@DeansGirl14 I purchased true nursing bras and am so glad I did. Our hospital has a boutique inside so I waited until my milk came in to get fitted. Will do the same this time. I converted some “regular” tank tops into nursing tank tops and wore them at first and then stopped as it was just as easy for me to pull a shirt up instead. I had a nightgown that was nursing friendly and super comfy. I’ll use that one again (also bought it at our hospital boutique). Otherwise, I didn’t buy nursing specific clothing. Just wore things that could easily pull up.
@dinofreak I have some eye issues when pregnant. I’ve had eye twitches. This normally signifies a change in prescription for me. Last pregnancy I just waited it out until after I had DD because I didn’t want to revisit again after if it changed. No experience with hearing changes.
@secicc12 some classes were better for us than others. I enjoyed the breastfeeding and labor/delivery (hospital tour included) classes the most. DH had to wear the fake belly and breasts during our labor/delivery class. Be sure to take a picture for memories
@em1017 we were/are Team Green and also kept names a secret. Even after DD was born and FIL asked DH what the boy name we had picked out, DH wouldn’t tell him in case we used it in the future. We have no regrets not sharing ahead of time. I know plenty of people who tell the name ahead of time and if people don’t like it, they’ll voice their thoughts. If you think people won’t like the name, I personally wouldn’t share it. Especially, if you are one that can easily be changed by people’s opinions.
@JWatt5 I had an ovarian cyst in 2010 when not pregnant. It was the size of a chicken breast and there was fear of it causing my ovary to twist. I luckily and surprisingly had no pain but super frequent urination (it pressed on my bladder). I was told to keep physical activity to a minimum to reduce torsion risk. I hope you can wait on the surgery. Know the surgery isn’t bad at all. Mine was done laparoscopically. I have less than half my left ovary since. Sorry, I’m not a bassinet user so no help there.
@Feliciosity I didn’t delivery DD until shortly after 9:00 pm via csection (after laboring for almost 24 hrs). Before they took me into surgery, DH and I decided no one would be visiting that night and communicated such (pissed of the ILs who’d been circling the hospital all day but too bad). Good thing we decided that as I had to be monitored for extra time and didn’t get transferred to my postpartum room until the very early morning hours. We allowed visitors that next day after lunch in the hospital but asked that they left the room when I nursed or for other specific things I didn’t want people there for. Home wise, we told both sets of parents that they could stay at our home while I was in the hospital (they are both out of town) but once we came home from the hospital, we wanted to get in our own groove and they were no longer welcome to stay there. We said they could choose to stay at a hotel and visit when approved to. Neither stayed past our last day. Just be sure to make your wishes clear.