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post #21 of 40
Oh my goodness, what HAVENT I been doing yet? Lol. This is our first and we are so excited and have been wanting a baby for a while and i am a planner so I have list all over the place.
- Picked my midwife and have a appointment scheduled with her the end of March.
-Painted the nursery over christmas break and then hung the wallpaper when we found out I was pregnant a few weeks ago. Now I am preparing for a yard sale this spring to clean out the "nursery" which is at the moment a storage room.
-Painting T shirts that say "This is what the worlds coolest Uncle/Aunt looks like" to give to our siblings to tell them were expecting.
-Excitedly looking for Cloth diapers since DH said I could cloth diaper Babe!!
post #22 of 40
Well, here's my short list:
1. We're moving on March 24th, so starting to pack up for that.
2. Making a list with my SIL of items we should get for the newborn (minus items she has that we can borrow).
3. Experimenting with things that will keep me non-nauseated so I can function when I have to go to work on Monday night.
4. Meet and greet with some homebirth midwives--especially the one who's opening a birth center here in June.
post #23 of 40
Well we are in a perpetual state of projects at our house.

Our to-do list is never ending.

Here's what needs to get done.
1. finish bathroom, it's almost done

2. get our garden space back together, fix the fence, rototill(gotta wait for the snow to melt)

3. For me I have made my appointment with my dr, have a dating u/s scheduled for next Wed. I have already mentioned on here that due to heightened danger of uterine rupture I am having a r c/s(vbac/hbac run serious risk to me and my baby). I will have my prenatals with my Dr of choice and her colleague will preform my c/s which I am very happy with. They both attended DD's birth and were wonderful. I'm excited to start my appointments and am hoping all is fine with my u/s.

4. Start looking for names, we are not finding out the gender this time, so we'll need 2 names. Got the gilr name, but boys names are very difficult.

5. Looking forward to wonderful summer of sunshine and swimming with my family.

6. Oh yeah planning on seeing Coldplay when I am 6.5 months pg in July. I think that will be an awesome thing for a babe in the belly, and for my DH and me.
post #24 of 40
1) picking names (done!)
2) ordering prenatal testing supplies (almost done, thank you ebay )
3) Buying a HOUSE :
4) Ordering clothes and wool longies (done!)
5) trying to fix my diet to be somewhat healthy while accomodating my cravings and aversions.
6) picking up the last few things we don't already have (in duplicate ) from my older kids. I need a new bouncy seat so we need to get that and I'd LIKE an AMBY and a tummy tub. I also need dig out my fleece to make a new winter showsuit for bubs, since I gave away the kid's old ones. I got a snuggle wool too, OOOH is so soft and lovely.
post #25 of 40
I am absolutely EXHAUSTED! I am trying so hard not to doze off while DH is at work. Thankfully I have not had any morning sickness yet. And for some reason I am starving all day. I try to munch of fruit or vegetables when I feel like it but thats not cutting it anymore.
post #26 of 40
Oh what a question.

I am beyond unmotivated, and feel like crap, but recently accepted a promotion at work, and have some huge challenges at work. i just want to lounge around, be pregnant and enjoy my family. Ugh.
post #27 of 40
I am just trying to function and maintain the house and kids. I really haven't done anything regarding the new one I barely have the energy right now to just get stuff done for dh and the kiddos.
I am looking forward to getting stuff ready for the baby once the second trimester hits!:
post #28 of 40
I feel overwhelmed and excited about what I need to do:

1) Meet and greet with prospective HB midwives.
2) Dig out maternity clothes.
3) Dig out and clean off breastpump. It's in the basement. ewww.
4) Dig out neutral newborn clothes. Not finding out #3's gender beforehand.
5) My basement is *full* of tubs of baby stuff, hence the "dig out" term. I need to go through and recycle toys, etc. as this is my third and I've accumulated way too much stuff.
6) Get a Moby wrap this time. Just picked up a fleece Kangaroo Korner which I'm all excited about.
7) Finish Susan Weed's Wise Woman Herbal and start drinking teas. Just picked up RRF & TM Pregnancy Tea, now I'm off to get some nettle.
8) Try & relax! I'm just so nervous about everything this time. It's my last babe and I want everything to be perfect. Unfortunately I had a collagen mask facial done Monday night & I had a severe allergic reaction to it and my face is all broken out and red and DRY. I went in to my dr's office & they said because of the hormones I'm super sensitive to everything right now. Ugh. Now of course I'm all worried about the baby, but should be alright? worry, worry.
post #29 of 40
My list:

1) Finish thesis
2) defend thesis
3) present thesis work at a conference in July
4) give birth in October.

Until I get the thesis part done, the preggy planning will be pretty minimal. Then again, we have newborn gear, already have an appointment with our midwife (), and don't really need to do a lot of prep (she says NOW... wait until September when I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off...)
post #30 of 40
Sigh. I have been too sick and tired to do anything. Starting to feel good enough now to think about a list. I feel like we are pretty well situated on the actual for the baby stuff, but there are so many things I want to get done before baby comes:

-photobooks of the last, oh, 4 years?
-quilts for all my dad's grandkids (4 counting this expected one) from my dad's shirts (he passed away last year)
-a baby quilt for my poor ds (his cousins, born before him, all have them and I want him to have one, too!)
-a WHOLE lotta yard work
-a knitted hat for new babe
-knitted Christmas stockings for niece, nephew, and new babe (yes, this is overly ambitious)

ack.
post #31 of 40
Learn to be a better mom.



We had a terrible day today. Terrible. Awful. Pregnancy hormones aren't helping me in my quest to be a good mom. I'm so regretful of the day I had with my daughter - the afternoon really - that I feel unworthy of the two kids I have, let alone the one on the way.
post #32 of 40
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Oh man, I'm sorry to hear you had such a crappy afternoon, Monica. We can only learn from our mistakes & move on, right? I hope you can find peace asap & feel better.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by MFuglei View Post
Learn to be a better mom.



We had a terrible day today. Terrible. Awful. Pregnancy hormones aren't helping me in my quest to be a good mom. I'm so regretful of the day I had with my daughter - the afternoon really - that I feel unworthy of the two kids I have, let alone the one on the way.
I'm sorry I bet we've all had those moments. It is really really tough to be a good mom while in the 1st trimester. That's how I feel about it. It will get better.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by MFuglei View Post
Learn to be a better mom.



We had a terrible day today. Terrible. Awful. Pregnancy hormones aren't helping me in my quest to be a good mom. I'm so regretful of the day I had with my daughter - the afternoon really - that I feel unworthy of the two kids I have, let alone the one on the way.
I've had a few of those days. DH actually had to stay home from work one day after me calling him crying day after day and DD just being crazy. I felt so unworthy and how would I take care of another child when I can't even handle my one? Needless to say mine was from utter exhaustion and needing to sleep, it's just so hard to be understanding when you need sleep. I plopped DD on the couch and it kinda scared her, I felt so bad. I talked to my Dad and Stepmom about just having such a hard time, they offered to take DD and have me call them at work, so one of them could come help me if necessary. I have had a few bad days. The sickness, tiredness and irritability are fading away....I hope that I can be a good mommy, I've been feeling much better about the whole thing.
post #35 of 40
Honestly, I'm not planning much. I still keep forgetting I'm pregnant. I guess that happens with 4 other ones running around and keeping me busy.

I spent last night in the ER with my 3 year old because she kept screaming and crying and holding her head. She just couldn't calm herself down and nothing was working. Turns out she has a nasty ear infection. By the time we got home, my others were starting to wake up... and well..no sleep for me last night. LOL
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by Nature View Post
Honestly, I'm not planning much. I still keep forgetting I'm pregnant. I guess that happens with 4 other ones running around and keeping me busy.

I spent last night in the ER with my 3 year old because she kept screaming and crying and holding her head. She just couldn't calm herself down and nothing was working. Turns out she has a nasty ear infection. By the time we got home, my others were starting to wake up... and well..no sleep for me last night. LOL
UGH. I am so sorry.
post #37 of 40
Thanks guys. I'm feeling a bit better today.

My daughter's had pink eye all week and my son has been screaming/whining non stop for days - there's something going on with him. To top it off, *I* have an ear infection and an infection in my lymph nodes from a cold sore I got 3 weeks ago, so I'm physically miserable and drained from first tri. I know that all adds up to a really worn-out mama, but still. Yesterday was terrible. Today's not shaping up to be too much better, but my husband took the kids swimming for the morning, so they'll be worn out and happy and I have a few hours of quiet.

It helps to hear that others *get* it though.

Sorry to hear about your night, Nature. . . hopefully your DD will be better soon.

Thank you all for letting me get this off my chest. Ugh. I just feel horrible about the other day. I know I need to let it go and move forward, but ugh.
post #38 of 40
my list:

--try not to think about pregnancy/baby stuff too much until May!

i keep getting these mad urges to go pick out an amber teething necklace, or check out those cool baby hammock sites, or even just spending too much brain-active time on here!

i really need to focus on work and school until may--at the rate i'm going, i will be pulling all-nighters to get my stuff done, and that simply does not work, what with the zombie-tiredness of the 1st trimester! Gaaaah...
post #39 of 40
Believe me, we've all had those horrible days of not feeling good about how we mothered. But the good days way outweigh the bad, and we need to be easy on ourselves and our loved ones. Easier said than done, right? I am silently fuming that my idiot husband deleted 6 months of pictures off the digital camera before confirming that the download to the computer took. Of course, it didn't take, and now I am out my Thanksgiving, DD's Bday, Christmas and other random shots that are gone for good. Of course, it's my fault that I let 200 pictures sit there on the camera and be lazy about getting them developed! And he wants me to save money by not getting prints! :

Guess I want to go out and buy another baby sling! Hard to resist those mad urges!
post #40 of 40
Waiting until first doctor's appointment in a week and a half!
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