Pregnant with first child, during a chaotic and stressful time
July 14, 2014 9:46 AM Subscribe
Due to an incredible amount of life changes (including marraige, move, new job and death of a parent) I have barely been able to do all the things you are supposed to do when you are pregnant with your first child. Due date is a little over am month away. On top of that I have gained too much weight and feel very uncomfortable, especially at work. My questions range from how do I make the next six weaks bearable (especially at my desk job) given I've outgrown my maternity clothes and feel really uncomfortable physically, to what are the top three things I must learn and/or have before baby arrives?
posted by SanSebastien to Grab Bag (52 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Granted I made all of my OB visits, I have not had a lot of time to learn about breastfeeding, caring for an infant or even research all that goes into having a newborn. I wasn't even able to get into the recommended classes as they fill up quick, the two classes I am signed up to take could very well happen after the baby comes if she comes before 40 weeks.
So, please give me your best hacks on how to prepare for this bundle of joy - tell me the most important things I need to know - from transitioning to having a new baby, sleep hacks, breastfeeding, car seats and things I will need and not really need right off the bat. Personal experience is appreciated. I know there are a lot of experienced parents on here.
Thank you in advance.