And, I’m not going to lie, I had a minor freak out. I am 35 weeks pregnant, and that means full term in just two measley weeks. While I have NO idea at this point if the baby will come early, on-time, or late, I realized….two weeks is NOT far away. NOT FAR AWAY AT ALL!
So I got out my baby to do list…which I haven’t looked at in a few weeks- and realized that I could put a strike through a few things!
We painted the baby’s room last weekend:
And, I think we have everything we need for baby, aside from the cloth diapers. My in-laws came last weekend and brought a bunch of stuff with them, hand-me-downs from my nephew, as well as a few remaining shower gifts.
I got to thinking about it today, and the ONLY things that are absolutely 100 percent imperative that we do before we can bring the baby home are: pack a bag for the hospital, for me and baby, and install the car seat.
Thinking that way, really took a load off!
The things that I WANT to do before the baby comes home are:
- move the crib into the nusery (it’s currently in the kitchen–long story)
- hang the curtains we ordered
- secure the changing pad to the changing table
- order, recieve, and prep cloth diapers
- order and put up vinyl decals on the babies wall.
- hang the bunting from my shower on the wall
- make the baby a mobile
- put together the bouncer
- put together the bassinet (this literally takes one minute, but I am missing a part, needs to be sent from Idaho).
- make cloth wipes
- wash all of the blankets we have recieved as gifts
- purchase a nursing tank
- nursing bra
- postpartum care for me (pads, witch hazel, stool softeners etc).
Even though those are all doable, and some of them are on the list for this weekend, it makes me feel better knowing none of them are do or die. I have already washed all of the receiving blankets, the cloth diapers I have, baby clothes through three months, towels, wash cloths, changing pad cover, and my moby wrap. We also already have the crib and changing table put together, the toy/bookshelf set up in the nursery, and the swing cleaned and put together.
Whew. Ok. I feel better. I feel more prepared. At least in the details. Prepared to give birth? That is a whole other can of worms. Prepared to parent? Terrified.