baby stuff continued

i’m feeling calmer about the “stuff” issue for baby stuff. i think this is because, although we don’t actually OWN much yet, i think we’ve figured out what exactly we feel we need to have BEFORE the little booger is born. that would be: diapers, enough clothes to keep him warm and not do laundry 2x daily, a place for him to sleep (crib, bureau drawer, etc), a car-seat so the hospital will let us take him home, detergent and washing-up stuff for aforementioned clothing and diapers, and a comfy nursing chair and stool (only because nothing we have in the apartment at this point will probably work very well). we are basically set for clothes (except i want to get a winter jumper for him), have some diapers, know which crib we want, know which car-seat we want, know which chair i want, am still working on the best detergent to use (suggestions for good detergents to use for babies to avoid irritating possible sensitive skin?)…damn it feels good to be a mama-to-be 🙂

i had a breastfeeding class last night though and wow – today i’m definitely looking up my local la leche league. it’s important to me to nurse, but i was pretty ignorant as to the intensity of the work involved in developing a breastfeeding relationship and possible (but not guaranteed) issues that can arise! i have been told by nearly every mom i know “it hurts, and that’s a fact”. last night i learned if it hurts, there’s something wrong. very good to know…i sort of laughed about this before, but now i can totally see calling a “lactation consultant” or something if we have a lot of trouble at first!

i just had a doctor’s appointment, and everything looks good 🙂  i am measuring a week ahead, but that actually coincides perfectly with my original calculated due date (moved back a week after my first appointment).  am still feeling good, although starting to feel a LIIIITTTLe bit more tired, and walking up hills while talking is not as much of an option as it used to be!  i’m trying to vary my posts, because this little baby is not the ONLY thing i care about – he just happens to be really central to my life 🙂

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2 Responses to “baby stuff continued”

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  2. Sounds like you are just about ready for the baby!They grow out of baby clothes so fast so be sure you have plenty of the next size up! 🙂

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