DH stick to the "early September" due date rather than tell them the 27th! Grrr.
Oh and I am doing some extreme nesting... I just went at the pyracantha with the hedge trimmer. About six metres of hedge, from waist height up to full reach above my head. There's more higher up but I am not going on a ladder when DH isn't there to
do it for me like I've been asking for three weeks watch me. Now I have to get the clippings onto the lawn and shred-mow them. ROAR!!!
ha ready my dh already knows the baby is likely to snuffle far more loudly than I do. I have pointed out that I don't snore and that he should think himself lucky that a bit of mouth breathing is all he's got to deal with - but he replied that one of the reasons he married me was I was such a quiet sleeper
unfortunately in all seriousness he is a bit of an insomniac and really light sleeper, i think he's going to find the baby stage tough... i'm much better at napping than him and at getting back to sleep after being woken and I don't think our flat is big enough that an actual cry from a baby wouldn't wake him up in any room (man can hear a pin drop!).
badguider my DH was complaining about my 'really loud' snoring this morning...I advised him that it's because I've had a stuffy nose for the last 8 months, that it was likely to stop as soon as I've had the baby, and that a baby is likely to be even more disturbing to his sleep (in other words, I suggest u stop talking now!)
8 hours? With DD1 I started with pains on Monday. She was born on the Thursday. Thankfully it didn't start to ramp up until Wednesday, so managed to get in some rest, make a fish pie, and eat it. Hoping yours moves a bit quicker.
So pleased for weebarra and freya
And excited for Mooster... agree about the oxytocin...
Unfortunately I drove dh out of our bed last night with my 'heavy breathing' (man doesn't know he's born btw, I am normally the quietest sleeper ever) so am missing cuddles in the morning
Fantastic news weebarra
Have tried two lots of paracetamol and no change. Yes to eating. Am now trying bouncing on ball but bloody painful... I thought this bit was only supposed to last 8 hours?!
mooster ooh, exciting! Have you taken paracetamol? I had a day of pains like that on Sunday but paracetamol stopped everything.
mooster try thinking of ways to increase ur oxytocin levels...maybe a rom com, nice book, a bath, some nice music, go for a walk etc. i take it ur still eating plenty to keep ur energy levels up?
Weebarra, that's great news! I'm so pleased you'll all be together soon. Have a lovely, lovely time.
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