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And NOW I'll start freaking out.

post #1 of 57
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Yesterday at the dr's office he said that once I hit 36 weeks they wouldn't prevent delivery (so basically I can deliver anytime after 36 weeks). I heard him, but it didn't sink in until today. In 3 weeks 5 days I could go into labor at any time and have a baby! Less than 4 weeks! WOAH! Now it hit me. We still have so much to do, I am NOT ready at all. So, of course, I made a list. LOL!

 

Here's everything off the top of my head that I still need to do.

 

  • Install carseat bases
  • Buy freezer and make meals
  • Finish painting nursery
  • Set up nursery
  • Buy/wrap big brother gift from baby
  • Pack bags
  • Get ds's fall clothes out and ready

 

I'm sure there's a ton more, but this will be a good start.

 

We're picking up the crib today after dh gets out of work.

 

We will probably pick up the freezer this weekend (we have one picked out already so the hard part on deciding is done!).

 

I'm almost done painting the nursery (one wall left).

 

We have the carseat and bases and a couple weeks ago I moved ds's carseat in both our cars to make room for the baby's carseat.

 

 

Anyone else want to come on over in here and freak out with me?! LOL!

post #2 of 57

I'm not so much freaking out as already mourning the fact that this is (most likely lol) my last pregnancy. I look at the calendar and the days flying by and I think:"Oh no... only six more weeks of baby movements and big belly and those "awww" looks from little old ladies at church." I love being pregnant and I missed it terribly once my girls were born. I know, I'm odd. orngtongue.gif

post #3 of 57
ME! We fell asleep early last night on accident, and then I woke up at 10 and kept DH up until 2am talking about everything we had to do, washing/folding clothes, both of us feeling Thrasher move around, etc. I just feel too wound up to sleep.

We move next week, and I'm not finished packing. During the move is the day to submit perishable entries to the state fair, so I need to plan my packing wisely so that I can still bake my entries! DH's hunting season schedule might be completely rearranged next week, putting him out of town way sooner than I would like, which means zero help unpacking and cleaning the old apartment.

Then, there's the baby stuff. I need to finish packing my birth bag, make sure my mom is squared away for coming to stay with us, figure out when my in-laws are coming up, get the new house ready for company (and a baby!), meet the doula again and pay our deposit, actually FINISH my Bradley method book (oops), get my music playlist together, finish up my documentation at work, plan my company's United Way campaign (I have a leadership role in the local UW),etc. I've got a bunch of birthdays coming up, the annual Pirate Pub Crawl (to DD this year, but still fun), the State Fair, potentially a baby shower, more stuff to buy before Thrasher arrives, I need to study up on newborn care and breastfeeding.... I could go on for days.

And I have one month from today, exactly, before I am "officially" full term. Insert copious amounts of colorful language here.
post #4 of 57
I am getting SO anxious for baby to come - I freak when I think about the delivery part, so I'm trying to just keep it out of my head, but I cannot WAIT to bring my new little boy home. This will be our last baby, and I get giddy when I think about never having to go through pregnancy again. Baby movements are lovely, but I prefer having the baby in my arms a million times over, sleepless nights, sore nipples, diaper changes and all joy.gif

I feel pretty prepared, I was a little worried about cold-weather wear since my older son was an April baby, so I ordered some fleece suits from Old Navy yesterday, plus some SmartWool booties online, and I've got some merino wool caps already knitted up, so I'm calmer now. My list now is:

- bring up and wash baby clothes and put them in the dresser
- pick up some newborn diapers (I'll switch to cloth around a month in)
- pre-register at the hospital
- test to make sure my pump still works
- pick up some breastmilk storage bags
- install infant carseat
- pack hospital bag
- reread my Hypnobirthing book!
- sidecar the crib to our bed
- set up changing station in our room (daytime one is in DS' room)
- I'm also planning on picking up a big brother gift from baby smile.gif
- buy Halloween costumes so I don't have to worry about it in October
post #5 of 57

I have to say I'm more in the camp of, my goodness there's STILL sooooo many weeks to go! I cannot wait!

post #6 of 57

Yeah, I'm getting a little freaked. I've had a to do/to buy list for weeks and I just keep adding to it and not getting any of it done. I'm 34 weeks tomorrow. I had DS at 38 weeks, 4 days. Time to get on the ball!

 

To Buy:

 

Infant car seat

New car seat for DS

Blinds for living room

Birth supplies

Infant Bath Tub

Toiletries for back up hospital bag

 

 

To Do:

 

Assemble mini crib

Rearrange DS’s room

Wash baby clothes

Wash baby blankets, mini crib sheets and Boppy covers

Lanolize wool longies and diaper covers

Make playlist on iPod

Pack back-up hospital bag for baby and mama

Pack overnight bag for DS

 

 

post #7 of 57

I will join the freak-out session! I am 33 weeks + 3 days pregnant, so my son could technically be here in 2 1/2 weeks (hoping he stays in at least another 6 1/2 weeks, though!!!) I am living in a cute TINY cabin in the woods in rural Texas, still in the process of being built! The bedroom/living room half of the house is done, but the kitchen/closet/bathroom half is just bare wood right now. My DS will be sharing our bedroom, obviously, so no nursery to prepare.

Things that need to be done:

Electricity

Plumbing

A/C

Kitchen

Bathroom

Two halves of the cabin must be bridged together

Purchase UC supplies
Baby showers

Birthing classes
Enjoy last days as a married couple without children

Cook and freeze postpartum meals

 


Did I mention that DH is on unemployment?! Thankfully, our families are loaning us money to help finish the house before Wolf is born and we have inherited some expensive appliances (composting toilet, fridge) from a family member who passed away two weeks ago and found good deals on others through craigslist. So I guess it is possible to get this stuff done in time, but HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEIylkdlasknhdioasgKJGJKG!!! Totally freaking the hell out.

post #8 of 57

Jessima - I think you win for the most unique to do list! Good luck with it - I know from experience that renovations/building, although rewarding can be kind of stressful!

post #9 of 57

I'm freaking a bit!   I am 33 weeks, and I'm hoping to get to 37 weeks.    I've done most of the lesson prep for school and we are starting on Monday so that we can get into some kind of routine before the baby comes.   

I have sorted out all the kids' fall and winter clothes (except for the 2 year old whose stuff is still in a basket).

I have started making some freezer meals, but not nearly enough.  Luckily I have 2 awesome older kids who can help if I need them to.

I still need to go through all the baby clothes and wash the newborn stuff.

I need to find my small cloth diapers and wash them.

I have got pajamas for my hospital bag should I go into labour before 37 weeks or if I need a transfer.  Still need to pack a bag, though.

Need to clean the baseboards/fan blades and light fittings/window frames/windows/etc. etc. etc.   I am thinking of paying my older kids handsomely to do this, rather than getting in a service :)   I NEED this to be done.   It is like a compulsion right now, except I cannot do it all myself.  So my dh and I will do some and the kids can help for some monetary compensation :)

I need to put together some fun activity packs with educational stuff for the younger kids to keep them busy when I'm nursing.

 

I just feel like I want to do so much, but I have so little time!

 

 

 

post #10 of 57

This would be me, also!

 

I will be induced for medical reasons, and I was thinking it would be around 38+2; saw dr a few days ago and he's thinking more like 37+3 or 4. That information, combined with touring the brand new birthing suites after our appointment, has changed my thinking from "Oh, the birth is still so far away" to "Holy crap, we're down to less than 7 weeks!" Dang!

 

Like most of you, I also have a convoluted and extensive list of things I would love to accomplish before babe arrives. But I'm also trying to let go of my perfectionism and enjoy this time.

 

I went shopping tonight and bought the babe his coming home outfit and an awesome snuggly blanket (which I will enjoy also as I nurse him for endless hours cuddled in said blanket!)

 

Wow, this is becoming real very quickly!

post #11 of 57

Love this thread - it really is VERY soon that we'll be meeting these little people!  Eeek!  I love looking at other people's to-do lists, they help me remember what else *I* need to do! So with that in mind, here's my current list, copied from a to-do thread in the Nov. DDC (I'm due at the end of October so I've been posting in both DDC) The crossed off items are done

 

 

TO BUY:

baby book

bottle sterilizer

tub sling
feeding pillow
xmas shopping finished 
update hurricane supplies
dd's big girl bed, bedding 
second diaper pail
new blankets
new stove!!!
finish filling a 'busy box' for DD - new colouring books, crayons, little games, puzzles, stickers, etc
buy thank you cards
stock up on basic household supplies (tp, soap, etc) and pantry
hospital bag and postpartum supplies
new pajamas and comfy clothing for me
Finish buying DD's fall wardrobe, winter pajamas
fall shoes for DD
newborn bouncy chair
DH's birthday gift
 
TO DO:
organize newborn clothing
wash blankets, get new if needed
wash and organize bottles, formula, new nipples?
filldeep freezer with meals and baked goods 
declutter toys
work on potty training
move crib from DD's to our room
set up bedside basket for diapers, etc
pack hospital bag
add to hospital bag: , list of phone numbers, deck of cards, camera charger, shirt and pajamas for DH, snacks for DH (cooler in car?), change for vending machines,  newborn diapers, formula, nail clippers,
Pack an overnight bag for DD in case MIL doesn't make it in time and we have to take her to a friend's
update and charge ipod
close to due date- lay out outfits for DD so DH and MIL can dress her properly, haha!
write out a list of meal ideas for DD - see above, :)
wrap DD's gift from baby
wash slings
clean out and prepare spare room for company
car -  replenish 1st aid kit, winter supplies(spare mittens, blanket, etc)
check newborn car seat expiry, wash cover
clean car
wash cosleeper cover
find newborn clippers, toiletries, etc
get photo scrapbook up to date 
 
TO MAKE
sew baby pants
halloween costume(s)?
new cover for moses basket
flannel blankets and burp rags
fall dresses and smocks for DD

Edited by Katico - 9/10/11 at 5:37pm
post #12 of 57

Jessima, your list makes me feel so much better about my own to-dos! lol.gif  Sending you good 'get'er done" vibes!goodvibes.gif
 

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Originally Posted by JessimaTheisen View Post

I will join the freak-out session! I am 33 weeks + 3 days pregnant, so my son could technically be here in 2 1/2 weeks (hoping he stays in at least another 6 1/2 weeks, though!!!) I am living in a cute TINY cabin in the woods in rural Texas, still in the process of being built! The bedroom/living room half of the house is done, but the kitchen/closet/bathroom half is just bare wood right now. My DS will be sharing our bedroom, obviously, so no nursery to prepare.

Things that need to be done:

Electricity

Plumbing

A/C

Kitchen

Bathroom

Two halves of the cabin must be bridged together

Purchase UC supplies
Baby showers

Birthing classes
Enjoy last days as a married couple without children

Cook and freeze postpartum meals

 


Did I mention that DH is on unemployment?! Thankfully, our families are loaning us money to help finish the house before Wolf is born and we have inherited some expensive appliances (composting toilet, fridge) from a family member who passed away two weeks ago and found good deals on others through craigslist. So I guess it is possible to get this stuff done in time, but HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEIylkdlasknhdioasgKJGJKG!!! Totally freaking the hell out.



 

post #13 of 57
Thread Starter 

This weekend we bought the freezer and got it set up and got the crib put together. Yay!

 

On the "must do" list for this week.... work on finding a pediatrician and call some more doulas to set up a time to meet with them.

post #14 of 57

This thread is helpful for me.  I am making a list and stealing people's ideas.  We have to find a doctor too, and I have no idea where to start.  DH decided he wants to switch away from the NP we've been seeing, so I guess we'll take baby to his FP doctor, if he gets one.  Ugh I don't know.  

 

And how do I choose a carrier? 

 

Anyway!

 

My draft list: 

 

 

buy dresser then rearrange bedroom
sort diapers, make/buy what I still need
changing top for dresser
wool care supplies
diaper wet bags or pail
diaper sprayer
washclothes/wipes
make wipe spray
pottychair
diaper detergent
newborn + size 1 sposies
sposie wipes
blankets?
bottle feeding stuff?  don't need right away, but soon
pump stuff?
nip pads
shower thank you cards
install car seat base / figure out how to work car seat
more freezer meals
hospital bag(s)
get more baby clothes or something?
road trip to minneapolis :D
baby medical supplies: snotsucker, thermo, vitamins? nailclipper, something else?
blackout curtains for bedroom
moby or other carrier aahhhhhh
make several batches soap
get a pediatrician
think about diaper bag (some more)
 
post #15 of 57

I need to make a to do/to buy list. I am so far behind.

post #16 of 57

Poodge, me too! I'm reading everyone's lists and realizing that I still have SO much to do, and I don't even have a list yet...and I'm full term in 4w3d. Eek!

post #17 of 57
I have lists EVERYWHERE, but somehow neglected to make a "Before Baby" list. It's now started, next to my "stuff to purchase for the house" and "birth center bags" lists...
post #18 of 57
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Originally Posted by yellowdart View Post

 

baby medical supplies: snotsucker, thermo, vitamins? nailclipper, something else?
 


Re: snotsucker:  get this, get this !!  http://nosefrida.com/   I so wish I'd had this when DD was tiny.  I look forward to having it right away with this baby!  Makes the process so much easier!

 

 

 

 

post #19 of 57
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Originally Posted by Katico View Post




Re: snotsucker:  get this, get this !!  http://nosefrida.com/   I so wish I'd had this when DD was tiny.  I look forward to having it right away with this baby!  Makes the process so much easier!

 

 

 

 


yes! yes! yes! I will never use a bulb syringe again. The Nose Frida rocks!

 

post #20 of 57
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowdart View Post

moby or other carrier aahhhhhh

 

With ds I didn't know much about baby-wearing until he was an older baby. I got a hotsling when he was about 6 months old and LOVED it for quick trips in/out of stores/library/whatever in the hip carry. It wouldn't have been comfortable for long long trips though.

 

This time I have a hotsling again, an Ergo and plan on getting a Moby.

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