Let's see, I have a ton to do actually. What's totally necessary? Not a lot. But like I told my Mom the other day when she said, "Honey, not everything needs done right now. Things can wait till after the baby comes." TRUE, but like I said, "Ya, but canning, processing the deer, school, clean clothes, food on the table, that stuff has to happen NOW."
So my hopeful things to do in the next 5 weeks or so:
~Double check I have all my birth supplies,
~Organize that unsightly pile under the sink where there's more room
~Get a bowl for the placenta from my MIL's junk stacks. Hubby will NOT let me use anything we have here bc the idea of placenta and fluids grosses him out. Yes, the same husband that just shot, dressed and mostly processed a deer.
~Check out the sewing machine my Mom just sent me for Christmas and my bday... yes, early but she said it was a deal not to pass up. It only has like a week and a half left to return it if there's issues with it since it was reconditioned.
~Do a bunch of sewing that I would love to do and need to do
~Finish crocheting the baby blanket, have just less than half left plus the border. Doubt I get it done.
~Crochet Christmas gifts for the kids and some extra to try to sell locally. Don't see that one getting done either.
~Sterilize what needs sterilized before labor and store it
~Wash the little diapers, though I won't need them till after the meconium comes out so someone else could always do that later.
~Wash the car seat cover again, I had it in my spare room with the window open. Wouldn't you know, a dust storm came up from that direction before I remembered the window? : (
~Get hubby to CLEAN the inside of the car. It's nasty. Then install the car seat.
~I really have to get the spare room clean. BUT I have to wait on hubby. He's got to finish his shed off enough to get some of his shop stuff moved out there so he can get rid of some of his junk (like a huge door and frame, carpet and padding, etc) that's in my junk room so I can move stuff around so I can fit my Mom in there when she comes.
~I wanted to get the file cabinet set up before baby's born. Don't see it happening. Maybe my Mom can do it. Hehe
~Finish all I can with canning and prep the garden for winter if it's frosted too hard by then.
~Get the girls school totally autonomous by then so I don't have to worry that they didn't do bla bla bla and have a ton to catch up on when they get back over here after I'm up to it again
~Be sure to have enough food in the house all the time. Maybe I should go shopping weekly till baby comes, though I hate doing that, it makes me tired. That's over an hour drive time plus fighting the crowds.
I know there's more. That's just what I'm thinking at the moment.....