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    Hey ladies, got some more questions for you!!!

    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one?

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like?

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked?

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when?

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience?

    6) How are you feeling?

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise?

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby?

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH?

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day?

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em?

    12) Any superbowl plans?
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    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one?
    Haven't done this yet. Not sure when this should be done. I have a couple of doctors in mind, I just have to choose one.

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like?
    I have 2 newborn footie things, not sure which one I will use yet.

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked?
    I'm planning on wearing my own clothes, because the hospital recommended it to help with hospital anxieties. She said if you put on a hospital gown you automatically feel sick. Haha. I think I will wear a skirt and loose nursing shirt with a bikini top in case I want to strip down and not be completely naked.

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when?
    Nope, don't even have one yet. I will probably get it inspected though.

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience?
    We start our birth classes this weekend. I'm still reading milk memos slowly. I have kind of been slacking in reading my other natural childbirth books.

    6) How are you feeling?
    I feel super energized. But I also have spells of exhaustion. I think its because I'm sleeping less.

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise?
    I'm not as picky about what I eat. I'm working out more and even though I shouldn't be, I'm lifting things more...nothing terribly heavy, but in the beginning I was scared to carry groceries in. Silly I know. I also had my first sip of coca cola today since becoming pregnant. It was sooooo good.

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby?
    Probably the video monitor that we want.

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH?
    We always try to avoid going out on that day, so we are celebrating the weekend before by going out to eat at a french belgian restaurant.

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day?
    I don't have kiddos yet, but I remember loving valentine's day when I was young. It sucked when I was a teenager though.

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em?
    Hate em!

    12) Any superbowl plans?
    Nope, I usually watch it, but this year I don't even know who playing.
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    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one?
    -Not yet. he other kids have a practice, but DH and I have decided we are going to try and find a family practice that will accept our insurance and that way we will all be at the same spot. Think thats a project to start next week.

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like?
    -No. My mom has said she is going to buy her coming home outfit, but she is going to wait until she is born to know which size and weather type to get and I agree.

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked?
    -Whatever the hospital puts me in. I'd rather ruin their "clothes" than spend money or ruin something of mine. But, just like with my DS, i will put on comfy pants and a t-shirt as soon as I can after birth.

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when?
    -No We don't have it yet. And probably not, DH does such a good job installing them that we have no issues.

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience?
    -Past experience, we are pretty go with the flow people, so it is what it is.

    6) How are you feeling?
    -Pretty good. Although, my lower back is now starting to bother me and i'm feeling more and more tired than I did in previous weeks. Actually took a nap yesterday.

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise?
    -Nope, pretty consistent I think. The hardest part for me, is staying away from Pepsi. I've been drinking the caffeine free diet pepsi, it's just not the same!

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby?
    -I think we might wait until after our shower on March 17th to see what we end up with before really buying anything. But....we are going to sell a bunch of DH's textbooks, and will get enough money for them to buy a crib(nothing extravagant but will work just fine), so when we get that money in(another project for next week) we will probably go ahead and just get the crib ourselves. Then that only leaves the travel system(if we don't get it at the shower) and crib mattress as the most expensive things we will need.

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH?
    -No. We don't usually do much. Kind of hard with having kids already and restaurants are always so packed.

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day? The 13 year old won't be doing anything. And the 6 year old will have a holiday party in class that day, but other than that nothing special.

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em?
    -I can take or leave em.

    12) Any superbowl plans?
    -No just staying home I think. We will watch the game, but nothing special.
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    Hey ladies, got some more questions for you!!!

    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one?
    We go to the local clinic that has family practice docs. I might have to pick a pediatrician to see him at the hospital, I am trying to find out if we can just see whomever is on call there.

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like? Not yet. I am sure my mom will buy something!

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked? I like the idea of wearing some of my own clothing to labor in, but I will most likely birth in the hospital gown (or naked) so they can deal with the laundry!

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when? I don't have one yet.

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience? I would like to do a refresher class, but none are offered when I can attend.

    6) How are you feeling? Blah. Mostly just tired all the time.

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise? I have been going to the pool and it feels great to float in the water!

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby? We have not bought anything yet, I should probably get on that!

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH? Valentines day is DH's birthday so we celebrate his birthday at home with a cake and presents usually.

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day?

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em? I could take or leave them. Now reeses pb hearts are another story!

    12) Any superbowl plans? We do not have TV at our house, so unless we get invited over somewhere then it will most likely be a normal sunday for us.

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    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one?
    Crap, I need to do this. We're using a hospital in a different county this time, so DS's ped won't be able to see Emma there. I also hate his Ped anyway, so no biggie. I need to figure out a new long term ped for both of them though, which probably won't be the one we use for the hospital because I don't want to drive up there for all of her appts after a while.

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like?
    I have a few things set aside and will put decide when we get closer and know what the weather will be like. April can go either way. What I'm hoping to use is a really cute peach striped onesie and white pants and a white headband. Once it gets closer, I'll probably post pics.

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked?
    I'm totally fine with letting all of my blood and baby goo get all over the hospital's clothes. After everyone's cleaned up, I'm bringing some nursing tanks, pj pants and a robe for the rest of the time.

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when?
    Not yet, we'll probably do this in March, no inspection this time, I think we got it.

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience?
    I've been reading a book I bought from an online natural birthing class, though honestly, I'm leaning away from natural birth the closer I get.

    6) How are you feeling?
    Pretty good all things considered, just tired of being so big.

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise?
    I've been a lot looser with the food and drinks this pregnancy, but I've been a lot less stubborn about letting people help with the physical stuff this time around.

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby?
    I think we're good on large items. We'll see when we pull everything up from under the house.

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH?
    Nah, not really into V Day. Knowing DH, he'll buy me chocolates, but that'll probably be it.

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day?
    I think it's kinda weird for kids to celebrate Valentine's Day, but I'm sure I'll have to get cards for his classmates.

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em?
    LOVE THEM!

    12) Any superbowl plans?
    Nope, that sh!t's on way too late for me, lol!
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    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one? No, I haven't selected one. I haven't even looked around. I'll most likely end up in the same city as the hospital of my choice is - MY city is kinda po-dunk and I haven't met any docs I like here.

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like? I haven't chosen one yet.

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked? Hospital gown. Like everyone else - I'd rather dirty up their laundry.

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when? Don't have one yet. I'd like to get it inspected after DH puts it in but I'll probably have to do it on the sneak LOL

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience? Um..does the internet count? I'm so not ready for childbirth, but...I'm not going to take any classes either.

    6) How are you feeling? My hoo-hah hurts pretty consistently unless I'm moving constantly and then it kind of mellows out. But I'm not a move constantly kind of person. My belly isn't all that huge yet, so it doesn't really get in the way, although I have noticed I can't fit into spots I could before. I get mad really really easily now - and I cry a lot too, but it's more because I get so frustrated with people. Also, I'm way stressed out because a tree landed on my ac/heat unit and it's super cold in my house and my baby shower is tomorrow

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise? I'm a lot less scared of picking things up...although, depending on who I'm around, they do it for me. Bending over is getting to be a pain in the butt though. And - unlike everyone else, I didn't cut out caffeine. Cut back? Yes, but I still drink soda within the 200mg caffeine limit a day.

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby? I don't really have one. I talked to my dad yesterday and he said he was sending me a gift cert for Babies R Us. I think he forgets I'm pregnant - he's not super excited about it like my mom and MIL are. But he said he was going to send me enough to get a really good car seat...so..that'll be nice.

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH? Ha. No. DH's bday is the 8th, so I'll give him something for that, but V-day has been a strikeout every year for ME because DH stops on his way home and picks up a card and a bear and gives it to me IN the bag still, card not signed or anything. *eyeroll* While I've got these incredibly thought out presents for him...lol

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day?

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em? Gross. I DO like the Cadbury Mini Eggs. (Not the gross bigger eggs with the cream in them, those are nasty).

    12) Any superbowl plans? No. My boys aren't playing so I probably won't watch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babywings1 View Post
    V-day has been a strikeout every year for ME because DH stops on his way home and picks up a card and a bear and gives it to me IN the bag still, card not signed or anything. *eyeroll* While I've got these incredibly thought out presents for him...lol
    hahahaha ... what's wrong with men!?!?!
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    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one? We are using the same one as my daughter. We love her and the practice she belongs to as well as it being local so it is a win win!

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like? Well if we come home on the day we are supposed to meaning rylee waits for the date of csection it is going to be Easter day so we got a cute one piece romper with a bunny on it and we have cute I'll slippers and a knitted hat that match it.

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked? Since it is a csection it is surgery so I will be in a gown. It is a new hospital so not sure how the rest of the day goes but I got up and showered the day after last time and put on sweats and comfy clothes!

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when? Not yet. We just got new one and new bases. DH will do it and probably not have it checked this time since he is pretty used to it now.

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience? We are just doing a hospital tour since it is a new one.

    6) How are you feeling? overall good. Tired but that is due to long week with coaching basketball last week plus parent conferences which started at the time I have been going to bed lol

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise? I didn't have any caffeine in the beginning because with IVF that is a bigger risk in losing the baby but lately I am back to one ice coffee a day. With my daughter I pretty much drank it all along but was more nervous this time with the loss in between.

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby? We are pretty much all set for the baby I think. We got a new car seat and a snap and go last weekend.

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH? My badly is the 10th and DHs is the 17th so we typically do not do much for valentines day and just celebrate the birthdays. I have an u/s and a game on the 14th so prob not much at all

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day? I am making super cute valentines for her school from Pinterest and that's about it. Mil got her a cute outfit to wear

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em? Ehhh not really a fan

    12) Any superbowl plans? Nope! The patriots are out so don't care much and it is on so late I will prob be snoozing!
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    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one? We already have one for T, who we love, so we will stick with him.

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like? Not really. I have some footie pjs, so I'm sure I'll just pack one of those.

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked? Probably a hospital gown. I remember there being a LOT of blood so I don't want to ruin my own clothes. I'm going to pack my tankini bathing suit though, so that I can wear that in the birthing tub and not feel quite so self conscious about just hanging out naked.

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when? No, it's still in the basement. DH is a master at installing them now (he even taught my cousin's husband how to do it), so I'm not worried about it.

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience? Slowly reading through some books on natural childbirth, but not doing much else. I've been through it (including classes) before.

    6) How are you feeling? I'm coming down with something. I've got a sore throat and stuffy nose. But in general, I feel pretty good.

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise? I am definitely exercising more than I was in the first couple of weeks. Drs orders to help me manage my GD.

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby? I think a Moby wrap.

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH? No, not really.

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day? We always give him a few small presents (a book or DVD and some candy.)

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em? Hate em!

    12) Any superbowl plans? We went to my parents' for a SuperBowl party.
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    1) Have you selected a pediatrician? If you already have one, are you sticking with the same one? I have flip-flopped because of insurance reasons but I am now back to my favorite pedi who is also a family doctor and delivers babies (not vbacs though so not any of mine). He. is. awesome.

    2) Do you have a special take home outfit? What does it look like? Since I don't know what I'm having, I'm just going to go through the newborn boy and girl clothes I have and pick something. I'll try to make it something different than my kids went home in although I do have a little sweater that my grandma made before she died and had to give to the next baby that was born and I ended up getting it with my son. I thought it was too girly for him but I used it for my daughter and I will use it this time if I have a girl.

    3) What do you plan to birth in? Hospital gown? Your own clothes? Naked? My own clothes and if I get in the tub, I'll just have a sports bra on.

    4) Is your car seat installed? If so, will you get it inspected and when? No, just got it in the mail the other day! I probably won't put it in until I'm full term and we have the LATCH system and I've done car seats many times before so I don't think we'll get it checked or anything.

    5) What are you doing for childbirth prep or infant prep? Classes, books or previous experience? Previous experience!

    6) How are you feeling? Starting to feel a bit uncomfortable. Today I'm depressed and I hate it. I feel cold and don't feel like doing a dang thing! I've been on the pc or the couch practically all day.
    Oh and I've noticed I get tired a lot easier. I was cleaning a lot last week and I had to sit down a lot because I'd just get so tired.

    7) Are you allowing yourself to do anything now that you weren't allowing in the early stages of pregnancy, like certain foods, drinks or excercise? Erm... nope I feel like I'm doing the same things. Ok now that I think about it, I am trying to be a little more active - doing walks with the kids more - because of my huge weight jump.

    8 ) What is your next big buy for baby? Hopefully I'm done with big buys! I just bought the car seat and stroller and that was a big deal. I am trying to get a repair kit for my crib but if that doesn't happen I may be buying a new (used) one. I really hope I don't have to though.

    9) Do you have any Valentine's day plans with DH? Not yet. I do hope we can go out somewhere though; we are totally due for a date night. Which reminds me - I should ask him about that soon.

    10) If you have kiddos what are they doing for Valentine's Day? My son's 5th birthday is on Valentine's Day so I might just do some fun things for him that day.

    11) Sweethearts Candy, Love em or Hate em? Yuck

    12) Any superbowl plans? My parents came in for the weekend and watched it with us. It was pretty low key.
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