Today i thought i would share what my plans are, concerning homeschool, after baby number 6 is born.
Baby number 6 is going to be the 3rd baby born since we have become a homeschooling family. Baby number 4 was born at the end of June and we didn’t start back to homeschooling until August, so i had a bit of a break there. Baby number 5 was born at the beginning of August and we started back to homeschooling at the end of August/beginning of September. So i have homeschooled with a newborn before.
With baby number 6 though, i want a bigger break than just 2 weeks. We have been a year-round homeschooling family for a few years now, however this year we haven’t been doing 6 weeks on 1 week off. The reason for that is, i wanted to get as much school done with before baby number 6 is born. That way once he is born, we can take 4 weeks off.
That’s my plan, once baby number 6 is born, we will take at least 4 weeks off. Then once we start back to homeschooling, we will enter into it lightly. We probably won’t go back to a full schedule for at least another 2 weeks after that.
I want to enjoy the time with my new baby, plus take the time to get adjusted to being a family of 8.
I’ve seen so many of these ‘Baby Must Haves’ lists online and i find myself disagreeing with every one of them. To be honest all you need for your baby is 3 things…. a way to feed them (formula/breast milk), a way to diaper them (cloth/disposable), and clothes. That’s it! Everything else after that isn’t a must have, but a luxury.
So if you are looking for one of those lists that will tell you to buy the fancy baby swing and all the toys, you will need to search elsewhere, because my list is very minimal.
Without further ado, let’s get on with my list of baby must haves…
Baby Must Haves:
Diapers – Pampers Swaddlers are my favorite diaper, I’ve used them exclusively since baby number 3. When getting ready for a new baby, i always buy 1 box of Newborn & 1 box of Size 1.
Clothes – I always make sure to buy Newborn and size 0-3 month clothing. Most of the newborn size clothes i buy are PJ’s with the mitten cuffs included on them. I try to buy a fair amount of clothing because babies spit up/pee/poop a lot.
Blankets – They work great for swaddling, for covering up while breastfeeding, etc. I’ve always found that i can’t have too many baby blankets.
Shampoo – I don’t use anything fancy here, just plain old Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. It’s worked great for all of my babies.
Car Seat – The most expensive item on my must have list, but where i live i have to drive everywhere, so it’s necessary.
That’s everything on my baby must have list. Are you a minimalist when it comes to baby gear as well, or do you buy everything?!
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I just went to my 24 week doctor appointment yesterday, so i thought now would be a good time to give a little update on how this pregnancy is going.
Today i am 24 weeks & 2 days pregnant with baby #6. If you missed my gender reveal announcement, this baby is a boy. Which will make 5 boys & 1 girl for us.
I know a lot of people do weekly updates, but i just thought that would be kind of annoying, and honestly not much changes from week to week so there wouldn’t be much to update. Instead i plan on giving these updates once a month, maybe i’ll do weekly as my due date gets closer, i’m not sure yet. We will see how it goes.
Back to the update, my measurements are right on track and baby’s heartbeat is perfect. I go back for another checkup in 3 weeks and we will be doing the glucose testing then.
Heartburn, leg cramps, and insomnia are just a few of my current symptoms. Each of those symptoms are pretty common for me when i’m pregnant, so i’m kinda used to them. Not that they aren’t totally annoying. But once baby is born, they do go away.
I’m not really craving anything right now. For the first few months of my pregnancy all i wanted was spicy foods, and then i started craving cinnamon rolls.
During my first trimester, i only gained 2 pounds. Since then i’ve gained 5 pounds, for a total weight gain so far of 7 pounds.
That’s all i can think of to update at the moment.