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Mrs.D[is pregnant w/#2!] Due August 29 (girl); TTC since Nov 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; kfdfydjtyjdtyjdt, PA, United States 718 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" Yeah I don't like walking up stairs, so I'd be screwed if I lived there. I would flip out if I had to carry a newborn up them."


I'm not really looking forward to it lol but it's the only other room we have to use as his nursery. We live in a really old farmhouse that isn't very big!

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs.D [TBT!]:" I'm not really looking forward to it lol but it's the only other room we have to use as his nursery. We live in a really old farmhouse that isn't very big!"


I like old farmhouses! The only other things we bought that we never used was the baby tub. We just bathed them with us sitting in the tub with them. So much easier.

Mrs.D[is pregnant w/#2!] Due August 29 (girl); TTC since Nov 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; kfdfydjtyjdtyjdt, PA, United States 718 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting MrsWilliams154:" Stroller Car seat Crib Diapers Wipes Butt cream (vitamin cream, we have Bepanthen over here) Bibs Clothes ... [snip!] ... not essential. Everything else can wait really. I found baby bath things a waste of money and they grow out of them quickly."


I pretty much have all of that so that makes me feel better! :) I actually got a bath and a TON of bath soaps/lotions at my shower so either way, I didn't buy them lol. I still need to get a breast pump because either way that's how I want to go about feeding him.

Mrs.D[is pregnant w/#2!] Due August 29 (girl); TTC since Nov 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; kfdfydjtyjdtyjdt, PA, United States 718 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" I like old farmhouses! The only other things we bought that we never used was the baby tub. We just bathed them with us sitting in the tub with them. So much easier."


Like I told the other momma just now, I got one for a baby shower gift. Although I feel that I may get more use out of it then I think lol. My grandma always just bathed us in the sink! haha.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs.D [TBT!]:" Like I told the other momma just now, I got one for a baby shower gift. Although I feel that I may get more use out of it then I think lol. My grandma always just bathed us in the sink! haha."


I bathed the boys in the sink once when they were about 3-4 months old. It looks so fun in the pictures I always see. I gave our baby tub to my friend. She was having a little girl, only to find out 2 days before her baby shower (after I bought her a pink tub- she only has showers in her house) that her little girl was really a little boy, at 36-37 weeks.

Mrs.D[is pregnant w/#2!] Due August 29 (girl); TTC since Nov 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; kfdfydjtyjdtyjdt, PA, United States 718 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" I bathed the boys in the sink once when they were about 3-4 months old. It looks so fun in the pictures ... [snip!] ... I bought her a pink tub- she only has showers in her house) that her little girl was really a little boy, at 36-37 weeks."


Oh no! lol. I keep teasing DH that he'll come out a she, but the ultrasound showed pretty obvious "boy" parts lol and she got many shots because he wasn't shy! lol.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs.D [TBT!]:" Oh no! lol. I keep teasing DH that he'll come out a she, but the ultrasound showed pretty obvious "boy" parts lol and she got many shots because he wasn't shy! lol."


Haha! That's funny!

Mrs.D[is pregnant w/#2!] Due August 29 (girl); TTC since Nov 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; kfdfydjtyjdtyjdt, PA, United States 718 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" Haha! That's funny!"


I just kept saying "yepp that's definitely my kid!" lol. Actually the funny part was when she told me that she had to do an internal really quick to measure my cervix (this was before anything else so we didn't know the gender yet) and she told me she wouldn't be able to see the baby because he was too big. He ended up being breach, so while she was doing that, you could clearly see his boy parts! haha.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
25th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" What you really need b**bs to feed some clothes/hats place for it to sleep diapers and a carseat to come home in. everything else is extra"</blockquote>




This. Though you don't need one, my DD LOVED her swing. Instant nap time when she was placed in it

Courtney L Williams 3 kids; Poplar Bluff, Missouri 51 posts
25th Oct '12

Something i always found helpful was gas drops. Especially if you're breastfeeding. And I always use vasoline instead of diaper rash cream.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs.D [TBT!]:" I just kept saying "yepp that's definitely my kid!" lol. Actually the funny part was when she told me ... [snip!] ... baby because he was too big. He ended up being breach, so while she was doing that, you could clearly see his boy parts! haha."


Holy hell! One thing I did find really helpful when they were newborns were those boppy pillows. I could kiss whoever came up with that idea.

Mrs.D[is pregnant w/#2!] Due August 29 (girl); TTC since Nov 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; kfdfydjtyjdtyjdt, PA, United States 718 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" Holy hell! One thing I did find really helpful when they were newborns were those boppy pillows. I could kiss whoever came up with that idea."


I got one as a gift, and even if I hadn't I would've made sure I had one lol. You are not the first person to tell me that!

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs.D [TBT!]:" I got one as a gift, and even if I hadn't I would've made sure I had one lol. You are not the first person to tell me that!"


We never really used our swing either, alot of parents use them to help with the baby's sleep issues, but the boys never had sleep issues, so both of our swings were a waste too, but it's still a really good thing to have. What don't you have yet?

becky12 Due November 14; 1 child; New York 11 posts
25th Oct '12

Little advice- before going and buying a breast pump- wait. I bought one for my first baby and didn't use it because he didn't take the breast milk and so I wasted the money on it for him. You will know within a week or so if they will take it- for me it was 3 days and the doctors switched him over to formula. But what really helps is to budget the money for the pump you want- so if you need it, you can send DH out to get it right away :-)

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
25th Oct '12
Quoting becky12:" Little advice- before going and buying a breast pump- wait. I bought one for my first baby and didn't ... [snip!] ... what really helps is to budget the money for the pump you want- so if you need it, you can send DH out to get it right away :-)"


What do you mean 'your baby didn't take breastmilk'?



I/m pretty sure that all babies are meant to drink thier mothers breastmilk. And at 3 days, your milk isn't even in yet. It's just Colostrum



But I do agree with not pumping. Having the baby on the breast will help with the supply. Most women who just pump dry up rather quickly.



You shouldn 't pump until your supply is established, or around the 6 week mark