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post #41 of 113
carpets need cleaning
walls need washing
wash drapes
DUST
Wash Walls free from hand prints
BATHTUBS/ROOMS
Buy Blankets
Buy Car Seat
Buy Clothes
Pack hospital bag
get van fixed
post #42 of 113
phew! this is very impressive & motivating! I hope you don't mind if I chime in as the non-pregnant partner, because I am the family listmaker

Note to Beth--don't read this if it stresses you out! Most of these tasks are for ME to accomplish!

1) Deep clean: bathroom, kitchen, living room, baby room/study
2) Get rid of extra couch
3) Move all extra clothes, Christmas stuff etc. into storage
4)Get out the following from our friends' basement: bucket seat, baby clothes, bouncy chair.
5) Clean all the laundry in the house & put it away
6) Reorganize bedroom & set up sidecar crib
7) Purchase: snowsuit or warm seat cover for wee babe.
8) Clean Moses basket linen
9)Wash baby clothes & organize them
10) Set up change table with change pad, beautiful nb stash
11) Put away all medium diapers
12) Fill freezer
13) Register dd1 for preschool & get her settled there.
14) Homevisit from midwife
15) Real estate agent visit--to plan our move.
16) Declutter, declutter, declutter!
17) Get organics delivery set up
18)Dry run of pool set up & filling so I know what to do!

Okay!! I'd better stop now!! Beth--remember, 95% of this is for me to do, you should just keep sewing
post #43 of 113
oh I forgot to add: wash sling & Ergo & buy new wrap!
post #44 of 113
Thread Starter 
Okay my list updated. A few things went from almost done to done and added one more.

To Do List

1. Go through boxes of baby clothes in garage Done
2. Wash what using for new baby Done
3. Make diapers
4. Buy covers and snappis to round out stash Done
5. Make mama pads for postpartum Almost done
6. Get house decluttered (ha ha this is so not happening)
7. Dig out bassinet and bedding for it- wash and clean all
8. Get some more nursing tanks Done
9. Make cloth wipes Almost done
10. Find ring sling and pouch and wash Almost done
11. Buy birth kit stuff Done
12. Find a better way to store/organize the diapers Done
13. Buy carseat
14. Get dresser for Marah so baby can have the small one Done
15. Pack a bag just in case of transfer Almost done
16. Find someone to watch kids during birth
17. Hire photographer for birth Done
added:
18. Get belly casting supplies Done
19. Find someone to do henna
20. Figure out bed/sleeping situations (DD 22 mos is still in bed with us and its a bit crowded) Done
21. Clean out car so I can rearrange car seats. (we will have 4 in boosters/seats)
22. Set a date for pregnancy photos Done
Added 2/5:
23. Decide what I want to do with my hyena. Close it for a short time or DH said he would pack any orders. (which could be scary as i have seen his wrapping skills )
post #45 of 113
Every time I get a few things done on my list, I end up having to add more!

- Wash remaining baby clothes - done
- Find and buy detergent for dipes - done
- Wash, stuff, and store dipes - done
- Install car seat
- Do belly cast - done
- Interview peds, and pick one - done
- Buy snacks for labor, and food for attendants - done
- Learn to use video camera - done
- Pick more labor music, and load on iPod - done
- Buy gifts for midwife and doula
- Work on naming ceremony
- Move to new house done and set up nursery there - done
- Set up co-sleeper - done
- Borrow fishie pool - done
- Fill freezer - working on it
post #46 of 113
Ok, maybe if I post on this thread I will actually start doing things...
*edited:* So it's been two weeks since I first posted this and I've only done two things off the list... at this rate the baby will be a month old before I'm done!
*edited again* Did a couple more things, am mostly done with a few others... but I've been so tired I haven't gotten as much done as I need to...
*edited once more* Almost there! Just have to clean the birth tub... and pick a name.

1) Name baby!
2) Get baby clothes out of storage *Done!*
3) Fix/buy baby monitor *Seems it wasn't broken after all...*
4) Wash receiving blankets and cosleeper bedding *Done!*
5) Buy new nursing bra *Done!*
6) Buy baby-friendly soap and shampoo *Done!*
7) Fix rocking chair *Done!*
8) Buy stuff for older dc's "birth box" (things for them to play with/be distracted by during birth) *Done!*
9) Buy birth announcements (may wait until after baby comes, so I don't have to deal with finding gender-neutral ones) *Decided to wait.*
10) Buy (very distracting) book to read during early labor *Done!*
11) Buy birth supplies *Done!*
12) Clean birth tub.
post #47 of 113
Okay, all of you are making me feel like I should have more things to do. My only real to-do is to go through the 6 or 7 boxes that remain packed after we moved 2 months ago. And to pack my hospital bag. And...that's about it.
post #48 of 113
Updating after a busy evening to make myself feel better:

1) Deep clean: bathroom, kitchen, living room, baby room/study
2) Get rid of extra couch-DONE
3) Move all extra clothes, Christmas stuff etc. into storage
4)Get out the following from our friends' basement: bucket seat, baby clothes, bouncy chair.
5) Clean all the laundry in the house & put it away-DONE (sort of)
6) Reorganize bedroom & set up sidecar crib
7) Purchase: snowsuit or warm seat cover for wee babe.
8) Clean Moses basket linen
9)Wash baby clothes & organize them
10) Set up change table with change pad, beautiful nb stash
11) Put away all medium diapers
12) Fill freezer
13) Register dd1 for preschool & get her settled there.
14) Homevisit from midwife
15) Real estate agent visit--to plan our move.
16) Declutter, declutter, declutter!
17) Get organics delivery set up
18)Dry run of pool set up & filling so I know what to do!
post #49 of 113
Give kiss to amazing wife who makes lists to work through!

Thanks Jesse
post #50 of 113
1.make a bunch of nb layetter with super-cute jersey I bought.Fabric has been cut, not sewn.
2. Finish dd's started quilt. need more fabric for front.
3. dh's other sock.started!
4. a new diaper bag for me
5. 7 more pocket dipes for nighttime only making one more of these!
6. 9 more VB AIO's, attach applix to all. have fabric ready to cut out hopefully tonight, after kids go to bed.
7. make 16 nb fitteds, if I find the time. made a baker's dozen, after throwing out a few "second quality" ones,lol.
8. make a few wool covers, sewn fabric on it's way in mail.
9. knit a few covers, one baby sweater size nb.made several, working on small size now no baby sweater yet
10. go through old boy clothes in garage, rummaging for hopefully something I can use. done
11. buy filler peices of layette.done
12. wash everything at least once.done
13. finish ordering on co-op from Mountainroseherbs.com done
14. freeze big portions of meals partly done
15. make 2 small waldorf babies with slings to give to kids for their dolls
16. organize craftplay/nursery room a bit more
17. Drag cradle out of garage.done
18. Make 1 or 2 mei tei slings
19. make 2 ring slings with recently purchased fabric and rings.
20. organize incoming co-op stuff and finish planting seedlings/getting gardening stuff ready.
21. fix fallen towel rack in bathroom
22. call rental company about repairs
23. organize closets
24. sell stuff partly done
25. finish gift for friends new baby

post #51 of 113
it's amazing how fast new chores pop up to replace the "done" ones...
post #52 of 113
Still not much completed to tick off, but I've done so much work I feel like I deserve another post. I've nearly completed one of the fabric basket liners (did I mention I suck at sewing?); I've finished sanding the chest of drawers, and done a fair amount of the windowsills. Today my little sister is coming over to help, and we'll prime the chest of drawers and (hopefully!) get the windowsills all sanded down, the walls and ceiling washed, the wallpaper stuck down as neatly as possible, and everything ready for painting. The paint arrives the next day--exciting!
post #53 of 113
- pack up and organize "catch all room" to make space for baby stuff
- figure out what to do with ds's clothes so I can use his dresser for
baby/changing stuff Done!! and the clothes are all organized in a new dresser!
- take out toys that ds has outgrown and put them in garage (aka storage) Done!
- find baby clothes and accessories in said storage
- wash and prep baby clothes, at least ones that can be unisex. Organize
the rest.
- wash and organize diapers
- do taxes
- finish my year end billing Done! and that means $ coming in
- gather home birth supplies got the list from mw
- get ds a new car seat
- wash and prep infant car seat
- get sling back from friend Done!
- get out co sleeper and set up
- move ds to dh's side of the bed
- plan and prep food for birth
- wash windows
- deep clean van
- get birthing videos and watch with ds picked up a video at the midwife's. just need to watch it.

Hopefully I will get some more things checked off this weekend.........
post #54 of 113
Another update...this week has been remarkably productive

1) Deep clean: bathroom, kitchen, living room, baby room/study
2) Get rid of extra couch-DONE3) Move all extra clothes, Christmas stuff etc. into storage-DONE
4)Get out the following from our friends' basement: bucket seat, baby clothes, bouncy chair. (we can do some of this tonight!)
5) Clean all the laundry in the house & put it away-DONE (sort of)
6) Reorganize bedroom & set up sidecar crib
7) Purchase: snowsuit or warm seat cover for wee babe.
8) Clean Moses basket linen
9)Wash baby clothes & organize them
10) Set up change table with change pad, beautiful nb stash
11) Put away all medium diapers
12) Fill freezer
13) Register dd1 for preschool & get her settled there (half done, we had our orientation visit today & it went brilliantly!)14) Homevisit from midwife
15) Real estate agent visit--to plan our move. (Booked for Monday!)16) Declutter, declutter, declutter!
17) Get organics delivery set up (off to do that right now..)
18)Dry run of pool set up & filling so I know what to do!
post #55 of 113
updating again...can you tell work is oh so exciting right now?

1) Deep clean: bathroom, kitchen, living room, baby room/study
2) Get rid of extra couch-DONE3) Move all extra clothes, Christmas stuff etc. into storage-DONE
4)Get out the following from our friends' basement: bucket seat, baby clothes, bouncy chair. (DONE!)5) Clean all the laundry in the house & put it away-DONE (sort of)
6) Reorganize bedroom & set up sidecar crib
7) Purchase: snowsuit or warm seat cover for wee babe.
8) Clean Moses basket linen
9)Wash baby clothes & organize them
10) Set up change table with change pad, beautiful nb stash
11) Put away all medium diapers
12) Fill freezer
13) Register dd1 for preschool & get her settled there (half done, we had our orientation visit today & it went brilliantly!)14) Homevisit from midwife
15) Real estate agent visit--to plan our move. (Booked for Monday!)16) Declutter, declutter, declutter!
17) Get organics delivery set up DONE
18)Dry run of pool set up & filling so I know what to do!

Slowly starting to feel more ready. DD loving preschool is a BIG help! DW is 34.5 weeks...it's good to be feeling ready. Now I guess I'd better start getting work stuff organized so I'm ready to leave on March 20th!
post #56 of 113
The paint has arrived, the chest of drawers is primed (primered?), the walls are... half washed... and it's Saturday, so DH and I are about to get stuck in and do some major work. We need to basically clean and vacuum the whole baby's room, top to bottom, to get rid of all the dust from sanding; that includes shaking out the drop cloths and washing the ceiling to see if it needs painting or not. And then we have to cover all the edges with masking tape, to keep the paint job neat. *Then*, perhaps, we can finally start painting!
post #57 of 113
Thread Starter 
Okay my list updated.

To Do List

1. Go through boxes of baby clothes in garage Done
2. Wash what using for new baby Done
3. Make diapers
4. Buy covers and snappis to round out stash Done
5. Make mama pads for postpartum Almost done
6. Get house decluttered (ha ha this is so not happening)
Cleaned Master bedroom and closet Done
Organized Sewing stuff Done
Organized and decluttered linen closet Done
7. Dig out bassinet and bedding for it- wash and clean all Done
8. Get some more nursing tanks Done
9. Make cloth wipes Almost done
10. Find ring sling and pouch and wash Almost done
11. Buy birth kit stuff Done
12. Find a better way to store/organize the diapers Done
13. Buy carseat
14. Get dresser for Marah so baby can have the small one Done
15. Pack a bag just in case of transfer Almost done
16. Find someone to watch kids during birth
17. Hire photographer for birth Done
added:
18. Get belly casting supplies Done
19. Find someone to do henna
20. Figure out bed/sleeping situations (DD 22 mos is still in bed with us and its a bit crowded) Done
21. Clean out car so I can rearrange car seats. (we will have 4 in boosters/seats)
22. Set a date for pregnancy photos Done
23. Decide what I want to do with my hyena. Close it for a short time or DH said he would pack any orders. (which could be scary as i have seen his wrapping skills )
Added 2/10:
24. Make DH to do list for:
During Labor
During Postpartum
25. Make kids to do basket for during birth in case they are awake
26. Buy remaining birth stuff:
Hose to fill pool
Kids stuff
Misc Items: sea salt, crushed ice, etc.
post #58 of 113
I finished painting the walls in the baby's room today! And the chest of drawers, too. Sadly the room still isn't 'done'--I need to primer and paint the windowsills and the wardrobe shelves, paint the ceiling, cornices and skirting boards. But it's still a tremendous relief to be finished with the walls.

I keep putting off sewing the fabric basket liners for the baskets to go on the wardrobe shelves. I'm no good at sewing, and it makes me stressed and nervy, so whenever I find myself with a few spare hours I cheat and head for the paint can again!

ETA: I finished one liner! Have filled the basket up with cloth nappies, which makes me feel fondly maternal and also disguises some of my many sewing flaws. I can't do the other liner until the basket dries--I painted it to match the walls 'cause it was a yucky greenish-brown cane colour.

Anyway, it's close to 11PM now, so I'd better go have a shower and attempt to scrape all the paint from my arms. I missed a bunch on Sunday, and looked pleasingly speckled--I was gonna pass it off as a pregnancy-related skin condition, but nobody asked.
post #59 of 113
Okay, I've done a bit of painting 'work' in the baby's room and living room--nothing major. Some wall washing, some masking tape, one coat of primer on the windowsills. And I'm halfway through another basket liner, 'cause I bought two more baskets yesterday.

I've just gotten home with some chocolate brown paint for the wardrobe shelves and more masking tape. The guy who served me at the hardware store was kind of odd... He said 'Do you need anything else? You've got rollers? Brushes? Motivation?' I laughed and said 'This is for the baby's room and it's due in six weeks, so yeah, I've got plenty of motivation'. Quoth he, 'Oh, you'll pile on the weight between now and then'. Why, thank you, kind sir. What the heck??
post #60 of 113
UPDATED

1. Buy diaper pins - Ordered Online. Should be here in two weeks.

2. MAKE AND FREEZE FOOD – Hasn't happened yet. Should happen this weekend since it's a three-day long one. Soups, stews, casseroles, healthy "cookies," pancakes and cornbread.

3. Make a LOT of cat food. I usually make a 6 week supply, I will shoot for at least two months this time. I think I will do that this weekend too, so it’s off of my mind. DONE! Our fridge freezer is full of catfood. I watched Terminator and Terminator II while grinding up hearts, livers, bones and muscles!! . The original is WAY better than the sequel...

4. Buy disposable incontinence pads for the birth. - Not yet.

5. Hand-write notices refusing eye-goop and Vitamin K shot. - Not yet.

6. Buy or make nursing pads. - In progress, I can finish these this week.

7. Hem blankets from flannel that Gramma sent (it’s so pretty!!) - Used some of it to make a leak-proof "bridge blanket" for our side-carred crib and bed. Looks really nice.

8. WASH all of the baby clothes and diapers I have, plus the handed-down afghan blanket. - Not yet. Probably this weekend when we do adult laundry.

9. Buy fitted crib sheets, wash them – wait until after the shower. - Done. They are on the crib. Made in Canada!

10. Buy mattress cover for crib - wait until after the shower. - Done. Got one for my shower.

11. Make “sidecar bridge” blanket for under baby and mommy to catch diaper spills and nursing leaks. - DONE. I could add a rainbow ribbon trim to it if I want to get fancy.

12. Buy a lot of baking soda, bulk, for washing diapers, buy extra laundry soap too . - Not yet.

13. Buy or make a “wet” diaper bag for walks and wanderings. - Not yet.

14. Stock-up on bulk staples. Flour, cornmeal, oatmeal, dry beans, sugar, lactation tea, canned tomatoes, potatoes, etc. - Not yet. Waiting until payday.

OMG! I forgot about the car seat. I think I will lose my mind....

We don't have a car, but I guess we should have one. - We are probably getting a two year old one from a friend this weekend.

Since we don't have a car, I'm not that worried about it, but I would like one on hand just in case we rent a car, borrow one of my sisters' cars or if we have to flee the city because it is being attacked by a large monster..... in that case I will probably duct tape the baby to my chest and opt for a motorcycle instead.... just checking to see if anyone is reading this part.....
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