Friday, January 23, 2009

Pre-baby checklist

Okay...trying to get back on "new baby" mode...

I'm a list maker and feel better if I have a list of what I need to accomplish. Keeping in mind that I have 4-5 weekends remaining until bambino arrives, and two of those Jay will be out of town and one of those is Super Bowl, here are the things I think I need to do or want to do before s/he arrives:

  • Make Big Sis shirts with the girls
  • Finish sewing two new baby blankets (more like nursing throw covers)
  • Take down the toddler bed in baby's room
  • Put up a different wall quilt in baby's room
  • Rearrange baby's room (Jay!)
  • Wash the baby bedding/sheets
  • Take as many naps as possible
  • Read up on the Bradley Method and other good birth stories

I already packed a bag for me, partially, and one for the girls with overnight essentials. I also purchased a baby book this week and filled out the first part of the book that I could complete. I bought batteries for our camera, safely reserved in my overnight bag. I also picked out coming-home outfits ... one boy, one girl, and one neutral. And, I washed all my 0-3 month clothes.

Additions to the list? What am I forgetting?

1 comment:

Tara said...

Ooh, I can share some good reads!

"Homebirth in the Hospital"--I just started this one but the first few chapters are very interesting to me. It's a quick read and it is full of great natural hospital births.

And here is the free online PDF version of what is supposed to be a great birth story book. Have only glanced but it looked like there was a story for everyone!

Happy preparing! :D