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#151 of 162 Old 10-14-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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wooooooo hooooooooooooo DH hung the shleves int eh nusery today.

I washed my first load of baby clothing last night -- still in dryer

I bought a coming home outfit yesterady -- in teh dryer now

We bought a 2nd Theo car seat for teh truck (Scott's) looking for a base for the infant seat for in there.

Scott going to install THAT new seat this afternoon -- after that he will move Theo's seat in my truck and install baby seat.

I have a new list, called THINGS FOR MOM TO DO WHEN SHE ARRIVES .. things i jsut don't have the energey to get done

I also deicded just to nick the christmas cards this yuear, unless i get a burst of spript after the baby gets here -- i am thinking i have 3 weeks or so left, i can't do it all.

here is the to do list as it stands

Quote:
Baby directly
•address all baby announcements
•wash small diapers – after Oct 1
•wash 0 to 3 baby clothes – after Oct 1
•wash receiving blankets – after Oct 1
•get baby book, start
•clean breast pump parts and bottles
•organize dresser and clothing / blankets / stuff
Pregnancy
•pack for me – started
•pack for baby -- started
•pack for DH
•make at home plan / notes for doula and Scott -- STARTED
•make new birth binder -- STARTED
•make CD of praise music for labor and birthing
•make photo album of Theo to take to hospital with me – just need to print
Theodore related
•2nd birthday photos with prg momma at Pennys – Mid to late Oct
•Birthday gifts
oBuy
owrap
•Christmas gifts
oBuy
owarp
•catch up Theo's baby book
•catch up Theo's photo albums --STARTED
•tot locks on drawer in kitchen and bath – for when I can’t grab him
General before baby arrives

•Buy Christmas gifts –STARTED, list made
•Buy nate and mason and grace and mom and dad birthday gifts (mason done)
•Wrap gifts
•Ship gifts to MI
•Ship gifts to PA
•gift from T to baby,
•gift from baby to T
•install baby seat -- moving T's seat –

As soon as Baby comes
•Think Christmas photo
•Photos for birth announcement
•Order new family ordinment for 07
•Order birth announcements
•Shop
oSleepers (one piece with feet) – in gender (need for both boy and girl)
oOnies – in gender for either (more for girl)
oHangers in gender colors
oReceiving blankets (flannel – bigger size)
If girl
oBurp clothes
If boy 1 6 pack
If girl 2 6-packs

For mom to do when she arrives
•Swing out of basement – CLEAN

Aimee + Scott = Theodore Roosevelt (11/05) and 23 months later Charles Abraham (10/07)....praying for a little sister; the search starts May 2014
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How come every time I open this to cross things off, I also need to add things on???

Blue=Done
Green= In Process, Requires Further Action

1. Test out breast pump. Do I need to replace something? Replacing valves and membranes and adopting a wait-and-see approach
2. Assess (how the heck do you spell that?) diaper wrap situation and possibly buy more. Generally refamiliarize with the whole cloth diapering set-up. DONE! Diapering supplies either stacked in baby's room, or on their way in the mail[
3. Paint nursery.
4. Make curtains for nursery.
5. Possibly slip cover glider.
6. Cover armchair to move to Dylan's room.

7. Potty train Dylan (!?!?!?! not sure if this is even possible in the next two months) -- in process, no idea when this will be "finished"
8. If not 7, bring old dressing table down from parents' house and outfit with changing pad - nevermind, will move changing table and can change Dylan on bed, floor, or standing..
9. Buy soothies.
10. Excavate bassinet and car seat from garage. Has car seat expired? Yes
11. Pack bag for hospital. Done, for Dylan and I... also have last minute list.
12. Make arrangements for labor tub.
13. Take infant/child CPR class. -- registered for October 11
14. Set up internet access in new office.
15. Move office furniture downstairs.
16. Find someone to haul away J's desk.
17. And oh yeah, freeze some meals!
18. Buy little gifties for Dylan and wrap for weeks post-birth.
19. Finalize plans for where Dylan will go in the time period between when I absolutely need to get to the hospital and when my mum and sis arrive (hopefully this window will not exist, but I need a back-up plan anyhow).
20. All baby clothes sorted out and in dresser
21. Downstairs cleaned, sorted, organized, and ready to be converted to office and guest room.
22. Order sheets and blanket for Dylan's big boy bed, so we're ready to move him into that to free up the crib.
23. Ordered window shade for baby's room.
24. Finish quilt for Dylan's room!!!
25. Make Dylan's Halloween costume with plenty of time to spare -- SCORE! Dylan has agreed to be a fuzzy orange monster, which ROCKS because I happened to find a $10 fuzzy orange monster costume at the kids consignment store today -- which means I don't need to sew something!

26. Oh lord... be ready to leave work for maternity leave.
27. Wash all baby clothes.
28. Get Frieda to the vet for shots -- appointment made for 8/27
29. Organize photos and memorabilia (the tail end of the office reorganization project!)
30. Organize addresses/contents for baby announce/holiday cards
31. Read Active Birth
32. Clean out freezer to make room for meals

33. BRUS RUN: Buy a car seat! And another curtain valance, and cloth butt wipes.
34. Update and revise family budget to allow for maternity leave, changes in health care costs, etc.-- in process... just need to come up with a way to fabricate several thousand dollars to cover third month of maternity leave, and figure out how we will afford childcare come February.
35. Convince husband that we need cell phone plan.
36. Move the rest of the furniture into nursery (new knobs on dresser, paint touch-up done, etc.)
37. Put together crib.
38. Put up window shade.
39. Paint end table for nursery.
40. Review birth plan with midwife.
41. Move armchair and glider from room to room.
42. Either find second shelf bracket, or buy two new shelf brackets, and install shelf in baby's room.
43. Lanolize woolies.
44. Alter Dylans' Halloween costume, as needed.

45. Take Dylan to ped. for 3-year check up. Appointment made for 10/31.
45. Get J list of labor music to load.
46. Motherhood altered book.

47. Letter to baby/baby book.
48. Journal entry.
49. Thank you notes.
50. Sew diaper caddy thingie (and then put the sewing machine away, for the love of all that is good and right in this world!) -- how much do I love my husband? he just totally talked me out of this project.
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WOW mine is actually getting shorter and actually seems managemabel ....

Quote:
SATURDAY
•Birth binder
oPrint
oPut together
•Finish suitcase / diaper bag
•Dinning room
oPack up photo album stuff
oclean
•Print and post
oTheo directions
oHospital list
oPhone list
oAt home part of labor / birth plan
•Guest room
•Hang Theo’s name sign
•Make scott’s final to do list
•Print photos for brag book


Scott’s Final list
•CAR SEAT
•Dividers for baby dresser drawer
•Praise Music CD for labor and birth – Aimee’s stuff



Baby directly
•address all baby announcements
•clean breast pump parts and bottles
•organize dresser and clothing / blankets / stuff
Pregnancy
•pack for me – started
•pack for baby -- started
•make at home plan / notes for doula and Scott -- STARTED
•make new birth binder -- STARTED
•make CD of praise music for labor and birthing
•make photo album of Theo to take to hospital with me – just need to print
Theodore related
•2nd birthday photos with prg momma at Pennys – Mid to late Oct
•Birthday gifts
oBuy
owrap
•Christmas gifts
oBuy
owarp
•catch up Theo's baby book
General before baby arrives

•Wrap gifts
•Ship gifts to MI
•Ship gifts to PA
•gift from T to baby,
•gift from baby to T
•install baby seat -- moving T's seat –

As soon as Baby comes
•Think Christmas photo
•get baby book, start
•Photos for birth announcement
•Order new family ordinment for 07
•Order birth announcements
•Shop
oSleepers (one piece with feet) – in gender (need for both boy and girl)
oOnies – in gender for either (more for girl)
oHangers in gender colors
oReceiving blankets (flannel – bigger size)
If girl
oBurp clothes
If boy 1 6 pack
If girl 2 6-packs

For mom to do when she arrives
•Swing out of basement – CLEAN
•Bag up and label the rocking horse – basement or garage – up to scott, but get it out of the living room.
•wash small diapers –
•wash remaining 0 to 3 baby clothes
•fix up baby dresser
•wash bathroom rugs and do not use dryer (hang in garage?)
Saturday DH is taking DS out -- to shop run errands and buy a gift for the baby from Theo............i have a teen coming to deep clean the house and whiel she is here i am finsihing up all the odds and ends that are so hard to just get done -- print out phone list, birth binder, check and finsih the suitcase .....

look at all the stuff i have gotten done too

Quote:
DONE

•Buy New born diapers – swaddlers bought
•Buy Christmas gifts –STARTED, list made
•Buy nate and mason and grace and mom and dad birthday gifts (mason done)
•pack for Scott for Hosptial
•Bought Fabric for moby wrap
•new gate for bottom of the stairs bought and installed
•wash infant carseat
•carseat in house for Theo to “play with”
•Baby postiononer (one step ahead) bought
•doula -- meeting two, choose one or none,
•add OB number to my cell and Scott's cell and post
•clean dinning room out (mostly done)
•stock up on essential items (TP and so on)
•new phone list
•move the rest of my stuff out of the baby closet
•get out baby clothing and assess needs
•pack away med diapers.
•get out small diapers, deal with stains
•new phone list
•update birth announcement addresses
oChrystal and Mark
•Clean out baby ½ of Theo’s closet
•test new breast pump
•Christmas / birthday list written and mailed
•No BD this year – do something with grandparents when baby arrives
•Birth plan to OB
•Clean out deep freezer
•Get Theodore winter coat
•Check sizing on Theo’s hoodies for fall
•move new born stuff from T’s dresser to baby dresser
•Clean out Theo’s dresser
oSort clothing
oBox up too small
•Fill out hospital paperwork
•Copy pages out old birth binder
•Move book shelf out of T’s room
•Get all pregnancy book, breastfeeding books, and baby books together in one spot
•Wash Theo’s car seat
•hang growth chart / tree – update and fill in
•mail hospital paper work
•pack Theo’s to go bag
•put go bag in truck
•extra clothing in SUV – refill
•wash all receiving blakets
•hang shelves in nursery
•hang growth chart / tree – update and fill in
•Halloween costume – Pam’s??

•clean out and repack Theo’s diaper bag
•bought
o2nd sling
oMoby wrap material
•finalize birth plan
osend to hospital
•Theo’s winter clothing
oNeeds pants
scott doesn't see why i move things from to do to done, rather than just delete them

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Edited my post, #84.

Getting there, still lots to do, but getting there!

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To Do Still:
I'd like to get some long sleeve kimono shirts and gowns.
Really want to do a belly cast with this babe
Really want to do birth announcements with this one too-decide on design.
Buy a baby book
Buy mobile
Buy wipe warmer for washclothes
Buy ds a baby doll
Weed/mow lawn one last time
Buy a couple nursing nightgowns
Get something to put under birth pool
Pack a bag for ds if he ends up going to grandma's for birth
Do a practice run filling birth pool

In Progress:
make back up birth plan
Knit something for babe-did one hat,started another
Get painting the house-kids room to be done
Start making and freezing dinners-did some, dh will do some soon too.
Narrow down list of names

Done:
Get back co-sleeper
Buy homebirth kit and other supplies
Look into rental tubs or buy one
Make sure car seat arrangement works in our car-waiting until Oct for car seat check at local hospital
Finish packing up house
Move!! and unpack at new house.
Order more diapers-had more Fb than I thought-not sure if I need to
Interview back-up doula. Our doula is going away for Thanksgiving so there is a good chance she can't be at the birth.
Go through ds old clothes and take an inventory.
I'd like to get a double stroller-will delay until next spring
Get back breast pump
Decide on whether we will take a refresher childbirth class-not going to
decide whether to have a home birth or birth center birth
Arrange care for ds if we need it and maybe the dog too

Lisa, mama to A (3/05) and R (11/07) and L (8/10)
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NEW, STRIPPED-DOWN LIST

Completely Done
85% Done

1. Continue potty training Dylan. Someday... he'll be all potty, all the time.
2. E-mail shout-out to Spud Care Team.
3. Wash and sterilze breast pump parts.

4. E-mail backlog.
5. Journal entry.
6. BE READY TO LEAVE WORK.
  • Sustained Support Grant
  • Facilities Grant
  • City Report
  • Newsletter
  • Instruction sheet
  • Lodging Tax invoice
  • Annual Appeal
  • Sustained support invoice
  • Board report
  • Financials
  • Exhibit listing for Julie
  • Oral History contract signed
  • Clear out e-mail box
  • Absence greeting set up

7. BRUS run for car seat.

8. Family budget revision.... : How are we paying for child care and maternity leave, exactly? I think I have this figured out!
9. Dylan's three year check up (10/31)
10. Mix up diaper wipe solution.

11. Pedicure.
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we still need -- DH still needs to -- in stall baby car seat

other than that

i want to change the stuff on the MP3 player

and put the chose, printed photos in my brag book (or Theo)

there is more

but that is what i have cut the list down to --

ohhhhhhhhhh and DH has to go in basement, find the last baby stuff box and find the mirror or the rearfacing baby

Aimee

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I suck. I went back and looked at my list and although I have been really busy, I have not completed anything new on my list. Did get a bunch of OTHER stuff done though... I should post a new "to do" list to motivate me. aarghhhh.

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I feel like I am getting nowhere on my list. : It's mostly come down to money for some and just sheer exhaustion or procrastinating on the rest. :::

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does everyone know about the site backpackit.com? it's just an easy way to keep to do lists, plus you can "share" the pages with other people, so your partner can add/remove items if they want.

it completely rules my life since i became pregnant and suddenly that ability to rattle off huge lists of things off the top of my head completely disappeared.

anyway, here are the to do lists from my baby page (the items that i've completed, i've already deleted):

things to do before the birth
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* mail registration info to hospital
* make diaper wipe solution and soak wipes

when i go into labor
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* make sure phone numbers are in cell phones
* charge camera batteries
* charge cell phones
* email work
* tell PPK
* finish packing bag
* bake birthday cake

before leaving for the hospital
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* leave food for cats
* call parents
* call erin and amy
* call midwives
* double-check bag to make sure i have everything

take to the hospital
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* lip balm
* toothbrush/toothpaste
* camera
* phone
* battery charger
* deodorant
* change of clothes - matt
* birth partner
* blanket and pillow in the car
* clothes to wear home - matt
* music
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NEW, STRIPPED-DOWN LIST

Completely Done
85% Done

Holy cow. I guess the only thing left to do is potty train Dylan and have a baby.

1. Continue potty training Dylan. Someday... he'll be all potty, all the time.
2. E-mail shout-out to Spud Care Team.
3. Wash and sterilize breast pump parts.

4. E-mail backlog.
5. Journal entry.
6. BE READY TO LEAVE WORK.
  • Sustained Support Grant
  • Facilities Grant
  • City Report
  • Newsletter
  • Instruction sheet
  • Lodging Tax invoice
  • Annual Appeal
  • Sustained support invoice
  • Board report
  • Financials
  • Exhibit listing for Julie
  • Oral History contract signed
  • Clear out e-mail box
  • Absence greeting set up

7. BRUS run for car seat.

8. Family budget revision.... : How are we paying for child care and maternity leave, exactly? I think I have this figured out!
9. Dylan's three year check up (10/31)
10. Mix up diaper wipe solution.

11. Pedicure.
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To Do Still:
I'd like to get some long sleeve kimono shirts and gowns.
Really want to do birth announcements with this one too-decide on design.
Buy a baby book
Buy wipe warmer for washclothes
Buy ds a baby doll
Buy a couple nursing nightgowns
Get something to put under birth pool
Pack a bag for ds if he ends up going to grandma's for birth


In Progress:
Do a practice run filling birth pool-practicied blowing up but just got hose to try with water this week
Really want to do a belly cast with this babe-my store is out so had to order online on Fri.
make back up birth plan
Knit something for babe-did one hat,started another
Start making and freezing dinners-did some, dh will do some soon too.
Narrow down list of names

Done:
Get painting the house-kids room to be done
Weed/mow lawn one last time
Get back co-sleeper
Buy homebirth kit and other supplies
Look into rental tubs or buy one
Make sure car seat arrangement works in our car-waiting until Oct for car seat check at local hospital
Finish packing up house
Move!! and unpack at new house.
Order more diapers-had more Fb than I thought-not sure if I need to
Interview back-up doula. Our doula is going away for Thanksgiving so there is a good chance she can't be at the birth.
Go through ds old clothes and take an inventory.
I'd like to get a double stroller-will delay until next spring
Get back breast pump
Decide on whether we will take a refresher childbirth class-not going to
decide whether to have a home birth or birth center birth
Arrange care for ds if we need it and maybe the dog too

Lisa, mama to A (3/05) and R (11/07) and L (8/10)
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