“Purchase and Install carseat” is the only thing left on my original list!!
Updates in purple.
Done and Done!
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 (Woo hoo – finished in this post!)
Hang curtains (Finished in this post!)
Attend childbirth class (Completed!)
Attend breastfeeding class and baby care basics class (One down, one to go – crossing this off!)
READ. (I only have one book left – Breastfeeding Made Simple – that I definitely want to read before so I’m in good shape to cross this off!
Hire doula (I’ve met with her too – really excited to work together!)
Write a birth plan (Wish list thoughts written down in this post)
Research baby health insurance (Have paperwork ready to go when he is born!)
Research cord banking (Decided to let the cord completely stop pulsing instead of banking)
Research vaccinations (Discussed with pediatrician)
Research local placenta encapsulation guru (Have someone on the books!)
Choose pediatrician (I have one picked and went to prenatal appt!)
Buy things for postpartum – like nursing bras, nursing pads or nursing tank tops (Done!)
Wash all new things (Diapers done! Bedding done. Swing + things done. Clothing waiting till after final shower)
Prepare cloth diaper system (Done!)
Take a nap (Nap tally: IIII)
Purchase and Install car seat and have it inspected (Ordered this week!)
Nest the crib (put on sheets and things when I have them (But still needs a crib skirt!)
Put together stroller (buying one this week!)
Put together any gear that requires assembly (sleeper, swing, seats, pack n play etc) in preparation for baby arrival. At the very least, figure out how stuff works in advance. (Pretty much done – at least the stuff we have!)
Put all baby things like wipes, toiletries for baby and shampoos in a handy spot (Don’t have these yet)
Finish diaper changing station assembly (Don’t have this yet but am really excited for it!)
Pack a diaper bag ( <— not really necessary but I am too excited about this!)
Buy/figure out diaper container to put wet bag in (Just using a wet bag hanging for now)
Freeze some meals (Thinking about freezing some tomato sauce! I could use a few more suggestions for EASY things to make?)
Create contact list for baby’s arrival
Write post about baby’s name choice!
Buy gift for doula (Idea in mind – just need to purchase)
Go on a date (Could probably use another!)
Pack hospital bag (I think I’ll pack my bag when I return from my shower – my last overnight trip!)
So many big things done; so many little things to do!!