I need to get all the kids cloths that don't fit right now organized, since they are all piled in the crib in the nursery/closet so that when my dad comes in may he can do some work on the room.
~*Weekly Chat Thread for April 5th - 11th*~
I'm also trying to figure out day care. It's very stressful actually-in the DC area it's quite expensive. I realize it's probably expensive everywhere but when I was doing some online reading and found info with national ranges for different types of child care, the prices I've found in this area are at the very top of those ranges.
I am in the same boat with the clothes, I kept a whole closet full of girl things so I will have to go back through and pick out anything gender neutral to reuse. We are also trying to renovate the green shag carpet and wood paneling out of our guest room to move DD into. She is still in our little nursery.
I am suddenly feeling very driven to get things in order for this new little one!
The next step we have is to move my husband out of his game room to paint in there. Then will move DS into there while I paint his room. Need to get him a bed and dresser as brother will use the set he had been using. So like I said overwhelmed. Because of my health I haven't been able to work so money is tight too .
I have been mostly focused on getting out and moving around as much as possible. That weather has been really nice here, although pretty rainy today, and I felt so cooped up this winter I have just wanted to be outside (in any capacity). I am sure there is lots to do, but I can't seem to focus on any of that right now, just craving sun and fresh air! I know we need a carseat, some receiving blankets, and newborn onesies. I really can't think of anything else... I need to think about this some more, that can't be right!
I had lots of little BH today. Banana, I think you called it something like uterine toning? I like that, it is exactly what it feels like. Kind of like my body is exercising without me (or at least without me being conscious of it)! And I have been feeling lots of inside movement lately, still yet to feel any real clear outside kicks yet.
I have lots to do yet for the baby!
We need to go through our mountain of girls clothes and pull out newborn sizes and get rid of stuff that is no good anymore and buy what's necessary.
I need to get all of our birth supplies.
I need to order more cloth diapers and covers and wash and dry all of those several cycles.
Crochet a baby blanket and possibly a hat if I can ever figure out how to crochet in rounds.
That's not counting all the cleaning that will need to be done but the girls are back so the house will be back to getting destroyed regularly.
Crunchy, crochet in the round is quite easy. It just takes a little practice to get the foundation circle.
I got more work done on the room of handme downs today. I am being good and getting rid of lots of extras or clothe I jut don't like.
I also stripped my cloth diapers. I was really bad about washing regularly when I was feeling awful and they were smelling.
I still need to order the supplies. I have it all figured out, just need to pay. I hope the HSA credit card works easily.
To do: um where do I start :/
We have to move right after the birth and we are downsizing by about half from a 2000sq ft home. That means getting rid of a LOT. I plan to slowly just purge. I have already been doing so for some time, but it's hard!
Once I know where we are going, I can do more. If we are going to the NTL,I can start packing the non-essentials. If we are going to SF, the moving company will pack it all for us, so I don't have to do a whole lot
I have to get birth supplies ordered.
I have already purged ALL the kids clothes, so that's nice. I got rid of about half of them. I made $50 bucks at the kids consignment store its all very organized, so I will have just pull down a vaccuum bag of 0-3 at some point. I also need to pull down NB diapers, but depending on where we move, I may just have to use sposies, we go to the NTL just a couple weeks after the baby is born, if we go.
I guess the big thing is that I need to build a platform bed frame so dd3 and dd2 can share a futon mattress in the girl's room. I already have the lumber cut to size, I just have to put it together. I'd really like to get her transitioned out of our room with plenty of time before the baby is born.
Now that I am at the 20 week mark, I am feeling the motivation to start getting things done. Since we are having our 2nd girl, born at a different season, I just need to go through clothes. I want to organize closets better, paint a dresser, organize the garage, wash diapers, buy a car (used), get a new car seat and get some new nursing tanks. I would like to make some freezer meals. We had bought a half a pig and 30 pounds of salmon and we are almost through it all so our chest freezer will be empty. I want to do a deep clean of the house too. I am feeling like there is plenty of time but I don't want to be doing this stuff all summer! Good luck to you all!
Oh goodness. I have one more week of oblivion before we find out who's in there. Then I can start panicking about my to-do list.
It was *finally* warm enough yesterday afternoon to get some garden clean-up done, so that was nice. My son's birthday is Thursday with his party to follow the next weekend after this so I have to gather some things for that and make his "5" shirt. Last year I cut out a big number "4" out of some fireman print fabric and put it on a t-shirt, apparently I started a tradition. :) So I'm still doing more for the current state of affairs than the future one, but it will all get done. Right? Right?!? My only consolation is that Baby 2.0 will sleep in our room for quite some time, at least we don't have to worry about moving the whole house around quite yet...
Oh, and I have to start seeds in the basement, pronto...forgot about that...
Ah no, still downsizing. SF is the expensive reason for it. But we came to a really workable solution. We will put dh's books and my craft stuff in a really small temp controlled storage unit, since the plan is not to stay in a tiny city apt after the first year. That's the stuff I was most worried about purging, as it's a lot, and neither of us wants to let go. The rest of our stuff we are not so attached too :)
Yes. The plan is to rent for the first year in the city, close or easily commutable to DH's work downtown. Once we have a realistic idea of what DH's workload is like (ie know how much of a commute he can have and still be able to see us) we will start looking for a house outside of the city.
Glad to hear you get some more time Banana.
It seems the sick has returned to my house. Monkey has scarlet fever (strep throat with a rash), so it is more amoxicillian and a day of quarantine for us. He is fine when he is on ibuprofen for the fever, but otherwise is rather a bum. And getting the medicine in has been fun. What we have agreed on is the pink stuff hurts the bad germs and the white stuff helps his good germs.
Banana- SF sound way more doable (at least it would be for us), and what a fun place to move to!
Leigh- Oh no! Healing vibes to you and yours! I hope this go around is brief.
We finally got some seeds in the ground today! Oh, shoot! And I just realized I have another load of laundry in the wash downstairs... and I thought I was being so productive, multitasking and all! Mama-brain + pregnancy brain doesn't leave me with much some days!