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<p>I actually made a new to do list this week that is way more specific.  I will post is once I have made progress with it...</p>
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<p>Non-baby Related:</p>
<p>1.  <span style="text-decoration:line-through;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Get married</span>--baby "crashed" our original wedding plans--we are shooting for about 6 weeks from now, just the two of us  </span></p>
<p>2. <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">Get a <span style="text-decoration:underline;">haircut/colo</span>r--discuss low-maintenance options with hairdresser--I can get it colored in 3.5 weeks </span></p>
<p>3. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Declutter</span> and organize in a major way--in progress. I've been posting on the 2014 in 2014 thread in the mindful home area of the forum  <span style="color:#FF0000;">1900 things gone...still plenty to get rid of. </span></p>
<p>4.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pay off<span style="text-decoration:line-through;">/Refinance</span></span> some financial-related items </p>
<p>5.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Finish scrapbook albums</span>--<span style="color:#FF0000;">anniversary album for my parents (97% finished)</span>, childhood home album for mom (half finished), New Orleans Vacation album (barely started), Hawaii album (not even started), scrapbook important/favorite pre-baby photos before I never have time to do them again lol </p>
<p>6.  Deep-clean carpets</p>
<p>7. Prep the guest bedroom/bathroom for family staying after baby arrives--<span style="color:#FF0000;">good progress still a lot to do.</span></p>
<p>8. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Work</span> (school librarian)<span style="color:#FF0000;">: organize storage</span> and prepare what I can ahead of time (lesson plans, reading event decorations, bulletin board prep, contest prep, make orientation videos for teachers to show students while I am on maternity leave so time is not lost) to make it easier on me after baby arrives, submit paperwork for certification renewal  <span style="color:#FF0000;">organizing in progress</span>  <span style="color:#FF0000;">I have gotten rid of 900 things</span></p>
<p>9. Find a way to check air-quality of condo we live in since it is old and upstairs neighbor had a major flood a year ago (worried about mold etc)  <span style="color:#FF0000;">talking to the manager this week</span></p>
<p>10. redecorate master bedroom</p>
<p>11. finish saving for down payment/start house-shopping</p>
<p>12, bank timeshare points so we don't lose them</p>
<p>13. <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">enjoy going out to the movies a few more times, go to a fancy dinner for fiance's bday (fiance's pre-baby bucket list)</span></span></p>
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<p>Baby-related</p>
<p>1. Buy/acquire baby items  <span style="color:#FF0000;">in progress</span></p>
<p>2. Set up baby area in our bedroom, nursing area in the living room </p>
<p>3. Finalize maternity leave plans </p>
<p>4. Take hospital classes, cloth diaper store class  <span style="color:#FF0000;">  first class down, more scheduled to go</span></p>
<p>5. Set up day care (cloth diaper friendly, breast feeding friendly)  <span style="color:#FF0000;">found it, love it, on the waiting list with a pretty sure shot of getting in when we need to</span></p>
<p>6. <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">Find pediatrician</span>  <span style="color:#FF0000;">meeting him on April 30 but think we found him</span></p>
<p>7. Decide on photographer for newborn/family photos  <span style="color:#FF0000;">have one person in mind, looking for other choices</span></p>
<p>8. Scrapbooking: make a birthday album/journal for year 0 to 18, put together maternity album/journal, make a December Daily album for baby's first Christmas, buy some baby-related scrapbook supplies</p>
<p>9. Get a new camera/video recorder</p>
<p>10. Choose baby announcements to order after baby arrives, get address labels ready and postage</p>
<p>11. make/buy thank you cards</p>
<p>12. research how to best prep our pets for baby  <span style="color:#FF0000;">here and there</span></p>
<p>13. <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">increase my workouts</span></p>
<p>14. decide on birth plan/wishes  <span style="color:#FF0000;">more progress made, I am nearly complete in my decisions--but a little more research is in order before I feel secure in my decisions</span></p>
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Everyone is so busy! Lots of good reminders of stuff to do just reading the posts. I get home to Arizona tomorrow and the house has been closed for two months. I left it super clean but I'm sure there will be lots of dusting airing out and restocking. Of pantry and fridge to be done. Also<br>
-the yard. Hoping to get my garden in before baby<br>
- build sand box for my two year old so he has something other than the splash pool to do outside that does not require us to get in a car and drive to a park<br>
- clean birth pool and get supplies together for the birth<br>
- figure out which shelf/closet space I'm goig to use for baby stuff and make a little area for her (we co sleep so no crib but a rocker/changing table combo would be nice<br>
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-get new appliances (our fridge and stove died before we left)<br>
- get the guest room ready for my mom to come from Florida!<br>
New rug in 3 rooms<br>
I'm 35 weeks so time to get busy!
 

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In the middle of a home renovation by adding an addition to our house. Send good juju to my DH to help him complete it before the baby arrives!!
 

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<p>When is everyone else starting tasks like prepping diapers and washing clothing up, and setting up cribs/side cars. etc.  I keep feeling like it's too early still (I'm just past 32 weeks), but by the same token, I just have this *feeling* like I'm going to go early this time. I keep telling myself 8 weeks is a long time to go still... but if I go early, then it could be as little as like 5 weeks. Which doesn't sound like a ton of time. blah.  I already have an ocd type personality, and prepping for baby makes it that much worse!! </p>
 

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<p>I am a major planner, so I went over the timeline with my husband a few months ago--he agreed that in April I could start getting the bassinet in place, car seats, etc. Now that it is almost May, he still thinks I am absurd for wanting these things ready! I have resisted my urges, but I think come the weekend of 5/3 I am going to get everything in it's place. I will be almost 33 weeks. My good friend had her baby at 32 weeks, so I keep reminding DH of that. I have also sent him numerous links about maternal "nesting" instincts. I am currently (under the radar) collecting items we need off Craigslist that we didn't get from our registry yet. I don't want anything left on my to-do-list when she arrives sooner or later.</p>
 

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<p>I am also a big planner. I have clothes and diapers washed and in drawers, and the changing area semi set-up. I will probably wait until 36-37 weeks to set up the pack-and-play, install the carseat, and get everything in place, since those will be annoying to have in the way when we're not using them yet. I will probably get the hospital bag(s) packed at around that time too. I have been working on some things when I have opportunities, such as buying clothes and blankets at consignment sales and thrift stores, but I'm waiting to buy a few small items as I'm hoping people might want to give baby gifts and want suggestions (diaper cream, lanolin, baby wash, etc). There are a lot of other things going on right now that I'm dealing with, so the final baby preparations aren't top priority right now. I'm doing a ton of sewing orders and I want to get them finished quickly, hubby and I are doing our first getaway weekend since our daughter was born, I'm in the process of transferring prenatal care/birth location and figuring out birth classes, placenta encapsulation, etc., and I am also going to have to go through all our belongings at some point to organize/get rid of stuff/pack up before we move to Germany in August. Just typing that out, I think I figured out why I never wrote out a comprehensive list. It's too overwhelming to think of everything that needs done. I'm handling it better in smaller chunks.</p>
 

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<p>When is everyone else starting tasks like prepping diapers and washing clothing up, and setting up cribs/side cars. etc.  I keep feeling like it's too early still (I'm just past 32 weeks), but by the same token, I just have this *feeling* like I'm going to go early this time. I keep telling myself 8 weeks is a long time to go still... but if I go early, then it could be as little as like 5 weeks. Which doesn't sound like a ton of time. blah.  I already have an ocd type personality, and prepping for baby makes it that much worse!! </p>
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<p>I set up the change table/clothes/diapers 2 weeks ago when I was 32 weeks. It's the only thing I'm going to set up before baby arrives. I don't want anything else out until baby is here. I might set up the carseat before baby arrives but I'm unsure. I'll probably just wait.</p>
<p>Our storage is just our attic and the bedrail, diaper pail, bassinette and carseat are all easy to get down once baby comes.</p>
 

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<p>Yeah I have everything we *need* purchased, other than a few extras I wouldn't mind. It's just all still hiding downstairs. I *did* set up the pack and play that will live down there, but mostly just to dump all the newborn/0-3m clothing in, so I had somewhere to put it. I have the diapers upstairs put into the drawers they'll eventually live in, but a bunch of them are new and haven't even been taken out of their packaging. And the drawer unit itself isn't in the final resting place either. lol.   Carseat is sitting in the kitchen, but I think it probably won't get installed until we have the baby or very close, because we're planning a homebirth and shouldn't need to use it right away anyways. </p>
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<p>I think I just want so badly to wash and prep everything, and set up the sidecar... but I also feel silly. Like that's me being a keener. hmp. </p>
 

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<p>Since I had to come to terms with the greater likelyhood of early babies, and the fact that I would get bigger, faster, and too exhausted to get most of the things done I'd like to do ... Everything has been 80% set up for weeks now, since around 28 & 30 weeks.</p>
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<p>Both carseat bases are installed in my car. One of the seats is in there also - the 2nd one is in the house, waiting till babies' arrival, as it'd be a PITB for DS to get around every time he gets in and out of the car. Bassinet is in my room ready to go, pack & play in on the main level ready to go (though, I do need to find the sheets for it ... but at least this way, the cat is only getting cat hair on the mattress itself and not the clean sheets!).</p>
<p>Dresser is stocked with tiny clothes, change pad is on top of it. Diapers are ready (sposies for early months) and stockpiled for a while, I think we have about 800 diapers on hand in preemie/NB/1s. We'll fill in more once they are here and we have a better idea of size/growth.</p>
<p>Hospital bags have been packed for over a month. One for labour/delivery/single night stay. One for babies if we're there longer, and one for me if we're there longer (we can leave those 2 in the car until needed).</p>
<p>Two weeks ago at my MW appt, they gave me my 'carry this with you all the time' binder with my pre-natal records, u/s records, birth registration forms etc.</p>
 

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<a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/164269/SynEpona">@SynEpona</a>-I cannot find good statistics on gestation range of twins. I'm mostly convinced I'll make it to at least 40 weeks, but then worry I'm kidding myself;) I'm already sooo freaking worn out, I'm not sure how I'll get all my to dos done. I have so much on the list! I'll be 31 weeks this friday-feel so overwhelmed:(
 

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<p>I can't remember where I read what info now ... but either 35 or 36 weeks are 'average' for twins, depending on which article/study/stats you want to believe. Of course, the average is generated by lots of people being both far earlier, and far later.</p>
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<p>After 38, there is some risk of the placenta breaking down *which I believe only applies if they are actually sharing one placenta*. Twins sharing both placenta & amniotic sacs are evicted (by C-section mostly, from what I can tell), around 36 weeks, due to risk of cord entanglements etc. as a standard practice by many OBs, and there does seem to be some data to actually support this, along with the increased U/S to check for twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome, which can be a real and dangerous risk with those twins.</p>
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<p>32 weeks was my deadline for getting things done, b/c I knew I was running out of energy & the giant belly was getting in the way!</p>
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<p>I'll see if I can find any of the actual data I looked at before. I know I have the Canadian society of ob/gyn's position paper on twin pregnancy & delivery saved on my computer :) but that wouldn't be the US standards.</p>
 

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Yes-it is so hard to wade through the info out there. Mine are di/di and I've had no problems/complications, so I feel like the statistics lump all of them together and don't give a good representation about uncomplicated pregnancies. I would love any info you have:) I do hope I'll get some energy back, but am doubtful-I went grocery shopping at two stores yesterday and I was completely drained! Was not expecting this sort of low.
 

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<p>In our region all twin pregnancies appear to be treated as though they are the highest risk type.</p>
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<p>This (non-medical) blog post does a reasonable job summarizing most of what I've read elsewhere <a href="http://www.hellobee.com/2013/01/08/types-of-twins-and-the-implications/" target="_blank">http://www.hellobee.com/2013/01/08/types-of-twins-and-the-implications/</a></p>
<p>This is a good one too <a href="http://naturallyparentingtwins.net/wp/?page_id=183" target="_blank">http://naturallyparentingtwins.net/wp/?page_id=183</a></p>
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<p>The Dr.Luke site (through the quiz I think?) says that the average for twins is just over 35 weeks, and birth weights are 5.5lb each.</p>
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<p>I have to remember to only do one 'errand' per day, otherwise I really need a full day to recover. It's crazy. Even on Sunday, I didn't *do* much, we went to church, came home, drove 75 min to my parents (I was a passenger), sat around, visited, had family dinner, drove home. And all day Monday I was totally and completely exhausted, stiff and sore. Grocery shopping at 2 stores would have been far too much for me. My new approach to groceries is to go 2x a week for smaller trips, and at least once a week ask DH to pick up things on his way home. Either that, or I go alone after the kids are in bed, and it's a bit easier to do one weekly trip w/o a toddler 'helping'.</p>
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<p>I am still walking to get DS from school, most of the time, but he's getting a ride in the morning -- either DH drops him off on his way to work, or I drive him in the morning. I cannot do both walks in one day. :(</p>
 

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<p>I just keep ticking away items on the To Do list.  I would prefer to have everything finished early (but feel like there is so much to do--partially perfectionistic tendencies shining through. </p>
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<p>Here are my lists...each category is roughly in the order of importance/appropriate timing</p>
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<p><strong>Baby Care Preparation</strong></p>
<p>install car seat--test in my car, install in Robs</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">Make additional registry o</span></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">Go to Buy Buy Baby to finalize registry</span></p>
<p> try on baby carriers</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">Choose a pediatrician  oo   </span> WE MEET HIM NEXT WEEK, BUT EXPECT TO LIKE HIM</p>
<p>pertussis shot </p>
<p>have car seat installation safety-checked</p>
<p>Buy necessary registry items and other items on Buy List o</p>
<p>wash clothes</p>
<p>wash diapers</p>
<p>wash linens</p>
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<p><strong>Hospital Preparation</strong></p>
<p>Pre register for hospital--read paperwork book</p>
<p>Decide on birth plan choices--cord blood cutting/banking</p>
<p>Decide on birth plan choices--episiotomy</p>
<p>write down a birth plan--epidural, umbillucal cord, episiotomy, room environment, skin to skin, breastfeeding etc</p>
<p>discuss blood sugar options (I AM A SEVERE REACTIVE HYPOGLYCEMIC AND MORE WORRIED ABOUT NOT EATING THAN PAIN OR OTHER ASPECTS OF DELIVERY.  PLAN TO ASK DOCTOR IF I CAN MAKE ICE CHIPS AND POPSICLES OUT OF A PURE WATER HIGH PROTEIN DRINK I DRANK BEFORE MY WISDOM TOOTH SURGERY)</p>
<p>pack hospital bags I EMPTIED THE BAG OF THE GIFTS I WAS STORING THERE AND HAVE PUT MY NEW PAJAMAS IN THERE</p>
<p>have docs night and day number, hospital number handy/posted</p>
<p>plan who to call when labor starts</p>
<p>decide who you will tell after Steven arrives and how</p>
<p>Make a playlist of calming music to play during labor, load on device with speakers too</p>
<p>charge iPod</p>
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<p><strong>Get House Prepared</strong></p>
<p>test for mold o  YESTERDAY, THE MAINTENANCE GUY CAME AND LOOKED AT OUR SHOWER.  WE HAVE A MOLD PROBLEM TO THE POINT THEY ARE RIPPING OUT THE OLD TILES AND WALL AND PUTTING IN A MOLD-RESISTANT PLASTER AND NEW TILE.  THE MOLD ON THE OUTSIDE SUGGESTS THERE IS A LOT MORE UNDER THE TILES.  EEK!  I WENT TO THE OFFICE TODAY AND BROUGHT UP CONCERNS 1) I WANT THEM TO TEST TO DETERMINE THE TYPE OF MOLD AND LEVEL OF HARM  2) I ASKED THEM HOW THEY WILL PROTECT US/OUR BELONGINGS FROM THE MOLD SPORES THAT WILL ENTER THE AIR DURING THE SHOWER CONSTRUCTION, 3) I TOLD THEM I WANT THE CONDO TESTED FOR MOLD BEYOND THE BATHROOM DUE TO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE UNIT ABOVE US A YEAR AGO.  SHE WAS RESPONSIVE AND WILL TALK TO THE SUPERVISOR AND CALL ME BACK TOMORROW.  I HOPE ALL GOES WELL. </p>
<p>get new smoke detectors</p>
<p>oil change</p>
<p>check brakes</p>
<p>declutter o  THIS WEEK I GOT RID OF 2014 THINGS (SINCE JAN. AND STARTING A NEW COUNT.  THAT MOTIVATES ME.  I AM TRYING TO GET RID OF MORE DONATE-ABLE STUFF THIS TIME AROUND)</p>
<p>choose a laundry soap, purchase</p>
<p>stock up on toiletries, medicine, TP, shampoo, cereal, oatmeal, snacks, nuts, fruit cups, water bottles,  o  IN PROGRESS</p>
<p>stock up on meals--freezer and pantry</p>
<p>clean house</p>
<p>Get an air mattress</p>
<p>think of ways family can help/visitors</p>
<p>Prepare the guest bathroom with towels, clean shower, soap</p>
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<p><strong>Finan</strong><strong>cial Preparation</strong></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">Find out insurance coverage for breast pump, know where to order it so it is ready to go   </span>  HOSPITAL GRADE MECHANICAL PUMP IS TOTALLY COVERED (100%)  SINCE IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE AND THE LADY I ASKED SOUNDED NEW I AM GOING TO CALL AGAIN TO DOUBLE CHECK</p>
<p>Coordinate the FMLA leave o  I CALLED, CANT OFFICIALLY START THE PAPERWORK UNTIL THE END OF MAY, WORKING ON FINDING A MATERNITY LEAVE SUB FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR (EASIER SAID THAN DONE SINCE I AM THE LIBRARIAN AND NOT AS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM)</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">choose insurance for baby</span></p>
<p>List monthly expenses o STARTED THE LIST</p>
<p>List debts o STARTED THE LIST</p>
<p>List large expenses o STARTED THE LIST</p>
<p>find out how to add baby to life insurance policy</p>
<p>Get life insurance increased</p>
<p>Make a will</p>
<p>choose a legal guardian,</p>
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<p><strong>Mental Preparation</strong></p>
<p>Read parenting books o SO FAR I HAVE READ FROM THE HIPS, YOU'LL LOSE THE BABY FAT AND OTHER LIES, BRINGING UP BEBE, SNIPETS FROM OTHER BOOKS AND CURRENTLY READING THE BEST BIRTH</p>
<p>research la leche league</p>
<p>visit <a href="http://americanbaby.com/laborsupport" target="_blank">americanbaby.com/laborsupport</a></p>
<p>discuss parenting wish list with Rob</p>
<p>cat sleeping plan</p>
<p>dog jealousy plan</p>
<p>attend classes</p>
<p>learn/read about breastfeeding</p>
<p>read hospital birthing material</p>
<p>read a baby care book</p>
<p>learn techniques for how to cope with labor pain</p>
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<p><strong>Mom Care</strong></p>
<p>buy new bras</p>
<p>do daily kegels o IN PROGRESS</p>
<p>come up with post partum health plan</p>
<p>change name legally MARRIAGE LICENSE ARRIVED IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY</p>
<p>change name in as many places as possible</p>
<p>dental appointment?</p>
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<p><strong>Nostalgia Preparation</strong></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> look into hospital photographers</span></p>
<p>choose newborn photographer o FOUND ONE I REALLY LIKED FOR A REASONABLE COST LAST NIGHT, HAVE NOT CONTACTED HER YET</p>
<p>pregnancy journaling o IN PROGRESS</p>
<p>take belly photos IN PROGRESS</p>
<p>shutterfly album</p>
<p>plan baby showers</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">get special maternity photos taken </span></p>
<p>write a letter to baby for future reading (maybe several)</p>
<p>make an online birth announcement (babycenter)</p>
<p> pick out birth announcements</p>
<p>get address list ready, print labels</p>
<p>print return address labels--</p>
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<p><strong>Relationship Care</strong></p>
<p>go on a fancy date with husband</p>
<p>get father's day gift for husband  (June 15) o  FINALLY FOUND THE INFANT CHIEFS (HIS TEAM) JERSEY SIMILAR TO THE  PATRIOTS ONE (MY TEAM) THAT MY BROTHER GAVE ME..I HAD BEEN LOOKING FOREVER.  JUST WAITING/HOPING FOR A SALE</p>
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<p><strong>Things that I would like to get done before baby</strong></p>
<p>mom and dad's anniversary album</p>
<p>hawaii album</p>
<p>wedding album</p>
<p>scrapbook layouts</p>
<p>sell gold</p>
<p>take care of wedding dress 1</p>
<p>take care of wedding dress 2</p>
<p>take care of wedding dress 3  (yes I have three dresses and probably should sell all of them.)</p>
<p>organize bathroom storage</p>
<p>make household bulletin board</p>
<p>decorate bedroom</p>
<p>buy mattress</p>
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<p><strong>Buy list:</strong></p>
<p>registry</p>
<p>prefolds</p>
<p>snappis</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">wet bags</span></p>
<p>diaper pail</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">pail liners</span></p>
<p>post partum feminine products PARTIALLY COMPLETED</p>
<p>tucks pads</p>
<p>witch hazel</p>
<p>find a natural bath product  FOUND IT, HAVE NOT BOUGHT IT</p>
<p>find diaper cream (coconut oil?) </p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">nursing pillow</span></p>
<p>soothies gel pads</p>
<p>2 nursing bras</p>
<p>nursing clothes</p>
<p>disposable underwear ?--what DO you do for those first couple postpartum days...</p>
<p>new underwear for postpartum</p>
<p>loungewear</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">pajamas for hospital</span></p>
<p>post partum support belt</p>
<p>drying rack</p>
<p>baby life jacket</p>
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<p><strong>hospital bag list: </strong> organize via labor bag, recovery bag, husband stuff, baby stuff</p>
<p>insurance info</p>
<p>nursing bra</p>
<p>nursing pads</p>
<p>socks</p>
<p>chapstick</p>
<p>snacks for Rob</p>
<p>mom go home outfit</p>
<p>mom pajamas 1</p>
<p>mom pajamas 2</p>
<p>toothbrush</p>
<p>toothpaste</p>
<p>hairbrush</p>
<p>hair elastics</p>
<p>cloth diapers</p>
<p>wet bag/plastic bag</p>
<p>snoogle</p>
<p>pillow</p>
<p>baby blanket</p>
<p>camera</p>
<p>lotion</p>
<p>foot lotion</p>
<p>cell phone</p>
<p>charger</p>
<p>nook</p>
<p>nook charger</p>
<p>robe</p>
<p>extra batteries</p>
<p>makeup</p>
<p>husband change of clothes</p>
<p>husbandsomething for photos</p>
<p>me something for photos</p>
<p>husband pillow, blanket/sheets</p>
<p>vending machine change</p>
<p>check book</p>
<p>going home outfits for steven</p>
<p>socks for steven</p>
<p> </p>
<p><strong>Declutter To Dos</strong></p>
<p>entry closet</p>
<p>living room corners</p>
<p>storage closets</p>
<p>bedroom declutter</p>
<p>utility closet declutter</p>
<p> bedroom</p>
<p>box of organizing corners</p>
<p> </p>
<p>*check mold situation o</p>
<p>1.Cover walls with fabric  o</p>
<p>2. Buy crib/mattress/assemble with bed skirt, sheets  o</p>
<p>3.  Assemble crib mobile</p>
<p>4.  <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">find/buy dresser on craigslist/ paint dresser white and add accents o </span>    buying an ikea dresser instead</p>
<p>5.  <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">buy ikea expedit and containers </span>   using what I have already on hand instead</p>
<p>6. buy white lantern for cieling/ use rub on for accent or paint accent (accent=?)</p>
<p>7. <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">buy airplane</span>/ buy supplies/ make banner/hang o</p>
<p>8. buy 4 frames for book art/ paint white/ frame/ hang</p>
<p>9. paint book racks/assemble/hang</p>
<p>10. entrance wall small art</p>
<p>11.  make changing table mobile</p>
<p>12. make/find changing table wall art</p>
<p>13.string and  hang alphabet letters along curtain</p>
<p>14. hang art over craft supplies</p>
<p>15.  get lamps/night lighting</p>
<p>16. cover craft storage drawers with white contact paper.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>other:  cover rocker cover in red/blue fabric</p>
<p>paint/buy side table to use for nursing</p>
<p>buy tablecloth for table</p>
<p>stool/ottoman for rocker</p>
<p>put rug down</p>
 

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<p>write a letter to baby for future reading (maybe several)</p>
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<p>What I have done for both kids, and will do again for the new babies, is buy a hardcover journal, and write small letters semi-regularly. Definitely on big milestones - birthdays, first days of school, new activities, finishing levels of classes etc., along with random times. It's much easier, for me, to have the books in one spot, and just add new dated entries as I go, than to keep track of a box of letters :)</p>
 
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<p>What I have done for both kids, and will do again for the new babies, is buy a hardcover journal, and write small letters semi-regularly. Definitely on big milestones - birthdays, first days of school, new activities, finishing levels of classes etc., along with random times. It's much easier, for me, to have the books in one spot, and just add new dated entries as I go, than to keep track of a box of letters :)</p>
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Essentially I have started the same thing on penzu (an online journal I can print out), but I wanted some sealed letters that are to open for certain life events.  The whole aspect of keeping track of them is an aspect to consider though! :)</p>
 

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<a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/164269/SynEpona">@SynEpona</a>-thanks so much for the info-very helpful!<br>
I'm so impressed with everyone's lists! It really helps seeing them and organizing my own ideas of what needs to get done. Only biting off little bits right now:/
 

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<div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/community/t/1391989/pregnancy-to-do-lists/40#post_17555563" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false">I feel like we have very little to do before the baby is born, other than get down the box from the garage labeled "Boy: Newborn to 3 months". However, we're going mini van shopping this weekend, which is the only other thing on our pre-baby to-do list. We drive a Honda Fit now, and I can't see 2 adults, 3 car seats, and an 80 lb dog fitting well in that car, though I do love it. Anyone have an opinion on Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna? We're looking at getting one used that is around 5 years old. </div>
 

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<p>There is a point, somewhere probably about 5 years ago, that the 'better' one for carseats and seating switches from one to the other. I can't recall when it was though -- and I believe it might be most relevant in Canada where we are required by law to top tether forward facing seats, so having more tether anchors can really make a vehicle more family friendly!</p>
<p>There is vehicle sub-forum at car-seat.org that might have the answer as to which model years are best bets for fitting 3 carseats.</p>
 
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