I know, I know, I have PLENTY of time! But I’m a list-maker and anti-procrastinator. And I’d really like to get the bulk of things done in the second trimester so I can relax in the third!!
So I’m brainstorming things that I need to do before the baby comes. Please help me add to this list with anything I have overlooked!
Complete a baby registry and figure out what I am going to buy sooner rather than later
Purchase and assemble crib and mattress [gah organic mattresses are expensive!!!]
Finish making nursery décor decisions
Buy dresser, side table and some kind of rocker/chair/glider and assemble
Paint closet and figure out closet system of organization
Re-do ceiling fan
Attend childbirth class, breastfeeding class, and baby care basics class (all scheduled!)
READ LOTS OF BOOKS!! I have about 5 I need to read, including Ina May Gaskin and Bradley Method
Baby proof the house
Buy a baby gate
Write a birth plan
Research baby health insurance
Research cord banking
Research local placenta encapsulation guru
Buy things for postpartum – like nursing bras or nursing pads
Install car seat (once purchased!) and have it inspected
Wash all new things
Prepare cloth diaper system
Take a nap
Pack hospital bag (I know this is waaay too early, but it needs to be on the list!)
Am I missing anything major!?
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