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In light of Kim K's 4 week early delivery it got my husband and I thinking if we would be ready 4 weeks early, the answer is no, lol
Would you guys be ready to go 4 weeks early?
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My DD was 5 weeks early, and we were absolutely unprepared! Luckily she didn't need any NICU time, just a few extra check ups.
This time around we are completely ready. The nursery was ready by 34 weeks and I installed the car seat last week (35 weeks). Bags have been packed for a while. I'm glad I've done all this prep because it looks like this LO will be coming early as well!
If you're 4 weeks early, usually baby will have to be in the NICU for a couple of days.
The only reason why we'll be ready is because we're not doing much for her. We have diapers, a place for her to sleep and the plan is for me to nurse/pump.
My goal all along has been to be "ready" by 35 weeks. We are doing pretty well with that at this point as far as nursery, clothes, supplies, etc. Not sure if that means we're ready... haha... but as ready as we'll be. Hopefully my energy keeps up to stay on track. Six weeks from now I hope to be able to say that we are ready .
I will be. Because although my first was 10 days past my EDD... My 2nd was 37 wks 0 days without any warning. And my third, although she came on time, I was on bedrest for early cervical shortening/ripening/dilation/effacement. So I will be ready by 35 weeks. Just in case.
This is our fourth girl in 7 years though, so it's not like we have a lot to figure out/buy. :)
magdalina.h:If you're 4 weeks early, usually baby will have to be in the NICU for a couple of days. The only reason why we'll be ready is because we're not doing much for her. We have diapers, a place for her to sleep and the plan is for me to nurse/pump.
I think she gave a later EDD than it actually was. And I don't blame her for that.
But 4 weeks early in reality wouldn't throw me too much, I tend to get stuff done early, by about 33-35w as I hate scrambling around.
I'm due the day after her alleged EDD and I technically feel like we're ready. We even happened to clean the car and wash all the car seat covers this weekend so now the infant seat is installed.
The thing is, with a 4wk early baby, one is likely going to have some NICU time so there would be time to finalize things before baby gets discharged from the hospital.
Ohmigosh, no! Of course I'm a FTM; I'm not sure I'd be ready at 2 weeks late much less 4 weeks early. I recently went on a cleaning/prepping binge because I am moving so much more slowly in the last two weeks than I have before then. I "hope" to be ready by August (EDD 9/1) so I can just maintain and putz... here's to hoping, right?