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Dominique Garcia is already on 42 week of pregnancy!
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Dominique Garcia is already on 36 week of pregnancy!
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Dominique Garcia answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #29
1. I’m keeping “the girls” comfortable: I bought a new maternity bra. I went to the store and got professionally sized, and I chose a bra that’s also good for breastfeeding.
2. I figured out my budget for any big-ticket items I didn’t receive at my shower, like a crib, a stroller, or a changing table.
3. I bought any small items I didn’t receive at my shower, like a bath tub or a baby carrier.
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4. My washing machine is already working double duty! I washed all the baby clothes and blankets, as well as cloth diapers and anything else that will touch my baby’s skin. I used a baby-safe, irritant-free detergent to make sure I got rid of anything that might bother my baby’s sensitive skin.
5. I’m avoiding foods that can cause gas, like cabbage, beans, and dairy. More bloating is the last thing I need right now!
6. I made a list of people I want to send birth announcements, and I dug up all their addresses from my Christmas list.
7. I’ve been learning about newborns. Apparently they either sleep all the time or cry all the time — or sometimes both. I’m prepared for either!
Dominique Garcia is already on 29 week of pregnancy!
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Dominique Garcia answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #28
1. My calendar is full of prenatal visits — I’ve got one scheduled every two weeks for the next 8 weeks.
2. I had my baby shower, and it was great! I got almost everything I need. Now I just need to beg my favorite relatives to buy the last few things.
3. Sitting in the car is starting to get uncomfortable, but I’m staying safe when I drive. I wear my seat belt between my breasts and under my belly bump to help keep the pressure off my stomach.
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4. Now is a great time to indulge myself and take care of my body, so that’s exactly what I did! I spent a day at the spa getting pregnancy-safe services — and I loved every second of it.
5. If I’m Rh negative, I’ve had my first dose of Rhlg, or RhoGAM. This will ensure that if my baby is Rh positive, my body doesn’t make antibodies to my baby’s blood.
6. I know newborns don’t sleep much, and even families who plan to keep baby in the nursery sometimes end up cosleeping out of sheer exhaustion. My partner and I have talked about our thoughts on cosleeping, and we’ve thought about how we’ll handle night wak
7. Time to start counting kicks! I’ve started taking a few minutes every day to pay attention to my baby’s movements so I know what his normal patterns are. If I notice any changes, I’ll talk to my doctor.
Dominique Garcia is already on 28 week of pregnancy!
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Dominique Garcia answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #25
1. I sent out invitations to my baby shower! (or I had my hostess do it.) I made sure to include information about my baby registry.
2. I may be exercising less these days, but I know I still need to eat enough. I’ve been making sure to eat whenever I feel hungry. I’m staying healthy by choosing healthy food, not by limiting calories.
3. My partner and I have figured out our family budget! We’ve planned our finances for baby’s first year and figured out how to afford all the baby stuff we’ll need.
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4. My office chair is getting uncomfortable. I’ve bought an exercise ball to sit on instead, at least for part of the day. Bonus: bouncing on an exercise ball is great during labor!
5. My partner and I have both rewritten our wills. We’ve added baby as a beneficiary, and we’ve made the big decision about who will take care of our child if something happens to us.
6. We’ve taken our baby moon! My partner and I went on our last wild, carefree, baby-free vacation. (Or as wild as you can be when you’re 25 weeks pregnant.)
7. I’m taking one small step toward better sleep: I stop drinking water about an hour before bed. I’m hoping this will cut down my midnight bathroom breaks to just one or two a night.
Dominique Garcia is already on 25 week of pregnancy!
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Dominique Garcia answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #24
1. I’m lining up my postpartum help. I’ve talked with friends and family, and I’ve scheduled people to help with house cleaning and meals after baby arrives. I want to make sure I can get all the rest I need to recover after giving birth.
2. I had my glucose screening to test for gestational diabetes. Drinking sugar water for breakfast is not as much fun as it sounds!
3. I’m trying to take good care of my back. I’ve stopped lifting anything heavy, and I’m trying to sit up straight and practice good posture. I’ve also quit wearing high heels — I’ve got a comfortable pair of flats instead.
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4. I’m making space for my new maternity wardrobe. I went through my clothes and put all my skinny jeans in storage for a while. I know it will probably take me at least nine months to lose the baby weight!
5. Kick kick kick! Just a few weeks ago I was waiting to feel my baby’s first movement, but now it’s becoming constant. I’ve started feeling regular, definite movements, and I’m trying to get used to falling asleep while my tummy is wiggling.
6. I’ve started trying a delicious trick to prevent heartburn: I’m eating a vanilla milkshake every day.
7. My baby is already starting to disturb my sleep, so I’ve thought about my philosophy on sleep training. My partner and I have talked about where we want baby to sleep for the first few months, whether we want to sleep train once our doctor says baby is old enough, and what method (if any) we want to use.
Dominique Garcia is already on 24 week of pregnancy!
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Dominique Garcia answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #23
1. I’ve thought about whether I want a labor or postpartum doula. If I do, I’ve gotten recommendations from friends and set up some interviews with possible doulas.
2. My baby registry is finished! I’ve picked out everything I need for baby — or at least almost everything. I’ve double-checked it with a few experienced mom friends to make sure I’m not forgetting any essentials.
3. I’ve researched ways to prevent varicose veins, and I’m doing my best to exercise regularly to improve circulation, avoid standing for long periods, and put my feet up every day.
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4. Sorry, honey — I’ve been losing my temper with my partner a lot more than usual. But we’ve talked about how I really feel, and he understands (sort of) that pregnancy hormones have me on an emotional roller coaster these days.
5. I’ve ordered my cord blood kit if I plan to bank my baby’s blood. I’ll read through the instructions and make sure I understand them as soon as it arrives.
6. My partner and I talked with our doctor about our options for cutting the baby’s cord. We know the pros and cons of immediate vs. delayed cord clamping, and we’ve decided on our plan.
7. My job involves a lot of sitting down (and I’ll be honest: I’m not complaining!), but I’m making sure to stand up and stretch at least once an hour and walk around the office when I can.
Dominique Garcia is already on 23 week of pregnancy!
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