(Closed) Found out we're having a baby in April. STRESSED! Unprepared.Help.

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@LuluInLove:  I don’t think the carseat canopy will work on a convertible seat as it attaches to the handle of the infant carrier carseat.  It is mainly used to keep wind/sun/rain off the baby when being transported to and from the car or to keep the baby a little warmer when sleeping in the car (makes it dark for baby so it’s easier for them to sleep too).  If you want something for them to just be warm in, I would look into a Bundle Me.  We used that for our little guy during the winter (he was an October baby and we live in New Husband, aka it gets COLD) and he did well.  I liked the combo of both.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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@LuluInLove:  If you are wanting to find breastmilk for your adopted child, I would HIGHLY recommend joining the Human Milk For Human Babies group designated for your area on Facebook. It is a non profit, mommy run thing where women who want to donated their breastmilk find mommies who need it and it’s all done for free between trusted mommies. It’s a great resource and I plan on donating to it if I have the extra milk to do so!

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

CONGRATULATIONS fellow April mama! CALM DOWN! Hope this makes you feel better, I’ve known I was having an April baby since August 2013  and Im still not prepared lol. Stick to the basics bottles, onesies, carseat… ummm see hell I dont even know what the basics are. You will be fine and a great mama Come join our thread!

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@LuluInLove: a May mama coming in to say CONGRATS! That is super soon and you guys are very blessed I hope the birth mom follows though and you have a healthy baby!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@LuluInLove:  In regards to carriers, we got this one.  I am not due for another 2 weeks, so I haven’t used it yet, but the baby can front face out, and it the ergo, he/she can’t which is why we choose it.  Also, it seems like it is a newer carrier, so it is a little bit cheaper, and Buy Buy Baby lets you use 20% off coupons on it.  It works for a child from newborn- 45 lbs without needing any other insert.  Not to stress you out, but the carrier was something I wanted for when I am home with him as a newborn because I could carry him around the house and keep my hands free.  That is why it was so important for me to get one that can hold a newborn.

Also, if it makes you feel any better, I am due in 2 weeks, and DH is still working on his room, so my house is filled with saw dust as a result.  We have a Pack n’ Play for him to sleep in our room, diapers, clothes, and a car seat.  I don’t have a swing, and we won’t get one until later when we decide that we need it.  I also have read a lot of books about taking care of a baby, but I am totally going to have to reread them when the baby comes, so I wouldn’t worry too much about behing behind on that.  I would focus on Lucie’s List and Baby Bargins for now.  About a month ago, I made a list of things that I felt I had to have and a list of things that I would like to have and started working down.  Just to let you know, not everything is crossed off, and I am ok with that!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Congrats!  And don’t stress!!!  It will all be ok!  Honestly, I just had my first baby and all you really need are diapers/wipes, a few onesies or sleep n plays, a place for them to sleep (not necessarily a crib either.. we used a rock n play for the first few months, it was a live saver!!) and something to feed them!  That’s really ALL you actually need.  Of course there’s tons of other things that come in handy but you don’t actaully need them, especially at first.  All newborns do is eat, poop/pee, sleep.  They just need love and attention and I’m sure you’ve got plenty of that, so relax and take care of yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

And don’t buy tons of newborn clothes or diapers bc they won’t be in them long.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Congrats!!  How exciting!  We had a week’s notice before picking up my little brother and I think my mom cried the whole week haha – stress + joy + nerves = lots of emotion!  You’ll do fine and you’ll give that baby a great family ๐Ÿ™‚  

Now go pick out some baby clothes and enjoy it!

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

CONGRATS!!!!!

So excited for you!! <3 <3

This is when you GET YOUR PEOPLE TOGETHER
and have then CHIP THE FUCK IN IF THEY OFFER TO HELP.

If I were your friend, I’d say to you “How do you want your nursery done? I AM ON THIS” and I would take my DIY ass (and my FH’s) and hammer out your nursery cleaning/painting/decor/furniture assembly/etc. in a weekend or two while you did other things.

YOU NEED THOSE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW!

So don’t stress – delegate!!!

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

congratulations!!! i’m adopted and i think it makes me feel special love for adoptive parents and adopted babies ๐Ÿ™‚

i’m not a parent yet so i have no advice other than to say, i don’t think anyone ever feels ready so you’re no further behind!

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Congrats!!

Come and join us on the April mummas board! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@LuluInLove:  not sure if you meant me (fine either way haha!) since my phone isn’t loading the posts quite right, but feel free to PM if you did :). 

 

As for the moving, I feel your pain. Remember, you have friends, they just aren’t local anymore. As long as you get out and don’t hold up in the house, new friends will come. This is what I tell myself. It helps haha!  Besides, you can join moms groups soon! Instant social life ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

CONGRATS! The only hospital decision I can think of is if you want to try to save some cord blood. I don’t know much about it but I’d think it would be a bigger consideration as your kiddo won’t be in contact with bio relatives. You’ll be ok, just hang in there. 

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@LuluInLove:  like Kate, I’m not sure if that was directed at me but you can PM me any time and I’d be happy to answer any questions you have!!!

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