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Old 11-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #131
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I find myself wondering if I'll remember how to parent a newborn. My DS and DD are less than 2 years apart, so there wasn't much time in between for a memory lapse. This baby will be 3.5 yrs younger than my DD. I feel like breastfeeding and diaper changing were so long ago, and wonder will I remember how to do all this stuff? I'm sure it's like riding a bike, but I still have irrational fears that I'll forget it all!

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #132
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Kate - I wonder that myself! This babe is coming along 6 yrs after my last. My other two are 26ish mos apart.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:06 PM   #133
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That's what DH and I were thinking...I'm thinking diaper/wipe laundry every 3 days? What do you think about that?
I do diaper laundry just about every 3 days here. Basically I do it whenever the diaper pail is full. With a newborn it may be every couple days, but usually still every 3 - they go through more diapers, but the diapers are smaller!

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I find myself wondering if I'll remember how to parent a newborn. My DS and DD are less than 2 years apart, so there wasn't much time in between for a memory lapse. This baby will be 3.5 yrs younger than my DD. I feel like breastfeeding and diaper changing were so long ago, and wonder will I remember how to do all this stuff? I'm sure it's like riding a bike, but I still have irrational fears that I'll forget it all!
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Kate - I wonder that myself! This babe is coming along 6 yrs after my last. My other two are 26ish mos apart.
I remember feeling this same way when we were pregnant with Levi - I'd had the first 3 within 3.5yrs, but Isaac was 4 when Levi was born.
It is the same all over again... and yet, it's different too, because now you have the older kids to still deal with (not in a bad way, but school stuff and activities and whatnot) while dealing with the newbie at the same time. But you get used to it. And it's wonderful!
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #134
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My son will be just shy of 4 by the time we could possibly give him a sibling (I'm due 12 days before his birthday). It's gonna be like learning it all from scratch.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #135
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Kate - I wonder that myself! This babe is coming along 6 yrs after my last. My other two are 26ish mos apart.

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Mine are 15.5 yrs apart & I was amazed at how easy it was to get back into the newborn swing. Like riding a bike.
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I find myself wondering if I'll remember how to parent a newborn. My DS and DD are less than 2 years apart, so there wasn't much time in between for a memory lapse. This baby will be 3.5 yrs younger than my DD. I feel like breastfeeding and diaper changing were so long ago, and wonder will I remember how to do all this stuff? I'm sure it's like riding a bike, but I still have irrational fears that I'll forget it all!
I have the same irrational fears. My DD and DS are also only 2 years apart and DD will be 4,5 when this baby comes. BFing I'm sure I can do-I BF DD until she was almost 2,5 so it hasn't been that long. But diapering I feel like a newbie especially since there is so much new stuff in the CDing world!
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That's what DH and I were thinking...I'm thinking diaper/wipe laundry every 3 days? What do you think about that?
You need quite a lot of diapers if you only do laundry every 3 days. Newborns go through soooooo many. I think we easily needed 10/day at first and you need some for laundry day too so that would make close to 40. (LOL okay how bad is it when I say that I think I do have that many? Granted many are prefolds but still...)

Elena-YAY for making that first step! You can do this!!!!
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Re: Pregnancy After Loss (November)

My twins and my DD #2 are 26 months and 2 days apart so by the time this babe gets here, it will have been almost 6 years since I've had a newborn.......Oh....My...... I was really a little confused when DD #2 (child #3) came because we brought her home about 24 hours after having her and with my twins, they were in the NICU for 2 weeks after birth... I'm sure it'll all come back to me though
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You need quite a lot of diapers if you only do laundry every 3 days. Newborns go through soooooo many. I think we easily needed 10/day at first and you need some for laundry day too so that would make close to 40. (LOL okay how bad is it when I say that I think I do have that many? Granted many are prefolds but still...)
Would you say 4 dozen prefolds for a newb is sufficient for laundry every 3 days?

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My son will be just shy of 4 by the time we could possibly give him a sibling (I'm due 12 days before his birthday). It's gonna be like learning it all from scratch.
Don't worry, it's not quite like "from scratch" - it's not like the first time all over again! There will be all those wonderful things that you have forgotten itties do - like their sweet milky breath... and how they pass out after nursing... and their adorable little scrunchy stretches

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But diapering I feel like a newbie especially since there is so much new stuff in the CDing world!
Diapering itties is so much fun!

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You need quite a lot of diapers if you only do laundry every 3 days.

Elena-YAY for making that first step! You can do this!!!!
Thank you! I'm feeling better after that first appt - and so silly, that them moving to the other side of the building made that much of a difference, but I'll take it!
I'm still anxious about the u/s, but I think DH and I both will be until we get through it, kwim? That's just such a HUGE thing for us this time.

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Would you say 4 dozen prefolds for a newb is sufficient for laundry every 3 days?
Definitely

I had 32 or 33 diapers for Levi (that fit right away, I mean, a combo of NB and smaller smalls) and that was plenty for washing every 3 days - we never ran out or even really low.
I bought 4 more when pregnant with Elli, and I will get another few nb piddle poddles (only have 2 and would like to at least round out the half dozen)... hmm... thinking about that, I wouldn't mind rounding out the 2 xs FBs to a half dozen too. stupid OCD.
But, honestly, I don't need these diapers, I just want them, kwim?
From my experiences, 3-4 dozen is plenty.

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