Wow Mom2SammyJoe, you reminded me that our current vehicle only sits 5 and we already have 6, that it really is necessary to get a different vehicle before #7 arrives!!!
giant before baby comes checklist - Page 2
ok, I'll join in...hmmmm, lets see...
set up crib and nursery (we've decided to convert home office to nursery)
purchase new crib mattress
find baby monitor from dd
figure out who I can hit up for baby boy hand me downs :)
organize dd's clothes/closet/playroom
buy box of nb diapers (gasp...I know, but can't handle any more laundry right now!!)
exercise 2-3x per week
I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of anything else right now
so let me add to my list... figure out which state we will be living in
get new license if necessary, to work in new state, if there is a new state
potentially start a new business, again
find some way to make DH feel guilty for "changing the game" yet again (ok, this one is just for me, i won't actually do it!)
do everything involved with organizing a relocation, yet again, and on my own, as DH will be away at training
PRAY THAT NONE OF THE ABOVE HAPPENS AND NEW JOB IS LOCAL!!!!!!!!
OK, thats all for now...
I have been studiously avoiding this thread since my life is one big to-do list anyway, but reading the comments i realize I should probably get focused, so:
Get washer/dryer combo (found a used placed that has the kind i want for $299, now I just have to scrape it together)
Make diaper covers (out of old wool sweaters)
Buy cloth diapers (again? the problem of wide spacing...)
Make sling/moby wrap (even tho I thought I still had one somewhere)
Frozen dinners (but not for a few months)
Get a car seat
Go to the dentist
hmm, that's probably the most important and/or doable stuff...
Oh yeah, sort out custody issues with my other boys' fathers... right. lol.
I love reading all these lists. We are all at such different points in life and have SO much going on.
- Finish this semester!
- Arrange part-time daycare
- Figure out how much to put in FSA account for daycare
- Remember to adjust insurance benefits (this might have to happen after baby is born, but I'm scared I'll forget).
- Move remaining office stuff from baby room. Pick paint, remove wallpaper, prime, then paint baby's bedroom. Pull up carpet, give floor (wood) below a nice buffing, and move baby stuff in. Put up wall shelves.
- Keep registry up to date. Buy nothing until after showers (Mom and MILs are going crazy.)
- Take baby CPR class
- Take childbirth class
- Have will drawn up
- Source and obtain birth tub
- After showers: source (hopefully used) diapers to complete stash
- Wash diapers, baby clothes
- Make frozen meals
- Get at least one journal submission in before baby arrives.
HILARIOUS!!!! HOLY SMOKES!
im adding mine so you can all laugh at me... this is my real list by the way... but I made a HUGE step towards getting things done when I found out everything is NORMAL at my ultrasound today (mostly the placenta was of concern)
-choose country to give birth in
-choose UC or find a a midwife I can live with (or is it one who can live with me? :)
-find a house to live in at the time of the birth (we are traveling until then and our summer place has no indoor running water ect, we will move to our summer place may 1)
-get birth supplies
-get dd to stop pulling on the other nipple when she is nursing
-do yoga every day, if even for a few minutes
-relax more, as in mentally (not as in sitting around)
humm i think thats all the major stuff. I still have 20 weeks to go right?
Autumngrey-- does that last item being crossed off mean you're all done with that item? :) I hope so! I think I'll add that to my list and cross it off, too. Maybe we all should.
My list: all post items above and probably all that follow that include the word "buy," "decide," or "do."
All I've done so far is buy 2 pair of maternity pants and a cheapo sling. I don't think that's going to be enough for taking home a new baby. Unless I use the pants as large makeshift diapers??
- Decide in which room this child will reside (might postpone until summer so I have a spare room for helpers to stay in when baby comes but the currently empty room also has no heat so requires work...)
- Figure out daycare plan. Will determine whether we can CD
- Research and obtain baby car seat
- Make a list of the other necessary baby supplies. Sub-tasks: Register for some. Acquire some others
- Corral DH into being serious when discussing baby names or to use a code word when he's just kidding. Eventually need to choose a name, and hopefully in less time than it took us to name our cat (who is now more often called "Cat" than his actual name as a result of spending so much time calling him "Cat" before choosing said name)
- Figure out a coat (or snowbeastsuit?!) to wear for when we stop getting lucky with this Indian Summer weather and the -20*F temps come around
- Adapt to getting up early so once the snow falls I can ride to work with DH instead of forging a path through the snowbanks in my tiny coupe
- Go to the gym! More than once, even
- Panic, worry, fear
Here's my list so far, though not well ordered:
- get double stroller
- acquire second car seat
- buy strap covers for car seat
- set up diaper service account (and encourage potential gift-buyers to get us weeks of service)
- find and clean diaper covers and wipes
- find breast pump components and clean
- finish sewing baby wrap
- get plastic covers for beds
- inflate and water check birth pool
- purge super girlie clothes
- decide what to do with pink left over clothes (dye, ditch or deal?)
- acquire more second hand "boyish" clothes
- get 2 under-bed storage bins
- clean Bjorn bouncer cover
- take baby CPR class
- buy baby journal (Nikki McClure's "The First 1000 Days")
- start regular hypnobirthing/babies prep
- start regular prenatal yoga
- get belly cast supplies, and make cast around 38 weeks
- knit knit knit!
- wean Willa (down to once a day!)
- check enrolment date/info for preschool for Willa
- finish up Willa's baby journal
- paint/hang Willa's belly cast
man, is it time to start my list already? I freaked out the other day that this baby won't have diapers or clothes. I borrowed everything last pg and I am in a new place so not sure if I will be able to borrow anything this time around. I know there are only so many clothes a baby needs but diapers are another story. My christmas list is now diapers and a couple of onesies. I am too overwhelmed right now to start a list but everyone else's on here is definitely helpful in between my gasps of "oh my gosh" and "oh yeah." I am just trying to remember what my mw said last time, all a baby really needs is a bed to sleep in (check- we co-sleep) and some boobs to nurse from (check- still in working order) and diapers are optional (I am going to go ahead with some diapers ). I will have a list at some point!
For those of you looking for a double stroller--
DS1 was 2 when DS2 was born. We got a Joovy Caboose sit-and-stand stroller, and it was just the thing. Somewhere around 18 months, DS1 started having difficulties staying in a stroller. But he loved to stand on his "skateboard" on the Joovy, and it was a little smaller than some of the other doubles you see out there.
Just my 2 cents!