BABY TO DO LIST
Complete a baby registry and figure out what I am going to buy sooner rather than later- Babies R Us
Purchase and assemble crib and mattress
Finish making nursery décor decisions
Buy dresser, side table and some kind of rocker/chair/glider and assemble
Paint closet, get closet door and figure out closet system of organization
Get new door for nursery- decided on hanging a curtain
Re-do ceiling fan
Paint nursery and fix scuff marks on walls?
Buy and Hang curtains and blinds no curtains for now, just put up white cordless blinds
Attend birth center open house at Anna Jacques- July 2013
Attend childbirth class, breastfeeding class, and baby care basics class –Signed up for BANI birth class starting June 23, 2013 last class in late September, Breastfeeding class September 9, 2013
READ LOTS OF BOOKS!! – Ina May Gaskin, BANI, Mindful Birthing, etc. – will probably be reading up until she arrives
Hire a doula (done- Caitlin!)
Write out birth wishes-
Research baby health insurance and write down all contacts for after delivery- Piper will go right onto our insurance as soon as she is born, Tufts Health Care
Research cord banking- decided to nix too expensive and you have to jump through hoops to actually use it if needed
Research local placenta encapsulation – Everything is set up
Buy things for postpartum – like nursing bras or nursing pads
Install car seat and have it inspected by Fire Department
Wash all new things have all 0-3 months clothes and swaddlers washed, holding off on the bigger sizes in case she’s too small or big for them.
Nest the crib
Purchase and assemble stroller-
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- need help with this organization project!
Finish diaper changing station assembly
Purchase and Pack a diaper bag – in LOVE with my Storksak diaper bag
Pack hospital bags
Figure out dirty diaper disposal, possibly diaper genie?
Baby names- Done!
Schedule newborn photographer Have her notified of due date, but she comes within 7 days of birth to the house so I can’t have an exact date planned.
Buy gift for doula
Buy lots of cards and stamps for thank you notes
Write all thank you notes shower thank-you’s done within 2 weeks, score.
Go on a babymoon- North Conway for the weekend September 7, 2013
Freeze some meals
Finish school – 3 classes left signed up for 2 this fall, get it done!
Discuss with Jerry time off from work:
Time off will be 2 weeks when she’s born
Then WORK FROM HOME! So excited about this and my home office is all set up.
Of course I will need to get into the office some days for a few hours, but I have that covered
Work schedule to be:
Monday- mom can watch for a few hours (as need be)
Tuesday- can come in at night 5-7 while Jerry has appointments
Wednesday- mom can watch for a few hours (as need be)
Thursday- can come in at night 5-7 while Jerry has appointments
Friday- Terri will watch for a few hours (as need be)
I also will be getting a pack and play for my office in case I need to bring Piper in with me, I have my own small office on the 3rd floor so bringing her isn’t an issue.
I had all arrangements done to go back to work after 6 weeks and had Monday, Wednesday and Fridays covered for our mothers to watch Piper and then go in Tuesday and Thursday nights when Jarod got home. Now that I’m working from home after 2 weeks of full time full pay off I can use our mothers as needed and it doesn’t need to be a full day for them anymore.
So pretty much all I have to do is:
Buy more thank you cards, stamps, and gift for doula
get my organization together for wipes station and extra toiletries
pack hospital bags and diaper bag (not a necessity right now but I’m excited to do it!)
install car seat when we get closer to the due date and have inspected
Finish the nursery- so close on this one I’d say 2 weeks and it will be complete
freeze some meals and go on a few dates (dates meaning relax on the couch in our pajamas and eat Cheetos while watching Duck Dynasty reruns)
And I’m sure my biggest thing in the last few weeks will be “nesting” aka cleaning and organizing like a mad woman
Sometime seeing the list in writing makes me feel like I have accomplished so much but even seeing what I still need to do, makes me think of more things and I get a bit overwhelmed, but all in all I think I’m doing pretty good.
Looking forward to our babymoon to North Conway this weekend!