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Old 09-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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To Do Before Baby Arrives

I did this in my last DDC and it seemed to help some of us get to thinking about all we wanted to accomplish before baby arrived. It helps me have a single list that I can update and revise. Also, seeing other people's lists helps me get great ideas or reminds me about timing.

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Here are the categories I use but, of course, you can choose one big long list if that helps you the most.

General To Do
To Buy
To Make
Baby Shower/Registry To Do
To Pack for Delivery
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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increase RRL tea consumption
start stocking freezer meals
37 weeks Start Evening Primrose Oil

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Used bouncer seat-CL?
More nursing bras

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Packed 3/11
Bought epo 11/12
Find out sex-plan gender reveal video! Completed 11/6/12!
Buy a 12-15 passenger van Completed 9/12!
More OS AIO'S - opted for covers and current fitteds since babe is a girl!
More jersey prefolds - went with flats since I already had them!
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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General To Do
Move DS to the second, bigger, bedroom. Will need to be painted in a kid friendly theme (yeah we like themes lol) and totally decorated with furniture, shelving, etc. right now its our spare room. If we find out new baby is a girl, we are redoing the baby room. I think we will keep the safari animal theme if it is a boy.

To Buy
All new furniture for DS (bed, dresser, toy/book storage for his new room), baby will be using his. Will need lots of new clothes, DS was an august baby. We want to get a king bed in the next few months too! We need a double stroller, maybe a city mini?

To Make
Hmm i don't know? I would like to make lots of freezer meals, I've read about them here but don't know how yet. I am still a cooking novice!

Baby Shower/Registry To Do
None, this is baby number two

To Pack for Delivery
Ha, I did not even pack for DS till the day off!

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DS has been moved to a toddler bed, and loves it. So that has freed up our crib. We don't plan to move him into his new bedroom until after the holidays though. I doubt we'll buy a city mini, I don't want a side by side and I don't like how they stack their front and back seating positions, and the price is insane considering DS will be nearly 3 before we're using it much. Also, I would have to buy an adaptor (more $$) for our graco bucket seat to be able to be used, or wait to use it till baby was much older. So we are looking at the graco room 2 ride and it seems to get good reviews from most people.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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General To Do:
-finish mural in baby room
-clean house from top to bottom
-read several pregnancy/parenting books


To Buy:
-crib
-????

To Make:
-diapers
-stand for bassinet & stain & seal
-wool soakers/longies
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Baby Shower/Registry To Do:
-need everything!!!


To Pack for Delivery:
-not even thinking about it right now

Completed/Deleted:
-MADE a Bassinet & Stained.
- moved foster dog

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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I did this in my last DDC and it seemed to help some of us get to thinking about all we wanted to accomplish before baby arrived. It helps me have a single list that I can update and revise. Also, seeing other people's lists helps me get great ideas or reminds me about timing.

If you want, just reply to hold a spot and then edit that same comment every time your list changes.

Here are the categories I use but, of course, you can choose one big long list if that helps you the most.

General To Do
To Buy
To Make
Baby Shower/Registry To Do
To Pack for Delivery
Completed/Deleted
To buy:
Bassy, bouncer, jumperoo, tiny baby clothes, receiving blankets (my kids spit up like whoa) bunkbeds for older two
To make:
Nada. I cant make anything
No registry or shower
Homebirth so painters tarp?

Im really hoping nesting kicks in soon BC my house is trashed.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:55 AM   #6
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General To Do
- potty train Levi
-move/rearrange bedrooms for kids
- wash clothes & diapers
-pack hospital bags

To Buy
- pacis
- car seat
- wet bags
- wrap
- diapers

To Make
- Levi's birth announcement... finally
- "Hiccup's room" cross stitch
-birth announcement cross stitch
- daisy headbands + shoes
- cocoon & hat (grey)
- rainbow set (hat, boots, cocoon, blanket)
- blue hat, pink hat
- longies + boots + bear hat
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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General To Do
We will probably move again, It is just what we do. So sell our home and buy a new one. Usually we move several states away.

To Buy



To Make
Freezer meals--I want to be prepared this time. Usually my mom comes and she will cook. Dh will not eat her cooking so he starves or lives off fast food.


Baby Shower/Registry Completed--only did it bc sweepstakes
Babies r US
Pottery Barn

To Pack for Delivery
I am low maintnance in this area. Clothes and bathroom needs. I will try not to forget camera this time. Thinking I might cd in hospital so CDS

Completed/Deleted
Car
body pillow
18 NB Simplex AIO
6 OS Simplex AIO
car seats
Pack and play
Swing

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #8
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General To Do: not sure. Might move, potty train DD, move DD to new room and bed

To Buy: newborn cloth diaper set up, new lamp for baby, new star turtle for baby, newborn clothes (I had handmedowns that I gave back), New breastpump parts (had thrush with DD)

To Make

Baby Shower/Registry To Do: will not be having one

To Pack for Delivery: everything?

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #9
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General To Do
-find ped for baby
-take a refresher birthing class
-take a refresher breastfeeding class

To Buy
-double stroller

To Make
-blanket
-announcement
-hat
-longies
-coming home outfit
-a few decorations

To Pack for Delivery
-no idea

Completed/Delete
-clean out sheds so we are ready to move in june
-setup baby's room before dh deploys
-buy computer
-setup a landline phone and internet
-medical powers of attorney for me and ds
-bought newborn carrier
- made/ bought buildabear
-find an OB in IL that will take me in my last trimester
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #10
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General To Do

Be healthy, gain weight, and don't stress!
Remember to take herbs + progesterone regulalry

To Buy

Play Pen mattress & sheets
Rock n Sleep or similar for traveling?
Thinking I'll use the current bassinet even though it kind of sucks to break down for travel. Haven't found a better option.
new breastpump

To Make

Woolies! As many as I can!

Baby Shower/Registry To Do

done.

To Do for Home Birth

Buy birth kit
Make list of those invited/assign roles
Buy outfit or something to birth/labor in
Hire a photographer

Completed/Deleted

Knitted: soaker, socks, sweater all done
Already gaining weight! Gained more this time so far than last time total! This reduces my risk of ptl.
Got a fetoscope. Works ok, the sound is very faint.
Made an Amazon list, if only to keep track of the items I like
Hired a doula!
Signed up for Target Mat Health Program
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