Baby Losavio has likely turned head-down by now. She is probably about 4.75 pounds and almost 18 inches long. In just three more weeks, the baby will be considered "full-term."
We started to get ready for the baby's arrival over the past week. I've been stocking some of the essentials for the first few weeks, such as baby wash, binkies, Boudreaux's, etc.
I also ordered a co-sleeper bassinet, which, luckily, is our only major purchase. We didn't use a bassinet for Joey and I really wish we had. I don't know if we thought it was unnecessary or if we just didn't think of it at all. Take it from a mom who learned her lesson: get a bassinet, whether you borrow or buy or use a cardboard box*. When we were expecting Joey, we naively thought that we would be able to just put her in her crib and she would fall asleep. Um, not so much. She didn't fall asleep when we put her in her crib. It might have helped if we had used a white-noise machine or something of the like, but again, we didn't think about it. So Joey ended up in bed with us. It was not ideal, but if she hadn't been in the room with us I would have never slept. With a bassinet, Baby Losavio will be at arm's reach but NOT in the bed with us. The co-sleeper that we ordered is also portable: unlike a pack-and-play, it can be wheeled throughout the house and is small enough to fit through doorways.
Last week I was supposed to start laundering all of Baby Losavio's clothes, blankets, and such with Dreft. If you're not familiar with Dreft, all you need to know is that it's formulated for baby's sensitive skin and it smells amazing. Amazing. If it wasn't so expensive I would use it to wash all of our clothes. Well anyway, once all of Baby Losavio's clothes are clean, they will need to be put away, and that is a task that I just didn't have the energy for last week!
And now for a baby name hint: Baby Losavio shares her name with a 19th century English novelist who was also a poet and governess.
*I do not actually advocate using a cardboard box as a baby bed.