For all the ladies talking about kegals. I watched a video on it and it was super helpful. She said to visualize you are picking a marble up with your bum lol.
@cmdesigner I love your rules to visit the baby. I'm implementing those now too! (definitely the bringing coffee one)
@sunshine2417 Haha I love that so much. Luckily DH was cool with my straight up no to his family being in the room. And good point on Amazon Prime. I try to remember that it all doesn't need to be done right now and whatever I'll need is a five minute car ride or a two day prime wait. No biggie!
@nomangos @themadcamel I texted all family and was just super blunt about getting up to date on their vaccines. I asked for TDAP and MMR. I blamed it on my doctor telling me to tell them lol.
What are you doing to prep for labor and
delivery? This can be physically, or emotionally.
I bought a book and will be taking a class. Honestly I’m just
mentally preparing to take it how it goes though. I am pretty likely going to have
a c section or be induced early, so I’m just trying to wrap my mind around both
of those realities. Exercises? I am still working out with a personal
trainer once a week and then going to the gym a couple other times each week. I
am really starting to have a lot of pain when I walk or stand, so I’m probably
going to tone it back now. Books/videos? I can’t remember the author, but it’s
called Nuture. I’ve liked it so far.
STMs+ Any words of advice for FTMs moms? Bringing baby home: I haven’t even though of this one
yet! Like @duewithpu2 I have been trying to prepare all the random stuff around the house that
we’ve needed to do. I bought all new rugs over the weekend and we are getting a
water softener installed today. I also want to get a shed so we can move some
storage out of our laundry room to make room for baby stuff. Do you plan to meal prep? Nope. I am sure my mom
will make some meals, but I’ve found we never eat freezer meals. What's your stance of visitors in the hospital? I
am going to have my mom and sister with me in the room. I told DH I don’t care
if his family is in the waiting room, but no way will they be in the room. He
was totally fine with that. Visitors once you're home? I’m really really worried
about baby getting sick, but I don’t think I can stop visitors from coming. DH’s
family is especially… family oriented… so I know they will all be over right
away. It is what it is. Is anyone prepping a furbaby for meeting kiddo? Yes!
I’m not so worried with how our dog will react to the baby, but I am worried
about how he will handle having a full house and constant visitors. He is kind of crazy (but sweet). Otherwise, we’ve been randomly playing crying
baby videos on YouTube to get him used to
the sound. Not sure what we’ll do when my
due date gets closer. The one thing I’m worried about is keeping our cat out of
the nursery. Right now it is his “room” and I think it will be a big adjustment