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What is on yours??<br><br>
This was mentioned a little bit in the chat thread and I thought it deserved its own thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
This is a place to post your to-do list so that you have someplace to mark things off and hold yourself accountable. (I love marking things off lists<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">)<br><br>
My to-do list:<br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-organize kitchen cabinets</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-get birthing and postpartum supplies together (by 35 weeks)</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-finish Christmas shopping and wrap presents</span><br>
-apply for tax credit at courthouse before the end of the year<br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-get scrapbooks done</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-get more XS diaper covers,</span> <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">wet bags</span>, <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">and wrap</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-take Nathan to see Santa<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"></span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-Christmas cards</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-string birth beads</span>
 

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- move into house<br>
- unpack<br>
- buy washer and dryer<br><br>
i had a much longer list once upon a time with little things like 'make wipes', 'knit more longies', etc., but i just can't look at it right now. maybe after the move....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">- move into house<br>
- unpack<br>
- buy washer and dryer<br><br>
i had a much longer list once upon a time with little things like 'make wipes', 'knit more longies', etc., but i just can't look at it right now. maybe after the move....</div>
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I totally understand that. I moved in my last pregnancy at 36 weeks. It was a nightmare.
 

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I'm trying not to take on too much this time...last time I really stressed myself out trying to clean and well, the baby arrived and it didn't much matter that the top of the fridge was dusty and the baseboards needed to be painted. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
This time:<br><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-Finish school (several papers to write/math final in person)</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-Organize DD's 2nd Birthday party (plan cake/straighten up/wrap presents)</span><br>
-Christmas cards as well (waiting for Sears to call with word portraits are in)<br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-Finish dog run outside (this is much-needed this time, so the dogs have somewhere to go during the day other than the kitchen)<br>
-Buy SIL/BIL/nephews gifts</span><br><br>
-Christmas (it's at our house so we don't need to travel but will involve some extensive cleaning)<br><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-Clean up/out bedroom and set up second sidecarred crib or co-sleeper<br>
-Deep clean bathrooms (est. twice before birth, plus light weekly)</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">-Move bookshelf into DD's room so we have room for the Christmas tree</span><br>
-Deep clean car/install second carseat<br>
-Assemble new pack n' play<br>
-Unpack breast pump/order a few new parts, tubing, etc.<br>
-Pen a transfer plan, JIC.<br><br>
I've been scrapbooking too, Mandie! Instead of studying. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Of course I should be doing other things but until 36+ weeks I need to take it easy. I'm trying to catch up on DD's gaps in her first year/this year. I have so much fun with it, it's hard to pull myself away.<br><br>
Pretty much we're all squared away for the birth. Supplies, MW taken care of, etc. I need to unpack my flannel sheets as it has been cooler and I need to have several washed sets on hand ready to go. Diapers and baby clothes are all washed and ready to go.<br><br>
I deep cleaned the laundry room a few days ago - it was really bothering me. After my last birth everyone wanted to help with laundry (thankful!) but the room itself was a mess. Not this time!<br><br>
***ETA:<br><br>
I'm getting there! Today I'm planning on finishing up cleaning the girls' room, putting up more of DD's clothes and assembling the carseat. I'm feeling pretty good about "cleaning"...
 

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- Do a MAJOR clean up<br>
- <span>Stock the freezer</span> (starting this tomorrow as I make food for GMIL who fractured her pelvis)<br>
- Touch base with midwife & doula/friend<br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Write up another "hubby do" list<br>
- Write up a transfer birth plan<br>
- Write up a hubby birth plan (things he can do to help, cheat sheets, etc).<br>
- Pack hospital bag</span><br>
- Buy prefolds<br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Make/buy newborn and small diapers<br>
- Buy a few cute baby outfits (we have only hand-me-downs that LOOK like hand-me-downs, nothing that makes you go, "awww")</span><br>
- Borrow & Install car seat<br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Buy & put on winter tires</span> (Doing this tomorrow, so I'm calling it done)<br>
- Make mama cloth<br>
- Sew together NB longies and sleepsacks that I have cut and pinned<br><br><br>
Random stuff:<br><br>
Make pie for Christmas<br>
Buy herbal things for birth/postpartum<br>
Call to get a refund on the birth pool rental that I cancelled 3 months ago<br>
See my dr sometime!
 

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I made a list the other day, but haven't really started tackling it yet. Ive been putting it off until I'm done work - only 1.5 weeks to go! Although, I will be 37 weeks at that point, and my son was born at 37 weeks, so I'm a bit nervous in case this baby makes an early appearance too.<br><br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">re-arrange living room and bedroom (we're at my parents house right now, and have very limited space)</span><br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">buy last few baby supplies -</span> <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">swing</span><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">, butt cream, etc</span><br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">get and</span> fill out thank you cards (for the baby shower attendees)<br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">wash all baby stuff -</span> <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">clothes,</span> <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">moby wrap, blankets, etc.</span><br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">sew nursing pads</span><br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">buy birth and pp supplies</span><br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">finish Christmas shopping and wrapping</span><br>
- <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">arrange cloth diapering service</span><br>
- clean, clean, clean!
 

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And I can't do it for another 2 weeks at least <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">( I was in the middle of painting and flooring.
 

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I have been working very dilegently to have everything done early and I think I succeeded - christmas is done (wrapped and handed out) diapers are sewn, clothes are ready, the freezer is full of pre-made meals.<br><br>
All thats left is:<br><br>
Put together birth stuff (all bought, just needs to be organized)<br>
Fix dryer (clean out lint)<br>
Attach Diaper Sprayer<br>
Install Car Seat<br>
Clean Bathroom<br><br><br>
Yay!! I can't beleive we are so close <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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<span style="color:#808080;">-Make a complete freezer food list, go grocery shopping, and spend a full cooking day executing it.</span><br><br><span style="color:#808080;">-Wash baby clothes<br></span><br>
-Pack hospital bag and children's bags in case they need to go somewhere<br><br>
-Doc suggests that I should make a birth plan so I guess I need to figure out what to do about that and what to put on it.<br><br><span style="color:#808080;">-Hospital tour</span><br><br><span style="color:#808080;">-Take Christmas tree down day after Christmas and bring out all the baby gear in its place</span><br><br><span style="color:#808080;">-Install carseat</span><br><br>
-One last trip to Sam's Club (toilet paper, etc)<br><br><span style="color:#808080;">-Buy wipes and some newborn diapers</span><br><br><span style="color:#808080;">-Make and mail invites,</span> <span style="color:#808080;">make gift bags, make food plan,</span> and execute dd's 2nd birthday party<br><br><span style="color:#808080;">-Finish up stocking stuffers for St. Nick this weekend;</span> <span style="color:#808080;">complete a few straggling Christmas presents,</span> <span style="color:#808080;">and wrap</span><br><br><span style="color:#808080;">-Have kids make salt dough ornaments for their Godparents</span><br><br>
-would LOVE to squeeze a few more scrapbook pages in there so dd's book is done before baby arrives. This is probably too ambitious unless I go closer to 39 or 40 weeks instead of my usual 37-38.<br><br><br>
I feel overwhelmed looking at that list but I am actually very relieved that I crossed a few huge things off to help with the amount of work left: no homebirth to prepare for this time (planned hospital birth), we canceled Christmas Day at our house. We are going to my grandparents' instead of hosting dinner for 20+ here, and I decided to have dd's party catered, even if that means just getting party subs or whatever.
 

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Kinda worse now that I've written it out. Great thread idea! I'm sure I'll be adding more as I think of them.<br><br><b>Done</b> Order oral Vit K<br><b>Done</b> Pick up remaining birth supplies (hose, adapter, net, etc)<br>
Sew: <b>Done</b> receiving blankets, <b>Done</b> diapers, <b>Done</b> covers, NB outfit, <b>Done</b> more mama cloth<br><b>Done</b> Get all birth supplies in one spot<br><b>Done</b> Finish holiday crafting and mail out <i>Almost Done!</i><br><b>Done</b> Grocery shop for 8 nights worth of latkes and applesauce <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><b>Done</b> Clear up/organize a space for bean's clothing and <b>Done</b> diapers<br><b>Done</b> Clean car <i>- need to do again :p</i><br><b>Done</b> Pick up and instal car seat<br><b>Done</b> Call numbers I have for placenta encapsulation<br>
Fill freezer with nutritious food<br><b>Done</b> Buy new nursing bras, tops
 

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I <i>just</i> made a list today!<br><ul><li>Unpack/move boxes remaining from renos</li>
<li>Wash diapers/baby clothes and put away</li>
<li>Clean both bathrooms thoroughly</li>
<li>Move dresser into new closet in 2nd bedroom</li>
<li>Make blinds (can't believe I'm going to attempt this)</li>
<li>Pick up birth supplies</li>
<li>Clean out fridge</li>
<li>Christmas shopping</li>
<li>Pack hospital bag in case of transfer</li>
<li>Install car seat</li>
<li>Finish knitting and sewing projects</li>
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I'm too scared to make a list...<br><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Clear out my sewing room/office</span><br>
Inventory business supplies<br>
Do business taxes before baby is here<br>
Paint said office<br>
Move DS's room into said office<br>
Move my office into DS's room<br>
Sew receiving blankets<br>
Get towels & washcloths<br>
Get the rest of the birth supplies
 

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Okay, now that I've typed my list up, it looks short, but almost every item is a major undertaking. In no particular order, I need to:<br><ul><li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">unpack, inspect, and</span> clean breast pump, order some new parts</li>
<li>set up cosleeper<br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">wash and organize baby things</span><br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">buy and install dishwasher</span></li>
<li>finish unpacking from our move 6 months ago <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">organize and clean the house</span><br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">tame the tropical jungle that is my yard</span></li>
<li>sew about 20 more diapers<br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">finish up my 2 classes -- a final project, and one last assignment</span></li>
<li>at work, wrap up projects that need to be done before I leave<br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">meet with DS's teachers and therapists to get a plan of action for his behavior problems at home</span></li>
<li>implement said plan</li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">finish hypnobabies course and</span> practice every day</li>
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Fortunately, my mom and dad are arriving next week to help me get things done before baby comes. I feel a little pathetic that I can't get my life organized without them, but so, so grateful they're willing to help.
 

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Buy and install car seat<br>
wash and put baby clothes in drawers<br>
clean out kitchen<br>
clear out and set up guest room<br>
rearrange our bed room (babe will be sleeping with us and we are moving the bed closer to the floor, moving out some bookshelves etc).<br>
Set up Christmas decorations etc
 

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I plan on just changing the <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">color</span> to grey (which is what my background color is).
 

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I love To Do Lists!<br><br>
I need to:<br>
~ Buy 3 or 4 more newborn diaper covers<br>
~ <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Buy a diaper bag</span><br>
~ Buy a rocking chair<br>
~ Buy a few new nursing bras (having such a hard time finding something that doesn't give me quadra-boob!!)<br>
~ Buy postpartum supplies<br>
~ <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Wash newborn clothes</span><br>
~ <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Check to see if the play pen we were given is decent, if not we need to buy a new one. It's not but we can't afford to buy a new one so we'll make do with what we have.</span><br>
~ organize Christmas dinner at our house for 11 people!!<br>
~ Finish sewing projects (blanket, this owl mobile: <a href="http://http//www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33794666&ref=sr_gallery_1&&ga_search_query=owl+mobile&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=3&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title" target="_blank">http://http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33794666&ref=sr_galler y_1&&ga_search_query=owl+mobile&ga_search_type=han dmade&ga_page=3&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title</a> and a laundry bag.<br>
~ <span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Find someone to encapsulate the placenta for me.</span><br>
~ Bring up bigger baby gear from basement and wipe it down<br>
~ Fill freezer.<br>
~ Do a big clean up of house and keep it tidy until baby arrives.
 

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I am all about lists. We've accomplished some big things like some outdoor projects; cleaning out, painting, and arranging the office to be a baby room (well, she may never sleep there, but it is where her stuff goes); got our septic tank pumped in preparation for the extra laundry from washing cloth diapers; bought a breast pump and glider chair; will be touring potential child care center tomorrow; and I think we've officially picked a doctor for the baby.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Now to do</span>:<br><ul><li>Write and print birth plan. Have a basic bworking plan already in my chart with the midwife. They fax updated copies to the hospital birth center so no matter what they have it on hand.<br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Purchase and prep more prefolds and covers for newborn stage (I have 18 old GMD smalls) and OS pockets to grow into. Later on I will save up for the medium sized prefolds and covers. I need to post what I have on the diapering forum so I can hear if I am going to be covered...</span></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Buy diapering accessories (sprayer, trash can for hamper, wet bags)</span></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Wash and organize baby clothes -by size</span></li>
<li>Get some baskets to organize baby things like diapering, bathing, etc. Will go into our nifty Ikea cube shelf that doubles as the changing table<br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Do paperwork to switch to Dh's health insurance (still waiting on DH's company to put out said paperwork...policy changes Jan 1 and they still haven't given him the info!). Then I can cancel mine at work and get extra money in my paycheck.</span><br></li>
<li><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">Baby shower this Sunday- then take stock of what I have, still need, and take care of anything I want/need to return or exchange.</span></li>
<li>Stock freezer and pantry for postpartum. Also toilet paper and such.</li>
<li>Purchase some comfy postpartum lounge clothes and supplies for postpartum care (I've been told witch hazel pads, stuff for sitz baths, pads, etc.</li>
<li>Pack my bag. Probably closer to the end of the month. Put note inside of things to be added last minute.</li>
</ul><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">If there is any money left (ha!) I would like to buy some wall hangings for the baby's room from Maple Shade Kids etsy shop. I've been eying some of her stuff for a while and also want to do a custom peg board with ladybugs. It is my coworker's niece's business and rather local so I'd like to support her if I do get to buy artwork.</span> **Got a gift certificate at my shower!<br><br>
Whew.
 

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ROOM:<br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* Have Cooper's room painted</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* Rehang blinds/curtains</span><br>
* Spraypaint the hideous gold off the fan - now waiting until Spring<br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* Change all the outlets</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* Organize clothing/room</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* Prep Diapers/buy small package of sposies in case I'm looney the first week</span><br><br>
HOSPITAL:<br>
* Order Avalon style for Graco bucket - just borrowing neighbor's now<br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* Pack hospital bag, get paperwork ready, find cooler and two gallon Ziplocks</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* String beads</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* Print off photo ideas for Paul</span><br><br>
LIFE:<br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;"><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">* Send in FSA<br>
* Pay off taxes</span></span><br><br>
Eeks! Now I need to get to work so I can start crossing things off my list!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">- move into house<br>
- unpack<br>
- buy washer and dryer<br><br>
i had a much longer list once upon a time with little things like 'make wipes', 'knit more longies', etc., but i just can't look at it right now. maybe after the move....</div>
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Me too! except buy matress and sofa instead of washer and dryer.<br><br>
I'm moving on Saturday, and that is all I need to think about right now...<br><br>
Once I move in I know I want to make a wee quilt for the baby, do a bit of shopping, etc...but all of that can wait when my holidays/mat leave begins...in EIGHT days!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
Then I will go down to my new neighborhood's POOL and make my lists while Benjamin plays and I kick back with a pitcher of Virgin Mango Margaritas.<br><br>
The end seems so close and yet so FAR!
 
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