Who still has a to do list, and what do you have left to do/purchase/set up etc? Here's my list:
NAMING HER! - Ugh. This is the most important in my books, however everytime I mention her being 'nameless' or 'I guess we'll just name her munchkin", or anything along the lines of naming her, hubby totally ignores me and we just carry on doing whatever. This is so frustrating, and I seriously think I'm close to just saying fine, name her what you want. I even said last night if she was a BOY we'd probably have a name picked and ready to go by now, and that even got ignored .
Getting the carseat ready - I said we'd do that maybe next weekend, but last night when hubby was talking to her, he said he thinks that'll be on our list of to do this weekend, 'just in case'.
Wash bouncy seat cover - Since we gotta strip down and wash the carseat inserts, that'll be done this weekend as well, then stored in my room, rather than the basement.
Pack Hospital Bag - That's my major thing to do this weekend, just because we never know how fast things will change. I need to wash/pack my reusable nursing pads, nursing bra, outfits for LO, soothers *once bought and sterilized*, brush and other toiletries for myself. I know they supply bodywash/shampoo there so I won't need to bring any of my own.
Last Minute Purchases: We need to buy small last minute things, like soothers, soother clips, bottles, bottle brush, body wash, etc. I need to make a definate list tonight as we're probably buying all that tomorrow. Of course, we'll need to sterilize the bottles and soothers and get them ready to go. We already have a case of diapers and just bought a huge case of wipes, so we're good in that area.
Buy Mobile: Hailey ended up not having one because it got broke when we moved, and we never bought one. I felt super bad that she got 'jipped' even though she had another toy that hung in the crib and did the same as a mobile, just not over her head. So, this baby will have one, just cause lol.
Put Away Her Clothes: I've had all her stuff washed but I had put it back in the bin because we didn't have a dresser for her. Tomorrow we're buying another dresser, so once hubby gets it together, her clothes will be sorted and properly put away.
Buy Her A New Blanket: For both the girls I've used this really soft pink blanket that was given to Heather as a gift when she was born. It was in the van and my son and I cleaned it out today while at the duck pond and Hailey saw it, and got super upset when I had said to just put it on the seat. She also wouldn't let me take it away from her, and sat in her seat clinging to it for dear life and snuggling it . So there goes reusing THAT blanket for the new one, Hailey won't give it up LOL.
I think that's about it. I have 2 digital cameras so I think I may empty the one card and get it all together and in my hospital bag, and keep the other camera and charger cleaned off and ready to go as well, but not packed just in case I take pics between now and delivery day. I'm sure upon reading other peoples lists I may remember other things I may need, but I think after this weekend, most of what I have/need to do will be done... at least that's what the plan is .
until DH decided to look for a new car, all we had to do was put in the car seat. he is going to try to get a vehicle before Kendra if possible so i have a feeling the carseat will wait until the last minute.
Oh and i need to put the camera in the bag to
We don't have a whole lot left to do thankfully.
1. Choose a name-We have finally started making a list but it's not going well. Everything is just ok, nothing seems to fit. Chris says if we can't come up with a name the default is Christopher, which I'm not happy with, so we'd better get going.
2. Finish washing and putting away clothes and organizing nursery-I washed all his old stuff but I need to finish washing the stuff we just got.
3. Adjust straps on car seat-My dad installed the base on Sunday so all we have to do now is adjust the straps (or at least make sure we know how to do it quickly since it held us up at the hospital last time).
4. Finish crocheting his blanket- I've been lagging, especially when I got my ipad.
Lenora & Chris 01.16.10
DS Brandon 05.13.07
DS CJ 10.06.11
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Well, we still have to name him but I'm not counting on that happening before he's born. I think I just need to see him.
Car seat isn't being installed until I'm in labor I cleaned my car out last week in prep for installing another car seat, but we'll see if I need to clean it again.
I need to finish packing my bag, the kids' bags all need to be packed, I need to get the pack and play to my mom's house
I'd like to make a few more freezer meals
My house! I need to clean my house! I can't until next Wednesday but I'm counting down the days.
I need to wash the covers for the bouncer/swing but that will wait until baby is here too.
I have a few more things I'd like to buy but nothing that is absolutely needed.
We do either have to buy another wet bag or I need to sew a pail liner, we'll see. It's not urgent but definitely something we need to take care of sooner than later. I'm hoping to make it to Joanns to price out making a liner this weekend, depending on how much that is I'll buy the stuff or we'll just buy one.
I need to buy batteries! The other day I wrote my list of what kinds everything takes (mobile, bouncer, swing, monitors, ect)
I'm sure there's more...I feel like my list is ever growing, luckily most of it isn't absolutely necessary and can wait if needed
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
I have crossed alot of things off of my To Do list lately, but still have stuff that needs doing.
Pack the hospital bag - I've gotten as far as putting aside my robe and the blank notebook I want to bring with me. LOL!
Put the carseat base in the car - I want to be able to get this done this week, but not sure when.
Make sure the stroller fits in the trunk - I can't believe I've waited this long to make sure it actually fits in my car lol!
Thank you Cards from the baby shower - I want to get these done by next weekend.
Birth Announcement Cards - I want to have these done before the baby is here, so all I have to do is fill in the vitals, add a picture, and mail them off after he's born.
Happily married to Michael since 5.1.10
DS1: Matthew - 7/7/00
DS2: Nathan - 1/21/03
DS3: Jacob - 9/29/11
We're doing ok. We need to name our girl as well! We have to get our DD1 old clothes and swing which are stored somewhere else and get my bags pack. Other than that, we are doing ok. Hope you get everything done..it'll be a huge load off your shoulders.
Mine is still too long. I've been slacking the last couple of weeks!
1. Name him. I HATE that this is back on the list after I thought it was done.
2. Clean carseat cover and install carseat.
3. Finish up freezer meals. I've just about maxed out both of our freezers, but I have the ingredients for one more meal, so I should probably use them and actually make it!
4. Pack hospital bag (yes, I've passed the 38 week mark and still haven't done this).
5. Pack DD's bag (she'll be staying at a friend's house)
6. Buy or make curtains for DD's room. Obviously not a necessity, but something I really want to get done!
7. Print out my birth plan
8. Get a thank you gift/card for our friends who will be watching DD.
Ugh. I'm so unmotivated!!!!!
I've been the same way Heather, some days I do great (I did finally make the big brother/big sister shirts this week and packed baby's bag, finished up baby laundry) but for some reason I just can't bring myself to finish packing my bag. Like if I just don't pack it I won't go into labor
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011