I’ve pretty much finished all I can for now…at least until we have our baby showers! (I’m so thankful that my friends here in Cville and my friend Kirsten in NC are hosting showers!)
The big thing I need to work on now is reading. Problem is I want to read FICTION instead!!
I added a “final weeks” list at the bottom – things just not to forget to do, although I doubt I’d forget them!
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 (scheduled for July)
READ. (I have 6 books on my nightstand and have only made it halfway through one…)
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 (Can’t do a thing about it till the baby is born, so on hold)
Research cord banking (Decided to let the cord completely stop pulsing instead of banking)
Research vaccinations (Have a book in possession…don’t want to read it)
Research local placenta encapsulation guru (Have someone on the books!)
Choose pediatrician (I have one picked. Are you supposed to meet with them before the baby is born?)
Buy things for postpartum – like nursing bras, nursing pads or nursing tank tops (pads on registry, bras waiting till 30+ weeks)
Install car seat (once purchased!) and have it inspected
Wash all new things (Diapers done! Bedding done. Going to just do clothes as they come in)
Prepare cloth diaper system (Done!)
Take a nap (Nap tally: II)
To Do In Final Weeks:
(since time is crunching down a bit, but also things I can do now that I might not have time for later…)
Nest the crib (put on sheets and things when I have them)
Put together stroller (when we have one)
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.
Put all baby things like wipes, toiletries for baby and shampoos in a handy spot
Finish diaper changing station assembly
Pack a diaper bag ( <— not really necessary but I am too excited about this!)
Buy/figure out diaper container to put wet bag in
Freeze some meals
Create contact list for baby’s arrival
Write post about baby’s name choice!
Buy gift for doula
Go on a date
Pack hospital bag (moved this one here )
What else am I forgetting!? Anything small you wish you’d done in advance?