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post #81 of 113
decided not to worry about nb layette! Maybe in the end if I have time to sew them!
2. Finish dd's started quilt. need more fabric for front.
3. dh's other sock.started!
4. a new diaper bag for me




14. freeze big portions of meals partly done


18. Make 1 or 2 mei tei slings
19. make 2 ring slings with recently purchased fabric and rings.


22. call rental company about repairs


25. finish gift for friends new baby



29. paint hallway

31. organize shelving in bedroom-add bought curtains,a fter sewing/altering them to fit.
32. sew dress for dd.
33. repaint/organize bedroom halfway painted as of now! other half will get done tomorrow!
34. buy new Ektorp chair cover- move chair into bedroom.plan to do this Thursday! Will hopefully get everything painted and set up tomorrow in bedroom and move chair in with new cover on Thursday.
35. write birth plan, and sign for dh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
not to mention I keep doing other stuff not on my list!
post #82 of 113
I need to find a way to make this list colourful & pretty like some of the others, lol!

Here's my update:
1) Deep clean: bathroom, kitchen, living room, baby room/study (more like, book a cleaner to do this!)
--DW has booked a cleaner for Feb. 29th!
2) Get rid of extra couch-DONE
3) 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!! We used a wash & fold service, and it was worth EVERY PENNY!!
6) Reorganize bedroom-DONE & set up sidecar crib-not yet, will borrow cosleeper from friends later, and will just use bedrail at first.
7) Purchase: snowsuit or warm seat cover for wee babe--DONE & DW has made a lovely fleece cover for car seat
8) Clean Moses basket linen
9)Wash baby clothes--DONE & organize them-not done yet
10) Set up change table with change pad, beautiful nb stash
11) Put away all medium diapers
12) Fill freezer--GETTING THERE, we went to Supperworks & made 18 meals on Wednesday! And we got some more yummy stuff at Beth's surprise shower last weekend. Still need to book one more freezer cooking session
13) Register dd1 for preschool & get her settled there (half done, we had our orientation visit today & it went brilliantly!)
14) Homevisit from midwife (Booked for Feb. 26th)
15) Real estate agent visit--to plan our move. Selling agent, DONE! Buying agent-DONE
16) Declutter, declutter, declutter & generally prepare for selling house!
17) Get organics delivery set up DONE
18)Dry run of pool set up & filling so I know what to do!
19) Get other homebirth supplies
post #83 of 113
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post #84 of 113
Okay, I now have 7 meals in the freezer--that's one week out of 3 ! And there will be more once the soup cools down and I make the mincey stuff. I'm thinking I'll just freeze it as mince, and DH can add mashed potatoes later for shepherd's pie if he desires, or we can stuff it in pita bread or make it into lasagne, or have it over pasta or rice, or whatever.

Oops, oven's beeping. That means I have to get back to work. I did some painting this morning, but this afternoon I went to visit Mum in hospital (she's fine, minor surgery) and what with the buses being pesky, that took up about five hours. So I figure I have some catching up to do! One hour in the kitchen, 20 minutes online, now I'm gonna do another 30 minutes in the kitchen, then have an hour's dinner break, and then paint until bedtime!

ETA: I made the mince, and froze it and the chicken--so now I've got 14 meals frozen! Seven more to go--should be easy, I can probably get there with just the devilled sausages and spinach and ricotta lasagna, let alone the other meals I plan to make. A loaf of raisin bread's rising in the oven overnight, too--I might feed some of it to my midwife as an apology for having swollen ankles.

Sadly, I never did get around to painting tonight--I cleaned the kitchen a bit instead. So tomorrow morning I have a hot date with a roll of masking tape. Joybells.
post #85 of 113
Well yesterday I was a bit "backed up"IYKWIM and feeling totally uncomfortable. Ate some foods I don't normally eat and felt just awful! So we all went to sleep early...

Today after the fog has cleared(aka good breakfast and coffee) I plan to get a shower before dh goes to work and set to work myself. Gonna call a few friends who wanted to have a playdate tomorrow and see if they want to come over here maybe one last time before baby. So that means I need to:

1. Do usual mopping of bathroom/kitchen floors
2. finish painting/rearranging in bedroom. Got 2 walls left!

Bought everything nessecary to finish the storage shelving curtains at IKEA yesterday. Got a chair cover too. Cancelled my OB appt today. Have hooks, rods, just need to sew up the curtains I cut to fit. I can even put up the main window curtains when I am finished.

Here is to kids behaving, me getting stuff done, and feeling good about it after

Oh, and I sewed 3 covers for cloth diapers in the past 2 days with my new Very Baby snug wrap pattern that came in the mail. And dyed a few prefolds. Hope the prefolds work. And I made another beautiful wool cover, that I messed up at the end by having to rip off a snap and it tore a big hole.

I also made a small wetbag for outings. Will most likely make one more slightly larger for longer outings. And maybe a small one for slings that fits one or two diapers. I think the one I made fits 3-5.

I also managed to put away 2-3 meals worth of beef stew in the freezer Will eat the rest of it for dinner tonight, or lunch today probably. MIL will be here, but wanted to have some backup meals for busy days and less dishes! She even plans to bring paper plates this time.lol I'm just saving portions of meals as I go. I plan tomake a bunch of beans too, and have some pastas on hand.
post #86 of 113
decided not to worry about nb layette! Maybe in the end if I have time to sew them!
2. Finish dd's started quilt. need more fabric for front.
3. dh's other sock.started!
4. a new diaper bag for me







18. Make 1 or 2 mei tei slings
19. make 2 ring slings with recently purchased fabric and rings.


22. call rental company about repairs





29. paint hallway


32. sew dress for dd.


35. write birth plan, and sign for dh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
not to mention I keep doing other stuff not on my list!
post #87 of 113
weird double post!
post #88 of 113
Update x 2


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

2. MAKE AND FREEZE FOOD – Soups, stews, casseroles, healthy "cookies," pancakes and cornbread. Almost done. Made a LOT of chilli last night. Throwing it in freezer tonight. Need to make the rest of the stuff though.

3. Make a LOT of cat food. DONE

4. Buy disposable incontinence pads for the birth. - DONE

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

6. Buy or make nursing pads. - I'm just going to buy them. I'll do this tonight. Having trouble finding some made in Canada that aren't disposable.

7. Hem blankets from flannel that Gramma sent (it’s so pretty!!) - Cut, but not hemmed yet.

8. WASH all of the baby clothes and diapers I have, plus the handed-down afghan blanket. - DONE. My goodness that took a long time, we used the nice laundromat four blocks away. Watching the smile spread across DH's face while he folded tiny shirts and sleepers and booties was SO worth it though.

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 . - DONE

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. - ALMOST DONE. Just need a few more things.

CAR SEAT - DONE. Bought one at an evil big box store. It's the only one we will ever need, good until the kid is in college. My midwife said she couldn't discharge me from the hospital unless we had one. That's in case we are transfered there for the birth.
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Adding so I can keep track myself:

15. Buy a breast pump. Not yet. I'm going to wait and see if I actually need one. I can try manually expressing too, I like that idea better than a machine... I won't be going back to work, so I can be on booby duty... I just wanted to give DH a chance to feed the babe.

16. Finish reading The Vaccine Book and decide on a vax plan. Almost. I know what we don't want. I will have a 2 month reading window before I need to go in for the first "well baby" visit.

17. Pack a bag in case we transfer to hospital. Not yet. Gotta do this.

18. Take pregnant photos, Black and White, couple, and sepia. Done this weekend, BUT I noticed after shooting the entire roll of black and white film that my shutter speed was on 60. ARGH! I'm getting them done in an hour right now, but I know they will all be half blacked-out. We will have to re-do them. Not happy!!

19. Sew the fabric diaper wipes together and top-turn. (they are already cut, just need to be sewn together. DONE

20. Mix together an energy drink using teas, pedialyte, honey, etc, and freeze it for labour. I really dislike Gatorade. I think I will need some new ice-cube trays to use though, since I’m not comfortable with plastic. Not yet

21. Mix together an herbal bath bag for post-delivery soaks. Not yet

22. Buy a present for the midwife Not yet

23. Buy announcement cards. DONE. Bought stationary and envelopes. Will make our own on the computer.

24. Buy, write and send thank-you cards for the gifts we received. DONE

25. Buy 2 binders and a lot of letter-sized transparent pockets to keep scraps and cards and such. One for baby stuff, the other for my career stuff so I can look back on it later in an organized way. DONE

26. Learn to use my new digital camera…. Am a long-time film shooter and I’ve held-out until now. I need to know how to use this new device well, and make sure it is up to par. Almost.
post #89 of 113
Thread Starter 
To Do List


6. Get house decluttered (ha ha this is so not happening)



10. Find ring sling and pouch and wash Almost done

15. Pack a bag just in case of transfer Almost done


Wow my list has dwindled.

Adding things 2/25
1) Take sewing machine and serger to shop for service. This way I won't be tempted to start a new project

2) Clean up sewing table and sewing stuff

3) Clean craft room
post #90 of 113
--Pick up pram from shop--DONE
--Paint baby's room (and preferably the whole house...)--DONE!
--Sort out shelving/basket system for baby's wardrobe--Sorted but not finished yet
--Sort through hand-me-down baby clothes according to size--DONE
--Make list for Mum to pass along to baby shower guests of stuff we still need--DONE
--Buy maternity bras--DONE (well.... one)
--Freeze 3 weeks' worth of meals (that's minimum, but it's a start)--Getting there, I have 16 meals frozen.
--Wash hand-me-down baby clothes that smell musty--Mostly done.
--Write 4 more articles for Suite101 so as to fulfil the 3 month minimum before the baby's born
--Pick up birthing pool--Scheduled for March 10
--Make postpartum pads
--Shortlist some names!--DONE
--Get house in decent shape (yes, that is vague and wishy-washy...).--Work in progress...
--Master and make list of several extremely quick hairstyles, to prevent me from walking around in week-old fuzzy sleep braids after the baby's born--I've been using the good old-fashioned rose bun a lot while painting, but I need to figure out how to use my Ficarre more efficiently without my hair falling down.
--Drink RRL tea every day--Yes!
post #91 of 113
ok, gonna try to at least get dd's dress cut out tonight. And figure out what fabric to use for a shirt for Siah. I have some awesome japanese patterns. I want these to be what they wear for Easter. I always try to make them something for Easter, and I have no idea how able I will be come next month! I would love to make something for the babe too! The patterns I have have the cutest, easiest smart looking shorts for babies!
post #92 of 113
Thread Starter 
To Do List

1) Take sewing machine and serger to shop for service. This way I won't be tempted to start a new project

So this is the last thing I really want to do before the baby comes. They are at least put away and out of sight so DH can lug them down there whenever.

So next things to add:

Go out to pre baby dinner with MDC mama friends on Friday at 7pm

Get pedicures done with oldest DD on Sunday at noon
post #93 of 113
- pack up and organize "catch all room" to make space for baby stuff Done!!! And all clean!!
- 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 Done. My goodness there are a lot of accessories! I at least know where everything is now and am bringing it down as I can organize and put it away right away.
- wash and prep baby clothes, at least ones that can be unisex. Organize
the rest. Done!! AWW, those clothes are sooooo cute! Since we didn't know ds's sex before he is born most of the littlest clothes will work for either boy or girl. There are a couple of things that are missing that are bugging me. Some cute moccasins in paticular. I am hoping they will turn up in another random spot.
- wash and organize diapers
- do taxes
- finish my year end billing Done! and that means $ coming in
- gather home birth supplies got most of the stuff, still need a couple of things. ordered tub and birth kit
- get ds a new car seat finally made a decision about which one to get, just need to order.
- wash and prep infant car seat The cover is off and waiting to be washed. Now hopefully I will be able to get the darn thing back on the car seat!
- get sling back from friend Done!
- get out co sleeper and set up this weekend
- move ds to dh's side of the bed This weekend
- plan and prep food for birth
- wash windows
- deep clean van It's been organized, still needs to be cleaned.
- get birthing videos and watch with ds picked up a video at the midwife's. just need to watch it.

We are coming along. I am still nesting like crazy and getting lots of other stuff done that I didn't bother to put on the list. I am definitely feeling more ready for baby!
post #94 of 113
Ok, narrowing it down to what is really important now

1. send in all checks for all CSA's, co-ops and otherwise.
2. finished sewing projects except for slings. Make a few this week if I can, if not, I can wait. I only have PLENTY
3. paint hallway
4. Write birth plan for me, copy for dh
5. finish putting new parts in carseat. Clean out car !

I am scheduled for the 7th.

post #95 of 113
Okay, I'm gonna re-jig my list. Some of the original stuff is done, not relevant any more, too specific or not specific enough. So here goes:

BIRTH-RELATED:
--Pick up birth pool
--Buy empty capsules for placenta
--Write list for DH, in the event of a hospital transfer, telling him what to refuse, what to accept and what to do.
--Buy Gatorade and ginger beer

BABY-RELATED:
--Sew liners for baskets to hold clothes
--Work out some kind of bin system for dirty nappies/clothes
--Sew curtain for baby's wardrobe
--Sew thingy to hang on wall to hold nappy pins, nappy liners, creams etc

HOUSE-RELATED:
--Paint bathroom
--Paint kitchen/dining room
--Finish painting office
--Sand down windowsills in living room
--Paint windowsills in living room
post #96 of 113
I need to buy a carseat! And I wanna take more pregnancy photos.
post #97 of 113
Ok. I have officially done EVERYTHING on my list, including the things I had crossed off for being non-urgent.

NOW can the baby come????
post #98 of 113
Here's what's left of my to-do list!
  1. Wash Ergo carrier and Ring Sling.
  2. Wash car seat cover.
  3. Clean out the fridge/freezer. (We were supposed to that yesterday, but ran out of time - next week, I guess!)
  4. Sew Boppy slip cover.
  5. Sew DIAPERS!!
  6. Sew at least 1 pair of baby moc's (est time: 2 hours tops).
  7. Review Bradley Method techniques with DH. (Not to mention- put myself back into a mental and emotional state of being prepared to go through labor again without panicking!)
  8. Pull out the co-sleeper set it up next to the bed. (Heck, I could wait till I'm in labor to do that part!)

Obviously the biggest time sink in there is sewing diapers, but I'm not going to stress over it. I mostly decided to do it for fun, as well as save a bit of money, but after DH's raise and tax returns, we'll have enough to cover purchasing diapers if I don't finish.

Today I finished the one project I was most eager about!
Baby Blanket
post #99 of 113
Ok, narrowing it down to what is really important now

1. send in all checks for all CSA's, co-ops and otherwise.Half done!
2. finished sewing projects except for slings. Make a few this week if I can, if not, I can wait. I only have PLENTY
3. paint hallway
4. Write birth plan for me, copy for dhDone!
5. finish putting new parts in carseat. Done!Clean out car !

Adding:
6. one more trip to thrift store to drop stuff.
7. Clean out fridge/freezer for meat CSA and milk to fit this week.
8. finish hanging dd's light in bedroom.
9. finish dd's quilt.
10 mend miscellaneous clothes/towels.

I am scheduled for the 7th.
post #100 of 113
- pack up and organize "catch all room" to make space for baby stuff Done!!! And all clean!!
- 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 Done.
- wash and prep baby clothes, at least ones that can be unisex. Organize
the rest. Done!! and found the missing items.
- wash and organize diapers Done!
- do taxes
- finish my year end billing Done!
- gather home birth supplies Done! and organized
- get ds a new car seat Done! it is on it's way
- wash and prep infant car seat Done!
- get sling back from friend Done!
- get out co sleeper and set up Done!
- move ds to dh's side of the bed Done! and it doesn't seem to be an issue for ds thank goodness
- plan and prep food for birth I have some ideas, just need to get it together
- wash windows Done!
- deep clean van It's been organized, still needs to be cleaned.
- get birthing videos and watch with ds we watched the one we had but i was not happy with it so hopefully I will be able to pick up a better one this week

If only the taxes would do themselves. I have to organize info and fill out a worksheet to give to the tax guy, so I need to put that on the front burner. Honestly though, I have all the crucial things ready for baby to make an appearance.
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