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Old 06-14-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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To do list before baby comes

Anybody want to join with me and start your list?? I feel so overwhelmed with the amount of stuff that needs to get done that I think having a list and checking it off will be good for me!! My list is just not baby related, we are also trying to remodel the house ( stupid while preggo..lol)

Paint upstairs bathrooms got 1 done!!
Finish tile downstairs
redo cabinets
install quarter round
paint baseboards
move extra twin mattresses from our room to the shed
go through boxes ontop of closet
make menu for freezer meals
make freezer meals
clean and vacuum van out
get school books out and make 8weeks of lesson plans
put tile around our tub
replace light fixture in master bath
replace mirrors in both bathrooms got one done!!
replace faucet in guest bathroom
Install carseat in van
clean out white pantry closet
clean out my closet
get more baby girl clothes
make belly cast ( around 38 weeks)
clean out nightstands


I'm sure I will add to this (), but hopefully this list will be very short soon.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: To do list before baby comes

You have a lot going on at home!

I won't bother to add my list, I have a comprehensive spreadsheet for everything that is shared among family members to help keep me on track.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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Re: To do list before baby comes

oh my goodness.... *sigh* lol I'll keep adding to this as I think of more...

~ at least 2 weeks of freezer dinners
~ new shower and walls
~ move changing table into our room
~ sew at least:
6 OS fitteds
6 small fitteds
2 pail liners
a hanging wetbag for mamacloth
wetbag for kitchen towels, wipes etc
2 nb/s soaker
1 nb/s shorties
1 s longies
BV baby blanket
~ prepare/buy birth kit for homebirth
~ new car
~ order crib mattress
~ infant car seat
~ monitor
~ get school stuff together for DS - new schoolbag, uniforms, lunchbox
~ purge toys
~ photograph fall/winter ebay items
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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Replace carpets in back 3 bedrooms
Paint entire inside of house, including kitchen and bathroom cabinets
Scrub tile grout (UGH!)
Replace toilets, light fixtures, and faucets in bathrooms
Deep clean
Declutter and organize every closet, shelf, drawer, etc
Go through DS's old cothes to give away
Clean and organize garage and shed
Buy diapers, accessories, baby care items, and nursing stuff
Plan and make freezer meals
Make birth plan for OB
Make baby care plan in case she's sick
Detail car and move DS's booser to other outboard seat
Read and learn about natural childbirth methods
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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Re: To do list before baby comes

This will be long...

Completed In Red

To Buy:
-Crib
-Dresser
-White Rug
-Bigger car seat for Adelaide
-Rocking chair
-2 diaper pails
-4 pail liners
-Changing pad
-Changing pad covers (I ended up hand making them)
-Material to make new baby's quilt
-Monitor
-Purple crib sheets
-2 purple curtains
-Purple rug
-2 short black curtains
-Large double curtain rod
-Small double curtain rod
-4 door curtain rods
-1 set of mini blinds for our bedroom
-Closet rod
-Materials to make wall art for both girls rooms
-Crib mattress
-Newborn diapers
-Car seat strap head supports
-Baby Gate
-Dresser for our bedroom
-Athena's coming home outfit


To Do:
-Finish unpacking house
-Paint baby Athena's room
-Paint Adelaide's room
-Paint our bedroom
-Hang curtains in girls bedrooms
-Hang curtains in living room
-Hang curtains in dining room
-Make enough flannel wipes for both girls
-Make wall art for both girls
-Make new baby girl's quilt
-Hang pictures in living room
-Build shelves in pantry
-Hang closet rod in our bedroom
-Fold and put away baby's clothes (once we have dresser)
-Plan and make freezer meals (anyone know how far in advance you can make these??)
-Pack hospital bag
-Pack Adelaide's bag to stay at my parents while we're at the hospital
-Register at hospital


I'm sure I'll be adding things... We just moved into our new house, so there is so much to do! Our daughter is also only 13 months old, so we're having to buy a whole other nursery set, since she still uses hers.

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Old 06-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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We are always working on our house . Here's my current list:
Build and finish kitchen (I don't have one really)
Carpet or refinish wood floors downstairs
Rearrange bedrooms
Set up extra crib
Buy 2 crib mattresses
Split wood for yr
Order pellets for yr
Butcher and freeze 50+ meat chickens
Can can can
Root cellar shelves and get everything stored
Buy bulk flour, sugar, oats
Rearrange carseats
Find and send yarn to friend for scrappy set
Knitting projects
Sewing projects
Winter wardrobes for older smalls all set and ready
Get out/buy baby clothes
PICK A NAME!!
Pay mw
Set up tent for outdoor waterbirth
Craft fair (in Aug cuz I am crazy)
Buy birth kit
Birth certificate
Set up goats for winter
Prune apple trees?
Clean out house and donate donate donate


I am sure I will add more...
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:10 AM   #7
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Re: To do list before baby comes

but if I write my list down I will realize just how many things I have left to do
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #8
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Re: To do list before baby comes

Here's what's left for me:
Finish the quilt
finish the burp cloths
tidy up the baby's room and gear
Order the stroller (waiting for JUly 1st when britax starts their free ride event)
Remember to pay the bills due July 1st
print out my birth preferences sheet to stick in the hospital bag.
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Re: To do list before baby comes

I have about 20 things as well, but pick a name is up there toward the top!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #10
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Re: To do list before baby comes

I'm not sure what we really have left to do. Install the car seat? Yesterday DH did the crib in the boys room, and I set up the packnplay in our room. The diapers are prepped. We do need to get my daughter a dresser and switcheroo her clothes with the baby's. We need to buy a double stroller. (3 kids, 3 and under, too much work.. LOL)

I am ready for September to come. He's been laying such hard kicks and it hurts
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