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post #61 of 102
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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

amlikam, I like your list!  I decided to book a pedicure for this weekend, with the intent to go for 1 more before babes comes.

Last time I went for a pedicure the woman who did it made me feel like a troll.... She was like "you can't walk around bare foot! and you need to shave your legs, they are too hairy!" ummmm I guess pedicures are not really for me, I can't live by those standards. orngbiggrin.gif   but it did feel so nice, luckily my massage therapist spends a good amount of time on my feet. :-)

post #62 of 102
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Originally Posted by amlikam View Post

Last time I went for a pedicure the woman who did it made me feel like a troll.... She was like "you can't walk around bare foot! and you need to shave your legs, they are too hairy!" ummmm I guess pedicures are not really for me, I can't live by those standards. orngbiggrin.gif   but it did feel so nice, luckily my massage therapist spends a good amount of time on my feet. :-)

 

Haha this happened to me too!!  At the tail-end of my last pregnancy, I thought it would be nice to get a pedicure, since I couldn't reach to cut my own toenails anymore and didn't want to make DH do it.  The entire time, the ladies complained about how swollen my feet were, how disgusting the nails were, how I hadn't been taking care of myself.  They had never seen anyone with such swollen feet, they said.  Thanks ladies.  I left almost in tears!

post #63 of 102
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Originally Posted by amlikam View Post

Last time I went for a pedicure the woman who did it made me feel like a troll.... She was like "you can't walk around bare foot! and you need to shave your legs, they are too hairy!" ummmm I guess pedicures are not really for me, I can't live by those standards. orngbiggrin.gif   but it did feel so nice, luckily my massage therapist spends a good amount of time on my feet. :-)

 

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Originally Posted by pastormama View Post

 

Haha this happened to me too!!  At the tail-end of my last pregnancy, I thought it would be nice to get a pedicure, since I couldn't reach to cut my own toenails anymore and didn't want to make DH do it.  The entire time, the ladies complained about how swollen my feet were, how disgusting the nails were, how I hadn't been taking care of myself.  They had never seen anyone with such swollen feet, they said.  Thanks ladies.  I left almost in tears!

Oh, that's awful, both of you! hug2.gif  I would never go back to those places and I'd post a bad review online too.  I went at the end of my pg with DS and my feet were so swollen all I could wear were flip flops.  The Tech never said anything!

 

I booked one for this Friday afternoon, so I'll have to be sure to shave my legs on Thursday...oh, and I'll also pre-warn them about how awful my feet are before they start.  I haven't had a pedi since last Jan (other than my own "at home" ones, which I haven't done since the summer since I'm in socks 24/7) so I already know my feet are bad!

post #64 of 102
No my feet are terrible. I am a barefooted at heart and my garden feet stay the whole year through. :-) she was right. I shave my legs maybe 1-3 times a year- sometimes. :-)
post #65 of 102

To say something though is not very professional.  I worked on some FUNKY feet when I was in cosmetology school and  I would have gotten in so much trouble if I had said anything.

I prefer to be barefoot too!

post #66 of 102
Gee, I've never had a pedi, but after the above situations, I think I'll keep it that way!
Yep, unprofessional is the word for it.
post #67 of 102

Totally derailed with my pedi comments LOL however I was thinking about what else I want done, I'd love to take a little trip with the family away. I doubt that will happen.

post #68 of 102

Here's my updated list:

 

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Originally Posted by GabiCristian View Post

February:

- Find somewhere that sells jersey knit fabric so I can make a wrap No luck with this one. I'll have to order it online.

- Start hitting up second-hand stores for flannel sheets to make into wipes No luck here, either.

- Research a good-quality but not-too-expensive hand pump for just in case I'm still on the fence with this one.

 

March:

- order diapers (flats, covers, snappi)

- order/buy hand pump and a couple of bottles for JIC/occasional date nights Again, a little on the fence. Not sure if I want one or not.

- start walking every day In process!

- buy raspberry leaf tea and start drinking it In process!

- make wipes/wrap I'll do this when my fabric (that I have yet to order) arrives

 

April:

- figure out where baby's going to sleep 

- set up a consultation at the hospital so they know we're coming and ask them my questions (and figure our how obstinate I'm going to have to be to get my way, haha)

 

May:

- pack hospital bag

- transfer money from savings to checking to cover hospital fee

- relax and not worry about stuff

 

After baby comes (May/June)

- get Romanian birth certificate

- apply for American Record of Foreign Birth

- apply for baby's passport

- figure out exact travel dates

- buy plane tickets

post #69 of 102

hang shelving in playroom

- get window coverings for playroom

- move toys into playroom 

- get light fixture for playroom found a website to order some cool paper lanterns for lighting

- organize toys and books in playroom

 

get new bed for DS

- get bedding for DSs new bed

organize DSs closet to be a shared closet

organize DS's dresser to be a shared dresser

- convert DS's bed back into a crib going to ask DH to do this this weekend, not that there's a huge rush...

buy sound and movement monitor

 

go through bins and bins of baby stuff and take out the stuff I need/want for babe

- wash clothes/blankets/diapers/covers etc from the bins

- install car seat

- set up co-sleeper

- set up monitor

make nb size fitted dipes (if I have time) - renting nb size instead, have already reserved them

- figure out what I don't have and buy it (why this part has me so stressed I don't know) I think I'm close here...I have diapers, wipes, bum cream, boob cream, 1 nursing bra, re-usable nursing pads...I think all I need is bio gia and maybe some gripe water, just in case (other than HB supplies, etc.)

go through all the benefits/pension etc. stuff for my leave with HR

- write post-dated cheque to ER for pension/savings plan during leave year, send in final forms

- check/clean pump and buy any required replacement parts, bottles, etc.

 

- meet with doula again she's coming next week, and scheduled to come again in April

- read "Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering" again in process

- buy home birth supplies

- prepare birth plan

- figure out what to do with DS during labor

- set up for homebirth (I don't know how early to do some of the stuff, another thing to investigate)

- plan snacks and meals for the week(s) following baby's arrival (problem is that I don't have much room in my freezer right now as we bought a quarter of beef recently)

- do a pre-baby cleaning/organizing of the house so I'm not so stressed about letting it slip for a few weeks after babe is born

- warn neighbours that if they hear moaning or screaming coming from our house sometime in April/May not to call the cops 

- get a hair cut, and maybe indulge in a pedicure  Getting the important stuff done first!  winky.gif My feet feel amazing!

 

Adding to the list:

-Get DH to install a wand shower head in upstairs bathroom in case I want to stand in the tub during labor

post #70 of 102

Wow NS you are really doing great on your list!

 

Gabi, I think it's worth it to at least have a hand pump if it's not too hard to find.  I don't know if they are easy to come by in Romania or not.

 

Figure out what cloth diapers I am going with and get them/sell our pocket diapers  Done!  I probably need more but I will use some 7th Gen disposables for the first bit anyhow.  Those should arrive next week.

Get a carseat- probably in April

Make some nursing pads- I have two pair of bamboobies, need to make some more probably but I don't leak all that much usually

Paint, decorate and organize baby's room- I painted it!  Still more to go

Install baseboards (ok, well this is mostly DH)

Tear apart bathroom and redo it almost entirely (this is the one that scares me but it needs to be done so we can actually use our shower and have a properly functioning toilet and not have gross carpet in the bathroom.)- Praying that tile will really start going in tomorrow!

Get some new nursing bras or tanks.- I need to do this soon.

Make meals for the freezer- Um, I made one. (stuffed peppers)  I'll do more in April

 

Well, it's a little progress.  All the other house projects are waiting until after the bathroom.

 

ETA: sunday afternoon, we have TILE!  The floor is tiled, grout can go on tomorrow, the the shower tile can be started.


Edited by CoBabyMaker - 3/17/13 at 2:18pm
post #71 of 102

Co, I love your tile!  It's looking amazing!!

 

 hang shelving in playroom

- get window coverings for playroom

- move toys into playroom 

- get light fixture for playroom ordered lighting from Luna Bazaar.  Just a bunch of paper lanterns I am going to make into a "light fixture".  Warning, the website has so much cute stuff, it's a bit dangerous!  I couldn't resist ordering a couple cute paper garlands for decorating for kids parties too.

- organize toys and books in playroom

 

get new bed for DS

- get bedding for DSs new bed

organize DSs closet to be a shared closet

organize DS's dresser to be a shared dresser

- convert DS's bed back into a crib going to ask DH to do this this weekend, not that there's a huge rush...(didn't get done this weekend)

buy sound and movement monitor

 

go through bins and bins of baby stuff and take out the stuff I need/want for babe

- wash clothes/blankets/diapers/covers etc from the bins

- install car seat

- set up co-sleeper

- set up monitor

make nb size fitted dipes (if I have time) - renting nb size instead, have already reserved them

- figure out what I don't have and buy it (why this part has me so stressed I don't know) I think I'm close here...I have diapers, wipes, bum cream, boob cream, 1 nursing bra, re-usable nursing pads...I think all I need is bio gia and maybe some gripe water, just in case (other than HB supplies, etc.)

go through all the benefits/pension etc. stuff for my leave with HR

- write post-dated cheque to ER for pension/savings plan during leave year, send in final forms

- check/clean pump and buy any required replacement parts, bottles, etc.

 

- meet with doula again she's coming next week, and scheduled to come again in April

- read "Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering" again in process

- buy home birth supplies

- prepare birth plan

- figure out what to do with DS during labor

- set up for homebirth (I don't know how early to do some of the stuff, another thing to investigate)

- plan snacks and meals for the week(s) following baby's arrival  Made a big batch of yummy soup/stew and a big batch of banana bread, both for the freezer.  Will try to make more items

- do a pre-baby cleaning/organizing of the house so I'm not so stressed about letting it slip for a few weeks after babe is born Cleaned out my fridge this weekend, need to continue now through April (trouble is, what I do now will probably need to be re-done by May anyway!)

- warn neighbours that if they hear moaning or screaming coming from our house sometime in April/May not to call the cops 

- get a hair cut, and maybe indulge in a pedicure 

-Get DH to install a wand shower head in upstairs bathroom in case I want to stand in the tub during labor DH was quick on this one, already done!

post #72 of 102
Hooray for your tile, looks great (though full disclosure it looks very similar to the tile we had installed in our bathrooms last year). Except for getting stuff ready for the trim and then carpet install, I'm pretty much in limbo doing baby prep until then, but I expect I'll be crossing off most of my list once that's done!
post #73 of 102
Remodel is done! There is one place our main contractor is going to come back and caulk, probably on Friday, but it's no big deal and can happen whenever. Things I want to get done this weekend from my big list:
  • Pack hospital bag (include copy of preregistration form)
  • Get N & 0-3m washed and put away (have to wait until remodel is done)
  • Take my breast pump home (it's still sitting at work, but I did go through it and it is all ready to go)
And maybe start purchasing the rest of the stuff I need, but I may wait on that until next weekend.

Anyway, photos....

Before:


After:




I'll get some pictures of the upstairs with the new carpets once we have things setup, at least the nursery anyway. DH put a bunch of stuff back last night and got the floors on the first floor all cleaned, he's awesome smile.gif
post #74 of 102

Katie, that looks gorgeous! I can't believe it is time to pack a hospital bag, OMG!!!!

post #75 of 102

Wow!!  What a difference!  It looks great Katie!  I especially like the back splash, but it's all awesome.

 

I haven't done much more on my list.  I did finish reading Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering (although I kind of skipped some of it, and skimmed other parts since I was re-reading), the lighting came for the playroom just yesterday, so it needs to be set up still, and I have been slowly working through washing my walls, doing the worst stuff (like by the entrance) first.  I have also been working on my HB checklist (like how I plan for stuff to be set up, what I want, etc. so that DH or our Doula can set stuff up if need be) but need to work on my birth plan.  Next weekend I'll focus on doing a more major clean/reorganize and start washing baby clothes, diapers and blankets.  I probably only have to do about 3 loads so that's no biggie.  I suppose I should also pack a "just in case" hospital bag.

post #76 of 102
adventuregirl, if I wasn't having twins, I could probably hold off for a bit, but with twins yeah I should probably get it done smile.gif

Thanks to both of you for the compliments, it really is so nice!
post #77 of 102

My midwives gave me the preparation list for birth, so now I've got a bit more of an idea of what I need to do. Here's my final to-do list!

 

*Get down rocker and nursing footstool from attic and put either in our room or DD bedroom (no nursery for baby)

*Put away DD pack'n'play (she hasn't used it for months) to make more room in her bedroom

*Finish making freezer meals

*Get my hospital rental pump set up

*Cut more cloth wipes from the burp clothes we got at the shower, and wash them

*Prep a diaper basket for the new baby with spray, wipes, and our newborn diapers (disposable and cloth)

*Order domperidone to have on hand if nursing is difficult (ended up taking it for 10 months with DD)

*Buy chux pads for birth

*Buy shower curtain or dropcloth for bed and floor

*Find our electric heating pad or buy another

*Get a big package of overnight pads

*Buy food and supplies:  bendy straws, vegetable oil, apricot nectar, prune juice

*Prep food for birth:  carb snacks, protein snacks, electrolyte drink, snacks and coffee for birth team

*Install car seat (after MIL buys it for us!)

*Gather all items for birth and have in one place by midwives' 36-week home visit

post #78 of 102

The kitchen looks great Katie!  It must feel great to have that part done! 

post #79 of 102

I've gotten a lot done, so I figured I'd post a new "getting ready" list- especially with things a little closer.

 

Most of it can wait til after the shower (I'll be 34 weeks then.)

 

Then, I need to take inventory of what is left to buy (possibly: ergo sling, packs of 'sposies for first couple months, a few more diaper covers, first aid stuff, nursing bras, etc.) and get it.

 

The closets are switched, but I need to organize baby's clothes in the closet in some fashion, and the diapering "system" as well- with a diaper bucket.

 

I need to pack the birth bags, and figure out my plan for DD for the birth.

 

I need to get the script from the MW for the breastpump, and some glass bottles/nipples/etc.

 

I need to do a final "cleaning" of the house.

 

I need to do a final "cleaning" of the car, throw the bags in the trunk, and install the infant carseat.

 

And I need to cook/freeze some stuff, stock the pantry, and write down some recipes for DP/people who want to make me meals.

 

Also, I need to get a birth playlist or some CD's for the birth.

 

That's all I can think of right now! Still kind of a lot!

post #80 of 102
Alright, got everything done on my mini-list except the N & 0-3m clothes washed and put away! We even had the circ talk last night and it was quick and easy, we agreed no circ in about 5 minutes smile.gif
Edited by Quinalla - 3/29/13 at 5:45am
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