What am I missing? *pregnancy related thread*

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I think you’re good! Maybe, pet sitter if you have any, while you’re in the hospital? Make sure you have a route and backup route to the hospital. Get a bed pad in case for when your water breaks. Make a who-to-call list. That’s all I can think of!

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i would highly recommend you take a cpr class.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Enjoy some alone time with your husband…I cannot stress this enough! My baby is 6 months old and I miss my husband so much…it’s just different now. Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

Relax, watch a bunch of movies, binge watch shows you wouldn’t watch in front of a child, look for grocery delivery, read a book for fun, and definitely hang out with the hubby, friends, and family. Basically….enjoy yourself as much as you can because your priorities are about to shift!

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Get your hair done! It will be a looooong time before you do anything just for you.

Post # 23
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Bumble Beekeeper

snowflake8 :  Do you have a will and have you designated legal guardians for the baby in the event something happens to you and your husband? I know it’s morbid and not fun to think about it, but it’s very important. Make sure your husband’s work offers adequate life insurance coverage and probably get a small policy for yourself (while you aren’t bringing in money if you weren’t around your husband would have to hire childcare, etc). 

Also are you planning on setting up a college savings account? 

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper

snowflake8 :  does your husband also have long-term disability coverage? When one partner earns all of the money it’s extra important to make sure there is insurance on that income. God forbid in the event of his death you want to be sure that you have enough money to live on or that you can quickly replace his income by going to work yourself (assuming you have similar earning potential). I’m due with our first in July and Darling Husband and I could survive on either of our incomes plus our savings for quite a while, but it would be extremely tight so we’re looking at life insurance policies that will pay off the mortgage at a minimum so that large monthly expenses is eliminated for the surviving person. We’ll likely buy 25 year term policies for 10x our annual incomes so that the house is paid off and the surviving spouse can focus on grieving and taking care of the children rather than rushing back to work. College savings is a luxury – I would prioritize insurance and retirement first. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee

snowflake8 :  In my opinion, you need much more than a small policy. If, god forbid, something happens to you, your husband will be a single parent.  Your baby will need childcare sufficient for him to continue to support the baby, and all other assistance that being a single parent requires.  (And by require, I mean, the amount of money that a single parent would love to have to make their single parent status that much easier, such as grocery delivery, babysitting, daycare, house cleaner, etc.)  My parents had virtually equal life insurance for those reasons. 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee

snowflake8 :  Oh, for the who to call list, I mean birth announcement wise! A list of people you want to tell, after baby’s born. You mentioned you’d be texting and calling to annouce, yeah? My goddaughter’s mom did that too, and she was so tired she forgot to call her brother. Poor guy was waiting by the phone for hours. 😛

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

snowflake8 :  Stock up on food and snacks (some people make freezer meals, but there is no way I have energy or creativity for that – but I did stock up on ready to put in the oven pre-made dinners from costco). Also maybe hire a one-time cleaning lady to “deep clean” the house.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

And most importantly- don’t forget to post a pic of LO for the bees to see! 

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