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
You are getting so much accomplished!! I am glad you are feeling better, as far as the crampiness and BH.
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!
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?
Hope your appt went well!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
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....
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!