Did you make sure you have everything that you need before hand

By C
@ShyBear88 (17062)
United States
June 4, 2012 1:13pm CST
When you where pregnant with your child did you make sure by the time you had one month till your due date that you have everything that you thought that you need? Weather it was your first or so on baby? With my first pregnancy I didn't have everything that I need before hand because I had my daughter a month to her due date. Not mine or my daughters choice totally my doctors choice on that one. So there was a few things that we really didn't have now that I'm pregnant again I know I have about 15 weeks left give or take few weeks. I don't want to be caught off guard again. My sister in law just had a baby she waited pretty much to the last minute to have everything she need for her son. Which is fine a lot of first time moms babies don't come till a few days to a few weeks late. I told her you can never had your baby stuff ready for a baby too early but you can get them too late. I know between my baby and my doctor I don't know who will say I've had enough in this pregnancy time to have a baby. I'm being monitor pretty close with this pregnancy because of my last pregnancy. It doesn't bother me that I have to go to the doctor a lot this is my last day today being in the 2 trimester tomorrow I'm 25 weeks which means I'm in the 3r trimester. This pregnancy as gone by pretty quick this time unlike my first one. I rather error on the safe side and have what I know I need to have and most of the things that we have to have I already have. Like the car seat, the stroller, I have a breast pump. I need to get some new bottles, clothes because I have nothing but girl clothes and I'm having a boy. He look a bit odd in bright pink and frills. I don't have a crib but I do have the bassinet still which he will use for a few months so that way we can save up for a crib that we want if need if not then we get a toddler bed for our daughter and he gets our daughter old crib. You can never be to prepared when it comes to having a baby at any time. I know I can go into labor at any time. That is out of my control for the most part. Having a baby early before 34 weeks is a bit more risky then after 34 weeks I know that. Before I know it this will all be over with no more being pregnant I'll have two babies to deal with. I know my sister in law is still learning the ropes of being a mom and she will see come July when she has to drive more then 12 hours to a family reunion and staying for 3 days that you need a lot of things. You can never have too many diapers or wipes in your house at any time you have a child in diapers. Some times stocking them up saves a couple of bucks and having to go every week or so to the store to get diapers.
1 response
@dodo19 (31988)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Jun 12
My daughter was born ten days before her due date. We had a baby shower about a month or so before she was born. We got so much stuff. I have to say that we were well prepared. If we didn't have everything we needed, we were certainly well prepared for her arrival, to say the very least.
@ShyBear88 (17062)
• United States
19 Jun 12
I had a baby shower before my daughter was born at 32 weeks and then I had her at 35 weeks we weren't really prepared with the correct size of diapers or clothes because she was a preemie. We had everything else that we would need.