Have you thought about getting your nursery together yet?
If so, you may have been overwhelmed by all the different styles
and types of baby equipment available. Babies require very little
in the way of furniture. You will need a safe place for them to
sleep, a dresser for their clothes, a place to change them and that
is really it for the first few months. You may find it helpful to
place a chair for feeding the baby in the nursery as well.
When setting up your baby's room, keep in mind that babies enjoy
looking at bright colors with lots of contrast, and big bold patterns.
You can easily change the look of a room with borders, pictures and
If you have overhead lighting in the nursery, you may want to install
a dimmer switch. These are available at your local hardware store, and
are simple to install. Be sure to turn off the power to the room while
doing it. If you don't want to use a dimmer switch, a lamp or night
light with a soft glow is another good option.
Placement of the crib/bassinet is important. You want to be sure
not to place it near the heat vent or a window. Newborns cannot
regulate their own body temperature yet. A good temperature to
keep baby's room at is 68-70 degrees.
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
- Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
- Frequent Urination
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Occasional headaches
- Stretch Marks (cocoa butter can help with these)
- Round ligament pains
Boy or girl? Do you know which you are having? Did you
know that if it's a girl, her ovaries already contain
several millions eggs? In boys, the scrotum is well
developed. Have you started reading up on circumcision
so you can make your choice regarding it? Now is a good
time to start researching your decision, if you haven't
already. Baby now weighs about 15 ounces and is about 12.5