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post #21 of 42
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I may be taking this nesting thing way too seriously. I just had Fed Ex show up at the door with 40 rolls of Charmin. It was a really, really good deal though.
post #22 of 42
Annette, that's AWESOME! :

You ladies got me going! I've got the NB clothes and carseat cover in the wash now. I've sorted all the baby clothes by size and have them in lineup to be washed and put away. I really think I'm going to go ahead and pull out ALL the clothes up to 6-9mos this time so I don't have to keep pulling totes down as often. Storing too small/big clothes seriously STRESSES ME OUT. I can't ever keep up with it all. I have a rack in our closet that has our dresser beneath it so there isn't room for our clothes. I think it'll be perfect for Avonlea's NB-9mo clothes! :
post #23 of 42
I guess I've gotten a little overzelous with this nesting stuff. I keep getting ticked off that my dryer isn't drying the clothes fast enough. haha!
post #24 of 42
Ugh... my list keeps getting longer...
post #25 of 42
This is a great thread!!
I have a HUGE list but most of it is house stuff not necessarily baby related

As far as what needs to be done

..We need a vehicle that will fit us all, thought we found one but that fell through. So we either look for another or fix our broken van!
.. Need to get a few more baby clothes
..Need to do a big scrap wood burn pile
...Figure out what I am going to make the kiddos for Christmas! And start making it!
..Wean baby goats so we get more milk.
..Windows and doors are going in our house this weekend!
..Next up is hydronic cob floor
THEN we can start framing interior walls and put the washer in!!!!! Hopefully before late Nov!

then do plastering, final electrical and move in!! Though that won't be till after baby is born!


Done already!
..Kids clothes organized to make room for baby clothes
.. My amazing friend has taken my infant carseat and few newborn clothes I have to wash
.. Cleaned out craft cupboard
.. SCRUBBED stove spic and span!
..I have a wrap, sling and playpen think thats all I need
.. have a cloth diaper stash but unless we get the washer installed I won't be doing cloth at first
.. Moved younger two into their own beds to make room for baby!
.. Worked with my Mom to fill the freezer before she went away for 6 months so thats done!
...Got the chicken coop all cleaned out for its yearly clean
..General declutter and clean up done!
..Homeschool prep and activities organized to simplify my life after babe
..DDs bday party is next week doing it early since its close to when I am 37 weeks
post #26 of 42
Thread Starter 
Yay for lists and getting things done! And kimmom, good for you for having a party. Nicholas turned 7 in September and we bribed him with a new bike not to have a party.

Anyway, I never posted my list. Much of this stuff is somewhere in the process of being done. And I have a whole 'nother list for DH.

1. Make pregnancy tea. I really need to get on this. I did buy an ice tea maker to make the process easier.

2. Stuff for sale-- have listed, working on.

3. Clothes in dining room-- done, just waiting for DH to take the boxes out to the garage. The bad news is that somewhere in the decluttering, sorting, and storing, all the 6 stuff went missing. I can't go mucking around looking for it and DH can't find it, so it's either a trip to ebay or the thrift store.

5. Pack and play-- set up, I just need to figure out how to add the bassinet and changing table part.

6. Sings and bouncy chairs-- set up, washing the seats.

7. Car seats-- buy, install. We're getting our new Econoline van tomorrow.

8. Add music to MP3 player.

8. Go through four boxes of stuff leftover from decluttering.

9. Fix Daniel's doll.

10. Hire a cleaning lady. The last one took 3 hours at $13 an hour and only managed to clean the toilet, one wall, and a sink. Our bathroom was bad, but not that bad.
post #27 of 42
I was able to mark some things as DONE!! DH and I were supposed to go on a babymoon this weekend, but instead, we are staying home to save my sanity and get some of this done! Hopefully I can mark several more things off by Monday afternoon when I pick up the kids.
post #28 of 42
Annette, cripes, that would have irritated me! Seriously, 3 hours for that?!?! I hope you find someone amazing and reasonablt priced.
post #29 of 42
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Annette, cripes, that would have irritated me! Seriously, 3 hours for that?!?! I hope you find someone amazing and reasonablt priced.
I felt horribly because it was paid for with money that was a gift, and I just felt like it was such a waste! And seriously, I bribed my kids with ice cream and they got the bathroom completely clean, top to bottom, in less than two hours. Plus whatever she used to clean smelled like Ben Gay. My bathroom smelled like a nursing home for days.

I think I found a homeschool mom to do the deep cleaning and I'm also going to hire a homeschool teen to do some of the smaller stuff. I'd do it myself if I could bend over and if my husband would let me be on my feet for more than two minutes at a time. He's gone seriously Papa Bear on me lately.
post #30 of 42
The scrapbook Christmas presents are caught up with through today. I also froze 8 oatmeal squares for breakfasts, pear and walnuts ones. I just put 3 quarts of seasoned navy beans into the freezer for me to have as lunches after Squirt is born. Window installation is coming along.
post #31 of 42
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The scrapbook Christmas presents are caught up with through today. I also froze 8 oatmeal squares for breakfasts, pear and walnuts ones. I just put 3 quarts of seasoned navy beans into the freezer for me to have as lunches after Squirt is born. Window installation is coming along.
Could you elaborate on the frozen oatmeal squares you put in the freezer? They sound yummy!
post #32 of 42
Done:
- Rearranged the nursery to fit all of DD's stuff, plus an additional crib (even though we bed-share, I like to have one around for naps, clothing changes, just a place to put baby down!)
- Sorted through all of DD's stuff, put up all the outgrown clothes, moved her clothes to a bigger dresser
- Sorted through all newborn clothes, put all gender-neutral stuff in baby's dresser- have girly clothes at the ready, if it's a boy we may need stuff later on
- DD is now sleeping (mostly) in her crib and (gasp!) in her room
- Made baby tutu for newborn photos in case LO is a girl
- Sorted through baby food, have a bag to donate
- Have all the newborn dipes/covers ready

To do:
- Purchase herbs for postpartum bath
- Purchase AFTER-EASE for after-pains- BIG PRIORITY!
- Soak cloth pads in witch hazel and freeze
- Buy a few birth-y things
- Pack hospital bag
- Install infant seat base
- Need another mirror for the car
- Finish up matching tutu for DD (just in case!)
- Get maternity photos done
- Pre-address birth announcements/Christmas cards
- Reorganize/clean out freezers, freeze more meals
- Set-up diaper changing station in our bedroom for nighttime changes (don't want to have to go into the nursery and wake DD #1)
- Pick up some more 'sposies for the early days
- FIND A GENDER-NEUTRAL, but cute "going-home" gown- ugh this is a hard one
- Finish sewing baby gifts for people due around my time
- Finish up Christmas shopping
- Find a "father's helper" for DH for when I go back to work
post #33 of 42
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The scrapbook Christmas presents are caught up with through today. I also froze 8 oatmeal squares for breakfasts, pear and walnuts ones. I just put 3 quarts of seasoned navy beans into the freezer for me to have as lunches after Squirt is born. Window installation is coming along.
Emily,

Do you mind sharing your oatmeal square recipe? Is this baked oatmeal or bars or what? I'm always looking for good freezer recipes!
post #34 of 42
Here is the oatmeal square recipe, it is baked oatmeal. I cut it into 8 squares, but you could do 12. I bag them individually in sandwich baggies, then put all those in a big freezer gallon baggy for storing in the freezer. Then, you can just grab one square before bedtime (if you remember it) and leave it on the counter and it will room temp by the morning.

1/2 c. applesauce (or melted butter, coconut oil, or canola oil)
1 T oil
1/3 - 1/2 c. honey or sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. milk
2 t. b. powder
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
3 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. dried or fresh fruit or berries (can be put in frozen)
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Whisk together applesauce through cinnamon. Stir in oats, fruit, and nuts. Pour/pat into a greased 8x11 pan. Bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes, until slightly browned (should look toasted, kind of). Cool. Cut into 8 or 12 squares.

Ein: I totally treated myself to Gymboree (I have bought EVERYTHING else used, except for carseats and diapers) and bought 2 outfits for coming home: one very boy, and one very girl. It was kind of fun, because everything else has been staunchly gender neutral. I'll just bring both little outfits with me and use whichever one is appropriate!
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by wholewheatchick View Post
Here is the oatmeal square recipe, it is baked oatmeal. I cut it into 8 squares, but you could do 12. I bag them individually in sandwich baggies, then put all those in a big freezer gallon baggy for storing in the freezer. Then, you can just grab one square before bedtime (if you remember it) and leave it on the counter and it will room temp by the morning.

1/2 c. applesauce (or melted butter, coconut oil, or canola oil)
1 T oil
1/3 - 1/2 c. honey or sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. milk
2 t. b. powder
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
3 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. dried or fresh fruit or berries (can be put in frozen)
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Whisk together applesauce through cinnamon. Stir in oats, fruit, and nuts. Pour/pat into a greased 8x11 pan. Bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes, until slightly browned (should look toasted, kind of). Cool. Cut into 8 or 12 squares.

Ein: I totally treated myself to Gymboree (I have bought EVERYTHING else used, except for carseats and diapers) and bought 2 outfits for coming home: one very boy, and one very girl. It was kind of fun, because everything else has been staunchly gender neutral. I'll just bring both little outfits with me and use whichever one is appropriate!
Thanks so much for sharing! That sounds delicious, and will help me check the "fill the freezer" box.

I guess I could just bring two! I do have some VERY girly things- smocked dresses, including the dress DD wore home. Most of them are heirlooms and BEAUTIFUL! The problem is finding a "boy" outfit- I want something beautiful, not just "boy-ish," if that makes sense. I love to keep newborns in gowns (I have gender-neutral sleepers from when I had DD), so I'm hoping to find something dressier in red/dark blue/green- nothing pastel blue. I HATE pastel blue for some reason. Anyway, I'm also looking for a bonnet. I just found this website, which has some really nice things:
http://www.grammies-attic.com/index.html
post #36 of 42
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Thanks so much for sharing! That sounds delicious, and will help me check the "fill the freezer" box.

I guess I could just bring two! I do have some VERY girly things- smocked dresses, including the dress DD wore home. Most of them are heirlooms and BEAUTIFUL! The problem is finding a "boy" outfit- I want something beautiful, not just "boy-ish," if that makes sense. I love to keep newborns in gowns (I have gender-neutral sleepers from when I had DD), so I'm hoping to find something dressier in red/dark blue/green- nothing pastel blue. I HATE pastel blue for some reason. Anyway, I'm also looking for a bonnet. I just found this website, which has some really nice things:
http://www.grammies-attic.com/index.html
Hope you enjoy the oatmeal squares! One thought for a little boy coming home outfit is white. I saw at JC Penney the other day that there are some really sweet newborn sized outfits that are white, albeit the boy ones have some blue embroidery on them. Also, if you google "lullabies and mudpies milton FL" it is this HUGE consignment sale that happens a few times a year in Milton. My friends were usually able to pick up awesome clothes, a lot of brand name, for fabulous prices. Just an idea.
post #37 of 42
Starting my Childbirth classes today (I am SO late on this!)
Printed out Birth Plan 3x (doctor already has a copy)
Finished and printed out my last minute packing list

Now I just need to keep from killing my cat... he tried to jump on my lap, started slipping, and decided to use his claws to keep himself up, ON MY STOMACH!!
post #38 of 42
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Starting my Childbirth classes today (I am SO late on this!)
Printed out Birth Plan 3x (doctor already has a copy)
Finished and printed out my last minute packing list

Now I just need to keep from killing my cat... he tried to jump on my lap, started slipping, and decided to use his claws to keep himself up, ON MY STOMACH!!
I am a total list fiend, too! Our cat Eddy has been trying to sit on my lap more, but it is kind of disappearing now, so it takes him a long time to get situated. The worst is when he shifts his weight around and puts all 12 pounds of himself into one paw right on my belly.
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by wholewheatchick View Post
Here is the oatmeal square recipe, it is baked oatmeal. I cut it into 8 squares, but you could do 12. I bag them individually in sandwich baggies, then put all those in a big freezer gallon baggy for storing in the freezer. Then, you can just grab one square before bedtime (if you remember it) and leave it on the counter and it will room temp by the morning.

1/2 c. applesauce (or melted butter, coconut oil, or canola oil)
1 T oil
1/3 - 1/2 c. honey or sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. milk
2 t. b. powder
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
3 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. dried or fresh fruit or berries (can be put in frozen)
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Whisk together applesauce through cinnamon. Stir in oats, fruit, and nuts. Pour/pat into a greased 8x11 pan. Bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes, until slightly browned (should look toasted, kind of). Cool. Cut into 8 or 12 squares.
Thank you for this! I made a double batch yesterday since we are having company all this week, and it is yummy! The kids love it!

I am not so nesty yet....... I did make DD4's winter comforter, and I am thinking of wee one's blanket, but have not started yet. I don't have too much to do for the new baby (buy car seat, wash clothes, assess and wash diaper stash, and locate a few boy clothes for just in case the us was wrong).
All of that can be done in a day or two, so not feeling pressed..... yet
I do have a lot of gift crafting I want to get done, but just have not wanted to start yet. Maybe after Halloween and after our guests go back home.
Just maintaining the house and homeschooling my four takes up a lot of time and energy, and I am slowing down! I am so excited that the countdown is in the single digits now! Hoping babe shows up a bit early.
post #40 of 42
Dd loves baked oatmeal. It's the only way I can get her to eat oatmeal since she won't eat it with a spoon. I don't care for it too much (I'm not a fan of sweet at all in the morning), but I definitely need to make up a few batches for easy breakfasts for her after the baby comes.
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