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"Being another second time mommy I loved this article!!!! I have looked at the other article about what you'll need before the hospital... and like this writer... I've laughed at it. I didn't use half the stuff I brought... It was just more stuff to carry to the next room. The part I wasn't ready for was the after part! Honestly this is the article that should be read for every new mommy!!! Forget the other check lists... and make sure these are done because after the fact you will look back and say what the heck was I thinking!" -- DEVO70 - 1/28/2013 9:02:33 AM
"Wow very informative." -- SENELISIWE - 10/28/2012 3:55:49 PM
"Thank you for these practical advice.this is a really good article." -- SAIMANAEEM - 5/19/2012 6:49:07 AM
"It's my first but I've done a number of these things.
A word of caution though about the pedicure, don't get too attached to it, or get clear polish. At the hospital I'm giving birth at, all nail polish is removed in the event of a caesarean so they can monitor the colour of the nail beds. I'm just going to go for a haircut instead, and maybe a foot scrub. My feet can feel good even if the toes aren't pretty.
but We went on a date just last week We had a day out together today The house is cleaned nearly everywhere with 3 weeks to go, and the cleaner is organised for 2 hours a week and my freezer already has a bunch of frozen meals from when I've made double. Childcare is not necessary (again it's our first) and my mother is staying and will be able to quickly pop out for the things we run out of if necessary.
"also paper plates and cup garbage bag's cleaning supplies are all great to have on hand lets see if I will actually remember my name this is my fourth and after three boys it is a girl yeah me" -- CHRISTINAGYPSY - 7/13/2011 12:50:27 AM
"I just want to say THANK YOU!! This article is awesome...I fits my situation perfectly...I am 6 months pregnant with my 2nd boy and my other boy is only 9 months old! I also have an 11 year old daughter who is used to having a lot of attention since she was my only baby for 10 years...she has been a grea help with her baby brother too though. I am going to take all of the advise offered well except for the pedicure I've already had a friend talk me into getting one since I'm not one to usually get a mani or pedi or get my hair done...So taking time for myself and for some pampering is going to be one of my main prioreties now. Thanks again!" -- LETIETRUEX - 7/11/2011 10:18:51 AM
"I'm having my third in a week or two. My list is a little different because I'm having baby at home. I need to have TWO caregivers here for my older kids, one for each, in case one wants to be present for the birth and one doesn't (which I consider quite likely).
Also, have help lined up for those first few weeks! Yeah, you can get by pretty easily with just one baby, at least after those initial days, because baby sleeps a lot and it's not that much work to care for him/her and yourself. But when you have another, demanding child(ren) too, wow, life just doesn't stop. YOU need a break to take care of the new baby, but your older kids still need you. If you can have someone there -- your husband, your mom, friends, a mother's helper -- to do the physical care for your older kids (feed, change, potty help, etc.) and you can do the loving on them, it'll all work out better. And of course someone else to cook your meals and do your cleaning is really nice. :)" -- KTIETJE85 - 7/11/2011 8:07:22 AM
"Hi I totaly agree with everything, plus, the "Have sex" part, because after my first girl, We didnīt know what that was for like 6 months... My second is coming in Octorber.. So antother thing in my list is: -Take care of Christmas presents now! Because obviously I wonīt have the time, or dedication for that...
The thing about having food ready is priceless advice... After my girlīs birth I had only 1 pound over my pre-baby weight.. But with no time to bathe, to prepare food, to go to the WC, or to do anything really, I lived on cookies and milk, resulting in 20 pounds extra.. This time around I wont to the same mistake. I already have a bunch of soups, and my mother will be doind them for me, so I can at least have a soup at lunch, and dinner, made by hubby at night. Plus Iīm instructing him to leave my fruits, iogurts, and sandwichs ready to go before he leaves the house... So that I am sure to have a good nutrition...
The cleaning, and manicure, pedicures and hair cut, are also great advice, and Iīll be sure to take it.. Thanks!" -- SARAJARDIM - 7/11/2011 5:12:41 AM
"I can also relate to this article..I will be having my 2nd child in 65 days and I had my pedicure and haircut to pamper myself.. been out with my friends lately and had some time with my husband alone..we always schedule a famlly date every weekend, whether it be just a walk at the park or at the mall. we also make sure that the our first baby girl is aware that she will soon be a big sister... we always bring her when buying stuff for the new baby. and of Course cuddling, kissing and telling her how much we love her is the most important... Being with family and friends after giving birth is also a big help in postpartum.." -- ANNAOJYAM - 10/6/2010 8:54:43 PM
"This is the best before baby comes list I have every read. As a recent Mama of 3 I can happily say I did everything before my 3rd was born however not before my 2nd which made the time after her birth more stressful (I was washing floors with her in her baby carrier at 3wks old)." -- MAMAOF2KIDS - 7/11/2010 10:12:58 AM
"1. Great advice, I am also really pleased that I took the time to get some nice photos taken of me with the bump and with my partner - you forget that the bump will be gone and it's nice to have the photos to remind you. 2. I'd also like to add: go on holiday with just your partner! We didn't manage that before the little guy arrived and now really regret it. Although of course it's easier if you do this before you get pregnant, but even when you're pregnant you can still fly for a few months or you can go on a different kind of holiday like a cruise or a country cottage. 3. Enjoy good sex, if you feel up to it, as you may not get much chance when the baby arrives - he's five months old now and still demands constant attention! 4. Make time to spend with hubby talking to / listening to / feeling the bump, it's really precious time that you can't get back." -- ROSEMARYDAWN - 2/18/2010 10:01:39 AM
"Great and very practical advice. Most times what you get to read is what to pack in your bag but this are very sound and practical things to do. I think it should start form the 30th week so you have time to spread things around before the last few weeks to delivery." -- JERAMEEL - 2/16/2010 8:59:58 AM
"Thank you for this awesome advice. I think I will definately take that into consideration. The cleaning has started but I have a ton of other things I would like to get out of the way before the "other boy" arrives in our family too!" -- BUSIGENE - 2/15/2010 7:57:13 AM
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