6 Aug

Time for the ol’ to-do list to get updated again. The biggest area of progress has been the nursery which is almost totally done! It’s so fun to go in there and sit and look at it and imagine. 🙂 Believe it or not I barely added anything to my list except for 2 nursery things. I am sure as it gets even closer I’ll think of a few more things but really this list is almost as comprehensive as it will get! 7-ish weeks to go…

  • Hire a doula (Got that one taken care of pretty quickly, can’t wait for our next meeting!)
  • Hire maternity photographer (Also got that one done right out of the gate)
  • Hire newborn photographer (In talks with one right now!) (Done and at an incredibly good price!!)
  • Figure out who will take birth photos (My doula does this, double check!)
  • Finish researching products to register for/finish registry list
  • Register (This was a big job but it’s done! We registered at Target and a lot of our stuff seems to be online so I’m hoping if I have people include our registry web address on shower invites that people will find it convenient to order offline!)
  • Sign up for all childbirth classes
  • Take child birthing 101 class
  • Take breastfeeding class (next week!)
  • Take care of newborn class (next week!)
  • Zach attends daddy bootcamp class (next week!)
  • Find a pediatrician (I really need to start research on this one like TODAY!) (We’ve chosen and will call the pediatrician’s office when Izzy is born to become official patients)
  • Clean out guest room to make into nursery
  • Turn office into guest room
  • Make nursery
    • tear up carpet
    • lay new flooring
    • paint walls
    • paint trim
    • take down closet doors
    • paint closet
    • put up closet curtains
    • put up blinds
    • create wood wall
      • get pallets (we ended up using fence planks)
      • paint wood (only one row left!)
      • put up on wall (only one row left!)
    • light fixture
    • build dresser
    • build crib
    • get and build closet organizer
    • paint door
    • build glider and footstool
    • wash baby clothes (doing this as I receive them)
    • put away clothes (same as above)
    • put away other items she receives
    • get side table
    • make pallet wall decoration
  • Pack hospital bag for me
  • Pack hospital bag for Izzy
  • Exercise (this one is on-going through the whole pregnancy but it’s a real task so it deserves to be on the
  • Create birth plan (There are two things I need to revise on it but otherwise this is done– post on this to
    come soon!) (Keep forgetting to do a post on this!)
  • Have maternity shoot (just 3 more days!!!)
  • Buy big nursery furniture (Family had already bought our crib and glider and we ordered our dresser with changing top which arrived quickly)
  • GO ON BABYMOON (It’s looking like June 19-21 right now.) (This is coming up in two days!!)
  • Read books (ongoing process- I’ve read “What to Expect”, “The Pregnancy Bible”, “Exercising Through Your Pregnancy” and Ina May’s “Guide to Childbirth” (LOVED it). Skimming through “Hypnobirthing” from my doula right now. Up next – “The Nursing Mother’s Companion” or other breastfeeding book)
  • Buy nursing bras (bought one)
  • Buy nursing tanks
  • Doula meeting #1
  • Doula meeting #2
  • Doula meeting #3
  • Buy more baby clothes (because this is one of the most fun parts!!)
  • Have baby showers (had one mini shower, more coming up in August! Now have the dates set for all 4, yes 4…, showers that are within a 2 week span of each other!)
  • Install car seat/have it inspected by fire dept.
  • Get cloth diapers 
  • Make cloth wipes (my Grandma is doing this for me using old receiving blankets!)
  • Get cloth diaper detergent (we’re buying a brand called “Rock’n Green” that it seems all the moms on blogs love and helps the diapers not lose their absorbency or break down which is huge)

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