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post #41 of 43

Having a bit of a hormonal freak out day. My husband works in landscaping, but during the winter he is on snow removal. We've been having ice today and it looks like 4 to 5 inches of snow tonight. Which means he won't be home for at least 24 hours. I'm only 36 weeks (will be 37 Sunday), but we still have so much to do...and the more he is gone, the less gets done. Also every time there is snow on the ground I get freaked out because I'm planning on a hospital water birth in a town about 45-50mins away. : / Anyhoo, to help clear my head and calm me down (because everything is going to be alright!) here's my updated list:



Sidecar crib to bed 

Fix car door (driver door doesn't unlock once you lock it), then install car seat

Wash remaining baby clothes

Make stretchy wrap (waiting on fabric to come in the mail)




Labor Aid (buy supplies and make a batch ready to go)

Buy snacks for me and DH

Get cooler from parents to bring home placenta

Buy bags of ice

Print out extra copies of birth plan

Make digestive tincture for labor (to help with nausea)

Finish packing hospital bag: Makeup, hair brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap

For DH: change of clothes, swim trunks, toothbrush/toothpaste



Deep clean bathroom and kitchen (clean oven)

Make 5 more extra meals to freeze



Buy a few good shirts for nursing

Get roots done/hair trimmed



Go over acupressure points for labor

Finish reading hypnobabies birth partner guide


...The car seat/car door is the biggie. After that is taken care of, I will be able to relax more. : ) Also just wanted to sing praise for a minute because my midwife just informed me that my GBS test came back negative! : D

post #42 of 43

I know I relaxed a lot once the car seat was installed in the car. I am waiting for my pool noodles to show up so I can finish side carring our crib to our bed. They should arrive today.

post #43 of 43

- Set up diaper changing area

- Make a list with phone numbers of who is getting called when labor begins, when we leave for hospital, and when the babies are born

- Pack hospital bag for me (printed copy of birth planbendy straws, slippers, hair clips, going home outfit, nursing bras, socks, underwear, my own pads, water, nuts and dried fruit, hair brush, tooth brush, toothpaste, deodorant, extra cell phone charger, camera, extension cord/surge protector, nursing pillow), DH's bag (two outfits, Bible, underwear, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shampoo, extra cell phone charger) and diaper bag for the boys (going home outfits, baby hats, blankets for car, burp clothes, receiving blankets)


Finish setting up side-carred crib

- Sort through last few boxes of baby clothes that were given to me.

- Wash newborn and 0-3 month clothes, blankets and sheets, and changing pad covers

- Clean/dust out dressers

- Put away baby shower gifts

- Return unneeded gifts and buy more cloth diapers and buy a night light, back seat mirror and car window shades, swaddle wraps, orange hand towels and wash clothes

- Inflate exercise ball some more

- Finish writing birth plan to take to health care providers

-Install infant car seats

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