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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.

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
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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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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 01-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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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!

Completed/Deleted
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.
DS is officially moved into his new room as of tonight, we'll see how it goes. He has been super excited about it! We ended up keeping the paint color because it was a really nice color and recent paint job, but added thomas train wall stickies, bought him a new dresser which took DH almost 4 hrs to assemble (it was a beast!), a new rug, and a toy storage system for some toys. He's really excited.

I went through the newborn and 0 - 3 mo bin of clothing from DS to see what we still had and what we still need for #2. The clothing is all in DS's baby dresser now. It was washed before I put it away, but that was almost 2 1/2 yrs ago so I'll wash it closer to my due date. Baby is a boy so we don't need to redo that room either, we thought about it but still love the room theme so we decided to just keep it!

I'm not sure if we are upgrading our bed. We may just stick with our queen for now. Our room is not very big and we don't co sleep so I think we can make it work.

Planning to buy the double stroller closer to my DD, I will watch for sales. Unless something changes we are still liking the graco ready2grow double stroller for our needs.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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DS is officially moved into his new room as of tonight, we'll see how it goes. He has been super excited about it! We ended up keeping the paint color because it was a really nice color and recent paint job, but added thomas train wall stickies, bought him a new dresser which took DH almost 4 hrs to assemble (it was a beast!), a new rug, and a toy storage system for some toys. He's really excited.
yay!

I'm really excited for this - finally finally found bedding I like for DD the other day, so it's ordered and on the way. Got wall decals to go with it. We'll have to go to town to match sheets and curtains and then I just can't wait to put her in her new room

and then... only then.. will I start thinking about all the things I need to do in the nursery :P
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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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   #7
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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   #8
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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   #9
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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   #10
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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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