So I will be due on May 13th and I have a dilemma. I have 3 dogs that I absolutely love, and considers family, but i don't know if it'll be manageable with a newborn. I am very hopeful that everything will be fine, but the husband seems to think otherwise. The problem is that they bark a lot when visitors come in the house. They even bark out of excitement when we come home to them. Now I don't live in a big house or anything where I can put them outside in a backyard or anything. They're in their fenced metal play pen right in the front living room when we first open the door. My family and friends are very concerned about their barking and possibly always waking the baby up when he's asleep. Is there any way that I can train them to not bark as much? Has anybody been thru the same problem? How can I get them to be used to the baby?? I really don't want to have to get rid of any of them????
I had the same problem with my dog. Bought him a collar that vibrates and that helped a lot didnt eliminate barking but help. Usually dogs bark having too much energy that needs getting out. What dog are they? Sorry don't mean to be rude but do u walk them a lot? But at the end of the day surprising as it was dogs barking wasnt waking Noah as much as I was worrying it will I think he just got used to it, it was always there and a part of his "white noises" group I think. U be fine so don't worry too much.
Does anyone have any advice from previous experience or heard, about out of town family (in-laws) visiting? How do I nicely say that coming to visit us in the first week and staying a few days is too much??
Well how ever u say it and whatever u say they will be offended. My mum was mad at me for nearly a year because I said we want few days alone no visitors at home. MIL was going mental saying she take me to court if I don't let her see her grandchild. They both such drama queens. Just say it and stick to it. I'm still glad we had them couple of days to settle ourselfs no matter how upset they were. And at the end of the day sooner or later they move on and forget about it. Good luck.
I woke up about 2.30 am with strong contractions. I get lots of Brakston Hicks but this were the real thing as were quite painful. Also (tmi) diarrhoea, nausea and the worse heartburn I ever experienced. After I felt its safe to move from the bathroom it all stopped tho so I when back to bed as im 33+5 weeks i felt a bit scared and nervous but I'm seeing my midwife today so I will mention this to her. What's wrong with all them may babies not wanting to be born in may? Lol
The difference between just vaginal discharge and possibly leaking fluid or even your water breaking and not know it? I'm a ftm obviously and have been having a very thin discharge... Tmi sorry. I don't know if its just the regular discharge u expierence or possibly that I'm leaking fluid and that wouldn't be good. Just need some of you expierenced moms advice and opinion on what this might be. Ill probably be going to the dr tomorrow because I don't wanna ignore it if it could possibly be a bad thing. Oh and I'm 34 weeks btw
Any advice much appreciated! First if all do I need a baby monitor? Baby will be sleeping with us in their Moses basket, and the Moses basket will be moved around the house with us for the first few months. My plan was to get a monitor when bub goes into their own room, but do I need one now?
Bath thermometer... Good old elbow test good enough? Or are the thermometers an essential?
Room thermometer.... Are these essential?
I am quite happy to buy everything if I need it! But as a ftm I am very aware that I could go completely OTT and buy way too much! Lol :)
I'm not an expert but it be my second baby and with my first son I didn't have any of these and not getting any this time either. For water just stick my elbow in, room temperature not nessary just touch ur babies back or belly and u know if they too cold, hot or just right. My son slept in same room as us for about 18 months due to the fact we didn't have a room for him we moved now but I still won't put this baby in separate room until close to about 12 months old so no need for a monitor. Just what u feel comfortable with hun if u trust urself with the temp then don't need thermometers and baby monitor u are the only one that knows how far away the baby will be and if u will be able to hear it. Good luck
It seems like everyone is getting so close to having their babies but its bc they're due in the beginning on May. I'm due May 31st so ill just be making 33 weeks Friday. Is anyone else due at the end of the month?
About cleaning. I havnt had a job for about 5.5 months (not for lack of trying) and apperently that automatically turns me into the maid service. My husband and I live with my mom becaus of financial issues. They both work and I am at home all day with 4 dogs. My mother thinks that because they dont work it is my responsibility to clean up after everyone, do the dishes vaccume and sweep the floors eveyday, make sure things are taken care of and the house doesnt get dirty. I cook breakfast lunch and dinner and take care the dogs by myself. If I skip on dishes for even one night my mom is up my ass. I understand that we live with her and my husband and I need to pick up after ourselves, but I get absoloutly no help. If I ask him for help cleaning she tells him not to because he worked all day. So finally I got fed up and vented to him about how I feel like I am being taken advantage of all the time. A few mins later I hear him slaming things around in the kitchen. I went in there and could clearly tell he was pissed off. But he was doing the dishes. I told him I really appreciated it and he wont say a single word to me. Childish much? Sorry ladies, I just needed a good vent and dont have anywhere or anyone else to go to.
I don't understand how some woman can say its just what u suppose to do?! No it's not we not in the 1950 and u not a maid. U are at home and fair enough u need to do things coz it be just lazy to lie around all day but that doesn't mean they don't have to do anything. Everyone should clean after themselfs wheather they work or not. And also u pregnant and u need ur rest aswell ur body is working 24/7 making a baby. And also how dare she tell ur husband not to help? That's just outright rude. U need to talk to them. Will they still expect u to do all that in the first few weeks when ur baby comes? Coz believe u me u won't have time or energy for a shower never mind anything else.
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