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Gotta get things moving!

Am I the only one who feels like there is so much left to do?

Here is what I have done so far:
Moved DS into his newer bigger room
Changed the toddler bed back to a crib
Started going through DS's old baby clothes
Registered (just did that today though)

We've not done a whole lot and I'm not sure why exactly. Maybe because we're just movingt his baby into DS's old room. He'll have pretty much the same decor as DS, in fact the pictures from DS's room are still on the wall. Tomorrow I'm going to go through a lot more clothes and try and separate out what I need and what I don't need. But there is still a lot to do.

Here is what I have left to do:
Make room in our room for the PNP
Take apart the carseat and clean it
Take apart the swing and clean it
Take apart the bouncer and clean it
Clean all the clothes I'm going to re-use from DS
Go through all the crap in the garage that we need to re-use

I'm sure there is a lot more but I just can't think of it right now. Man, I've got to get my butt moving before I get waaaay too uncomfortable!

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We don't have much left to do IF we stay here. We have been looking to buy a house for a while now, just looking at things as they come in our budget and in area we like, so the homes have been few and far between. We are currently really serious about one we found in the PERFECT location but I am waiting on the mortgage people to call back this week so we see what sorta downpayment assistance grants DH can apply for since he's a teacher. anywho, if we move, i will need to paint the kitchen, living room, and all the kid's rooms before we even start to move in. i can move the little things like the crib, b/c it comes apart, and dd's toddler bed, their empty bookshelves, etc. and i can pack but i dread moving, i wish i could snap my fingers and have it done. if this house doesn't fall through, we will stop looking until after the first of the year. Sad say a little prayer!

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"WonderWomanExtrodinare" wrote:

We don't have much left to do IF we stay here. We have been looking to buy a house for a while now, just looking at things as they come in our budget and in area we like, so the homes have been few and far between. We are currently really serious about one we found in the PERFECT location but I am waiting on the mortgage people to call back this week so we see what sorta downpayment assistance grants DH can apply for since he's a teacher. anywho, if we move, i will need to paint the kitchen, living room, and all the kid's rooms before we even start to move in. i can move the little things like the crib, b/c it comes apart, and dd's toddler bed, their empty bookshelves, etc. and i can pack but i dread moving, i wish i could snap my fingers and have it done. if this house doesn't fall through, we will stop looking until after the first of the year. Sad say a little prayer!

I certainly will! KUP on how it goes! I work for a mrotgage company handling short sales. Definitely consider those types of homes as well as foreclosed homes. You can also look at HUD homes too. They usually require a little more TLC in order to be move in ready but you can get a GREAT deal. Also check out the county you live in for down payment assistance as well.

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I have so much left to do. So far the only thing I have really gotten done was rearranging our room for the pnp to fit. But after moving our bed to where it all works I have this huge squeaky spot in the floor on my side, so annoying, might move it again.

I still need to get rid of a rocking chair, bowflex and pooltable that are very much in the way so I can get the rest of dd's toys out of her room into the play area.
Then I need to find a dresser for baby
then I can load it with baby things, which I did actually sort through some time ago, girl and boy/neutral. But its all packed away again cause I have nowhere to put it. So frustrating.

Oh, I also scrubbed the stroller clean since its been sitting on our front porch since, well forever cause dd was still using it up until this winter. It was rather gross.

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I'm sure there is a ton to do that I'm not thinking of. The one thing I know I need to do is get the used breast pump to the boutique at the hospital so they can check it and let me know what parts I need to replace.

Otherwise I owe a tone to my sis, bil, and dh. They spent the last week getting the nursery ready, washing all the clothes, etc, putting up the cribs, decorating - the whole 9 yards. We bought a small table for next to the chair yesterday, DH is picking up a pnp today on his way back home. Our last "stuff" is whether or not to buy a changing table for the room and eventually find a dresser. Right now all our stuff fits in cubes and the closet, but we will need a dresser eventually.

Thoughts on a changing table? Remember, I'll have 3. If I don't get one, the only place to change them upstairs w/b on a bed or in their cribs. I'm kinda thinking although I didn't want one it may be easier for wake-up, bedtime, naptime, etc when I'm upstairs.

@wonderwoman - here's praying you get the house you want!! kup please.

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"3-o-me" wrote:

I'm sure there is a ton to do that I'm not thinking of. The one thing I know I need to do is get the used breast pump to the boutique at the hospital so they can check it and let me know what parts I need to replace.

Otherwise I owe a tone to my sis, bil, and dh. They spent the last week getting the nursery ready, washing all the clothes, etc, putting up the cribs, decorating - the whole 9 yards. We bought a small table for next to the chair yesterday, DH is picking up a pnp today on his way back home. Our last "stuff" is whether or not to buy a changing table for the room and eventually find a dresser. Right now all our stuff fits in cubes and the closet, but we will need a dresser eventually.

Thoughts on a changing table? Remember, I'll have 3. If I don't get one, the only place to change them upstairs w/b on a bed or in their cribs. I'm kinda thinking although I didn't want one it may be easier for wake-up, bedtime, naptime, etc when I'm upstairs.

@wonderwoman - here's praying you get the house you want!! kup please.

People commented to me about not really needing a changing table but I had one for DS, it was actually a dresser with a changing pad on top but I used it a lot actually. I also used wherever else I was in the house, floor, sofa, bed, whatever. With 3, I'm inclined to think I'd be doing a lot more on the bed chaning when they are new and more on the floor changing as they get more mobile. But a changing table was good for more than just diaper changes. Dressing, all the stuff you do with them after a bath like drying off, lotion etc. JMHO

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Oh man, this is a fun thread. lol ... I have a very LONG list of things to do, so if anyone is feeling overwhelmed you can just read mine and think "thank goodness I dont have to do that!"
Already Done:
-Washed a lot of DS's clothes and have them sorted generally into bins by size(0-6m, 6-12m, etc) I have to thank my mom for doing that for me
- packed up lots of the "extra" toys that DS doesnt use much, and have the "critical" toys that he plays with every day still out
- packed up the living room/dining room extra things - only a few things in those rooms right now.

TO DO STILL:
-pack 2 bedrooms of stuff and kitchen and bathroom & linens
- move
- paint babys nursery & put together all furniture and decorations etc. (theme still to be decided on but we have ideas) and get and move in new dresser for baby
-set up our room
- set up room for DS and attempt to transition DS to twin bed (we will have 2 cribs temporarily in case this fails)
- lay carpet in the rec room/basement
- unpack everything into the new house (or at least the necessities before baby comes 2 weeks later)
- finish work in 3 weeks which involves a lot of marking, creating 4 exams and doing report cards for 80+ students
- keep my sanity?!?

This is of course assuming the July 15th Csec still... But I will be talking to my doc next week so that may change ... but maybe not. we"ll see what happens.

@Becca - Good luck!!! I hope you get what you are looking for at a great price!

@3-0-me - I loved my change table, used it all the time with DS. Still do. We are (for a few more weeks anyway) in an apartment so it wasnt like I had to go upstairs to his room... but even still, it was nice to have a place where it was all set up. I did not use the PNP much, although I may in the new house since we will have 3 floors... oh the space! lol... but anyway, I loved having a table at the right height that didnt involve me bending over a lot or sitting on the floor with him... and since you will have THREE its something I'd definitely consider. But thats just IMO Smile also it is great for after baths like Veronica said.

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"3-o-me" wrote:

Thoughts on a changing table? Remember, I'll have 3. If I don't get one, the only place to change them upstairs w/b on a bed or in their cribs. I'm kinda thinking although I didn't want one it may be easier for wake-up, bedtime, naptime, etc when I'm upstairs.

With dd we had a dresser with a changing pad on top, worked great for us. I had a shelf next to it with the diapers and wipes. Using the same thing this time. Didn't see the point in wasting money or space on a changing table when the dresser was the perfect height.

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"squirrel27" wrote:

Oh man, this is a fun thread. lol ... I have a very LONG list of things to do, so if anyone is feeling overwhelmed you can just read mine and think "thank goodness I dont have to do that!"
Already Done:
-Washed a lot of DS's clothes and have them sorted generally into bins by size(0-6m, 6-12m, etc) I have to thank my mom for doing that for me
- packed up lots of the "extra" toys that DS doesnt use much, and have the "critical" toys that he plays with every day still out
- packed up the living room/dining room extra things - only a few things in those rooms right now.

TO DO STILL:
-pack 2 bedrooms of stuff and kitchen and bathroom & linens
- move
- paint babys nursery & put together all furniture and decorations etc. (theme still to be decided on but we have ideas) and get and move in new dresser for baby
-set up our room
- set up room for DS and attempt to transition DS to twin bed (we will have 2 cribs temporarily in case this fails)
- lay carpet in the rec room/basement
- unpack everything into the new house (or at least the necessities before baby comes 2 weeks later)
- finish work in 3 weeks which involves a lot of marking, creating 4 exams and doing report cards for 80+ students
- keep my sanity?!?

This is of course assuming the July 15th Csec still... But I will be talking to my doc next week so that may change ... but maybe not. we"ll see what happens.

@Becca - Good luck!!! I hope you get what you are looking for at a great price!

@3-0-me - I loved my change table, used it all the time with DS. Still do. We are (for a few more weeks anyway) in an apartment so it wasnt like I had to go upstairs to his room... but even still, it was nice to have a place where it was all set up. I did not use the PNP much, although I may in the new house since we will have 3 floors... oh the space! lol... but anyway, I loved having a table at the right height that didnt involve me bending over a lot or sitting on the floor with him... and since you will have THREE its something I'd definitely consider. But thats just IMO Smile also it is great for after baths like Veronica said.

Okay, you got me there. Wink

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We went through all the baby clothes in the garage today and have them either in stacks according to size or have them folded in plastic bins. We did not find any newborn clothes from DS. I have no clue where they are (along with my missing maternity clothes as well). I'm heartbroken about this. I don't know where else to look. It's not so much a problem of us having to buy new stuff but there were things from DS that I obviously wanted to keep. I'm hoping they'll show up at some point.

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With dd we had a dresser with a changing pad on top, worked great for us. I had a shelf next to it with the diapers and wipes. Using the same thing this time. Didn't see the point in wasting money or space on a changing table when the dresser was the perfect height.

Yeah, I felt the same way. We had a shelf too with stuff on it. Worked out great.

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VCoates - I hope you find the baby clothes eventually. :/
Squirrel - You are not doing all of that yourself I hope! But if you are... i know you can, i know you can, i know you can!!

I like the idea of a dresser, but we don't have one of those either. Ha. We will probably get both, a double dresser (long but shorter) probably and a changing table. Will probably get one next week after hubby looks at BRU. We saw one at Target we would use as well. We don't feel like we can order anything for delivery anymore, we want things we can buy in store b/c shipping to AK takes for-ev-er. lol

Thanks for all your input. I really appreciate it!

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I still have so much to do I am not even going to type it all in a list. I am behind.

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Nope, Not by myself. thankfully!!! We have 3 or 4 strong guys joining DH for the day of the move, and I have a couple of great helpful friends. ONe was over on Sat helping us pack up what we have done so far... I sat and told her what to do and where to pack things. I definitely am going to owe her BIG TIME! lol

An alternative to a dresser is what we did with DS. We went to Ikea and got shelves with different sized buckets. One was a tall one (about 6ft) and one was shorter (same height as the change table) and they worked wonderfully. I'd just pile the outfits in each bin (they were labelled) and DH was good to dress/change DS anytime b/c he knew where things were lol. Since they worked so well, we are keeping them with DS's stuff in the new house, so I'm stuck with a used dresser someones giving us for baby. I'd love to buy buckets again, but cant do it right away. Maybe once baby is a bit older.

Heres a pic of the shelf from online... the tallest one shown is the short one we have. Cant find a pic of the bigger one. I keep diapers & wipes/creams in the short one too

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"squirrel27" wrote:

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Nope, Not by myself. thankfully!!! We have 3 or 4 strong guys joining DH for the day of the move, and I have a couple of great helpful friends. ONe was over on Sat helping us pack up what we have done so far... I sat and told her what to do and where to pack things. I definitely am going to owe her BIG TIME! lol

An alternative to a dresser is what we did with DS. We went to Ikea and got shelves with different sized buckets. One was a tall one (about 6ft) and one was shorter (same height as the change table) and they worked wonderfully. I'd just pile the outfits in each bin (they were labelled) and DH was good to dress/change DS anytime b/c he knew where things were lol. Since they worked so well, we are keeping them with DS's stuff in the new house, so I'm stuck with a used dresser someones giving us for baby. I'd love to buy buckets again, but cant do it right away. Maybe once baby is a bit older.

Heres a pic of the shelf from online... the tallest one shown is the short one we have. Cant find a pic of the bigger one. I keep diapers & wipes/creams in the short one too

I need something like that!

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"3-o-me" wrote:

Thoughts on a changing table? Remember, I'll have 3. If I don't get one, the only place to change them upstairs w/b on a bed or in their cribs. I'm kinda thinking although I didn't want one it may be easier for wake-up, bedtime, naptime, etc when I'm upstairs.

Everyone told me no changing table, but I'm SOOOO glad I got one. I love it. I actually just bought a nice double dresser with a flat top and put the changing pad on top of it. It is great! And it is upstairs, so "out of the way" in her room, but I just love having everything organized and in one place. With three though, I really don't know. But I'm guessing with 3 organization is going to be essential.