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How was your first day with your little one?

Ok I'm 27 weeks 4 days today, and it doesn't seem so far away anymore, I know that I've still got a while, but I'm just curious. So I want to know how you felt and how it went. I'm still really nervous about 3, I've only got 2 arms, and my husband's going away 2 weeks after their born on a convention which he can't get out of kind of thing, so any tips on how to not panic when on my own would help too?

Thank you all :)

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Asked by tripletmomtobe at 10:21 AM on Jan. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Oh wow...triplets!! Congrats!!!

    You're going to need help. Especially when your DH is away. Start asking for it now. Find people that are willing to come to your home for a few hours and lend a hand. Then put together a schedule. Let them all know what days and times it would be best for you to have them there. As it gets closer, call and confirm that they'll still be able to be there at those times.

    A few weeks before start cooking stuff that can be frozen, then pulled out and heated quickly when the babies are here. If someone asks how they can help, ask them to drop off a casserole or somthing like that. I know moms of multiples that had a 'prepared foods' theme for their baby shower. Instead of gifts, everyone brought a dish the expectant mom could take home and freeze.

    Get as much in order now as you can. It really will help with the 'freak out' factor after they're here.

    Answer by desert_diva at 10:32 AM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • Congratulations! Like the first poster said, you will need help. Enlist family, friends, or hire help if you can. Even if it is a high school aged neighbor, you'll be there. First off, don't panic. Relax and enjoy the quiet before the storm! Only joking. You are going to fall in love the moment they are born and you'll forget all about the pregnancy and birth. I had a really rough pregnancy, labor, and delivery. As soon as my little one was born, I completely forgot all about it. It's bad while it lasts, and then it's over. Get as much prepared as you can, but don't stress about it, enjoy it! I loved decorating the nursery, cooking extra meals to freeze that were new and fun to prepare, etc. Good luck!

    Answer by MommyJanelle at 10:39 AM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • I agree - if you can get someone to help you out, that would make things sooo much easier! We got the soothing motion gliders that the girls loved and that helped some. To be absolutely and completely honest it was really hard the first couple of days home with the lack of sleep! My husband and I watched the girls in shifts so that one of us could get a few hours of sleep in a row. Once you get some sort of schedule things will smooth out though and you'll do great!


    Answer by doublethejoy616 at 11:53 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

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