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Mamas still waiting... What's on your To-Do List?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
What is left on your lists of stuff to do before baby comes? What have you done so far?

So far I have our birth center bag packed and in the car. I have enough clothes and diapers to last a little while (I didn't want too much newborn stuff). I've got the camera batteries charged and cameras ready to go on the way out the door.. and that is pretty much it.

I need to:
Set up the Amby bed
make freezer meals
buy easy to eat snacks
finish washing the carseat cover and getting it put back together
carseat in the car
get a present for DS1

and have the baby!
post #2 of 24
Looking at the clock?

We're done, so ready, and nothing.
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam View Post
Looking at the clock?

We're done, so ready, and nothing.
Yep, just waiting...
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam View Post
Looking at the clock?

We're done, so ready, and nothing.
Me too! Sure we still need stuff but have no money to buy it. Got a few cloth diaps several packs of disposables, wipes, hand me down car seat/ clothes and a pack n play/ sleeper.

Now I am just counting down the days... Not a patient waiter.
post #5 of 24
1. Have the baby.
2. Pack up maternity clothes.

post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tangozulu View Post
1. Have the baby.
2. Pack up maternity clothes.

I like the pack up maternity clothes part
post #7 of 24
get sheets for pack n play
sand and varnish belly cast
paint letters for girl version and boy version of baby names (labour project)
test birthing pool (ahhh !when is this going to get done)
sort dresser (crazy compulsions)
get plastic sheet for birthing pool
Stock up on Probiotics, lots of probiotics- damn GBS
post #8 of 24
Not much here, mostly waiting. I realized I do want to dig out my boppy pillow and wash that. Not sure where it is!

But it's mostly just maintenance at this point- keeping the house stocked with food for the sitter and my son when we are at the birth center, keeping it clean, etc. I want to wash some dog beds, but that's been on my list forever and has not gotten done so we'll see
post #9 of 24
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I like the pack up maternity clothes part
I'm sooo sick of my maternity clothes. I look at my regular clothes with longing every morning when I get dressed!
post #10 of 24
Grab up another breast pump, sort lo's clothes AGAIN...maybe pick up a dresser to put the sorted clothes into.

Oh & wait for him to TURN...ugh.
post #11 of 24
There isn't a ton we need to do... vacuuming would be a good idea, and maybe packing a bag!! LOL I keep forgetting to do that...
post #12 of 24
-Midwife gifts
-Stock up on some snacks
-Charge video camera!
-take some decent pregnant pics (not in the mirror!)
post #13 of 24
Buy a battery for our baby scale.
Could use some more cloth wipes so I'll probably sew some more up.
Keep the house neat <-- (although I keep telling my husband that once I let up on the housework, she'll probably come )
post #14 of 24
1. install car seat
2. have some meals in the freezer
post #15 of 24
We're trying to keep ourselves really busy, and it's not that hard with 3 kids and a mini-farm! Yesterday we decided that we should plan a big party for the Summer Solstice (to be canceled in the unlikely event that baby arrives before then), and that's working out to be a pretty decent distraction. We're going to have everyone bring their own dishes/utensils so that our clean-up job is minimal.

If I get a chance, I'd love to sew curtains for our many curtain-less rooms since otherwise we'll probably just hang sheets over the windows during the birth. And I still have to finish the baby's quilt (I have the top done, but that's it), and a knit soaker that I'm half-way through. There is always more to do, as far as I'm concerned, even though I would feel ready if baby decided to arrive today.

For those who feel like EVERYTHING is ready, why not add more to your list? Make more freezer meals, bake cookies for your midwives, work on birth announcements, read another parenting book, paint a picture for your baby. Distraction is a Very Pregnant Mama's best friend.

Lex
post #16 of 24
I am working on the baby quilt, which I probably won't finish before baby comes, but want to get a big dent in it.

I am also still working, so trying to get a bunch done at work.

but baby-prep wise, I guess we could add more - technically we could make some meals and freeze them, etc. The one thing I haven't done is strip the used cloth dipes we got, though I think we might use disposables for the first week anyway depending on baby-size. But it might be good to get done anyway, we'll probably do it this weekend.
post #17 of 24
We are moving on Monday, so I am focused on that project at the moment. I'm sure the baby will decide to be born Sunday or Monday just to prove a point!

But I still need to:

1) wash the car seat cover (the cat has been using it in the meantime) and install it in the car.
2) I'd also like to get the inside of the car detailed. It is so filthy in there I shudder to think of putting a newborn baby in there!
post #18 of 24
Repaint one of our chalkboard walls.
Organize my yarn stash.
Keep knitting on a few projects.
Continue work on a photo album project for my MIL.
We would love finish watching this TV series we started...the 4400.

Everything is set for the baby. I bought a few Father's Day gift this week so that is set and my husbands birthday is July 7th so I've bought a few of those gifts too just in case I don't get out to get them after the baby is born.

I do need to get some snacks for the labor/after.
We need to buy DS a present too! Oops!

Other than that, hang out and enjoy this time! I don't think we'll be waiting much more than a week at this point but if we do...we do...42 weeks is June 23rd.
post #19 of 24
I have so much left to do... haven't actually made a physical list yet, but my horoscope this morning said that I should. So here goes:

- Paint the dining room
- Put the cabinet doors and pulls on the new cabinets
- Pull up the living room carpet and put down the wood floor
- Clean out the little girls' room
- Get neighbor to do a couple dump runs for me
- Wash new baby's new clothes
- Find CDs and wash them
- Clean my bedroom
- Find homes for the 8 new kittens
...

Ugh. It's too much. I think I'm gonna go take a nap.
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
I would also like to get some maternity photos before it's too late!!!
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