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    Well, I think we may finish up the baby's room today and tomorrow. We ordered a twin bed for his room and hopefully it'll be ready to pick up today. I also am almost done painting the letters for his name so hopefully we can hang those tomorrow. The twin bed turned out to be a lifesaver with dd. It was a purchase I almost thought we didn't need to make, but because of DH's work schedule & lots of nighttime nursing it was one of the best purchases we made! Baby boy will probably be in our room for the first month or so, but after that I imagine I will end up sleeping on the bed in his room part of the night or we will cosleep part of the night. I do hope he's a little more independent of a sleeper than dd, but I do imagine there will be some form of cosleeping going on.

    Hoping to have the carseat installed & my hospital bag packed today too. I'd just feel better having those two things done.

    The BH and crampiness seem to have died down a bit which I am thankful for. I definitely still have both of them off and on, but the constant BH from dinner to bedtime seem to have stopped. I'm glad because, for a multitude of reasons, I'd like baby boy to sit tight until at least 38 weeks. I wonder if he's on to my plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by klmj View Post
    The twin bed turned out to be a lifesaver with dd. It was a purchase I almost thought we didn't need to make, but because of DH's work schedule & lots of nighttime nursing it was one of the best purchases we made! Baby boy will probably be in our room for the first month or so, but after that I imagine I will end up sleeping on the bed in his room part of the night or we will cosleep part of the night. I do hope he's a little more independent of a sleeper than dd, but I do imagine there will be some form of cosleeping going on.
    You know, when I finally figured out how to nurse laying down (I wish someone had showed me before my 5th!!) it was a lifesaver for me. This time around we purchased a king bed and a firmer mattress so I am hoping that will help and DH won't have to find another place to sleep! The only problem is when his alarm goes off. Well, I don't usually hear it unless I am already awake, so hopefully baby will get used to it, too.

    You are getting so much accomplished!! I am glad you are feeling better, as far as the crampiness and BH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainymama View Post
    You know, when I finally figured out how to nurse laying down (I wish someone had showed me before my 5th!!) it was a lifesaver for me. This time around we purchased a king bed and a firmer mattress so I am hoping that will help and DH won't have to find another place to sleep! The only problem is when his alarm goes off. Well, I don't usually hear it unless I am already awake, so hopefully baby will get used to it, too.

    You are getting so much accomplished!! I am glad you are feeling better, as far as the crampiness and BH.
    When dd was sleeping with us in the master she never really woke up to his alarm -- I hope your LO doesn't either. It was nice. It always woke me up though! When she was little we were in our condo and a lot of time she would wake up when he was out in the kitchen getting ready for work; now that we're in a bigger space I'm hoping that won't happen as often. DH can't seem to sleep at all with a baby in the bed. I was hoping we'd be able to get a bigger bed, but our bedroom in the new house is still pretty small so we're sticking with our queen. That and he goes to be about 6pm usually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klmj View Post
    That and he goes to be about 6pm usually.
    Are you going to have to do bedtime for your DD by yourself every night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainymama View Post
    Are you going to have to do bedtime for your DD by yourself every night?
    Yes . It is actually one of my biggest worries how the new baby will affect her daily routine. Hopefully DH will be taking 2-3 weeks off work, but after that I'll be pretty much on my own for bedtime for both the kiddos. Right now we lay down and read stories and I lay with her until she falls asleep. I'm not sure what we'll do when the baby is here, I guess just go with the flow??? I'm hoping I can lay down with her after the baby falls asleep and then she can go down. It'd be some nice one-on-one time with her; we might have to fudge our bedtime schedule for a bit, but I'm hoping not by much.

    Speaking of sleep, last night was rough! The baby was kicking and moving around like crazy ALL NIGHT. DD woke up 3 times. DH got up with her the last time at 5:30 or so because she wouldn't go back to sleep. I woke up around 6 and the baby was kicking around again so I just got up. Hopefully dd will take an earlier nap and I might be able to squeeze one in too before my MW appt today.

    Have my 37wk appt this afternoon. Will get the GBS results so send me lots of negative vibes!!! Really hoping not to have to deal with that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by klmj View Post
    Have my 37wk appt this afternoon. Will get the GBS results so send me lots of negative vibes!!! Really hoping not to have to deal with that!
    Definitely sending vibes your way, good luck!
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    Hope she takes a nap for you. Yeah bedtime routine here is going to be interseting as well since DS still only wants me to put him to sleep. Luckily I just sit in his room with, so I figure I can sit their with the new baby if need be. have you tried moving to sitting rather than lying down so if you need to hold the baby you can?

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    Hope your appt went well!
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    Oh bummer! I had a long post typed out and somehow I backed out of it .

    The long and short of it was:

    I'm GBS negative

    Liked the MW today okay, although didn't click with her as much as I have with the others.

    Starting packing my hospital bag.

    And, Drake, thanks for the idea about sitting. I do sometimes and, while Alexa doesn't like it as much as when I lie down with her, she does do fine. I should try that for the next bit of time and see how it goes.

    Okay, I'll elaborate more tomorrow....
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    yay on the GBS-!!
    That is a huge relief, I bet.
    That's a good idea about sitting.
    I have been in the same boat for years (the bedtime alone deal) and I have to say I have had my ups and downs with it. I usually am sitting in the room with our toddler(s) when a new baby is born, and so I try to feed the baby in there to help keep them quiet.
    I have tried to stop sitting with the toddler but that has had limited success, what with adjusting to a baby in the house, and them getting out of bed constantly to come to me, etc.
    I have found the most calm bedtimes are when I am not trying to be on too tight of a schedule, like you mentioned, and do a lot of book-reading and snuggling as much as I can right before bed with the toddler, so that they are ok with me just sitting in there till they fall asleep.
    You and your little ones will find your groove, just by trying things out.

    I hope the rest of your day went ok. I know it's hard to sleep at your point. That's why it's always funny when people say "Get your sleep now, while you still can!" haha. That's just one of the classic examples of how your baby is ALREADY "here" and you have been living with the child for a long time now!
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