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08/10/2009 at 15:16
I'm looking for your clever before the birth tips to make life after the birth a little easier!
Did you investigate your local chemists and baby friendly cafes? Did you have all your contact numbers ready for your birth annoucment text? Whatever your tip, please let me know either on here or on firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact details.
08/10/2009 at 20:59
08/10/2009 at 21:35
08/10/2009 at 22:14
i completely agree with the cooking rona, that was a life saver having nice decent meals in minutes and minimum mess and effort!
I packed a whole extra hospital bag when pregnant with lola having stayed in for over a week once jack was born and the 3 days being induced, luckily i didnt need i, but wish id done it first time round explaining to andrew all the bits i needed was almost impossible!
TWO cameras spare batterys and memory card, change and you can use mobiles in delivery suite at my hospital!
08/10/2009 at 22:15
I bought loads of frozen ready meals,they come with instructions,anyone can cook them.Had to try a few out beforehand to make sure the kids would eat them.
I made lists-Telephone numbers-Mum,school,doctor,etc.Kids routines.Who eats what,which cup belongs to who,things like that.Special dates-parties,school trips,etc,cos all that would be forgotten.I taped all the lists to the fridge.
I had a December baby,so I had Christmas done and wrapped before she arrived,cos I'd be busy after.I had two October babies so I made sure I had the older children's coats and warm stuff bought and ready for the weather to get cold.
Just planning ahead thinking of what you don't want to be doing when you've a newborn to care for.
With Merlin I was so expecting to just breastfeed him like the others that I had no bottles or formula.The steriliser needed cleaning.I had to go to Boots on the way home from the hospital,2 days after a section.Not good.
08/10/2009 at 23:01
08/10/2009 at 23:23
09/10/2009 at 22:07
10/10/2009 at 10:09
plan plan plan ahead everything!
12/10/2009 at 14:32
Oh I agree with all posts-get prepared. Stock your freezer,make lists get batteries for camera,charge phones,just plan for every eventuality!!!!!
I cheated and got steriliser just in case breastfeeding didn't work out-6 weeks later was I glad they were here!!!!!
I stocked up on nappies and wipes too!!!!!
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