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Questions from moms to moms.... Nov 19th edition :)

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Re: Questions from moms to moms.... Nov 19th edition :)

  • I'm starting to pre-wash some clothing, all handy me downs so no tags being removed or anything, but I'm wondering what size should I pre-wash too. I had originally planned to go up to 6 months but then I thought maybe that was a little far out. Would doing the few newborn items we have along with 0 to 3 and 3 month items be good for now? I figure I can always do larger sizes during my maternity leave before I return to work at 8 to 10 weeks.
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    I'm starting to prewash some clothing, all handy me downs so no tags being removed or anything, but I'm wondering what size should I prewash too. I had originally planned to go up to 6 months but then I thought maybe that was a little far out. Would doing the few newborn items we have along with 0 to 3 and 3 month items be good for now? I figure I can always do larger sizes during my maternity leave before I return to work at 8 to 10 weeks.


    Sounds fine to me.
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  • image brianabrad:
    I'm starting to pre-wash some clothing, all handy me downs so no tags being removed or anything, but I'm wondering what size should I pre-wash too. I had originally planned to go up to 6 months but then I thought maybe that was a little far out. Would doing the few newborn items we have along with 0 to 3 and 3 month items be good for now? I figure I can always do larger sizes during my maternity leave before I return to work at 8 to 10 weeks.

    I washed everything and then sorted it. But I think you would be fine just going up to the 0-3 month clothing for now and then washing the 3-6 as your LO gets closer to outgrowing the 0-3 sizes. For onesies, I would probably wash up the 3-6 sizes now as onesies tend to run REALLY small.

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    I'm starting to pre-wash some clothing, all handy me downs so no tags being removed or anything, but I'm wondering what size should I pre-wash too. I had originally planned to go up to 6 months but then I thought maybe that was a little far out. Would doing the few newborn items we have along with 0 to 3 and 3 month items be good for now? I figure I can always do larger sizes during my maternity leave before I return to work at 8 to 10 weeks.

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  • I am buying most of my cold weather clothing in the 3 month size, I figure it will be cold until April here and I highly doubt I am going to have a newborn sized baby for very long. Do you think I'm safe to wash this stuff? Thinking maybe I should hold out until I know for sure!
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    I am buying most of my cold weather clothing in the 3 month size, I figure it will be cold until April here and I highly doubt I am going to have a newborn sized baby for very long. Do you think I'm safe to wash this stuff? Thinking maybe I should hold out until I know for sure!

    I would say you are VERY safe to wash that stuff.

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    image jessalared:
    I am buying most of my cold weather clothing in the 3 month size, I figure it will be cold until April here and I highly doubt I am going to have a newborn sized baby for very long. Do you think I'm safe to wash this stuff? Thinking maybe I should hold out until I know for sure!

    I would say you are VERY safe to wash that stuff.

    Awesome, thanks! I have to say Carter's has the most adorable things for boys right now! I see your son is carter, that's what I'm naming mine too :) 

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    image jessalared:
    I am buying most of my cold weather clothing in the 3 month size, I figure it will be cold until April here and I highly doubt I am going to have a newborn sized baby for very long. Do you think I'm safe to wash this stuff? Thinking maybe I should hold out until I know for sure!

    I would say you are VERY safe to wash that stuff.

    Awesome, thanks! I have to say Carter's has the most adorable things for boys right now! I see your son is carter, that's what I'm naming mine too :) 

    Good choice! :)

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  • My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?
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  • 5 days late, my water broke at 1:45 am while I was sleeping. Intense period cramps woke me up, I got up to use the bathroom, and GUSH.
    I went from 091/2 cm within 4 1/2 hours. Labor happened super fast for me.
    Had an emergency c/s at 6:42 am. Baby flatlined twice so they needed to get him out quickly.
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    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I was 1 week late based on Ovulation, 10 days late based on LMP. 

    It was spontaneous (though I believe acupuncture helped). My water broke overnight at like 2am. I thought i wet myself a tiny bit (nornal at that point) and wasnt sure if my water was breaking or it was just pee till I had hit the bathroom a few times. It was a slow but steady trickle. My son was born at 7pm that day.

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  • image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I was induced two weeks early and they broke my water. I am really curious to see what my body does on it's own this time. I never knew that the average was over 41 weeks for FTMs. 

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  • image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I went into labor right at 41 weeks, which considering the average FTM goes into labor at 41 weeks, 1-3 days I was right on time :)

    Spontaneous labor, they broke my water at the hospital when I wasn't very far along.  

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    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I'm surprised by how many went late, for some reason I've had a feeling the whole time that LO would come early for me, the thought of him coming late hasn't really been an option in my mind.  I guess I need to get in that mindset now so that I don't feel really frustrated as I reach my due date.

    Also, which due date do you guys follow? I have the one my doctor gave me in June based on my LMP but each time I have an u/s they change it (make it earlier.) 

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    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I gave birth 2 days shy of 37 weeks.  I woke up in the middle of the night to a few mild contractions and walked the hall to help ease the pain.  When I went to lay down about 30 minutes later, I thought I had wet myself, but when I got to the bathroom, I had the gush of water.  I soaked a pad in less than 10 minutes.  I ended up having to be induced because I wasn't having anything resembling consistent contractions.  DS was born about 18 hours from the time my water broke. 

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  • I was induced at 40 weeks 5 days. I was having back labor every night. Found out that DS had the cord around his neck and his heartrate kept decelerating with contractions so I ended up with an emergency c-section 5 hours after we started the induction process.
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  • image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I delivered 10 days past my due date.  I was scheduled for an induction that evening, but early morning my water broke.  When I went to the hospital they found that I had a forebag of waters (apparently part of my water got pinched off and separated.  I didn't even know that was possible!  Since I was scheduled for an induction that evening anyways, they broke the rest of my water and luckily that caused contractions naturally.  The initial water break was at 6:30 am, he was born at 12:21 am. 

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  • image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I was 39w 5d. I'd had an OB appt the day before and Dr stripped my membranes. Woke up at 6am with intense cramps and pretty regular contractions that lasted all day. Went to the hospital at 6pm and was at 6cm. Dr broke my water and had baby around 11pm.

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  • 1) Did you buy a breast pump before you gave birth?

     

    2) Do you wash toys/stuffed animals?

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  • No to both questions. I used the hospital pump while there, then the free manual while I waited for my pump, and nursed from the breast. I planned to just nurse from the boob, but I liked having a bottle available for nights or if I wanted a coffee or something. I bought the lansinoh. Loved it.
    I did not was toys stuffed animals. Honestly, I only washed the clothes we took to the hospital and blankets beforehand. That really didn't doesn't seem like a big deal to me. The rest I washed with regular laundry as needed.
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    image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I'm surprised by how many went late, for some reason I've had a feeling the whole time that LO would come early for me, the thought of him coming late hasn't really been an option in my mind.  I guess I need to get in that mindset now so that I don't feel really frustrated as I reach my due date.

    Also, which due date do you guys follow? I have the one my doctor gave me in June based on my LMP but each time I have an u/s they change it (make it earlier.) 

    I go by my EDD based on date of ovulation because I was charting.  The initial growth U/S was like either a day or two off from that so my MW agreed to keep my EDD based on O.  I would be wary of them continuing to change your EDD as U/S get less accurate as time goes on.  If you weren't charting the initial EDD based on the first U/S is definitely the most accurate.

    Definitely plan to go past your EDD, most FTMs do.  I just keep planning for the full 42 weeks even this time around and if I end up meeting baby before then it will be a nice surprise!  If you plan for earlier than that then every day you go past when you were expecting baby really is torture.  My stupid OB last time kept telling me I was going to go early so once I passed my EDD it really messed with my head.  Plan for being on the later side to save your sanity :)

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    1) Did you buy a breast pump before you gave birth?

     

    2) Do you wash toys/stuffed animals?

    1) No, I rented one from the hospital and I'm glad I did it that way because BF'ing didn't work out for us.

    2) No.

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  • image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?
    I went 3 weeks early. I was suppose to be induced that day but was having contractions every 3 mins by the time I got to the hospital. My water broke on its own about 5 hours later. I am really curious to see how things are going to go this time!
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  • image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?
    I went 3 weeks early. I was suppose to be induced that day but was having contractions every 3 mins by the time I got to the hospital. My water broke on its own about 5 hours later. I am really curious to see how things are going to go this time!
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  • image dulcemariamar1:

    1) Did you buy a breast pump before you gave birth?

     

    2) Do you wash toys/stuffed animals?

    Yes

    No 

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  • image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I was induced at 40w1d due to pre-e.  There was nothing sponataneous about it and no my water never broke on it's own.  I'm really hoping to go into labor on my own this time. 

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  • image dulcemariamar1:

    1) Did you buy a breast pump before you gave birth?

    Yes.  I got the Medela Single Electric at my shower and it worked great for me as a SAHM who EBFed. 

     

    2) Do you wash toys/stuffed animals?

    I didn't prewash them, but once they got all slobbery and gross yes.

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  • image FurtureMrsCurtis:
    My question is for all STM how close to your edd did you deliver? Was it induction, spontaneous labor, or scheduled csec? Also did you water actually break on its own?

    I was induced 2 days past my due date because of slightly elevated blood pressure (OB was way too intervention friendly, it was not needed).  My OB had to break my water when I was 8 cm dilated.

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  • image brianabrad:
    I'm starting to pre-wash some clothing, all handy me downs so no tags being removed or anything, but I'm wondering what size should I pre-wash too. I had originally planned to go up to 6 months but then I thought maybe that was a little far out. Would doing the few newborn items we have along with 0 to 3 and 3 month items be good for now? I figure I can always do larger sizes during my maternity leave before I return to work at 8 to 10 weeks.

    I will probably do up to 6 months, but I apparently get to have big babies that go right into 0-3 month clothes. DS was 9lbs, and my OB is expecting this one to be bigger.  I'd say wash the size you expect LO to wear and one size larger.

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  • Hi ladies! Did you send out/do birth announcements, and if so, how soon after LOs arrival? Oh, and if you did not take newborn and/or maternity photos with your first, do you regret it now? Thanks!
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