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post #101 of 116

Hey ladies,

 

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As far as what's still on my to-do list:

 

-Set up bassinet in bedroom

-Find knobs for dresser that we made into a changing table

-Finish packing hospital bag 

-Finish compost bin in yard and transplant seedlings into garden plot

-Find a non-vax/delay vax pediatrician (most impossible thing in this town!)

-Install car seat

-Finish decorating baby's room

-Find rug for baby's room

-Stock up on non-perishables

 

post #102 of 116


I am trucking along on my list, how is everyone else doing? 39 days until EDD

Quote:
Originally Posted by ILoveMyBabyBird View Post

Here's my list:

 

Take down christmas tree/decorations

Do inventory of all items in household/pantry~make list of things i need to stock up on

Stock up on supplements-working on this-okay, got prenatals, 1 month supply of goats rue and shatavari, think i am set here for now!

Stock up on food/household items-working on this

Have a plan on who will watch ds during labor/birth and a back up plan-ASAP!!!

write birth plan

Place hold at library on childbirth book midwife suggested

Read the book-working on this

Finish up buying cloth diapers, pail liner, snappi's, bamboo/hemp doublers/6-12 infant prefolds

inspect all baby items left from ds to make sure that they function and clean them-working on this

Make an official registry at target and babies r us

Bring items to goodwill

Get new tires

Get seat fixed in van

Buy new dresser for ds, so I can have dresser for dd-planning on getting this tonight!

Call insurance and see if they cover hospital grade pump rentals/breastpump rentals etc, if so talk to midwife about getting a Rx for the pump rental/electric pump, before I decide to buy it on my own, and not the going ahead and buy one. -darn they said that breastpumps are excluded, so now i need to choose one and

decide if i will rent the hospital grade one the first month or not-dh's friend has a hospital pump i may be able to borrow, need to find out for sure and get a model and see if i need to buy a different pump kit, hoping it is an ameda since i have the kit for that already, or a symphony, as i have that kit as well.

Buy breastpump/feeding/nursing supplies

buy nursing brasx1/2 and tankx2

Have 2000$ in savings before baby is born for when dh takes a couple weeks off( 600/2000 saved.)

Buy Crib

Get new infant car seat

buy a ring sling

send off preaddmission packet

Have pre-addmission appointment

wash and put away all baby clothes/diapers etc once dresser is free done until the shower in a couple weeks

final declutter of all the house: masterbedroom, kitchen-working on this now, living room, toyroom, ds's room, laundry room, bathrooms, hall closets, office-working on this

install carseat

go on hospital tour

freezer cooking, bread, nan, pancakes, muffins

watch the business of being born with dh

pack ds' bag packed and easter stuff ready just in case i am in the hospital on easter

more for dh but since dd is due right that time-FILE TAXES, blah...

pack bag

write thank you cards for shower

buy thermometer

buy a couple more storage containers and or a diaper stacker

 

 

 

there that is a nice starter list, something i can start working on asap!



 

post #103 of 116

have you thought about going with a family dr.? It is hard to find a ped that is okay with selective/no-vax, but family dr.'s seem to be more open, check your tribal area and ask around, that is how I found ds' dr.

post #104 of 116

Updating. I thought I was way behind, but I'm surprised to see I'm not doing too badly. I've lost steam on cleaning, but hopefully I''ll get back in the groove soon. I'd really  like to get some more of these rooms finished.

 

 

Now

Start listening to hypnobirthing cd

Deep clean house: declutter/purge, dust, vacuum/sweep/mop as needed

 - basement

 - laundry room

 - family room (incl front hall)

 - kitchen

 - front room

 - our BR and closet

 - office

 - DS's room

 - bathrooms (halfway there)

donate purged stuff (ongoing -- just put out 8 garbage bags and two unneeded furniture items for donation pickup)

Sort through baby clothes

Pass all my boy stuff on to others

Sort through diapers, make a list of needs (no needs for newborn/small sizes... can't find my medium stash though... hmmm...)

Make list of meals for freezer

Cook/Bake for freezer (ongoing -- have a great start so far, and still 2.5 months to go!)

Figure out what to do with DSs while in labor/at hospital

knit for baby - longies/soakers, hat, afghan (working on longies/soaker  afghan now)

Paint DS1's bedroom (it's still decorated in baby animals and he's turning 7 lol)

sew DS2 some new long pants (he's so tall and skinny, nothing fits him!)

 

Later

Reorganize our room to make space for baby's clothes

Buy new dresser? or another storage system for clothes

Set up cosleeper

DH and I change places in bed so DS2 gets used to sleeping next to DH not me

Wash baby clothes and diapers

Get out other baby stuff -- bath pillow, changing pad, bouncy seat, car seat

Make list of things we need (swaddling blanket, receiving blankets, onesies are the things I know of offhand)

Pack hospital bags - labor, PP

Buy/make gifts for DSs from baby

Install car seat

Check out books from library for long nursing sessions

Replace batteries in book light

post #105 of 116

reposted below...

post #106 of 116

I bought a thermometer this week.  I wasn't too keen on our other one.  I have diapers stocked up.  Need to get on to the bassinet.  Need to find a first outfit.  Need to figure out what I will wear home from the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

post #107 of 116

Left on my pre-birth list:

 

Priorities

De-clutter main areas of apartment - bathroom, bedroom, living room, kitchen -- IN PROGRESS

Fix couch cover w/velcro

Big grocery trip - include labor/post-birth foods

Make a lasagna for the freezer (just to get us through a few days)

Clean apartment!  Maybe hire one-time cleaning service to get things really clean

Trial set up birth tub

 

Things that I'm Basically Okay With Not Getting Done

Buy a more neutral bedroom rug (the one we have does not go with our new bedding)
Install storage shelf on bedroom wall above door or next to dresser

Finish knitting baby blanket -- IN PROGRESS

 

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I'm due 2 weeks from tomorrow!

post #108 of 116

Bumping.  Am curious to see how everyone has gotten along with their lists.

 

Keeping the house clean is my main priority now but the following is my new list.

 

 

  • review birth wishes with MWs and doula
  • write birth plan in case of hospital transfer
  • sort through random laundry baskets of "stuff" that have accumulated
  • prepare "labour bags" for DS and DD
  • deep clean kitchen and bathroom
  • keep master bedroom, kids room, living room, dining room and office relatively tidy
  • make bed for labour
  • make a couple more freezer meals for postpartum period
  • make list of perishable food needed for postpartum 
  • buy infant car seat
  • convince DH to get larger vehicle (he's refusing to see that we need one!)
  • rest, relax and enjoy my last prebaby days with the kids and DH
post #109 of 116

Woo-hoo! I'm due on Monday and nearly through the list. Of those remaining items from my last update:

 

Priorities

De-clutter main areas of apartment - bathroom, bedroom, living room, kitchen

Fix couch cover w/velcro

Big grocery trip - include labor/post-birth foods


Make a lasagna for the freezer (just to get us through a few days)


Clean apartment! Maybe hire one-time cleaning service to get things really clean (we just did it ourselves, to skip the expense)

Trial set up birth tub

 

To Do in Early Labor (as time allows)

Make bran muffin mix to keep in refrigerator, and bake a batch

Make hash brown casserole (husband wants to do this)

 

Things that I'm Basically Okay With Not Getting Done Before the Birth

Buy a more neutral bedroom rug (the one we have does not go with our new bedding)

Install storage shelf on bedroom wall above door or next to dresser

Finish knitting baby blanket -- IN PROGRESS

post #110 of 116

We did finally get moved, ans I have been going over hypnobirthing scripts, and we've done some perineal massage. However, almost all our baby stuff is still in storage, and I haven't been able to get my home visit with my midwife done. That will be tomorrow, though, when I am exactly 38 weeks. I really don't feel a sense of urgency, though. Luckily, I feel pretty calm about everything. I think I realy do have a couple more weeks before we will be meeting this little one face to face.

post #111 of 116
Thread Starter 
I love your headings Neuromancer! I want all the important stuff done by my due date (in 2.5 weeks), but I also want to have stuff I can be working on if/when I go over.

From Original List
  • Do last minute decorating/organizing in birthing room: hang icicle lights, reorganize DS's toys, hang emergency birth instructions, etc.
  • Clean and reorganize basement - will have DH work on this if/when he finishes the more important stuff
  • Deep clean and declutter main floor of house - still need to finish the kitchen, dining room, and living room, then do a good once-over of everything
  • Cook Freezer Meals - I just have 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts, and 5 desserts left to make over the next 2-3 weeks then we'll be completely done!
  • Get replacement parts for upright freezer shelves
  • Add driving directions to Food Tidings page
  • Stock pantry with basic foods - will start doing this in April once we're done buying ingredients for freezer meals
  • Attend Hypnosis for Birth classes (1 left before my due date), water aerobics classes (2 left before I stop going), and chiro appts (2-4 left depending on when baby comes)
  • Get massage around due date - scheduled for April 13th
  • Keep list of people to update after birth up-to-date
  • Double-make bed(s) - still need to decide which one(s) to double-make
  • Test birth pool and accessories
  • Re-install convertible rear-facing with original pillow and padding
  • Henna belly, have maternity pictures taken
  • Wrap gifts from DS to baby
  • Buy gift cards for midwives, wrap gifts and pick out Thank You cards

To Do If There's Extra Time
  • Make thieves oil hand soap and lotion
  • Cut flannel for diaper liners
  • Wash and prepare bottles and Lact-aid accessories
  • Wash DS's new clothes and baby boy clothes up to 12 months
  • String birth beads
  • Have both car seats inspected by car seat tech
  • Make meal plans for April-August
  • Make note cards for birth helpers
  • Write out instructions for household chores for postpartum helpers
  • Make calendar/list of activities for DS to do with postpartum helpers
post #112 of 116


Doing really well, actually. I surprise myself. I have GOT to make plans to paint DS's room. That HAS to happen. I wanted to do it before I got too close to the end of the pregnancy, but March has turned out to be really busy on the weekends, and I won't have a chance until I'm 37-38w or so. DH might be doing a lot of the work... sorry dear.

 


Now

Start listening to hypnobirthing cd

Deep clean house: declutter/purge, dust, vacuum/sweep/mop as needed

 - basement

 - laundry room

 - family room (incl front hall) family room isn't too bad, I think I'm going to skip it

 - kitchen

 - front room

 - our BR and closet

 - office giving up on this one, it's just not gonna happen

 - DS's room

 - bathrooms (halfway there)

donate purged stuff (ongoing -- just put out 8 garbage bags and two unneeded furniture items for donation pickup)

Sort through baby clothes

Pass all my boy stuff on to others

Sort through diapers, make a list of needs (no needs for newborn/small sizes... can't find my medium stash though... hmmm...)

Make list of meals for freezer

Cook/Bake for freezer (ongoing -- have a great start so far, and still 2.5 months to go!)

Figure out what to do with DSs while in labor/at hospital

knit for baby - longies/soakers, hat, afghan (working on longies/soaker  afghan now)

Paint DS1's bedroom (it's still decorated in baby animals and he's turning 7 lol)

sew DS2 some new long pants (he's so tall and skinny, nothing fits him!)

 

Later

Reorganize our room to make space for baby's clothes

Buy new dresser? or another storage system for clothes

Set up cosleeper

DH and I change places in bed so DS2 gets used to sleeping next to DH not me

Wash baby clothes and diapers

Get out other baby stuff -- bath pillow, changing pad, bouncy seat, car seat

Make list of things we need (swaddling blanket, receiving blankets, onesies are the things I know of offhand)

Pack hospital bags - labor, PP

Buy/make gifts for DSs from baby

Install car seat

Check out books from library for long nursing sessions

Replace batteries in book light



 

post #113 of 116

I'm lovin this list makin as I'm nearly done my list and probably not a moment too soon - I'm 38w5d today.  I'm thinking now that I'm on maternity leave, I should add "nap daily" to my list.  I'm getting really good at that one orngbiggrin.gif.  There's just a paltry three items left to tackle.  I actually did the birth email list last night, but none of the addresses imported so I'll have to do that again.  I just love looking at how much we've accomplished in the past three months!

 

January
•    Patch nursery walls
•    Paint nursery
•    Hang curtains
•    Purchase lamp, rug and art for nursery
•    Finish registry
•    Get washing machine fixed
•    Register at hospital
•    Attend birth class


February
•    Finish decorating nursery (IN PROGRESS)
•    Purchase light fixture for nursery
•    Decide whether or not to purchase freezer
•    Birth plan (DRAFT COMPLETE, need to finalize)
•    Host baby shower – February 13
•    Send baby shower thank yous
•    Purchase "necessary" items that remain un-bought on baby registry (IN PROGRESS)
•    Figure out breast feeding (IN PROGRESS)
•    Arrange for newborn photos
•    Make freezer food (STARTED)
•    Get window installed in basement
•    Complete home inspection (scheduled for Feb 15)

•    Get furnace leak fixed
•    File tax return


March
•    Birth kit supplies
•    Birth plan (NEED TO FINALIZE AND REVIEW WITH SUPPORT TEAM)
•    Buy fish net, RV hose (white), floating thermometer,  and waterproof sheet for birthing pool

•    Pack "just in case" hospital transfer bag
•    Baby first aid/care (CPR class scheduled for March 20)
•    Figure out breast feeding (IN PROGRESS)
•    Wash baby’s 0-3M clothes
•    Prepare cloth diapers
•    Have car cleaned
•    Install car seat
•    Purchase freezer and have delivered
•    Make freezer food (IN PROGRESS)
•    Watch Bringing Home Baby video

•    Create email list for first baby photos/notice
•    Birth tub trial run
•    Buy a nursing bra/tank
•    Finalize baby budget

•    Make post-partum pads
•    Apply for EI

post #114 of 116

Some of your lists look SO good!  I'm impressed and jealous.  ;-)   

 

My list has changed a lot from the beginning.  Some projects were too ambitious and I totally forgot about a bunch of others.  There's the revised, I'm getting tired and large, 37 week list:  

 

Write thankyous 

Make a dentist appointment for DC

Swap sides of the bedroom with DH / Finish bedroom / Deep clean 

Finish dining room table and chest (lofty goal!)  

Make bulk trash appointment 

Give SIL a birth shopping list 

Go over homebirth supplies with DH  

Prep diapers 

Organize postnatal mama stuff / make comfrey pads 

Install carseat 

Have step-dad reinforce sidecar crib 

post #115 of 116


Well, I've gotten a few things done, and some things are still in progress.  This has been a busy month for me, and I'm all big and tired now, so I'll probably have to deal with not getting some things done.  I really want to squeeze in daily exercise, which has fallen by the wayside, and naps, because I'm not getting the best sleep at night these days.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by daisychain View Post

I always feel motivated when I look at this thread.  I'm finally posting a list of my own!  It's not really complete, so I'll be adding more as I go along, but I thought I'd post it just to get started.

 

Baby

 

  • prime & paint dresser
  • new drawer pulls for dresser
  • wash baby clothes 0-3 months & 3-6 months - put away in dresser
  • list of other 0-3 mos clothes to buy
  • 6mos+ clothes in storage tub
  • wash cloth diapers - put away in dresser
  • wash cosleeper/swing/bouncy seat covers etc.
  • cloth diaper supplies (wipes, cream, etc.) in containers in top drawer
  • diaper pail
  • curtain rods for baby's room
  • make/buy curtains for baby's room - blackout curtains
  • decor/pictures for baby's room?

 

 

House- general
  • repair walls in dining room  (in progress)
  • paint walls in dining room  (in progress)
  • new baseboards for dining room  (in progress)
  • curtain rods for dining room
  • make/buy curtains for dining room
  • move rug into dining room
  • move table into dining room
  • mirror/pictures for dining room
  • hook for ironing board/iron in laundry room
  • declutter laundry room shelves
  • paint kitchen cabinets
  • declutter shoe rack - sell?
  • throw away pool/toys from backyard
  • tidy up patio & table
  • estimates for window cleaning/tree trimming/big kitchen window/pressure wash siding
  • clear out flowerpatches - put down liner & brown bark  (in progress)
  • flowers?
 
Food
  • plan freezer meals & gather recipes  (in progress)
  • make freezer meals
  • make meal plans for April & May
 
Master bedroom
  • declutter master bedroom/closet/dresser  (in progress - closet and dresser are decluttered)
  • blackout curtain liners for master bedroom?
 
Bonus room
  • sort through toys in bonus room - keep/donate
  • donate toys to Goodwill
  • storage tubs/boxes for crafts/scrapbooking
  • set up table for scrapbooking corner
  • need chair for scrapbooking corner
 


 

post #116 of 116

Just updating my list :D
 

Quote:

Now

Start listening to hypnobirthing cd

Deep clean house: declutter/purge, dust, vacuum/sweep/mop as needed

 - basement

 - laundry room

 - family room (incl front hall) family room isn't too bad, I think I'm going to skip it

 - kitchen

 - front room

 - our BR and closet

 - office giving up on this one, it's just not gonna happen

 - DS's room

 - bathrooms (halfway there)

donate purged stuff (ongoing -- just put out 8 garbage bags and two unneeded furniture items for donation pickup)

Sort through baby clothes

Pass all my boy stuff on to others

Sort through diapers, make a list of needs (no needs for newborn/small sizes... can't find my medium stash though... hmmm...)

Make list of meals for freezer

Cook/Bake for freezer (ongoing -- have a great start so far, and still 2.5 months to go!)

Buy shelf for DS2's stuff in our room

Figure out what to do with DSs while in labor/at hospital

knit for baby - longies/soakers, hat, afghan (working on longies/soaker  afghan now)

Paint DS1's bedroom (it's still decorated in baby animals and he's turning 7 lol)

sew DS2 some new long pants (he's so tall and skinny, nothing fits him!)

 

Later

Reorganize our room to make space for baby's clothes

Buy new dresser? or another storage system for clothes

Set up cosleeper - DH will do this after baby is born and I'm at the hospital

DH and I change places in bed so DS2 gets used to sleeping next to DH not me

Wash baby clothes and diapers

Get out other baby stuff -- bath pillow, changing pad, bouncy seat, car seat

Make list of things we need (swaddling blanket, receiving blankets, onesies are the things I know of offhand)

Pack hospital bags - labor, PP

Buy/make gifts for DSs from baby

Install car seat

Check out books from library for long nursing sessions

Replace batteries in book light

 



 



 

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