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January 11th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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I'm very grateful I can leave the house, I am always worried about bedrest, but between being pregnant and diabetic it is such a production to get out the door. I have to make sure I have packed:

1. Diabetes pack - 2 extra pumps, insulin, syringes, alcohol wipes
2. Food - several sugar snacks for lows, regular food for when I'm hungry
3. Water - at least 32 ounces since I'm always ALWAYS thirsty
4. Go pee twice, since I always have to pee
5. Other random meds - for heartburn, gas, headache, lactaid
6. A book for all the hours I spend in doctor's waiting rooms
7. Pads - my spotting has stopped but it has faked me out in the past.
8. Carb counting book so I can eat right if I have to eat out.
9. Insulin pump controller, test strips, glucometer - I'm ****** if I forget these three.

I have everything down to a system and it still takes me 20 minutes from when I'm "ready", and now that I have to bring all that crap I am constantly forgetting other major things, like cell phone, keys, wallet - sometimes I get to work without my laptop and have to turn back around.

I miss the old days when I could just grab my purse and leave. I mean, I have to do all of this just to run to the drug store!!!!
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January 11th, 2010, 02:45 PM
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It will only get worse once your little guy gets here. I cannot count how many times I loaded Stella and all of her gear up and forgot my own purse!

I now keep a bag ready to go for Stella. That way I can just grab it and go. Everything I might need for her while we are out is in there. Would it be feasible for you to do the same for yourself? It makes things so much easier.
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January 11th, 2010, 05:39 PM
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I was going to suggest the same thing. Pack a bag for yourself like you would a diaper bag and leave as much as you can in the bag. Then think of it like practice for after your LO is here.
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January 11th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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Maybe I'll buy the diaper bag I registered for now and just use it for myself til the baby gets here.
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January 11th, 2010, 11:46 PM
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You're amazing for remembering it all! I would probably forget 99% of the items!
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January 13th, 2010, 11:44 AM
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Oh wow...

I guess it is good practice for when you have to lug all the baby's gear around. I would totally use a diaper bag right now, lol. There are some cute ones out there that just look like regular bags anyway.
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