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Baby Checklist. Newborn
1. My baby got Gabriella’s first vaccination — a dose of Hepatitis B that’s given at birth. Shots are scary, but my newborn getting sick would be even scarier! I also went ahead and scheduled her (name}’s first checkup with our pediatrician.
2. Who knew poop would ever be so interesting? I’m counting my baby’s diapers to make sure Gabriella has at least 6 wet ones and 3 dirty ones every 24 hours.
3. I’m even hungrier now than I was when I was pregnant! Breastfeeding takes a lot of out of me — literally. I need 300-500 extra calories if I’m breastfeeding, so I’m eating at least 2,000 calories every day.
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4. The big day is finally here — we’re ready to bring baby home! I can’t wait to start using all the adorable baby stuff in our nursery! I washed all the baby clothes and bedding with a hypoallergenic detergent that’s designed not to irritate baby’s sensitive skin.
5. I thought disposable underwear sounded gross, but this hospital underwear is actually pretty practical. I’ve bought some disposable underwear of my own and some extra-long pads to protect me during postpartum bleeding.
6. My belly is pretty flabby still, but I know that’s normal! I bought a postpartum support belt or wrap to support my belly as I’m healing. If I had a C-section, I’ve also bought some scar healing cream with vitamin E.
7. If I plan to bottle feed, then I’ve stocked up on the right equipment: small 4 oz bottles and stage 1 nipples. I’ve also got a bottle brush to keep my bottles clean.
Brittany is already on 39 week of pregnancy!
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went got my 39 week check up and im 100% effaced and 4 cm dilated. My doctor told me its possible for me to go in labor by the …


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1 Week and 4 Days left til I meet my babygirl. #38WeeksAnd3DaysPregnant :)


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1 Week and 4 Days left til I meet my babygirl. #38WeeksAnd3DaysPregnant :)


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The Best Moment of the day Winner!
so ready too meet my new baby! ;)
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Brittany is already on 38 week of pregnancy!
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Brittany answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #38
1. I’ve been reading about newborn care, and I know how to take care of the umbilical cord stump. It turns out my baby’s first bath won’t happen for a while — we’ll be doing sponge baths till the cord stump falls off.
2. I read about the stages of labor and pain relief options during each one. I even know how each stage of labor is likely to affect my emotional state. (Best tip: when I feel like I just can’t do it any longer, that means labor is almost over!)
3. I’ve put the finishing touches on the nursery. If there’s any gear or furniture I haven’t already assembled, then I’ve asked my partner or a friend to put them together now.
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4. I’m having a scheduled C-section, which means I’m probably meeting my baby this week! I know what to expect, and I know how to take care of myself after surgery.
5. Like I didn’t have enough aches already, now I’ve been experiencing numbness or tingling in my pelvis. It’s caused by the pressure of all that weight. Fortunately, it’ll go away soon!
6. I’ve learned about ways to bond with my baby after she arrives. I can’t wait to cuddle her!
7. I’ve double-checked my transportation plans for when labor starts. If my partner’s not here to drive me, I have a back-up way to get to the hospital.
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so i just drank my first cup of rrlt, and im hoping it helps me considering I am gonna be 38 weeks and my doctor said its okay …


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so i just drank my first cup of rrlt, and im hoping it helps me considering I am gonna be 38 weeks and my doctor said its okay …


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Have any of you mommies took evening primerose oil too help speed up labor process? My ob recommended it too me and said its co…


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Have any of you mommies took evening primerose oil too help speed up labor process? My ob recommended it too me and said its co…


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