Any suggestions?  

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November 2008: 9 months into pregnancy

I am not sure if I feel entirely ready for this baby yet, partially because the nursery isn't done, and partially because it feels like the list of baby supplies is never ending. Since we are on a budget, and our cat's recent vet visit is taking away a good portion of that budget (he is being de-clawed, flee dipped, re-vaccinated, and possibly de-wormed today) I am trying to prioritize what we still need to buy and how important it is to have right away. Tonight I took my gift cards from babies r us and got a few items that I didn't have: a pack of receiving blankets, baby socks, a couple of newborn footy pjs, newborn onesies, and of course nipple pads and cream for breast feeding. I figured these where cheap items that I could knock off the list right away. I know I should get: baby bath tub, baby towels, boppy pillow for breast feeding, nursing bras and maybe a gown if it's necessary, cloth diapers for burping, changing pad and cover, one of those positioning pillows for sleeping babies (that's necessary right?), a stroller (soon but not right away), and diapers and wipes... I think that's it, but I never really know. So to all you mom's out there is all of that stuff pretty necessary to have right away? What is priority? Am I missing anything important? What do I need for me as far as breast feeding and delivery recovery? What should I pack for the hospital aside from clothes for myself and for the baby? We only have one last paycheck before the baby gets here so I have to make the dollar stretch, I just need to take care of the supplies that is actually important to have on hand when we bring her home. Ready for your tips and suggestions to ease my mind!
OK I am no longer worried! I have great friends that are helping me with last minute needs with items they no longer need and gifts!!! It's always good to have a support network!!

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6 comments: to “ Any suggestions?

  • Bree
    November 12, 2008 at 8:17 AM  

    I thought you got a stroller? I have a hardly used baby bath that you can have. Let me know if you want it.

  • jpeck
    November 12, 2008 at 9:10 AM  

    It does seem really overwhelming. Especially when you look at all that stuff in Babies R Us! Don't worry though, in the beginning there are really only 3 things she'll need...milk (that's you :)!), diapers/wipes and some onsies. All the other stuff is convenience when it comes down to it. Think of all those babies/parents that survived centuries ago without even the disposable diapers and wipes! (yikes, not for me)

    You guys are going to do great!

  • alyak23
    November 12, 2008 at 11:56 PM  

    Yes I would love to take your baby bath off your hands! I really appreciate it! Thanks Bree you're the best!

  • jpeck
    November 13, 2008 at 1:19 PM  

    Do you have already have a mattress pad? I have a brand new one for some reason- I meant to give it to you at the shower months ago- but if you don't have one, I'll send it your way.

  • alyak23
    November 13, 2008 at 1:27 PM  

    No, I don't have one yet, just a crib sheet! I wasn't sure if I needed one because the mattresses are plastic, but I was recently told that I def. need one so I would love to have it! Thank you so much!

  • Candi
    November 18, 2008 at 6:41 PM  

    i never did nursing bras... i'd knock those off the list...
    I'd say something that plays white noise for the nursery... especially in an apartment..with john LOL

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