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Old 09-03-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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So...... who else has a few more things they'd like to do or get done before baby makes it's debut? I'm sure probably all of us, despite how anxious we are for baby to arrive.

I thought I might be able to find a lil motivation by posting my list here, since I'm a tad behind.

Feel free to share your list too!

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1. Get all the Laundry Done (Washed/Dried/Put Away)
2. Wash Bed Sheets for all 3 beds
3. Make all 3 beds
4. Organize the diapers / Prep the changing table
5. Organize sewing stuff
6. Organize Tupperware Cabinet
7. Go thru DD's toys and destash some.
8. Empty some storage boxes w/ a trip to goodwill
9. Take DD to KY Down Under
10. Organize Bathroom Cabinets/Drawers
11. Hang up decorations in DD's room.
12. Dust everywhere.
13. Vaccum all the bedrooms.
14. Sweep all the hardwood
15. Mop all the hardwood
16. Wash down cabinets in kitchen & bathrooms
17. Clean off the front porch and bleach it.
18. Get my hair cut.
19. Make myself & DD a dentist appt.
20. Finish LLL Leadership App stuff
21. Sell everything I need to sale on DS/HC to pay my doula
22. Clean out truck
23. Clean DD's carseat
24. Make 2 Dresses for 2 friends lil girls'
25. Organize my & dd's bookshelves
...........74 more things
100. GO INTO FREAKIN LABOR!

Of course, if fsot starts moving or I find lots of motivation to sew and can sell some stuff off the HC, I may just have a cleaning lady come in
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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Re: "THE" To-Do List B4 Baby Arrives

WOW! That is one long to do list. My to do list before baby gets here is not long at all (if I don't include regular house maintenance - such as cleaning bathrooms, kitchen, vacuuming, etc). Actually, I think we are pretty much ready. Diapers are preppred, clothes are washed, nursery is ready, bassinet is ready, home birth supply list is fulfilled. We are just waiting on baby!!!

Go figure though, with DS we were completely unprepared and he came 3 weeks early. With this baby we are prepared and I am sure he/she will come 2 late..
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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I think I crossed off the last of my list yesterday when I was sure that birth was imminent! There's only one or two things left now:

* Find change table pad
* Pre-order diapers from service for the newborn stage (cause I make small babies and can't afford to add newborn stash to my fluffy piles)
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~Prep & dye prefolds
~Buy baby clothes
~Buy bassinett
~Pack bags for hospital (yes,I still haven't done this)
~Get a camcorder to record the birth
~Clean house,lol
~Order more fitted diapers,wetbag,wool wash,diaper bag.

I'm, sure there is a whole lot more,yikes. Now I'm totally nervous about it,since I don't have any of this stuff done!
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #6
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Aside from the usual cleaning (laundry, vacuuming, dusting, etc.):

Clean our fridge and freezer
Prepare and freeze dinner meals (14 to be exact)
Scrub kitchen floors, then wax
Ditto to entryway
Wall mount Purell dispenser by front door
Hand wash entire sectional microfiber couch
Install two more Tot-Loks on knife and cleaner cabinets (which are up high, but DD can move chairs easily to get to)
Sort, organize and file stacks of paperwork which are cluttering several areas
Put together Co-Sleeper
Clean both bathrooms
Re-organize DD's playroom
Clean nursing chair and ottoman in DD's room
Have carpets professionally cleaned

All of it is done. Baby still doesn't want to come out (EDD is this Sunday) and the hardest part is keeping it all clean in the meantime.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:47 AM   #7
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Wall mount Purell dispenser by front door

Where do you find one of these? We totally want this at our house too!
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:48 AM   #8
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Re: "THE" To-Do List B4 Baby Arrives

I have lots of finding places for odds and ins still left to do. We haven't gotten the house fully moved into yet and we've been here for 5 months. Other than that...
- clean bathrooms
-hang border for kids bathroom
- print maternity photos
- install carseats
- finish packing hospital bag
- wrap sibling gift
- install diaper sprayer
- mount another smoke alarm
- dust all furniture
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My list is never ending we live in such a small house with so many people it seems the mess is endless but here are a couple of things I really need to get done.

* Wash Dry Fold and Put Away ALL Laundry
* Find a place to put all the clean baby clothes
* Get bassinet put back together* find Bassinet sheets
* Go through all the kids toys and get rid of unwanted or broken
* Mop Kitchen Floor
* Clean bathroom including a good scrub for the tub
* Clean out refridgerater
That is all I can think of at the moment I am sure there is more though.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:42 PM   #10
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I have to say I'm one lucky girl. The biggest bulk of finishing up for me was changing/washing bedsheets and cleaning up the dining room (which became something of a stuff room as we got things for the LO.) And since DH thought there was a chance the baby would be here today he's finished it all for me - plus some!

So really we're in pretty good shape. Providing that people don't show up here looking for food, we're good!
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