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Giant before baby comes checklist-remix

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ThursdayGirl

 

 

get cloth diapers back

baby clothes

make baby wipes

make quilt for baby

find spot to put baby supplies

wean Juniper

move Juniper to her own bed

get homebirth supplies

buy 2 waterproof sheets for my bed

buy new fitted sheet for my bed

get stroller

get buckled baby carrier win/receive/buy?

get playmat

make/get big sister/ little sister shirts

find first outfit

name baby Coraline March Teresa Smith

make or buy boppy

freezer meals

figure out who's attending birth/watching girls/taking pictures

teach Junes to get her own snacks

fix van/get new van

learn to make wipe solution

learn to make/make herb solution for baths postpartum

 

 

Sunflwrmoonbeam

 

Fix large diaper covers

Wash baby clothes and small diapers

Cross stitch monogram

Get storage unit for basement stuff

Declutter basement, everything

Write meat co-op instructions

Get things organized for the Grove

Make freezer meals

Buy pool

Double check birth kit (I think I already have everything)

Do perineal massage!

Get back co-sleeper, attach to bed (by 3/1)

Double check room is set up for homebirth

Confirm plans with the growing list of Evie watchers (6 people have volunteered!)

Find formal picture outfit

Buy memorabilia for the baby

Get Boppy back (by 3/1)

Make quiet book for Evie

Plan fun and easy for me activities for E during newborn period

Go crazy

 

 

itybitsyspider

 

 

-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)

 

 

daylicious

 

Get alll baby supplies (clothes, cloth dipes, car seat, carriers, etc...registered for all...must tell eager family members where I registered!)

Buy crib, set up
Buy dresser for guest room/baby room
Buy clothes dryer (ours broke a year ago, never replaced)
Buy queen size bed (we sleep in a double...it needs to go)
Get roof fixed (this might have to wait until spring)
Take drivers training (starting in Jan)
Get drivers license
Get insured on dh's car
Clean out workshop/storage room in basement (so I'm less crazy)
Freezer meals
Bring birth pool over from BFF's (she's lending us hers)
Take prenatal class offered by mw
Finish approx 10 knitting projects
Finish embroidered sampler
Finish piecing top/assem

 

arbybee

 

 

-Craigslist co-sleeper

-Craigslist changing table

-Order a few All-in-ones

-Healthy supply of prefolds and covers and wipes, etc

-Craigslist an Ergo and infant insert

-Set up the crib we have in storage

-Finish my nursing school application (so close)

-Save at least enough to take six months off of work

-Prenatal yoga at least once a week now that running kind of sucks

-Figure out what clothes babies wear (seriously. how many onesies do I need?)

-Storage unit in basement! Stealing this!

-Figure out a baby clothes storage solution that may involve building in a dresser into an existing closet (MAYBE)

 

kaismum

 

 

get nb/small diapers and covers

new diaper pail and wet bags

cloth wipes and make wipe juice

find cord for wipe warmer

inventory one size and larger fitteds to assess what is needed in that department

baby clothes

knit soakers, longies

get cosleeper

buy birth kit and pool

move dining table to make room for birth pool after the holidays pass

get dresser for DS and move his changing table/dresser thing to our room for baby

get cloth postpartum pads

waterproof pad for our bed and thrift sheets for pre/during/post birth

cast on a blanket after holidays

freezer meals

snack area in fridge/pantry for DS to help himself

 

I am sure there is more that I am forgetting.

 

 

 

justKate

 

 

 

Things to make:

--sheet(s) for snuggle nest

--possibly a blanket

--possibly wipes, if I don't buy them

--backup boppy cover

 

Things to buy:

--dresser for DD and new DD to share (DD's is really broken)

--car seat for either DD or baby

--second bouncy chair (consignment shop) if I don't get a loaner

 

Things to do:

--take DD to dentist for first visit

--get DD her first haircut (after her 3rd b-day)

--find doula, if possible

--create a simple registry for family only

--name baby

--take inventory of baby clothes

--get DD to STTN in her own bed

 

 

thomatuttle

 

get prefolds and covers back

get cosleeper back

organize and paint DD's room

get rid of DD's clothes that won't work for baby boy on the way

get more all in one's/covers

start/finish knitting babies blanket

start/finish matching hat and booties for baby

organize house

freezer meals

borrow or craigslist an ergo

buy or craigslist a double jogging stroller

wean DD

start collection of boy clothes

find big sister/little brother clothes

 

chiromama01

 

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!!)

new moby

freezer meals

exercise 2-3x per week

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!!!!!!!!

 

 

creddy

 

#1 Find out baby's healthy today at Ultrasound - Check!  And it's a boy.

#2 Find someone willing to 'hold a leg' at the birth :(  Hubby nor my mother who did it last time are willing.

 

BUY: 

Baby Clothes

Car seat

Stroller

Playmat

Swing/Bouncer

Bjorn

 

HOUSE PROJECTS: (we just bought a house but didn't fully finish the remodeling projects before our move)

Dining Table Assembled

Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen Flooring Laid

Kitchen Painted

Garage Organized (so I can park my car in it for carseat ease...)

 

TASKS for DS1: 

Organize snacks at his level for easy access

Enroll him in preschool, but *Remember* to schedule him more playdates till then!

His first Dentist Appt (before baby)

His haircut (before baby)

 

ME: 

Keep up with my MNOs at least twice/month - absolute necessity...

Meet more moms in our new side of town...getting lonely already (only been 5wks)

Revise my ridiculous birth plan from DS1 - haha

*Maybe start a Knit/Crochet/Embroider MNI so I have an excuse to have moms over to the new house and time to make a cocoon for baby!

 

 

autumngrey

 

 

  • 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

 

 

 

 

zuzusplace

 

Get Birthing Supplies

Get at least some basic clothes, etc that will work regardless of gender

Get a pump in case I need it in those first few weeks while I finish classes

Get a bassinet

Get a car seat

Finish insurance stuff

Figure out where we want to live

Buy a house

Make baby a blanket

 

 

 

mommy2SammyJoe

 

to buy:

mini-van

carseat

I'd also like a new stroller.

crib mattress (I'm not sure we *need* it, but ours seems pretty used up after 5 years).

1 dozen infant prefolds (though my SIL mentioned I could maybe borrow hers?)

birth supplies, including pool

big girl bed for DD, though she is not interested

 

to do: (funny, I typed "due" and had to fix it)

boil/strip bG inserts. I bought 6 new diapers, but they did not come with inserts

gather birth supplies

freezer meals

sort through and wash baby clothes and blankets

convince DD to give up the crib (this can wait awhile still)

 

I guess the biggest stuff is the stuff I have to wait on. DH just started clearing out an old part of the house we had not gotten to yet to build a main-floor master suit for us. (It was a tiny bedroom, kitchen, and living room). IF this gets done in the next 19 weeks, we will move downstairs and create a baby room in our old room upstairs, though baby will stay with us in a bassinet or playpen for a while. If this does not get done (which is more what I am expecting) we will somehow make room for the bassinet in our room upstairs. We will probably move the spare dresser up from the basement to DS room to hold baby stuff. There is not room for baby and stuff in our room now. My realistic hope is that the new bathroom will be done before the birth with walls done in the bedroom. Then we can set up all the birthy stuff and the futon in there, and I can plan to stay there with baby for a few days until I am feeling up to doing the stairs.

 

 

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Edited by Thursday Girl - 12/9/11 at 1:02pm
post #2 of 105
Thread Starter 

Jess in Hawaii

 

 

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.

 

 

Rosie L

 

 

  1. Finish this semester!
  2. Arrange part-time daycare
  3. Figure out how much to put in FSA account for daycare
  4. Remember to adjust insurance benefits (this might have to happen after baby is born, but I'm scared I'll forget).
  5. 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.
  6. Keep registry up to date. Buy nothing until after showers (Mom and MILs are going crazy.)
  7. Take baby CPR class
  8. Take childbirth class
  9. Have will drawn up
  10. Source and obtain birth tub
  11. After showers: source (hopefully used) diapers to complete stash
  12. Wash diapers, baby clothes
  13. Make frozen meals
  14. Get at least one journal submission in before baby arrives.

 

Aletheia

 

 

So... my list right now is:

 

1.  Come back to this thread when my oral defense of my comps is over (December 12th) and make a list.  :)

 

 

Hazelbranch

 

 

- 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 enrollment date/info for preschool for Willa

 

Overdue list:

- finish up Willa's baby journal

- paint/hang Willa's belly cast

 

 

flavorfull1

 

boobs

bed

diapers

baby clothes

frozen meals

homebirth covered/lottery

 

 


Edited by Thursday Girl - 12/3/11 at 6:07pm
post #3 of 105

lol I love my list.  I am adding to it, baby girl needs clothes and I want to make a ton of frozen meals!  Number 1 priority- get homebirth covered by insurance or win the lottery.

post #4 of 105

Wow, thanks for the transfer Courtney. 

post #5 of 105

Seriously, thanks! My deadline for getting things ready by is 3/1, and holy crap that's only 3 months away! Not that I expect to have everything done by 3/1, but it's good to have goals.

post #6 of 105

Holy crap is right! Began this pregnancy thinking "don't get started; things could go wrong and there's plenty of time." I think I timetraveled from August to December. A friend of mine recently had her DS at 31 weeks and of course he spent 3 weeks in NICU but the early arrival meant they hadn't done so much as purchase a carseat, an article of clothing, or any diapers by the birth! At least the NICU stay's up-side meant they had some time to arrange the necessities. I'm afraid that will be me except with a full-term babe (a.k.a. no excuse). whistling.gif

post #7 of 105

Right now my fear is that I'll have a 38 weeker instead of a 42 weeker like last time, and not be ready. Last time around I was all set by 37 weeks, expecting to pop then like my mom did with me, and spent the next month sitting around bored and going crazy. I have so much to do!

 

So why am I farting around on the internet tonight?

post #8 of 105

Sunflwrmoonbeam

 

Fix large diaper covers

Wash baby clothes and small diapers

Cross stitch monogram

Get storage unit for basement stuff

Declutter basement, everything

Write meat co-op instructions

Get things organized for the Grove

Make freezer meals

Buy pool

Double check birth kit (I think I already have everything)

Do perineal massage!

Get back co-sleeper, attach to bed (by 3/1)

Double check room is set up for homebirth

Confirm plans with the growing list of Evie watchers (6 people have volunteered!)

Find formal picture outfit

Buy memorabilia for the baby

Get Boppy back (by 3/1)

Make quiet book for Evie

Plan fun and easy for me activities for E during newborn period

Go crazy

 

post #9 of 105

 When I went for my US the tech said she thought my due date should be March 28th. Whoa! That was a shock to my system. I am usually a 41 weeker so I was thinking mid April, maybe the 15th or 17th. Switch from that to thinking there may be a four week window? ACK!

post #10 of 105

I'm in the same boat... according to when I think my LMP was, I have a dd of mid-April, but I have 42(+) week pregnancies. The two US I had put my dd at the beginning of May, but there is pretty much NO WAY i could have conceived when that calculation would indicate dizzy.gif I have never been this uncertain, thank you ultra sound techs, lol.

post #11 of 105
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Originally Posted by jess in hawaii View Post

I'm in the same boat... according to when I think my LMP was, I have a dd of mid-April, but I have 42(+) week pregnancies. The two US I had put my dd at the beginning of May, but there is pretty much NO WAY i could have conceived when that calculation would indicate dizzy.gif I have never been this uncertain, thank you ultra sound techs, lol.



Ha, it doesn't matter to me when he comes, but I am leary of the OB pressuring me to induce. If he pressures me to induce at 38 weeks (considered full-term) that make my baby three weeks premature. I am willing to fight about it. He hinted that if I am diagnosed with GD then all bets are off. I really don't want to have to fire him at 40 weeks, yk? Then what?!

post #12 of 105
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Originally Posted by Itsasecret View Post



Ha, it doesn't matter to me when he comes, but I am leary of the OB pressuring me to induce. If he pressures me to induce at 38 weeks (considered full-term) that make my baby three weeks premature. I am willing to fight about it. He hinted that if I am diagnosed with GD then all bets are off. I really don't want to have to fire him at 40 weeks, yk? Then what?!



Oh I would be very weary of him. All bets are off? Um. No. Have you looked for other OBs?

post #13 of 105

Seconding, that would be a huge red flag. I will not induce without medical reason, period. My ultrasounds with both pregnancies have lined up perfectly with my conception date, so I'm certain of when I'm "due." But considering I went to 42+3 last time, I have no expectation of popping anywhere near my due date. I'd be thrilled if it was before 42 weeks. I'm also very grateful that my midwife has no concerns about me going overdue as a VBAC. I figured she wouldn't, as she a) was there last time, and b) has had her own postdate VBAC, but still, first question I asked. Not everyone is meant to go around 40 weeks. My 42+3 placenta was, and I quote, "grossly unremarkable." No sign of aging or failing, nice and healthy. 42+ weeks isn't fun, but I had no medical issue with it.

post #14 of 105

Yep, I covered all the previous history of 42+, healthy placentas, healthy babies, yadda yadda... with my current birth center midwife, and she assured me that I would not be pressured to do ANYTHING I don't want to in terms of induction, etc. They might "advise" me on the "risks" of going past due (I assume it's a liability issue) but the will not force, coerce, or refuse care if I choose to wait till we are good and ready. So that's a relief. I would definitely find alternative care if there was any possibility of confrontation over going "late".

post #15 of 105
Thread Starter 

that is nice that they will just "advise" they have recent;y changed the laws in florida so now if you are 41 weeks you have to see the back up OB, which is SO STUPID since you aren't even "late" at 41 weeks!!

 

so how is everyone coming on your checklist? I managed to get some stuff knocked off even with the dec craziness.

post #16 of 105

I suppose I should organize a list too;

 

Continue prenatal yoga at least 1 x a week

Drink lots of water

Prewash diapers & prefolds

Recipe and/or prepare wipes solution

Sewing projects; baby wipes, wipes wet bag, blanket, burp cloths, play mat

Sew or buy more cloth nursing pads, postpartum pads (& order those comfy knit panties)

Clean out closets to make room for Aries' clothes, toys & blankets

Figure out a place to store cloth diapers

Find a home for Aries hammock and rearrange our bed if needed

Buy a waterproof mattress cover

Order birth supplies and birth pool (hose & faucet attachment)

Make labor & birth CD's

Do not disturb door sign for labor

Candles & box for cord burning

Install car seat

Buy or sew receiving blankets & towels

Buy freezer bags to store expressed BM cubes

Buy dechlorinator ball for birth pool

Clear space on altar to make birth altar ~finish by 37 weeks

Plan activities for girls to do during labor

Prepare food/drink for labor

Aromatherapy recipes for DH to apply during labor

Prepare 3 freezer meals

Book birth photographer

Buy baby book

Belly cast @ 36 weeks

Henna/when?

Attend Hypnobirthing class & natural childbirth class taught by MW

 

That's all I can think of for now, lol.

 


Edited by AiryFairy - 1/17/12 at 5:29pm
post #17 of 105

I am getting some good ideas from seeing everyone else's lists. Maybe someday before April I will make one!

 

post #18 of 105

Oh! I love this! I'm a list maker so this totally appeals!!!

 

Random Stuff-

-Give my house a thorough cleaning before 38 week

-order woven wrap

 

Birth-

-Watch my new Newborn DVD- for newborn check etc.

 

Make-

-Make 1 more freezer meal, muffins, cookies, waffles and pancakes for freezer too if I have time:)

-baby quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Tulafina - 4/1/12 at 10:32pm
post #19 of 105
Thread Starter 

ThursdayGirl

 

 

get cloth diapers back

baby clothes

make baby wipes

make quilt for baby

find spot to put baby supplies

wean Juniper

move Juniper to her own bed

get homebirth supplies

buy 2 waterproof sheets for my bed

buy new fitted sheet for my bed

get stroller

get buckled baby carrier win/receive/buy?

get playmat

make/get big sister/ little sister shirts

find first outfit

name baby Coraline March Teresa Smith

make or buy boppy

freezer meals

figure out who's attending birth/watching girls/taking pictures

teach Junes to get her own snacks

fix van/get new van

learn to make wipe solution

learn to make/make herb solution for baths postpartum

buy baby book or scrapbook for baby book

create newborn announcement

re-start prenatal yoga dvd-get new dvd player so I can

walk at least a block a day, more would be better

maternity photo shoot

make Husband get a haircut first

 

 

 

 

 

your lists have made me add more stuff to mine. I am psyched b/c a friend is going to do my birth photo shoot and maternity shoot for free to build her portfolio and a friend from my almost 6 year olds ddc is going to make me my babies first outfit so it will be infused with love!


Edited by Thursday Girl - 1/3/12 at 7:10am
post #20 of 105

 

Rosie L

 

 

  1. Finish this semester!
  2. Arrange part-time daycare - Made progress, but need more.
  3. Figure out how much to put in FSA account for daycare - 
  4. Remember to adjust insurance benefits (this might have to happen after baby is born, but I'm scared I'll forget).
  5. 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.
  6. Keep registry up to date. Buy nothing until after showers (Mom and MILs are going crazy.)
  7. Take baby CPR class
  8. Take childbirth class - deposit made and set up.
  9. Have will drawn up
  10. Source and obtain birth tub
  11. After showers: source (hopefully used) diapers to complete stash
  12. Wash diapers, baby clothes
  13. Make frozen meals
  14. Get at least one journal submission in before baby arrives.

 

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