Monday, April 19, 2010

Le never ending list

Things to buy before baby boy H gets here:
(things in BOLD are finished)
  • Bassinet
  • Make bassinet bedding
  • Carseats
  • Crib bedding
  • Crib
  • Crib Mattress
  • Changing table
  • Changing pad and covers
  • Baby tub (we got the tummy tub)
  • Storage baskets for baby stuff
  • A few pkg Disposable diapers for at first
  • 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 (we got a Mei Tai to use at first and will get the Ergo in a few months)
  • Stroller
  • Play pen

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
  • Notify both of our jobs
  • Nail down childcare situation
  • Complete Hypnobabies courses
  • Practice relaxation techniques
  • Prenatal Yoga classes
  • Order birth kit/supplies
  • 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 (eh, we have a few things. I think we're just making the rule: "if you want to come see the baby... bring food." Jk. Sorta)
  • Wash baby clothes, diapers, linens
  • Make list of names/numbers of ppl to call/text after the baby is born
  • Build nursery paneling
  • Paint nursery furniture
  • Put together nursery furniture
  • Eye exam (Jerad)
  • Dental exams/teeth cleanings
  • Chiropractor visits
  • Rearrange closet to fit baby's stuff
  • Make ipod labor/delivery playlist (any suggestions?)
  • Make lullaby playlist (any suggestions?)
  • Maternity photoshoot
  • 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 (I think the rest of this is happening today or tomorrow!)
  • 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
  • Stain back deck
  • Write thank-you's
  • Plan weekend romantic getaway for one last hurrah before baby comes:)
Newly added:
  • organize closets (entryway, hall, linen, bathroom cupboard, our room, guest room, babyroom)
  • call Insurance company and change my last name
  • bathe all three dogs
  • start baby scrapbook
  • clean up back yard
So, we are getting there! The weekend "getaway" hasn't happened, but we had an awesome weekend together this last weekend. Saturday we slept in, got some projects done, drove to the lavendar farm, had frozen yogurt, and cooked a delish dinner. Sunday we went out for a fancy pants brunch, and later to the beach. Even if we don't make it away somewhere together, we're trying to do lots of little one on one things in the meantime.

Other than that, everything for the baby is washed, organized, and put away. All the major things on our to-do list are done and the rest is just icing on the cake. Well, I suppose we really should choose a baby name. And make a labor playlist BEFORE I'm in labor:)

1 comment:

Danielle said...

there are those CD's called like.. Rockabye baby that are really popular rock songs turned lullaby. People love them.
I hope i'm on your list of people to text when baby comes!