April Pregnancy

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    As an update, I called the nurse at my OB's office, who is super friendly and nice. She reassured me that a skin infection/ingrown hair/boil or whatnot is not harmful to the baby, unless it were to grow and get very infected, which she said would take time.  She said that I should apply a warm compress on it several times a day over the next few days (hard to do while I'm at work,but I'll figure something out!) and try to get it to come to a head.  I'm supposed to call and check in with her later in the week.  I feel much better that there is a plan in place!  CLC - your advice was spot on! 
     
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    In Response to Re: April Pregnancy:
    Thanks all!  Cici - I actually am a CPA.  I know what my options are I just haven't done anything about them yet.  For the first time in our lives we are saving to save rather than for a big expense (e.g., wedding and house).  I guess I need to start thinking about making a long term plan.  I did talk to DH about us getting life insurance and creating a will so that's something we will work on this summer. Summer - how was the shower? I hope you had a great time! AFM, I slept through the night last night 9:30 pm - 5:45 am.  Amazing!  I think that's happened a total for 5 times throughout my pregnancy.
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    Our shower was great, thanks! Not too many people- around 35- and baby got lots of great stuff. DH and I spent some time yesterday afternoon putting most of it away.

    Now he's super anxious to do things like install car seat bases and put up the pack & play...so how early is too early to do this? I'm 33weeks and 4 days. I feel like those are things we can wait on...?

    ETA: another question, if anyone could offer any insight....how do you know what size nursing bras to buy? I'd like to have at least one on hand, and maybe a tank, too....
     
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    Poppy, I just saw your question about where to learn to knit.  I actually don't know how to knit, anymore.  Knitting you do with two straight needles (mostly) and crochet is done with a crochet hook.  The finished products are similar, but the way they are created is very different.  I learned to crochet from my great-grandmother and grandmother when I was in 2nd grade.  However, some yarn shops advertise classes, and I know the owners are usually knitting fanatics and would know of people who teach.
     
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    Summer, some stores like ISIS or Destination Maternity will measure you - I think after 35 weeks to see.  Most hospitals have a store or a "cart" that sells them and a specialist who comes around the maternity ward to measure.  You can get the tanks at Target.  I also got some from Gap/Old Navy Maternity online. 
     
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    Summer - I tried to be realistic about what we would need right away and what would be in the way.  The car seat base I wanted to have installed/inspected pretty early in case I went early.  I remember putting together the newborn rocker (for sleeping), swing, and bouncy seat before the baby arrived.  I don't think I put her mobile thingy together since she wouldn't be in the crib right away.  I didn't put the play mat thingy together either since we didn't start tummy time immediately, but I think we did start after a few weeks.
    I would suggest keeping the boxes if you want to pack things up and store them for the next baby - or if you think there is a chance you will need to return something.

    For nursing bras, I bought the size I was at the time of purchase, which was only a couple weeks before due date.  There were definitely times where my breasts were bigger than that but they weren't always engorged and the bras were also stretchy enough to accomodate.  I went the cheap route and got all of mine at Target.  I loooved the ugly/stretchy sleep bras, but never really liked the others that I purchased.  I also highly recommend nursing tank tops.
     
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    Rama, if you have a microwave at work you could use one of those moist heat wraps from Bed, Bath, and Beyond...Earthworks, I think is the brand I have, and I really like it.  Glad it's nothing to really worry about, though.  
     
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    I second (or third) nursing tanks from Target.  So unbelievably comfortable, the "shelf" provides just enough protection and the pop shoulder tops for BFing are so easy.  I think I lived in a cardigan and a nursing tank for about 3 months straight.  And I'm very full in the bust, and never had a problem.  I think I bought an actual nursing bra for when I returned to work as I felt I needed just a bit more lift.
     
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    I bought three nursing tanks from Target and two nursing sleep bras.  I figure that will get me through for now and once my milk comes in I can get a more structured bra.  It seems that my bra size is all over the place right now so I didn't want to get anything that might not fit once my milk comes in.  Some days I'm busting out of my 36B and some days I could swim in it.
     
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    Thanks for the knitting advice, Lissa and Kar.  It's on my list of things to do, but I don't know when I'll actually feel like I can take some time to learn.  Maybe I'll shoot for taking a fall class so I can knit over the winter. 

    IPW (and others who got Target nursing tanks and are full-figured) - you didn't have the issue where the inner "circle" shows over the top of the tank?  I'm wondering if maybe I bought the wrong size or soemthing.  I could never wear a nursing tank in public becasue that inner piece always showed and it looked like an S&M outfit.  Which, of course, DH liked.
     
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    Poppy, you mean the piece of fabric where your b**bs stick through... that second "shelf" was showing up toward your clevage area?  That didn't happen to me.  I think I got both smalls and mediums and both worked (the mediums just had more fabric on the bottom for me).  I was nervous about my nips showing, as I normally only wear bras with that "foam" layer, or whatever it is.  I'm so not used to one thin layer of fabric holding me in.  But, perhaps that is where the cardigan came in.  Or, perhaps I was very inappropriate and had no idea :-)
     
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    Yes, that's exactly what I mean.  I think perhaps those tanks just won't work for me.  You'd definitely know if it happened to you, it's gigglingly obvious.  :)
     
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