Originally Posted by kitteh
We have so much left to do before baby comes.
*Finish priming and painting the last corner Should be done this weekend. I'm typing this out here in order to hold us to this goal! So yell at me if I come back and say we didn't get to it!
*Figure out how to make our own wall-mounted fold-down kitchen table. Done!
*Build or buy a full-wall shelving unit for the corner. This is going to happen when my parents arrive, so just a week or two before my due date. Hope baby doesn't come early!
*Replace a bookshelf When my parents come
*Steam clean the carpets AGAIN Putting this off til we finish the next bullet point
*Buy a nice area rug that will hide toddler/baby spills and messes. We've been searching, but have yet to find something we like at the right price. Still searching
*Research, Find, and Buy a Queen-sized leather sleeper sofa Half done! We've got some leather swatch samples and a catalog on the way
*Sell our queen bed frame and upgrade to a King. We've decided just to replace the crappy Queen mattress and make do with that. The upgrade would have been really expensive, because we have nice-ish bedroom set and would want to replace the bed frame with the matching king frame. The whole project would have been around $1,500. We should be able to get a nice Queen mattress for about $400-500, and we won't have to buy all new sheet sets. Probably won't happen til late April or early May.
*Paint the entire room. Late April, probably
*Go through the closet and try to figure out how to eek out some more storage somewhere. Ongoing process. I've made moderate progress this weekend
*Touch up the paint here and there, this room is mostly done. This weekend!
*Deep Spring cleaning. Probably tackle this next weekend
*We have no newborn clothes, so we have to buy those and wash them Done!
*Maybe get another sling or carrier. I've been periodically checking craigs list, still nothing
*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. Just found out that WIC will only provide a pump if I'm working 35-40 hours a week, so I've got to look into other avenues for this! Ugh.
*Get a bouncy seat and maybe a swing off craigslist Still looking. I'm going to a local baby-gear consignment shop next week, hopefully I get lucky!
And something that wasn't on my original list:
*Make and type up a Birth Plan!
*Buy the birth pool package (we have to buy our own and bring it to the hospital with us! I think we also have to set it up when the time comes, not sure who will be responsible for cleaning it up, but I have a feeling that will also be on us.
*Pack hospital bag.