Oh, yay! We have gotten a bunch of stuff done recently-- we were sort of putting some of it off because of even MORE pressing business to-dos, but we were inspired by our baby shower on Saturday to make a dent in our list and I'm SO glad we did. To review (changes in purple)...
-Continue BlissBorn classes and practice-- 2.5 hours/class xOnly 1 more class! Though we will continue to practice ~25 minutes every night.
-Go to/have MWs appointments (duh for us)-- 4-6 appointments x2-3 hours each
-Attend one intro breastfeeding class (might be review, but I think a good one for me)-- 3 hours
-Attend one babywearing meeting/practice with wrap, etc.-- 3 hours
-Have car seat installed/inspected-- 2 hours
-Choose pediatrician-- Did this, just need to fill out paperwork (maybe 1 hour max)
-Buy the last of the birth supplies-- .25 hour left
-Buy the last of the baby essentials-- Maybe 1 hour left to spend BRU gift cards (we didn't register there, but they have enough of the things we need to be useful!)
-Wash/prep diapers and create (and post in laundry area!) diaper washing routine-- OMG DONE! Except for sunning some with stains (maybe .25 hour active time)
-Dye/cut off white onesies/shirts-- 2.5 hours left-- I organized them and figured out which I'm going to dye which colors, etc., but will wait to dye them, as it's not a super-high priority
-Wash/prep all clothes and linens and some other used items-- Almost done today!
-Practice diaper folds and EC holds! Read (DH)/re-read (me) EC book-- 2 hours (me)
-Reorg and set up the (master) bedroom to accommodate baby (pretty big!)-- Maybe 2 hours left! I can't believe it, but we were able to reconfigure such that I don't think we'll have to buy much to store baby things (I thought for sure we'd need another dresser and shelves, etc.)
-Do a dry (wet!) run with the birth tub-- Did it! Went well, though we learned 2 lessons: 1) buy a sump pump so that draining doesn't take forever and 2) DEFINITELY turn up the water heater when the time comes.
-Make one last wholesale club run to stock up on staples (including giant frozen meals)-- 3 hours
-Decide what to do with the placenta (pretty sure I'll/he'll be cutting it up into "pill" chunks to freeze)-- Done-- changed our minds, we're going to use it as food for a tree in spring
-Finish homebirth/hospital transfer birth plans, set up HB supplies for MWs, pack "just in case" hospital bag-- 1 hour left-- made good birth plans, though I am going to get my MWs' input to edit the hospital ones down a bit more, and we still need a couple minutes of work on setting up supplies (though we partly did) and packing a hospital bag
-Attend shower and write thank you notes-- Attended shower, notes should only take 1-2 hours between us.
-Create "I'm in labor and need to shut down my online stores!!!!" routine/customer email/out of office message/etc.-- 2 hours
Wow! I can't believe how much we got done in just about 5 days!
Okay, I definitely have "pregnancy brain" now. I have had my moments the past 8 months, but I'm also off my ADD meds, so I generally blame any fuzziness on that. However, SEVERAL times today and yesterday I have done weird things (like gone looking for toothpaste when I wanted toilet paper), and only caught myself after I had gone pretty far down the road of weirdness. I've also written totally bizarre stuff-- like above, I counted Saturday through Wednesday, inclusive, and wrote "3 days," when I totally was thinking 5 days.... but I only caught it when I reread the post. I've also typed wildly different words than those I intended... I'm sure I didn't even catch them all! We all do those things from time-to-time, but it's been really egregious and noticeable in the past 48 hours, LOL.