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By the time this baby comes I do so solemnly plan....

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

....to write out all the pertinent phone numbers and have them by the phone

....to write out my birth plan, and have not lost it

....to repair my AIO cloth diapers (so that DH can have something easy to put on DD for that first week, he's not a prefold fan)

....to make this baby his or her own blanket

....to find or make a baby sling (so that any and all relatives can touch but not take)

....to eat my prenatals every other day (every day already having failed)

....to clean my room (so that DH can find his way to the cosleeper without tripping)

....to organize my room (so that a rocker will fit in there to nurse in)

....to clean their future room 

....to have my homebirth supplies actually together and organized

and, drumrolll please

....to have all my Christmas cards already sent beforehand so that baby can have their own birth announcement

....to have all the in-law's Christmas presents already wrapped and labeled

post #2 of 21

I'll play!

 

 

To replace the velcro on DS's diapers with snaps. 

To make a baby blanket.

To make a sling. 

To continue taking my prenatals at the random rate I am now. winky.gif

To paint the trim in the master and DS's bedrooms.

To paint the walls in the master bedroom. And put up some sort of artwork. 

To have all the Christmas shopping DONE.

To have 20-30 meals in the freezer.

To have all my canning and freezing done by mid October.

To schedule family help for the first month. 

To print absentee voting ballots

To buy a twin mattress for DS so we can sidecar the crib.

post #3 of 21

Ack. You lost me at Christmas. Panic!

post #4 of 21

I can't believe y'alls lists!  Here's what I can come up with:

-washing the cloth diapers and baby clothes

-getting a bed frame for our new hugemungus mattress 

 

 

 

and that's about it.  I keep trying to come up with more, but most of it includes bugging dh until he does it :)

post #5 of 21

spitdrink.gif My list you say?

 

None of you would want to read it. orngtongue.gif It would only serve to bore you. I quite literally have 4 printer pages filled with "Things To Do" posted on my fridge and in my phone.

 

If you are the least bit curious though, my list runs the gamut of furniture re-arranging, bathroom renovation and flooring installation to stump removal and harvest preservation to sewing for the house and baby, and canvas painting some art. winky.gif

 

Need. More. Coffee.............sleepytime.gif
 

post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 

Thyme Mama, I would love to add home improvement projects to the list.  But that's mostly a matter, like faithsstuff, of finding time for DH to do it with me.

 

I should add to my list the caveat that I find lists peaceful.  If its on a list, I don't have to think about it, and I stop worrying if it gets done or not.  :)    Everything on mine is started, and nothing is finished or even close to it.  I did work on the sewing projects this week!

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by fayebond View Post

Thyme Mama, I would love to add home improvement projects to the list. 

 

Well, it's more necessity really. We bought this house knowing we would be working on it for a couple years, and then had a surprise pregnancy. Our renovations/remodeling have just slowed down pace, since I am at injured and diseased hippo status. winky.gif

 

At this very moment, I am procrastinating and wasting time on MDC instead of pulling up baseboards to put our floor in. orngbiggrin.gif

post #8 of 21
to have a car seat installed, a co-sleeper, and cloth diapers ready for the baby.

to have some bread and sweet breakfast breads frozen ahead of time

and that's about it. The man and the kids can do the rest.
post #9 of 21

Ugh, I was writing in my baby book last night and really getting overwhelmed thinking about it. faint.gif

 

So in the next 9 1/2 weeks or so, I need to:

 

Keep the house reasonably clean

Prune the garden. Again. And again. And again.

Start canning if the tomatoes ever finish ripening, continue till frost or baby, whichever comes first.

Finish figuring out where I want all my baby stuff to end up. I think I'll be moving it to my room since baby will sleep there.

Finish my crochet baby blanket

Finish my sewn baby blanket

Crochet Christmas gifts for the kids in the family

Crochet extra stuff to sell to make some spending $

Finish reading Husband Coached Childbirth, read the Lamaze book again, read the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding again. Keep going through Having a Baby Naturally

Get my birth pool ordered

Finish shopping for the supplies I still need for the birth, get that stuff washed

Wash everything my sister sends via my brother IF he comes up at the end of the month.

File everything in the file cabinet. I so wanted that done before summer was over, didn't happen since it took forever to find someone to take the legal file for a letter one.

Get the female dog trained not to be such a drama queen. I'm 5' tall and small. She's a German Shepherd with serious dramatic issues. She had bad homes before us and I think it's ruined her brain.

Keep up with homeschooling the girls

Get hubby to have time to do all the 30,000 things that I would like done around here

Clean out the rest of my kitchen cabinets

 

 

Ya, that's all I can think of for now. Problem is, most of this stuff can't be delegated. dizzy.gif  I think I won't get it all done. Esp not sitting on my butt online. I'm taking a tired day though.


Edited by MrsKoehn - 9/9/12 at 7:14pm
post #10 of 21

DH and ds are working on building the bed, that will one major project down.

post #11 of 21
oooh, I just reached the co-sleeper goal due to a very nice generous local mama who was done with hers!
post #12 of 21

I'm due November 30, so I have a little more time than some of you guys, here's mine:

 

finish unpacking everything from our move

figuring out how and where we're going to store all of LO's stuff

helping my mom organize the baby shower

finish making ALL the christmas gifts

take my childbirth classes

finish the quilt I was going to give my parents as a thank-you for letting us live with them

make a quilt for baby boy

continue planting and tending the fall garden

all the knitting I still have planned for DS that I set aside to get some of these other things done

mentally prepare myself for birth (first-timer Sheepish.gif)

 

I'm optimistic. Especially once the weather starts to cool down I think I will get very motivated because I LOVE fall.

post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by leafylady View Post

oooh, I just reached the co-sleeper goal due to a very nice generous local mama who was done with hers!

 

Nice! thumb.gif

 

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Originally Posted by katealicia View Post


I'm optimistic. Especially once the weather starts to cool down I think I will get very motivated because I LOVE fall.

 

nod.gif I love fall too! I am feeling the same way about getting lots done. smile.gif

 

I am in full-on panic mode yikes2.gif to get a bunch of stuff finished (namely, flooring installed, bathroom reno'ed, slipcovers and curtains sewed, kids room done) before my Home Visit on October 2nd. I had a bit of a traumatic experience with my first home visit many years ago, and while I know this one will go just fine, I still have a bad taste in my mouth from the first time around. greensad.gif

 

Anyways, on the upside, I have accomplished quite a bit the past few days:

 

* nearly all baseboards removed in house to install flooring

* old laminate and linoleum removed from kitchen/dining room

* tested bathroom paint color and love it

* birth kit ordered

* lumber purchased to put shelves in kids room, linen closet and for building sofa side tables

* stain purchased to stain food/dish armoire, side tables, sewing table and headboard

* pedestal sink purchased for bathroom reno

* some quilt pieces cut, some selected from stash and some purchased for the kids quilts

 

Feeling good about that stuff! orngbiggrin.gif This week I plan to finish the floor prep, cut and sand the shelves for closets/armoire, refresh the back patio, preserve some of the tomato harvest, cut and wash fabric for sofa slipcovers and order burlap for curtains.

 

Oh, and catch up on laundry. My dryer is still out of commission, so laundry is slow-going these days. hang.gif

post #14 of 21

- Get the interior of my car professionally cleaned (too much dog hair!)

- Install car seat and have it inspected by the highway patrol

- Create "cheat sheet" for labor of techniques that we've learned in our birth class 

- Order newborn cloth diaper rental

- After my baby shower this month, buy everything we need that remains and get everything washed and set up

- Pack hospital bag

- Sell old camera on Craigslist & buy a new one

- Create a playlist for labor/birth

- Put down deposit for daycare

- Make & freeze food

post #15 of 21

SO dh built the bed frame and I love it.  Unfortunately I decided I had to decorate the bedroom (it's been a mess since the day we moved in two years ago) b/c I couldn't stand it anymore.  I made two lampshades, painted a dresser, put another dresser on the curb and spray painted tons on stuff.  So here's more on my prebaby list:

hang the pendant light I made

rewire the lamp

hang the mirror

make frame for the mirror from crown moulding

harass dh until he makes the two shelves

hang the two shelves

move dresser and cedar chest upstairs

post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsKoehn View Post

Ugh, I was writing in my baby book last night and really getting overwhelmed thinking about it. faint.gif

 

So in the next 9 1/2 weeks or so, I need to:

 

Keep the house reasonably clean

Prune the garden. Again. And again. And again.

Start canning if the tomatoes ever finish ripening, continue till frost or baby, whichever comes first.

Finish figuring out where I want all my baby stuff to end up. I think I'll be moving it to my room since baby will sleep there.

Finish my crochet baby blanket

Finish my sewn baby blanket

Crochet Christmas gifts for the kids in the family

Crochet extra stuff to sell to make some spending $

Finish reading Husband Coached Childbirth, read the Lamaze book again, read the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding again. Keep going through Having a Baby Naturally

Get my birth pool ordered

Finish shopping for the supplies I still need for the birth, get that stuff washed

Wash everything my sister sends via my brother IF he comes up at the end of the month.

File everything in the file cabinet. I so wanted that done before summer was over, didn't happen since it took forever to find someone to take the legal file for a letter one.

Get the female dog trained not to be such a drama queen. I'm 5' tall and small. She's a German Shepherd with serious dramatic issues. She had bad homes before us and I think it's ruined her brain.

Keep up with homeschooling the girls

Get hubby to have time to do all the 30,000 things that I would like done around here

Clean out the rest of my kitchen cabinets

 

 

Ya, that's all I can think of for now. Problem is, most of this stuff can't be delegated. dizzy.gif  I think I won't get it all done. Esp not sitting on my butt online. I'm taking a tired day though.


SO what have I got done? Pruned the garden and got hubby's help to stake them well enough so it shouldn't be TOO traumatic later. Whew!

Read the Husband Coached Childbirth and Lamaze books. Working through HBN as I go.

Added Read Kangaroo Care to the list when it arrives any day now.

 

Tomorrow I will be ordering my birth pool and a big chunk of odds and ends supplies. About to spend $$$. eyesroll.gif

post #17 of 21

My birth kit arrived the other day. And so did some *adorable* newborn cloth AIO dipes too! SQUEE! They are SO cute and tiny! love.gif

 

Flooring is going in this weekend. That's the plan anyway. eyesroll.gif

 

Painting and re-shelving the linen closet tomorrow.

 

Sanding and painting some furniture, frames and mirrors this week.

 

Making and canning purple tomatillo salsa and regular salsa tomorrow as well. YUM! eat.gif

 

Still catching up on laundry. hang.gif We had two nights in a row of leaking diapers. greensad.gif Actually, the diapers didn't leak. It's the boys' um, morning wood, that bypasses the diaper and shoots straight out the top. duh.gif

post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 

Newborn diapers! Ah, so cute!

 

I can sympathize with the spending $$$ part.  We decided to add "Get a new mattress" to the list, which opened the whole bedroom set can of worms, which opened the bedroom closet organization can of worms.  So we go to several stores looking at options, and so far, we have pulled the trigger on router bits for DH's making of the bedroom closet organization stuff.  Its looking amazing already even with just some extra shelf space (he's building in drawers too, he was very happy to be buying tools instead of premade closet stuff that I was trying to sell him, not knowing he considers it "really simple" to build.  Men, gotta love 'em). We'll still have to buy more wood eventually, and the mattress will be a big purchase.  

 

Today, being laundry day, I plan to organize the clothes into the piles that will eventually be stored on various shelves instead of, say, on my floor in laundry baskets where they usually end up.  And to actually make bread, real whole wheat bread (the whole pregnancy diet thing...).

post #19 of 21
Oy! A new shipment of flats arrived yesterday so now diaper prep is on the list. But plain white diapers are so....plain.So now I'm working on an order from dharma trading for dye:)
post #20 of 21

fayebond - this is so funny: we are in axactly the same place! DH already built our huge bed extension and we still have to buy two more mattresses. But the way bigger achievement is the closet! We have this really big closet but it has never been used in a way that made me happy - lots of hanging space but way too few shelves in it. So my plan was to alter it in a way that makes it possible to fit all our clothes inside... there is going to be five of us soon! And I have always struggled with all the kids' clothes and never having a good system that even DH could get his head around eyesroll.gif. Money is kind of tight so we had to compromise a little but I am still sooo pleased with the result: DH put in shelves and I bought these plastic baskets, the only ones I could find anywhere that were both affordable and use up the available space in the best way. Now each kid has his/her own column and at first I put little labels on the baskets. Turned out that didn' suffice - DH still couldn't read them without his glasses and he always misplaces them. SO then I came up with this:

oops, it's sideways. nevermind. As you can see the right column is still empty - that's where DS2's clothes will go :) DH is super happy, because he finally finds his way around the kids' clothes and the kids are excited too, because they can 'read' the labels. I'm happy with the outcome and feel a bit nerdy, because I have blue and red for boys and girl and had a ball drawing all the little labels with boyish and girly clothes on them... redface.gif

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