Monday, March 22, 2010

Crossing things off:

Remember "the list?"

Its getting smaller!

Things to buy before baby boy H gets here:
(things in BOLD are finished)
  • Bassinet
  • Make bassinet bedding
  • Carseats (a friend bought us one and is giving it to us on Easter. One more to go!)
  • Crib bedding
  • Crib
  • Crib Mattress
  • Changing table
  • Changing pad and covers
  • Baby tub
  • Storage baskets for baby stuff
  • Cloth diapers
  • Disposable diapers (a few packages for the first weeks)
  • Diaper bag
  • Nursing bras/tanks
  • Nursing pillow and cover
  • Nipple cream, breast pads
  • Medela in Style breast pump
  • Bottles
  • Burp cloths, swaddlers, receiving blankets
  • Onesies and sleep suits in 0-3m, and 3-6m sizes
  • Babylegs!
  • Hats, socks, bibs
  • Rocker/glider
  • Moby wrap or sling for me
  • Ergo for Jerad
  • Stroller
  • High chair (we decided to take this off our registry. It will be awhile till we need it, why waste the space in the meantime?)
  • Play pen (I came home from work one day last week to find the one we wanted on our doorstep. Thanks Maggie!)
So, basically there are no other baby items that we "need." Some disposable dipes would be nice for when we are sleep deprived/lazy, but we have enough cloth and I'm not concerned enough to go out and buy any myself.

If we don't have an Ergo and Moby Wrap/Sleepy Wrap before the babe gets here, we'll go out and buy those for sure since we plan on babywearing.

Things to do before baby boy H gets here:
(things in BOLD are finished)

  • Rearrange bedroom to accommodate bassinet
  • Find pediatrician
  • Hire doula
  • Figure out what I am doing for maternity leave
  • Figure out how much time/when Jerad will take off
  • Nail down childcare situation
  • Complete Hypnobabies courses
  • Practice relaxation techniques
  • Prenatal Yoga classes
  • Order birth kit
  • Get some second hand towels/sheets for the birth
  • Figure out where to set up birth tub
  • Order birth tub
  • Choose baby name (we're like 95% on this one. And no, we're not sharing)
  • Stock freezer with meals
  • Wash baby clothes, diapers, linens (I'm holding off on this so I still have something to do:)
  • Make list of names/numbers of ppl to call after the baby is born
  • Build nursery paneling
  • Paint nursery furniture
  • Put together nursery furniture
  • Eye exam (Jerad)
  • Dental exams/teeth cleanings
  • Chiropractor visit (both)
  • Rearrange closet to fit baby's stuff
  • Make ipod labor/delivery playlist (any suggestions?)
  • Make lullaby playlist (any suggestions?)
  • Maternity photoshoot (scheduled for Sunday!)
  • Rearrange new living room furniture
  • Paint living room
  • Buy new wall hangings
  • Repaint kitchen
  • Buy bigger kitchen table (we currently have a 2 person bistro table. I feel like a "family" needs seating for at least 4:)
  • Repaint hallway
  • Touch up paint in master bedroom, guest room, hall bath, back bath, mud room, laundry room
  • Paint nursery
  • Redecorate hall bath, buy new toilet seat, and remove shower doors
  • Clean back yard and plant garden
  • Fix trim board between laundry room and our bedroom floor
  • Add trim around new hot water heater handles
  • Get new mattress/box spring
  • Clean out shed
  • Organize basement and have a yard sale (I got together most of the stuff for the yard sale, baby steps!)
  • Stain back deck
  • Write thank-you's
  • Plan weekend romantic getaway for one last hurrah before baby comes:)
I feel we're doing pretty good here too. Obvi we need to figure out/decide on the maternity/paternity leave and then childcare for returning to work ASAP. And srsly go to the dentist and chiro here soon. At every apt the baby has been posterior (although he flips anterior all the time) and the midwife keeps reminding me that a chiropractic adjustment will help with that. After this weekend most of the other stuff will be done. So... we're getting there! Now if I could only quit adding to the list...

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