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#1 of 30 Old 11-28-2011, 11:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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so I thought it might be fun and encouraging if we share our to do list for baby stuff and update them as we progress through the rest of our pregnancies. That or I am just psyched that I am starting to do stuff FINALLY. I just realized I have about 17-18 weeks left. Holy cow has the time flown.

 

edited to add: and to compare lists and see if we forgot something!!

 

 

My LIst

 

 

get cloth diapers back

baby clothes

make baby wipes (I'm half way finished lol)

make quilt for baby

find spot to put baby supplies

wean Juniper

move Juniper to her own bed

get homebirth supplies

buy 2 waterproof sheets for my bed

buy new fitted sheet for my bed

get stroller

get playmat

make/get big sister/ little sister shirts

find first outfit

name baby (just one name left to decide on, Hubs pick)

make or buy boppy

freezer meals

figure out who's attending birth/watching girls/taking pictures

teach Junes to get her own snacks

fix van/get new van

learn to make wipe solution

learn to make/make herb solution for baths postpartum

 

 

 

(I need a whole new list for stuff I have to do for the girls already have, and a list for Christmas, a list for the house, etc. I am keeping this to just baby or I might cry with being overwhelmed)

 

 


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Fix large diaper covers

Wash baby clothes and small diapers

Cross stitch monogram

Get storage unit for basement stuff

Declutter basement, everything

Write meat co-op instructions

Get things organized for the Grove

Make freezer meals

Buy pool

Double check birth kit (I think I already have everything)

Do perineal massage!

Get back co-sleeper, attach to bed (by 3/1)

Double check room is set up for homebirth

Confirm plans with the growing list of Evie watchers (6 people have volunteered!)

Find formal picture outfit

Buy memorabilia for the baby

Get Boppy back (by 3/1)

Make quiet book for Evie

Plan fun and easy for me activities for E during newborn period

Go crazy


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im adding mine so you can all laugh at me... ROTFLMAO.gif this is my real list by the way... but I made a HUGE step towards getting things done when I found out everything is NORMAL at my ultrasound today (mostly the placenta was of concern) 

 

-choose country to give birth in

-choose UC or find a a midwife I can live with (or is it one who can live with me? :) 

-find a house to live in at the time of the birth (we are traveling until then and our summer place has no indoor running water ect, we will move to our summer place may 1)

-get birth supplies

-get dd to stop pulling on the other nipple when she is nursing

-do yoga every day, if even for a few minutes

-relax more, as in mentally (not as in sitting around)

 

humm i think thats all the major stuff. I still have 20 weeks to go right? lol.gif

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Ha! My list is so long, it's comical::

Get alll baby supplies (clothes, cloth dipes, car seat, carriers, etc...registered for all...must tell eager family members where I registered!)

Buy crib, set up
Buy dresser for guest room/baby room
Buy clothes dryer (ours broke a year ago, never replaced)
Buy queen size bed (we sleep in a double...it needs to go)
Get roof fixed (this might have to wait until spring)
Take drivers training (starting in Jan)
Get drivers license
Get insured on dh's car
Clean out workshop/storage room in basement (so I'm less crazy)
Freezer meals
Bring birth pool over from BFF's (she's lending us hers)
Take prenatal class offered by mw
Finish approx 10 knitting projects
Finish embroidered sampler
Finish piecing top/assemble baby quilt
Try not to lose mind...

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Dayle, funny. I used to have fix back room on the list, ti is currently unlivable so we (family of soon to be 6) will be in a 2 bedroom house. I have decided to take it off the list because that was also on the list to do before my almost 3 year old was born.

 

I really SHOULD have fix van door on the list but I just can't take anymore major dissappointments so I am just going to ignore it completely.


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I also have to learn how to drive starting in January.  I'm NOT looking forward to it at all but the time truly has come.  It's going to be frustrating because it takes AT LEAST a year and costs about $1000 in Quebec.  To think I come so close at seventeen and here we go again!


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-Craigslist co-sleeper

-Craigslist changing table

-Order a few All-in-ones

-Healthy supply of prefolds and covers and wipes, etc

-Craigslist an Ergo and infant insert

-Set up the crib we have in storage

-Finish my nursing school application (so close)

-Save at least enough to take six months off of work

-Prenatal yoga at least once a week now that running kind of sucks

-Figure out what clothes babies wear (seriously. how many onesies do I need?)

-Storage unit in basement! Stealing this!

-Figure out a baby clothes storage solution that may involve building in a dresser into an existing closet (MAYBE)

 

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Tarabelle: yay! We can encourage each other through the process! I live in Alberta, and have had my learners for years, so I just have to practice my skills, take the test, and keep my fingers crossed wink1.gif good luck!

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Haha, we crazy Canadians... I don't have my drivers permit either.  :p  I bought a study guide, but never even took the initial test to get my beginner's permit.  It is a bit of a goal for me to never own a car, but it would still be nice to be able to drive/rent.  One day... one day.

 

Courtney - slightly OT, but I noticed you crossed off "wean Juniper".  How did the weaning process go?  I'm working on Willa... down to once a day!

 

I need to put together a list still, so I'll post something a little later.


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Good idea!

 

get nb/small diapers and covers

new diaper pail and wet bags

cloth wipes and make wipe juice

find cord for wipe warmer

inventory one size and larger fitteds to assess what is needed in that department

baby clothes

knit soakers, longies

get cosleeper

buy birth kit and pool

move dining table to make room for birth pool after the holidays pass

get dresser for DS and move his changing table/dresser thing to our room for baby

get cloth postpartum pads

waterproof pad for our bed and thrift sheets for pre/during/post birth

cast on a blanket after holidays

freezer meals

snack area in fridge/pantry for DS to help himself

 

I am sure there is more that I am forgetting.

 

 

 

 

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Wow, this is really helpful. Or stressful, I'm not sure.  orngtongue.gif

 

I'm not doing any of this until after the new year, but here's what I can think of at the moment:

 

Things to make:

--sheet(s) for snuggle nest

--possibly a blanket

--possibly wipes, if I don't buy them

--backup boppy cover

 

Things to buy:

--dresser for DD and new DD to share (DD's is really broken)

--car seat for either DD or baby

--second bouncy chair (consignment shop) if I don't get a loaner

 

Things to do:

--take DD to dentist for first visit

--get DD her first haircut (after her 3rd b-day)

--find doula, if possible

--create a simple registry for family only

--name baby

--take inventory of baby clothes

--get DD to STTN in her own bed

 

Gosh I have a feeling this list is going to grow....

 


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Haha, we crazy Canadians... I don't have my drivers permit either.  :p  I bought a study guide, but never even took the initial test to get my beginner's permit.  It is a bit of a goal for me to never own a car, but it would still be nice to be able to drive/rent.  One day... one day.

 

Courtney - slightly OT, but I noticed you crossed off "wean Juniper".  How did the weaning process go?  I'm working on Willa... down to once a day!

 

I need to put together a list still, so I'll post something a little later.



it went pretty well. She was down to once a day which most of the time was fine with her, but it was so horrible feeling to nurse her.  She skipped a day, then nursed once and then was fine for 2 days without and I decided that was that. She had a rough day yesterday, was over tired and we were stuck out of our house, etc etc. We managed to take a walk and get past it. She did ask again today but I was able to distract her and have resolved that it's over.

 

I keep seeing things I need to add to my list because of your lists. I will keep updating my list. someday all of us will have completely crossed off list or babies in our arms and it won't matter.


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ok, let's see:

 

get prefolds and covers back

get cosleeper back

organize and paint DD's room

get rid of DD's clothes that won't work for baby boy on the way

get more all in one's/covers

start/finish knitting babies blanket

start/finish matching hat and booties for baby

organize house

freezer meals

borrow or craigslist an ergo

buy or craigslist a double jogging stroller

wean DD

start collection of boy clothes

find big sister/little brother clothes

 

and now i have pregnancy brain and can't remember anything else that's on the list i have started in my head....


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ok, I'll join in...hmmmm, lets see...

 

set up crib and nursery (we've decided to convert home office to nursery)

purchase new crib mattress

find baby monitor from dd

figure out who I can hit up for baby boy hand me downs :)

organize dd's clothes/closet/playroom

buy box of nb diapers (gasp...I know, but can't handle any more laundry right now!!)

new moby

freezer meals

exercise 2-3x per week

 

I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of anything else right now


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Haha!   You succeeded!  I'm grinning from ear to ear!  But do agree that finding out that baby (boy!) is healthy today at my ultrasound was #1 on the list!

 

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im adding mine so you can all laugh at me... ROTFLMAO.gif this is my real list by the way... but I made a HUGE step towards getting things done when I found out everything is NORMAL at my ultrasound today (mostly the placenta was of concern) 

 

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humm i think thats all the major stuff. I still have 20 weeks to go right? lol.gif



 


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I'm new to the April 2012 Club (lurking for a few days now), but LOVE this thread!

 

#1 Find out baby's healthy today at Ultrasound - Check!  And it's a boy.

#2 Find someone willing to 'hold a leg' at the birth :(  Hubby nor my mother who did it last time are willing.

 

BUY: 

Baby Clothes

Car seat

Stroller

Playmat

Swing/Bouncer

Bjorn

 

HOUSE PROJECTS: (we just bought a house but didn't fully finish the remodeling projects before our move)

Dining Table Assembled

Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen Flooring Laid

Kitchen Painted

Garage Organized (so I can park my car in it for carseat ease...)

 

TASKS for DS1: 

Organize snacks at his level for easy access

Enroll him in preschool, but *Remember* to schedule him more playdates till then!

His first Dentist Appt (before baby)

His haircut (before baby)

 

ME: 

Keep up with my MNOs at least twice/month - absolute necessity...

Meet more moms in our new side of town...getting lonely already (only been 5wks)

Revise my ridiculous birth plan from DS1 - haha

*Maybe start a Knit/Crochet/Embroider MNI so I have an excuse to have moms over to the new house and time to make a cocoon for baby! 

 


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My list: all post items above and probably all that follow that include the word "buy," "decide," or "do."

 

All I've done so far is buy 2 pair of maternity pants and a cheapo sling. I don't think that's going to be enough for taking home a new baby. Unless I use the pants as large makeshift diapers?? shy.gif

 

  • Decide in which room this child will reside (might postpone until summer so I have a spare room for helpers to stay in when baby comes but the currently empty room also has no heat so requires work...)
  • Figure out daycare plan. Will determine whether we can CD
  • Research and obtain baby car seat
  • Make a list of the other necessary baby supplies. Sub-tasks: Register for some. Acquire some others
  • Corral DH into being serious when discussing baby names or to use a code word when he's just kidding. Eventually need to choose a name, and hopefully in less time than it took us to name our cat (who is now more often called "Cat" than his actual name as a result of spending so much time calling him "Cat" before choosing said name)
  • Figure out a coat (or snowbeastsuit?!) to wear for when we stop getting lucky with this Indian Summer weather and the -20*F temps come around
  • Adapt to getting up early so once the snow falls I can ride to work with DH instead of forging a path through the snowbanks in my tiny coupe
  • Go to the gym! More than once, even
  • Panic, worry, fear

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Wow, my list could seem a little overwhelming if I actually think about it for too long.  I guess the most important things are:

 

Get Birthing Supplies

Get at least some basic clothes, etc that will work regardless of gender

Get a pump in case I need it in those first few weeks while I finish classes

Get a bassinet

Get a car seat

Finish insurance stuff

Figure out where we want to live

Buy a house

Make baby a blanket


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I'm just finishing a crazy semester and then heading on that spectacular road trip out west.  I have a feeling I won't even START my to do list until the new year.  I am so impressed with all of you ladies who are already working on shortening yours!

 

also, go Canadians!  I have also never wanted to own a car, but DH has two!! (don't ask) and it's going to make less and less sense for me not to have my license as time goes by.  I just have to stop resisting, i think.


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I don't even have a list. I am trying to be calm and flexible, and that is not ususally me.

 

to buy:

mini-van

carseat

I'd also like a new stroller.

crib mattress (I'm not sure we *need* it, but ours seems pretty used up after 5 years).

1 dozen infant prefolds (though my SIL mentioned I could maybe borrow hers?)

birth supplies, including pool

big girl bed for DD, though she is not interested

 

to do: (funny, I typed "due" and had to fix it)

boil/strip bG inserts. I bought 6 new diapers, but they did not come with inserts

gather birth supplies

freezer meals

sort through and wash baby clothes and blankets

convince DD to give up the crib (this can wait awhile still)

 

I guess the biggest stuff is the stuff I have to wait on. DH just started clearing out an old part of the house we had not gotten to yet to build a main-floor master suit for us. (It was a tiny bedroom, kitchen, and living room). IF this gets done in the next 19 weeks, we will move downstairs and create a baby room in our old room upstairs, though baby will stay with us in a bassinet or playpen for a while. If this does not get done (which is more what I am expecting) we will somehow make room for the bassinet in our room upstairs. We will probably move the spare dresser up from the basement to DS room to hold baby stuff. There is not room for baby and stuff in our room now. My realistic hope is that the new bathroom will be done before the birth with walls done in the bedroom. Then we can set up all the birthy stuff and the futon in there, and I can plan to stay there with baby for a few days until I am feeling up to doing the stairs.

 


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Wow Mom2SammyJoe, you reminded me that our current vehicle only sits 5 and we already have 6, that it really is necessary to get a different vehicle before #7 arrives!!!


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ok, I'll join in...hmmmm, lets see...

 

set up crib and nursery (we've decided to convert home office to nursery)

purchase new crib mattress

find baby monitor from dd

figure out who I can hit up for baby boy hand me downs :)

organize dd's clothes/closet/playroom

buy box of nb diapers (gasp...I know, but can't handle any more laundry right now!!)

new moby

freezer meals

exercise 2-3x per week

 

I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of anything else right now


so let me add to my list... figure out which state we will be living in

                                     get new license if necessary, to work in new state, if there is a new state

                                     potentially start a new business, again

                                      find some way to make DH feel guilty for "changing the game" yet again (ok, this one is just for me, i won't actually do it!)

                                     do everything involved with organizing a relocation, yet again, and on my own, as DH will be away at training

                                     PRAY THAT NONE OF THE ABOVE HAPPENS AND NEW JOB IS LOCAL!!!!!!!!

 

OK, thats all for now...

 

 


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I have been studiously avoiding this thread since my life is one big to-do list anyway, but reading the comments i realize I should probably get focused, so:

 

Get washer/dryer combo (found a used placed that has the kind i want for $299, now I just have to scrape it together)

Make diaper covers (out of old wool sweaters)

Buy cloth diapers (again? the problem of wide spacing...)

Make sling/moby wrap (even tho I thought I still had one somewhere)

Frozen dinners (but not for a few months)

Get a car seat

Go to the dentist

 

hmm, that's probably the most important and/or doable stuff...

 

Oh yeah, sort out custody issues with my other boys' fathers... right. lol.


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I love reading all these lists. We are all at such different points in life and have SO much going on. 

 

  1. Finish this semester!
  2. Arrange part-time daycare
  3. Figure out how much to put in FSA account for daycare
  4. Remember to adjust insurance benefits (this might have to happen after baby is born, but I'm scared I'll forget).
  5. Move remaining office stuff from baby room. Pick paint, remove wallpaper, prime, then paint baby's bedroom. Pull up carpet, give floor (wood) below a nice buffing, and move baby stuff in. Put up wall shelves.
  6. Keep registry up to date. Buy nothing until after showers (Mom and MILs are going crazy.)
  7. Take baby CPR class
  8. Take childbirth class
  9. Have will drawn up
  10. Source and obtain birth tub
  11. After showers: source (hopefully used) diapers to complete stash
  12. Wash diapers, baby clothes
  13. Make frozen meals
  14. Get at least one journal submission in before baby arrives. 

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im adding mine so you can all laugh at me... ROTFLMAO.gif this is my real list by the way... but I made a HUGE step towards getting things done when I found out everything is NORMAL at my ultrasound today (mostly the placenta was of concern) 

 

-choose country to give birth in

-choose UC or find a a midwife I can live with (or is it one who can live with me? :) 

-find a house to live in at the time of the birth (we are traveling until then and our summer place has no indoor running water ect, we will move to our summer place may 1)

-get birth supplies

-get dd to stop pulling on the other nipple when she is nursing

-do yoga every day, if even for a few minutes

-relax more, as in mentally (not as in sitting around)

 

humm i think thats all the major stuff. I still have 20 weeks to go right? lol.gif



 

 


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Autumngrey-- does that last item being crossed off mean you're all done with that item?  :)  I hope so!  I think I'll add that to my list and cross it off, too.  Maybe we all should.

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My list: all post items above and probably all that follow that include the word "buy," "decide," or "do."

 

All I've done so far is buy 2 pair of maternity pants and a cheapo sling. I don't think that's going to be enough for taking home a new baby. Unless I use the pants as large makeshift diapers?? shy.gif

 

  • Decide in which room this child will reside (might postpone until summer so I have a spare room for helpers to stay in when baby comes but the currently empty room also has no heat so requires work...)
  • Figure out daycare plan. Will determine whether we can CD
  • Research and obtain baby car seat
  • Make a list of the other necessary baby supplies. Sub-tasks: Register for some. Acquire some others
  • Corral DH into being serious when discussing baby names or to use a code word when he's just kidding. Eventually need to choose a name, and hopefully in less time than it took us to name our cat (who is now more often called "Cat" than his actual name as a result of spending so much time calling him "Cat" before choosing said name)
  • Figure out a coat (or snowbeastsuit?!) to wear for when we stop getting lucky with this Indian Summer weather and the -20*F temps come around
  • Adapt to getting up early so once the snow falls I can ride to work with DH instead of forging a path through the snowbanks in my tiny coupe
  • Go to the gym! More than once, even
  • Panic, worry, fear


 

 


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So... my list right now is:

 

1.  Come back to this thread when my oral defense of my comps is over (December 12th) and make a list.  :)

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Here's my list so far, though not well ordered:

 

- get double stroller

- acquire second car seat

- buy strap covers for car seat

- set up diaper service account (and encourage potential gift-buyers to get us weeks of service)

- find and clean diaper covers and wipes

- find breast pump components and clean

- finish sewing baby wrap

- get plastic covers for beds

- inflate and water check birth pool

- purge super girlie clothes

- decide what to do with pink left over clothes (dye, ditch or deal?)

- acquire more second hand "boyish" clothes

- get 2 under-bed storage bins

- clean Bjorn bouncer cover

- take baby CPR class

- buy baby journal (Nikki McClure's "The First 1000 Days")

- start regular hypnobirthing/babies prep

- start regular prenatal yoga

- get belly cast supplies, and make cast around 38 weeks

- knit knit knit!

- wean Willa (down to once a day!)

- check enrolment date/info for preschool for Willa

 

Overdue list:

- finish up Willa's baby journal

- paint/hang Willa's belly cast

 

 


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man, is it time to start my list already?  I freaked out the other day that this baby won't have diapers or clothes. I borrowed everything last pg and I am in a new place so not sure if I will be able to borrow anything this time around.  I know there are only so many clothes a baby needs but diapers are another story. My christmas list is now diapers and a couple of onesies.  I am too overwhelmed right now to start a list but everyone else's on here is definitely helpful in between my gasps of "oh my gosh" and "oh yeah."  I am just trying to remember what my mw said last time, all a baby really needs is a bed to sleep in (check- we co-sleep) and some boobs to nurse from (check- still in working order) and diapers are optional (I am going to go ahead with some diapers orngtongue.gif). I will have a list at some point!


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For those of you looking for a double stroller--

 

DS1 was 2 when DS2 was born.  We got a Joovy Caboose sit-and-stand stroller, and it was just the thing.  Somewhere around 18 months, DS1 started having difficulties staying in a stroller.  But he loved to stand on his "skateboard" on the Joovy, and it was a little smaller than some of the other doubles you see out there. 

 

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