Today I am 35 weeks pregnant and I had my last ultrasound to check the size of the baby as my tummy is massive to say the least! and low and behold our “little” munchkin is 6lbs 12ozs so far when the “average”baby is 5lbs 4ozs at this point. I was slightly blown away at this fact but not surprised.
I just can’t help but make big babies! So now I will be weighing my options of what to do in the coming weeks to get this show on the road as I seriously could do without giving birth to an 11lb baby! Can you imagine being 35 weeks Pregnant and the baby is this big already?
My options are all the wives tales that are out there, raspberry tea, castor oil, etc….but I am going to go with my midwifes suggestion of getting the sweep done. I heard it hurts, I have never had it done before…has any of you mom’s had it done and how does it feel?
I am now starting to tie lose ends up..buying diapers and extra wipes and packing our bags for the big day.
I created a list of things that I packed for all you first time mom’s that need some suggestions so here it goes….
A Car seat… Some hospitals won’t let you leave by car without one.
One outfit for the trip home (all-in-one stretchy outfits are easiest).
Two or three sleepers for baby to wear while you are in hospital.
Baby blanket. Take a warm one if the weather is cold.
One pair of socks or booties.
Jacket or snowsuit for winter babies.
Burp cloths or receiving blankets
Make sure you bring baby sheets. The hospital that I go to uses these sheets rolled up on each side of the babies head to keep it from moving.
I also carry a little baby care kit with nail clippers, nail files, brush, comb, and nose sucker
that last point isn’t something that everyone carries with them but I swear by it.
Now the hospital bag for you is a whole other ball game and is very personal to everyone but here is an overview of some the the things that I pack for myself.
A going-home outfit. You’ll need loose comfortable clothes to wear while you’re in hospital and for the journey home. It will take a while for your belly to go down, so you’ll be still wearing maternity clothes when you come home – it’s not like the movies sorry!
Nursing bras. Take two or three.
Maxi pads. Bring a couple of packs.
Nightshirt wrap or t-shirt. Front-opening shirts are useful in the early days of breastfeeding.
Towels, hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste
Old or cheap underwear, or disposable panties. Don’t bring your best ones as they will get ruined.
Contacts or glasses with solution and a case…if your blind like me
Something to pass the time..when baby is sleeping of course
Pj’s something comfy on your belly
Snacks because you may not like hospital food!!
Batteries for camera, charger for cellphone (remember this when you leave, the nurses said people leave them all the time)
*** I also need to pack my shakes. I have been using the shakes to supplement my diet and give me the vitamins and minerals I know that I am lacking because of my pregnancy and running around with a 14 mth old. Please read about these shakes. I have some amazing stories of other pregnant moms who have used them.
I hope this helps, as this list has helped me twice before and is about to help me again…speaking of this list I haven’t even packed my bag yet so on that note I will leave you all and get to it!