Just returned from my (almost) 36 week scan. Everything looks great - and it looks as though the little poppet has had a growth spurt as he seems to be now measuring/weighing around the 50th percentile. Like Raf, he has little femurs and a very big tummy (which was measuring small during the last scan), but a very normal sized head. Music to my ears! We didn't have the friendliest of sonographers today, sadly, and it was very rushed with no pics, but nonetheless it was a relief to hear that everything is as it should be.
So... just 1 and a half days of bed rest left. Seems very surreal to think that I've been mostly confined to my bed for close to 6 weeks, and can I admit that I may miss elements to lying around and watching TV? I think I have tapped in to my lazy gene and have indeed embraced it with some relish. I know that I am going to have quite the awakening come Thursday.
I'm very excited and relieved, though, to have almost made it to 36 weeks and now I can really start to think about the birth and also last minute things we need to get. I could actually do with some advice/recommendations.
I'm looking for a different type of bottle to feed the baby expressed breast milk once I return to work. Raf never really took to a bottle and would basically wait until I got home to feed. He's sometimes take the bare minimum to stave off absolute hunger but would then eat in a frenzied way - all evening and much of the night. I would love to avoid that this time because this kiddo will be much younger when I return to work and will need milk much more regularly than a 6 month old.
I'm looking at the Tommee Tippee bottles... a bit spendy but I've heard very good things about them. Does anyone have any good experience/or recommendations?
The other item I'm looking for is a cover for when I wear the baby. Because Raf was a summer baby we didn't have to worry about keeping him warm in the sling/carrier but things will get cold quickly so I need something that will work with a moby and an ergo/becco. I like the idea of a cover instead of bundling them up for walks in clothes because often Raf would fall asleep on walks and if he was dressed appropriately he could take a long nap, still attached to me, when we were back in the house.
Would love to know what people have used!