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Feeling the need

to get things done. Today I made a final decision on a recliner. We have been talking about getting one since having Jack. We never had a rocker or anything with him and we would say everyday that we really needed something, but never acted on it. Since we are needing much for this baby, we decided a rocker/recliner was a good purchase. I actually liked one at Big Lots best and it just happened to be on sale for less than $300. Biggrin

And I am trying to make a decision on cloth diapers and think I have made a choice for the newborn stage. I didn't CD Jack until 6 months so this is new territory for me. I have all my diapers to my sister who just had her baby in January. I gave them to her before finding out we were pregnant, but since we are having a girl I am using that as an excuse to get new ones, lol.

I still need to rearrange the master bedroom and set up a corner for baby. We have 3 bedrooms, but one is set up as a guest room and DH sleeps in there. The other bedroom is Jack's room so I guess it will be just me and baby in the Master for a while. Unless she happens to be an amazing sleeper unlike her brother ha ha.

We are supposed to be getting tubs of clothes from my sister, so I am not stressing about clothing. I just feel like I don't have much to do and that is bothering me. Am I missing something? Is my preggo brain too foggy?

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Sounds like things are moving in the right direction for you! :clappy: Always an awesome feeling when there's some accomplishments made. Lol

So you're buying new CDs? I looked into it back in the beginning and they have some super cute patterns out there for both boys and girls - You'll enjoy finding the cutsie stuff. Wink

NICE find on the recliner!! Big Lots is awesome.. Just wish ours were closer to me.. lol..

WOOHOO - MOVING FWD! Biggrin

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Well.. atleast you know what needs to get done! That's a plus.

I put all "baby" stuff in the spare bedroom and shut the door. LMAO

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"babywings1" wrote:

Well.. atleast you know what needs to get done! That's a plus.

I put all "baby" stuff in the spare bedroom and shut the door. LMAO

If the "crib put together fairy" comes by your place, can you have it stop by mine next, please? Biggrin

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Adriana - *snort* my crib put together fairy's work has decided that he works 10 hour shifts every weekend (and he works an hour away, so it actually ends up being 12 with the drive time), plus the regular 8 during the week, plus school three nights a week. I think my fairy is on strike with anything baby LMAO

Thursday, I had someone give me a baby swing. It's been in the car since. He wanted my car today, so I told him he's gotta take the swing out and there was much grumbling LOL

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Too funny Lol My crib put together fairy is working this weekend, too! lol.. I'm just still at a loss as to where we should put it together! Baby's room (upstairs) or our room (downstairs). Grrr!!!

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Our rooms are right side by side BUT, the crib is going in the babys room. The pack and play will be in our bedroom. I REFUSE to sleep with the baby in the bed, with the way DH sleeps... and I'm not even sure the pack and play will be in the bedroom. Only because whenever I can't sleep, I get up and come into the living room. If the baby is awake, I more than likely won't be in the bedroom, so I dunno. Luckily, that thing is light.. I'll just drag it LOL

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I cloth diapered Noah for a little while but I don't know that I will do it this time. If I were a SAHM it'd be so much easier. Sigh. Anyway, GL deciding!

We are putting the crib in our room for a while. Until he sleeps better Smile

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Ha ha ha you guys are so funny! "put together fairy" ha ha ha I need a cleaning fairy, and a rearranging, heavy lifting fairy, lol.

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I need a organizing fairy and a motivate my butt fairy! I haven't done much at all in prep for this baby and I'm denial it's coming so quick!!! every night before bed I think "tomorrow is the day!!" I'll get SOOO much done....then it never happens! lol

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HAHAHAHA, I think about that all the time! I'll be laying in bed and think...okay, I'm off tomorrow. I'm gonna get up..wake up, then sweep and do some laundry and clean the kitchen andandandandand. And I get up and sit on the couch LOL

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Just curious, what dipes are you doing for the newborn stage? We do prefolds and covers (Thirsties and some other kinds) at home and I have a few pockets for outings. It's really quite easy!

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"tori729" wrote:

Just curious, what dipes are you doing for the newborn stage? We do prefolds and covers (Thirsties and some other kinds) at home and I have a few pockets for outings. It's really quite easy!

That is what I am planning on at this point. I have prefolds and thirsties covers in my cart and also some Green Mountain Workhorse fitteds to try. I haven't pushed the buy button at this point, but that is what my plan is.

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Press the buy button! Prefolds and covers are perfect when they are itty bitty!

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Ok! Ok! LOL I bought the thirsties covers and some snappis from Amazon. I am going to wait until my growth scan in 2 weeks before getting the prefolds/fitteds. I am not measuring big so I am sure I am safe with getting a lot of newborn stuff, but I want to make sure baby isn't measuring big either. DS was in newborn sposies til 3 months, but he was also on a feeding tube. I feel like I am in limbo because I just can't assume baby will be healthy. :/

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The newborn ones fit for quite awhile. I'm thinking maybe 6 months for my kiddos but they tended to be smaller. If you got something bigger they would be really bulky and if you are thinking pockets for later, they will fit at about 10-12lbs.

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I have about 10-15 swaddlebees in size medium or large pockets and about the same in smalls. I figured I would get newborn and small prefolds and use those til the pockets fit and then be able to use the prefolds in the pockets. My hangup is whether to get just prefolds, or get a mix of workhorse fitteds and prefolds. I don't want to spend too much but since I already have the bigger diapers I am thinking I could get away with splurging on both fitteds and prefolds.

How many prefolds/fitteds do you think I would need for a newborn? I have a dozen newborn prefolds in my cart and am going back and forth between 5 or 10 fitteds. If I just did prefolds I would obviously get two dozen.

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I just went through the pocket diapers. I have 15 small swaddlebees, 5 medium swaddlebees, and 14 large swaddlebees and drybees. These are all old styles that someone handed down to me. The small swaddlebees are fitting my nephew right now and he is about 9 lbs, so I think I will get mostly newborn sizes and then just get a dozen small prefolds to supplement the small swaddlebees since the thirsties covers are supposed to go to 12lbs.

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You should probably have at least 2 dozen prefolds/fitteds for an infant unless you want to be doing laundry every day. If you have pockets as well, 2 dozen plus those should be plenty.

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