We have so much left to do before baby comes.
*Finish priming and painting the last corner (I have most of it painted, but the cupboard area was so detailed and lasted forever, which kinda took the wind out of our sails)
*Figure out how to make our own wall-mounted fold-down kitchen table. We're in a tiny apartment and hoping to stay here for at least another few years, so we're trying to be creative with the space. I figure that having a fold-away table will help the space feel larger with two little ones running around
*Build or buy a full-wall shelving unit for the corner. We have precious little closet space and need more storage. This corner currently houses the jogging stroller and dd's highchair. I'm hoping to build a bunch of shelving above that and then hide the whole mess with a (folding?) door system.
*Replace a bookshelf (which has become a sort of catch-all dump space) with a pantry that has doors, or figure out how to somehow add doors onto the bookshelf so as to hide the clutter. It drives me battty.
*Steam clean the carpets AGAIN (just did this back in December, but they need it again!) I hate the nasty beige apartment carpeting, and this stuff is particularly cheap so it looks dirty faster.
*Buy a nice area rug that will hide toddler/baby spills and messes.
*Research, Find, and Buy a Queen-sized leather sleeper sofa for when my parents (and later the in-laws) come to visit. Our current couch is tiny and the support beam is bent, so the fold out bed is horribly uncomfortable. Plus it's a light beige color and shows every little mark that dd makes (and she makes a lot!)
*Sell our queen bed frame and upgrade to a King. We need more space for baby, plus the mattress that we bought 4 years ago is crap and dips down on DH's side. It's one of those pillow-top type mattresses, so we can't flip it upside down, just rotate it which doesn't do the trick at all. DH is not a big guy by any means, so the fact that his side has bowed down so noticeably is really annoying.
*Paint the entire room. This should be fairly easy, except for moving the furniture. We'll probably wait til the queen bed is out and paint before the King bed arrives.
*Go through the closet and try to figure out how to eek out some more storage somewhere. This will probably have to involve getting rid of some stuff.
*Touch up the paint here and there, this room is mostly done.
*Deep Spring cleaning. The bathroom especially needs it, but the rest of the place could use a good scrub down too. We vacuum almost daily and tidy up the place, but I hate to admit that things like dusting all of the book shelves and scrubbing the bath tub have been neglected for the past few months.
*We have no newborn clothes, so we have to buy those and wash them
*Maybe get another sling or carrier. I have a Moby and an Ergo but I'd like another option or two
*Get a breast pump (free from insurance!) and bottles/storage pumps for when I start back at work. I'm only part-time, so I shouldn't need much.
*Get a bouncy seat and maybe a swing off craigslist
I also want to get some major grocery shopping done, fill the pantry and also the freezer with a bunch of meals. I don't think I did this last time and we were fine, but we didn't have a newborn AND a 3 yr old to take care of.
OMG that list is ridiculous!