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April 19th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Wash and prepare newborn items?

Set up the diaper area for a newborn?

Begin putting food away for postpartum?


Arrange car eats in the van to accommodate for another?

Stick around closer to home to rest, nest, and prepare for birth? (esp. if you are preparing for a homebirth.)

I am 32 weeks now. I sometimes feel like nothing is ready and sometimes feel like I have all of the time in the world. I am naturally feeling the desire to stay home more and am really looking forward to our HEP ending in 2 weeks (even though it's only 2 days/week!) My oldest has his drivers license and will have a car by May - he has gracious agreed to run errands and such for me on his way to and from work. I just forget when I usually do these things!
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April 19th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Hmmm....I wash clothes when I want something "baby" to do. The rest, I don't usually do till the very last minute. Not sure why, though.
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April 19th, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Around my due date to a few days after. I never rush it. LOL
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April 19th, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Towards the end here also.
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April 19th, 2012, 09:11 PM
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With my 5th we were just moving into our house, and I had to get everything ready at the last minute, and it drove me nuts.

I had my entire baby room ready at like 6 months with my oldest, with the others I was around 7-8.
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April 20th, 2012, 06:54 AM
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I like to have the clothes and diapers and such set up at around 7 months, just because I like to look at it.
As far as food, I've never prepared ahead of time, we just make it work afterward.
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April 20th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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I never prep food ahead. Of course I'll have to make sure that there is something here for my mom to serve the kids for snack and dinner the day/night that I am at the hospital, but even if I have to I'll shop the day I get home for more groceries lol. It's just birth not a injury I'm recovering from

I usually have clothing washed a few months ahead of time, and I actually already have baby's 1st bed set up. The bouncy seat is down here too just because I don't feel like putting it away lol. When we get a swing it will probably sit in it's "spot" too until the baby comes.
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April 21st, 2012, 10:11 AM
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I feel very strongly about keeping the post partum time low key and low maintenance. While birth is not an injury, there is recovery (esp. for a grandmultip!) and vital bonding time.

I have been doing a few things here and there finally. I washed all of our diapers the other day, though they are still sitting in a laundry basket still. I will probably get more around when the older kids are home more.
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Mama to:
Nick, 18
Abby, 16
Gabe, 14
Isaac, 12
Mary-Kate, 11
Sam, 9
Henry, 8
Molly, 7
Mark, 5
Greta, 4
Cecilia,2
Josephine,1
Baby due Jan. 2014
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