38 Weeks: To Do List

I should have written this post 2 weeks ago, because that’s how long we’ve been ready!!!

See the full to-do list here.

And here are just the final items – all now complete!

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To Do:

Purchase and Install car seat and have it inspected (Done – see this post!)

Nest the crib (Mattress pads and sheets washed and on. Monitor ready.)

Put together stroller (Bugaboo all ready to go with newly purchased car seat adapter)

Put together any gear that requires assembly (All ready to go)

Put all baby things like wipes, toiletries for baby and shampoos in a handy spot (Wheee!)

Finish diaper changing station assembly (Ready for poop!)

Pack a diaper bag (Ready for hospital)

Buy/figure out diaper container to put wet bag in (Here and hung)

Freeze some meals (Tomato sauce canned and freezer stocked with tons of quick meal items)

Create contact list for baby’s arrival (Done – have a Gmail group for updates and arrival emails)

Buy gift for doula (Ready)

Go on a date (Check + Check!)

Pack hospital bag (All set!)

Schedule newborn photographer (New to the list, but done!)

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33 Weeks: To Do List Update–Home Stretch

“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!!!]

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Buy dresser, side table and some kind of rocker/chair/glider and assemble

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Hang curtains (Finished in this post!)

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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)

To Do:

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!)

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21 Weeks: To Do List Updated

We have made tons of progress on the nursery and my to-do list seems to be shrinking! I am very lucky to have a friend throwing me a shower in Hillsborough at the end of July, so some of my prep will have to wait until after that is over, but until then…only a few more things I can do now (like READ!)

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Hang curtains

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Baby proof the house (you guys said to nix this for now)

Buy a baby gate (nix this for now)

Hire doula (Woo hoo hard one crossed off!)

Write a birth plan (I’m not doing a reallllly detailed one, so this shouldn’t be too hard)

Research baby health insurance (Can’t do a thing about it till the baby is born, so on hold)

Research cord banking (Procrastinating..)

Research vaccinations (Have a book in possession)

Research local placenta encapsulation guru (Have one recommended – just need to touch base)

Choose pediatrician (Have one recommended)

Buy things for postpartum – like nursing bras or nursing pads (pads on registry, bras waiting till 30+ weeks)

Install car seat (once purchased!) and have it inspected

Wash all new things (trickle effect!)

Prepare cloth diaper system (and cloth wipes and get some disposables for newborn)

Take a nap (Nap tally: I)

Pack hospital bag (I know this is waaay too early, but it needs to be on the list!)

 

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17 Weeks: To Do List

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!!

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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

Hang curtains

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

Hire doula

Write a birth plan

Research baby health insurance

Research cord banking

Research local placenta encapsulation guru

Choose pediatrician

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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